Gone Tomorrow: A Jack Reacher Novel (Unabridged)
by Lee Child
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New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn't. In the next few tense seconds Reacher will make a choice and trigger an electrifying chain of events in this gritty, gripping masterwork of suspense by #1 New York Times best seller Lee Child. Susan Mark was the fifth passenger. She had a lonely heart, an estranged son, and a big secret. Reacher, working with a woman cop and a host of shadowy feds, wants to know just how big a hole Susan Mark was in, how many lives had already been twisted before hers, and what danger is looming around him now. Because a race has begun through the streets of Manhattan in a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. Susan Mark's plain little life was critical to dozens of others in Washington, California, Afghanistan...from a former Delta Force operator now running for the U.S. Senate, to a beautiful young woman with a fantastic story to tell and to a host of others who have just one thing in common: They're all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or maybe just enough to get him killed. In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America...and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it's a mystery with only one answer the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.
Intrigue, Twists and Turns
Child structures a unique story; most will relate to the fear of terrorism that lurks in our subconcious. This book calls it to the surface, and takes the reader on an unpredictable ride. The narrator has a lethargic tone & quirks in his speach that defeat or subdue the suspense that Child achieves in his narrative. This book would be a four-star read with a different narrator.
Great Story, Great Audio Book
I listened to this audio book during the course of a 1000 mile journey and found it so entertaining that I didn't want to get out of the car. The story is very clever, very well thought out, with surprises at every turn. The narrator does an excellent job of capturing the tension and the transition to a new chapter is always significant. I am stunned by the mediocre reviews from others and have no hesitation in recommending the book AND the narration.
I've read every book of the Reacher series and have found the once hypnotic style sliding towards pedantic. Still worth listening to, but save it for long flights.