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Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Written By: Lee Child

Narrated By: Dick Hill

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: September 2015

Duration: 14 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, AND SUSPENSE MAGAZINE Stephen King calls Jack Reacher the coolest continuing series character and now he's back in this masterly new thriller from Lee Child. Why is this town called Mother's Rest? That's all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It's a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal. Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and there's something about Chang . . . so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he's plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way right back to where he started, in Mother's Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine. Walking away would have been easier. But as always, Reacher's rule is: If you want me to stop, you're going to have to make me.Praise for Make Me Child's Reacher series has hit Book No. 20 with a resounding peal of wisecracking glee. Everything about it, starting with Reacher's nose for bad news, is as strong as ever. . . . The big guy's definitely on the upswing. The guy who writes about him is too. Janet Maslin, The New York TimesAnother winner . . . There's a reason why Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre: He can take all these strange elements and clichés and make them compelling and original. Associated PressA superb thriller. New York Daily News Child's complete command of the story makes this thriller work brilliantly. Publishers Weekly (starred review)I've read all twenty of Lee Child's novels. Maybe there's something wrong with me. But I can't wait for the twenty-first. Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker [The Reacher series] is the current gold standard in the genre. . . . In Make Me Lee Child delivers another Jack Reacher specialty; the total knockout. Dayton Daily News Child serves up wingding plots, pithy dialogue, extraordinary background on intriguing topics, and cunningly constructed suspense. But what keeps us coming back by the millions is the chance to walk around in the skin of that big guy in the middle of everything. The Oregonian A dark thriller . . . Lee Child's Make Me, the twentieth in his wildly popular Jack Reacher series, delivers exactly what readers have come to expect from the perennial bestselling author: interesting characters, tight plots and page-turning action. . . . Readers won't be disappointed. Minneapolis Star Tribune Jack Reacher is back. . . . Readers new to this series will find this book a good starting point, and fans will be pleased to see Jack again. LibraryReads (Top Ten Pick) The reigning champ ups the ante. Booklist (starred review)

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  • Wesley Cory

    I knew something bad was going on but I totally surprised by what was actually going on. Also good to see that Jack is human and he can be hurt, but like the "man" he is, he powers through to find the truth. Great book and can't wait to for the next installment to see if Jack and Chang hook up, after all, he isn't getting any younger.

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  • Michele Ruiz

    Always enjoy a Jack Reacher novel. Tom Cruise can't do this character justice.

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  • Angie Teal

    Another fabulous Jack Reacher novel, read by the excellent Dick Hill, the 'voice of Reacher' for me. While it follows the usual story line as in Reacher saves the day, it is different in that this time Reacher gets hurt early in the story and is not really functioning at his best throughout the rest. Even though I tried to guess at what was really happening at Mother's rest , I did not find out until the end. And even though it was short and Child spared us more details it was really disturbing. The end seemed rushed and incomplete to me, I would have liked to know what happened to Mother's Rest afterwards.

  • Ronald A

    Great story great detail overall awesome book.

  • Mrs. Malaprop

    I CANNOT STAND this narrator. One of the greatest things about audio books--and I love them--is listening to a good narrator, and if I could only remember the names of the ones I dislike, I could avoid the disappointment of getting a good book (Lee Child's Make Me) read by a bad narrator, I would save myself a lot of wasted time and money. Maybe Simply Audio could flag narrators that particular readers deplore? This guy--Dick Hill--has a cadence and distinctly unpleasant voice that simply takes over and the story disappears in the wrongness of the reading. Maybe it's just me, but this reader is at the bottom of my list.

  • Norm Farrow

    Good Book. This was my first audio book and I enjoyed the experience.

  • Bill Medlin

    A bit sluggish out of the gate but very strong finish! Love the Jack Reacher series!

  • Michael Leonard

    Great listen! Love these Reacher books and this one did not disappoint.

  • Ron Hollier

    Classic Reacher. Great story and plot. Kept you guessing till the climax. Dick Hill is always great Reacher reader. Not his best but up there for sure. reached is an all time great character.

  • Roland Gabbert

    Very good read. Plot and characters very well-developed