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Die Trying

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lee Child

Narrated By: Johnathan Mcclain

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: October 2012

Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes


The bestselling novel featuring the “wonderfully epic hero” (People) who inspired the hit film Jack Reacher.

Jack Reacher is an innocent bystander when he witnesses a woman being kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight. In the wrong place at the wrong time, he’s kidnapped with her. Chained together, locked in the back of a stifling van, and racing across America to an unknown destination for an unknown purpose, they’re at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because this mysterious woman is worth more than Reacher ever suspected. Now he has to save them both—from the inside out—or die trying.


  • Jamie Wallace

    I had a hard time turning it off. The narrator took a bit to get used to. The 'he said' and 'she said' was annoying. With the different voices you can tell who is talking, but maybe that's an audio book thing. I finally decided it was amusing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Steve V.

    Great story. But this guy sure seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Angie Teal

    This audiobook did not disappoint. It is the usual fast pace action and suspense we have come to expect from a Jack Reacher novel. In this book he saves a kidnapped young woman who is an FBI agent and helps take down some really strange militia group with their sadistic leader. Jack is his usual super-hero self and saves the day and girl with little outside help. The ending let me down a bit. Reacher saves the girl and prevents a major crisis with a militia group and a political crisis. As a thank you he gets dumped by the highway, injured, with torn and dirty clothes, no money and no breakfast. Thank you Uncle Sam. Also Dick Hill is a better Jack Reacher narrator.

  • Charles Bonano

    Like all books in this series, "Die Trying" is a compelling page turner. Well-written, fast-paced, intelligent and intriguing. Highly recommended.

  • Rosemary Cure

    Riveting book. 3 book of reacher series listened to. Did not want to stop. Plot intriguing and building to finale.