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The Visitor

Jack Reacher, Book 4
By: Lee Child
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Series: Jack Reacher, Book 4
Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (335 ratings)

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

Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common.

Both were army highflyers. Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service.

Now they're both dead.

Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint.

Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante.

A man just like Jack Reacher.

©2010 Lee Child (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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I enjoyed the first two books more.

A good mystery. I didn’t guess the killer. Still suspenseful and has some action but not as enjoyable as the first two.

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Kept me guessing.

Story kept me interested, wanting to keep listening. Left unanswered question re one character which seemed to be a hole in the story. Another good performance by Jeff Harding.

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I'm a big fan of Reacher but...

...there were moments in this book that made him seem like such a clueless dolt, not the expert ex-military police officer we know him as. This made some scenes so unbearable to listen to, you might doubt this is actually a Reacher novel. His womanising nature is problematic here too, sometimes he comes across as barely controlling his sexual urges by veiling it in some half-hearted notion of chivalry. Nevertheless, the overall story did have an intriguing hook, was pretty enjoyable and kept me guessing until the end.

Unfortunately the narrator grated on me so badly. His voice has a cadence about it that makes every sentence sound like he's reading the book in some kind of bullet point format, or that he's recorded the thing one line at a time. On top of that his voice for Reacher I think is a big factor in making the character sound like an idiot. It looks like all these books are narrated by Jeff Harding, so I'll probably have to go back to reading instead of listening for the rest of the series.

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Narrator

I’m sorry but Jeff Harding as a narrator did nothing for me, couldn’t even listen to the whole book! I must be more attentive with my preview. So sad as I’ve read so many Lee Child’s, Jack Reacher, and was excited to be able to listen! I do hope other Lee Child audios have other narrators!

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Pretty good

Intriguing story but hard to get used to such a masculine voice doing female characters also without laughing.

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Lee Child

As usual Lee has done it again, Jack Reacher is my favourite character and have read and listened to all his books many times over. I only listen to Jeff Harding though

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Frustrating

Willing to suspend belief with Reacher books however this was absurd in the extreme. Harding normally does a good job narrating this time he did all the voices female and male he would use his own voice for the ‘she said, he said.’
Johnny needs a rest from Reacher.

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Keeps you guessing.

Really enjoyed the story, but still too many _ he said, she said.
Monotonous narration.

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First time

Enjoyed the first experience of audible books. WIll do this again. Recommend trying this way.

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Keeps you guessing

I really enjoyed the mystery of this one. It wasn't just who done it. But how and why as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-11-2019

Bad narration

The narration is bad. Its rythim is awakward. Its repeated patterns put me to sleep.

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  • Deidre Nortje
  • 17-10-2019

Pity about the narrator ...

Although I am loving the Jack Reacher series, this book was a chore to listen to. If it wasn't that the story was so good, I would have given up after the first half hour. The narrator is one of the worst I have listened to, not finishing his sentences and applying the same sing song cadence to all the sentences he reads.

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  • RavenBow
  • 24-12-2017

Interesting story with twists. Great narration.

Really enjoyed the plot, and the narrator was much better than that used in a previous version which I returned. Most memorable moment "......eyes went wide in sudden panic and then she died". Lots of good lines, characters clearly defined in the voices. This is really helpful.

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  • mr
  • 13-03-2018

Best teacher yet

I have heard all the Reacher books and enjoyed them all. But this is probably the best!

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  • rbg
  • 26-08-2019

Enthralling

Enthralling from beginning to end.

why do I have to write it in 15 words when I can say it in 5... bonkers

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  • SheilaZ
  • 26-03-2018

Author Breaks Trust with His Readers

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Any reader of a "who done it" expects plot twists. In fact they are crucial to an entertaining read. Lee Child abandons believability in this book. He provide's clues to the murder's identity that are totally bogus. I refer to the scene where the killer is described crossing a name off of a list and is interrupted by an army corporal. Bull shit to the whole story.




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  • Scott
  • 03-03-2020

I love these books

Every book seems to get better and better. cant wait to read the next one.

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  • Deano
  • 18-02-2020

Love Jack Reacher books

Really enjoy listening to the Jack Reacher books, wasn’t keen on the narrator at first but now think his voice actually suits the character. I’d worked out who, and how very early on in this book......but I still listened to the very end. I will be buying more to listen to. This was my fourth so far.

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  • Chris Howson
  • 30-12-2019

Gripping and fast moving.

An enjoyable book to listen to. The narrator is very good. I guessed the method quite early on but it wasn’t until the last chapter until the killer became known. Excellent stuff, easy on the ears, captivating to the imagination.

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  • Julie
  • 27-09-2019

Very Good but not not as good as his others

Narrator good, performance good, Just not quite as good a story as some of the other. But good enough to get on with his next book.

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  • Steve T
  • 24-09-2019

Gap filler

Ok killed sometime it was ok could of been a bit more up nearby ok

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  • Mrs Maureen Cate
  • 11-09-2019

Entertaining...

An excellent narration by Jeff Harding, as ever. Not much of a mystery as any avid Agatha Christie student will know who the perpetrator is by Chapter Five but good entertainment none the less.