• Never Go Back

  • Jack Reacher 18
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Series: Jack Reacher, Book 18
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-29-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (146 ratings)

Regular price: $23.44

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Publisher's Summary

After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had. Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind Reacher’s old desk isn't a woman. Why is Susan Turner not there?
What Reacher doesn’t expect is what comes next. He himself is in big trouble, accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide. And he certainly doesn't expect to hear these words: ‘You’re back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.’Will he be sorry he went back? Or – will someone else?
©2013 Lee Child (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"It's said that a Jack Reacher novel is bought every four seconds somewhere in the world… Lee Child's genius has been to create a tough guy hero that men will envy and women will adore" ( Daily Express)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Peter Grobler on 10-19-13

Great book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Recommended , keep you listening and not over the top.

What did you like best about this story?

Story , reader

Which scene was your favorite?

None psecific

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No just good listening

Any additional comments?

Author is very good in more than just this book.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By mike on 08-31-13

puzzled by this one

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No - Not many of my friends read Reacher books so I would recommend one of the earlier titles. e.g. The Enemy or Without Fail

What was one of the most memorable moments of Never Go Back?

the girl he meets in LA

What didn’t you like about Jeff Harding’s performance?

Dick Hill wasn't my favorite reader but he did manage richer emotional shading & color than Jeff Harding. Didn't find the performance of Never go Back very engaging.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

unlikely

Any additional comments?

I couldn't work out if it was the change of narrator or the book itself but the style of this book seemed different than the previous Reacher books. It seemed a little synthetic. Found myself wondering if a ghost writer had been employed who was copying the style of the "Reacher" brand without capturing some of the spirit of the early stories. It wasn't a bad story, at times I was truly gripped but it seemed different in character.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Neil on 09-11-13

The fix was too short

What made the experience of listening to Never Go Back the most enjoyable?

Like Gregory House and Harvey Spector, Jack Reacher is one of those characters you wish were real and that you could be in their lives or live by their rules. Each book brings new lessons and observations on life. The satisfaction of hearing Jeff Harding say chapter one is one of the most pleasureable moments I know. And the moment Jack Reacher heads for the nearest bus station at the end is like mourning a loss. I only came across the Reacher series a year ago and I thought it would take forever to go through the whole set, but the 12 months have flown by. Now like all the other fans I am up to date and I am a Reacher addict waiting for my next fix. This one lasted less than 12 hours.....too short for such a hard addict. I was hooked on Harry Bosch and Harry Hole for a while, but they are class B drugs...sure they are pleasurable and hit the spot, but the cold trukey wears off quickly. I even tried a few tabs of Dave Gurney and Juan Cabrillo and they took my mind off Reacher for a few weeks. But now I got it bad. This new book touched all the buttons and then some. Pace, characters, stroy line, intrigue, action and dialogue were honed to perfection. A masteclass in being inside a fictional characters head and looking through their eyes, with no inhibitions on how to behave to get the job done.Mr Cruise, thank you for trying to portray JR and your recognition of the character, but please leave the rest of his books to our imagination and lets have our own trips of ecstasy

Who was your favorite character and why?

All the female parts...Lee Child understands the female internal voice well. I particularly liked Sam Dayton...I wish Reacher had taken her with him they would make a wonderful couple.

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

As comfortable as pipe and slippers

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

For sure.

Any additional comments?

To get my next fix I am going back to book one and starting the Jack Reacher series all over again. Hopefully when I finish it in 6 months, the next one will be out.....

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne Davies on 09-09-13

Reacher at his BEST!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Jack Reacher as he should be, finally got that vision of Tom Cruise out of my mind. Jack as he should be 6' 5" and hard as nails!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rachael on 01-12-16

One of the best Reachers

What made the experience of listening to Never Go Back the most enjoyable?

It brought together the past and the present and introduced new characters for Reacher to play with.

What did you like best about this story?

Reacher is still taking no prisoners but he proved that he is not feral.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The escape!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

NO MOVIE - could not do it justice.

Any additional comments?

Write quicker Lee Child - I only have 2 more Reacher's to go and I am not ready to move on in my life without more Reacher. AND I LOVE Jeff Hardings voice - he is REACHER.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Hugh on 07-13-15

Definitely One of Lee Childs Best

I am such a fan of the Jack Reacher series. This book would be without a doubt one of the best. I also really liked Tripwire but it is hard to pick to be honest.
I would suggest if a reader were to get this book, they would be hooked. It is a great pity that I have run out of Reacher stories to listen to.
Jeff Harding does a wonderful job of bringing this story to life.

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