Not a Drill : Jack Reacher

  • by Lee Child
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Jack Reacher
  • 1 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With nine straight number one New York Times bestsellers and over 17 million copies in print in the United States alone, it's easy to see why the New York Times has anointed Lee Child as "the best thriller writer of the moment". Now, as fans anxiously await the next full-length Reacher adventure, Child delivers a riveting new short story featuring the world's most beloved vigilante hero, Jack Reacher.

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Too Short of a short story

Jack Reacher is on the road, hitching a ride, per usual. He gets a ride from some young Canadians, who are planning a hike through some the last unspoiled wilderness in North America in the dense forests of Maine. Reacher parts ways after sharing a hot meal. Reacher decides to check out a quiet town. First the trail is closed, and then the military police show up in force. Maybe it’s a drill, or maybe it’s’ trouble. Child provides us with some suspense, action and Reacher’s usual “I said nothing”.

This is a quick read and I loved the descriptions of upper Maine. When I lived in Nova Scotia we would go on hiking trips in Maine or sail the off shore Island. Maine is a beautiful state. I usually enjoy a short story as a break from reading some very long books. But this book was a bit too short. I felt as if the author just abruptly ended the story and left me dangling. Dick Hill did he usual great job narrating the book.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Not A Drill would have made a great full length

What did you love best about Not a Drill?

I'm really enjoying where Lee Child is going with Jack Reacher. I like that he doesn't act like he did when he was younger although I am sure he can still take on three or four in a brawl! This is a good story, no show of testosterone but instead Reacher is relaxing, going places he's never been and using the brain Lee gave him for figuring out a pretty good mystery.


What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

Superb! As always. Dick Hill is Jack Reacher.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did.


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- shelley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio