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Persuader

Jack Reacher, Book 7
By: Lee Child
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Series: Jack Reacher, Book 7
Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (197 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Persuader by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding.

Never forgive, never forget. That's Jack Reacher's operating principle. And Quinn was one of the worst guys he ever had the misfortune to meet. He had done unforgivable things. So Reacher was glad to know Quinn was dead. Until the day he saw someone who looked an awful lot like him, alive and well, riding in a limousine outside Boston's Symphony Hall.

Never apologise. Never explain. When Reacher witnesses a brutal attempt to kidnap a terrified young student on a New England campus, he takes the law into his own hands. That's his way, after all. Only this time, it leads to a fatal shooting. Has Reacher - shockingly - lost his sense of right and wrong? Just because this time, it's personal?

©2010 Lee Child (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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love the suspense

love the suspense and the series so far it's awesome and keeps you hooked the whole way

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Good listen

Another great listen from Lee Child. Anyone who loves spy novels or Tom Clancys will enjoy this.

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Another good listen.

I am addicted to this series now, I just want the next one. They are enjoyable, easy listening and I look forward to getting through them all.

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excellent

Best Child story I have listened to yet highly recommend it to everyone. who is into his work.

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Jack Amateur Reacher

Reacher makes so many stupid mistakes I almost started supporting the bad guys. There is some great parts Reacher at his neck snapping best however he let's his guard down so many times it was frustrating .

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Story a bit slow and repetitive

I love lee child’s books but this one did not grip me or keep me interested. I listened to the whole book nevertheless as I am dedicated to lees childs books. I must say the ending was gripping.

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The Best

So good
love his voice.
can't wait for the next one.
A Reacher movie based non this none please

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Solid jack

Slightly shorter than usual but just as informative and action packed as usual. Justice right.

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Another great action novel!

A thoroughly good read. Great plot and believable characters. Wish I had a persuader of my own...lol. Thanks Lee and Jeff. You've don't it again!💕

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Entertaining from start to finish

I’ve just recently started listening to audio books and have thoroughly enjoyed each of the books in the Jack Reacher series. This one was no exception. Great for long distance truck drivers.

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  • Karl
  • 14-03-2018

A great and a very addictive story

I have read or listened to all the Jack Reacher stories and I put this book all the way at the top. Very tense and a good build up to the final climax. A good story all in all. I especially liked the switch between the story ten years back and present.

One thing though, which in a small way was annoying, was the constantly repeating sentence “I said nothing”. I didn’t count but it must be in the 100. That being mentioned I highly recommend this book. It’s great novel and very good narration! Thanks

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-2018

dragged on too much

thought it would never end, narrator good. story line good but repetitive, drowning scene dragged out.

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  • Sleepless In...
  • 05-01-2018

narrator's reading cadence ruins whole book

after less than a minute I felt like giving up on the book... the reading sounds as if he's reading a shopping list, ending all sentences as if they're not part of a story. seriously annoying. and sadly I have more books narrated by this person.

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  • Maximuqq
  • 27-02-2019

Great Story, odd reading.

The story was great, the actual reading was like listening to someone reading 16hours worth of bullet points! very different reading to the other Jeff Harding performances! very odd.

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  • Mr Philip J Seymour
  • 08-07-2018

Great story bad Narrating

great story but the Narrating was as bad as I've ever heard. very wooden ad almost ruined the book. I'd struggle to recommend this book because of this alone!

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  • Glenys
  • 28-04-2018

excelent listen

I have listened to many of lee child Reacher books.

I very much enjoyed this one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-06-2019

Terrible

I have never heard such terrible voice acting in my life ! Poor diction, monotone,terrible female enaction and if I had to hear the words “ I said Oe she said” again I would scream , Jack Reacher destroyed

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  • Iain Campbell
  • 06-06-2019

Best ending yet

First chapter has a weird shopping list reading style which I found annoying but stick with it, the rest is the high standard narration you would normally expect from Jeff Harding. Excellent fight scene towards the end.

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  • Marco Polo
  • 26-05-2019

This does not disappoint.

I’m on a Reacher binge: listening to them one after the other. So far, all read by Jeff Harding whose voice I’ve come to identify so strongly with Reacher that listening to a Reacher novel narrated by someone else would leave me with PTSD.

The story opens with Reacher rescuing a kid from an attempted kidnapping, but all is not what it seems. The Luddite Reacher is entrusted with a James Bond-like email device as he infiltrates a dangerous gang. Then Reacher meets his match: someone even bigger and stronger than he is! Though not as charming, and that’s an understatement.

Lots of realistic detail as usual. Lee Child does his homework. I give this 4 stars for story only because the romantic storyline didn’t convince me. An unrequited romance with the gangster’s “moll” would have been more interesting and believable. But the “moll” turns out to be another interesting and unexpected female character.

Trivium: after finishing this audio book, I listened to Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” (a marvelous narration by Jonathan Pryce) and it mentions a “persuader” - a weapon. More than 100 years before Lee Child’s book.

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  • Joseph Kelly
  • 07-05-2019

Getting better with time.

Getting better with time.
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  • T.C "Freethinker"
  • 19-04-2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the book. It had a good pace

I struggled to put it down. I am a huge fan of Jack Reacher and this did not disappoint

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  • D. Sutherst
  • 24-03-2019

Don't listen to this if you're a bit squeamish

Narrated in his usual inimitable style Jeff Harding has taken over from R C Bray as my favourite narrator. Here Reacher shows no mercy and the kill toll keeps rising. Another great read and on to the next one . I'm hooked.

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  • Victor Czerwinski
  • 28-02-2019

Another hit

A great story, reveals more of the character of Jack Reacher.
Lee child weaves a conspiracy of characters that have you thinking.