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The Fourth Man

A Jack Reacher Short Story
By: Lee Child
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Series: Jack Reacher, Book 23.5
Length: 35 mins
4 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Fourth Man by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. 

The brand new Jack Reacher stand-alone short story that sees Reacher going down under for the first time - but possibly not the last. It's a short listen but perfect for a coffee break. 

Jack Reacher, ex-military drifter of no fixed abode, is stalked and tracked down by an FBI agent. She tells him that in a house raid in Sydney, Australian law enforcement found a list. There were four people on it, including him. The other three are dead.

Hours later, Reacher is in the air, on his way to Sydney. What was the evil buried 25 years ago that has now resurfaced?   

Will Reacher be able to find the killers before they find him?

©2019 Lee Child (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Not his best work

I could listen to Jeff Harding all day.
To me his voice IS Jack Reacher.
Imagine my disappointment when this eagerly awaited story came to an abrupt end at 30 minutes!
I was royally ripped off!
Plus I used up a monthly credit!
What a sad waste.

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what the...

why would you put a 30 minute book up in my Lee Child selection? SO DISAPPOINTING. Not worth starting and if I find I've paid for it I'll be livid, what a waste of data and time!!!!!!

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  • Jan
  • 12-08-2019

What can happen on a flying visit down under

very good story although the Aussie accent was terrible! I hope Reacher will take time to visit Oz again!

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Short story

I like Jeff Harding’s performances always

Very disappointed I wasted a credit on a short book

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not worth a credit!

I had hoped that the minutes typed for this book were incorrect, but no! I can't believe I wasted a whole credit (NZ$17.99!) on that!!

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a bit too short

a bit too short and predictable, but good fun, Sam old Reacher shenanigans and story

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Mr Harding cannot do an Australian accent AT ALL .. better not to attempt it because it spoils the narration totally.

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What you’d expect

Short story. Bad guys, teacher goes after them. He wins (spoiler alert) and story ends.

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Short story about Reacher in Australia.

A short story about Jack Reacher in Sydney, if only it were true.

It does follow the characters usual way of operation which is cleverly done for a short story.

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  • aussieGeorge68
  • 13-06-2019

Short Lack Luster.

Not Lee Child's Best work, nothing of substance here.

I personally don't care, but some some Australians will find Jeff Harding's Accents cringe-worthy.

Marginal plot, no clever moments.

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  • IanE
  • 08-03-2019

Brief..!

An all too brief slice of Reacher.. I'm really not keen on these short stories.. it's pretty much like film companies and directors using scenes from a film which was consigned originally consigned to the cutting room floor.. Childs probably pumped this out over coffee on morning.. a thin effortless piece.. a little effort and he could produce something which much more substance more than once a year.. Narration as always up to par and polished.

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  • Mrs C Lyon
  • 12-03-2019

Poor - Don't bothet

A waste of time and money. This is the worst short story. Narration was excelleny as usual but tho plot thin.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-2019

Good, but too short.

Good but too short and a little bit cliche. Nothing characteristic, that would make you remember it few days later.

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  • David
  • 23-03-2019

very expensive.

big jack reacher fan - this is a rip off! short, uninspiring story with such a basic plot that it's not worth bothering. don't bother!

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  • Paul
  • 16-03-2019

1 credit for 35.mins, not worth it

my fault, but didn't realise it was a short story. 1 credit for 35 mins, sorry but not worth it. kindly refunded by audible.

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  • J D HOOK
  • 15-12-2019

Short and plain

Glad that I waited to a sale for this and didn't waste a credit. The plot is very thin, even by the standards of the other Reacher short stories.

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  • Julie Barclay Clark
  • 19-10-2019

too short

bought it through audible did not realise it was a short story. waste of money

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  • simple_pip
  • 13-08-2019

A waste of time - completely pointless.

I was very surprised that this book/story even exists or has been published. It’s such a gutless, pointless non starting and crap ending waste of time.

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  • Raymond Moffat
  • 30-03-2019

waste of money

This is more like a chapter than a novella and a short chapter at that.

A dull predictable story that thankfully reaches its obvious conclusion very quickly!

Lee Child cannot be so short of cash that he actually published this!