Gone Tomorrow : Jack Reacher

  • by Lee Child
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Jack Reacher
  • 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Child Needs an Editor

I gave this book four stars because I love the Reacher series and Lee Child and I'm glad there's another book. However . . . this novel is badly in need of editing. There are numerous interminable conversations that recap information we already know. I actually carried on conversations with other people while listening to parts of this book with one earbud in, just waiting for something to happen.

As usual, Reacher kicks the bad-guys around, and there are a couple of satisfying twists, and plenty of national and international intrigue. The evildoer is very evil, the stakes very high, and the conclusion ties up loose ends. But I get the sense that Child was just going through the motions, trying to keep a best-selling character alive and fill up a few hundred pages, without really feeling it. Usually I'm at the edge of my seat with the Reacher books. This time, I could have used a fast-forward function.

If you're new to Child and Reacher, pick one of the earlier books, like "The Killing Floor", to start with.
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- L. Mansfield "Alabama Heretic"

Reacher is back!

After I lost several hours with Nothing to Lose I took a few months break from Reacher novels. Child brings back the Man of Steel in Gone Tomorrow. Who cares if the antagonists are members of the "weaker" gender. They are evil incarnate and Reacher is back to his old ways of kicking butt and taking no prisoners. Yes the book had its fair share of barely believable scenarios but that's standard fare for Reacher novels. I also noticed that Child switched Reacher to the first person in this book. I figured it out when Reacher first uttered, "I said nothing." Reacher fans should know that previous novels are replete with sightings of "Reacher said nothing." I don't think this change added or subtracted to the finished product. If you were disappointed with Nothing to Lose, you will be pleased that it appears to be an anomalous effort. Five stars for Gone Tomorrow.
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- Ed "Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 14-year-old daughter."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-19-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio