• Not a Drill

  • A Jack Reacher Short Story
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Series: Jack Reacher, Book 18.5
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 07-29-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 3.4 (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The brand-new Jack Reacher short story, published as an audio exclusive.
The tiny town of Naismith has nothing going for it - except the start of a wilderness trail through Maine's ancient forests. But one day the trail is suddenly closed by county police.
No reason is given. Rumours start - is there something in the woods that no one must see? That no one must even know about? Then Jack Reacher drifts into town. What does he make of the Do Not Enter tape strung between the trees?
©2014 Lee Child (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
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By Duncan on 08-02-14

NOT A THRILL

Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Kerry Shale?

Yes. A great author hero and performer.

What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

It was boring and lacked action and drama.The first Lee Child book that has disappointed me.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The Performer tried to make something of a pot-boiler.

What character would you cut from Not a Drill?

If I was Lee Child I would not have published this book.

Any additional comments?

I am sorry to be negative as I am a great admirer of Lee Child.

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By Jesper on 04-01-16

not worthwhile listening to

didn't like the story or the narrator. feels like i wasted 1 hour. first time ever with a Reacher story

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By david on 06-02-16

I have been ripped off for such a short story

the reader thought he was playing Clint Eastwood, the story was way below the standard I expect from Lee Child, and so short, I paid the same as a 12hr book!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful


By Alkes on 08-04-15

Meh

I've all the Reacher novels and I love them. This was a waste of my time though. Not a fan

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By Amazon Customer on 08-14-14

Don't Waste Your Credit

I am an avid fan of Lee Child & Jack Reacher books. I have them all. This one is a waste of the credit or $ whichever way you buy it. The narration is atrocious, Kerry Shale makes the characters sound like a bunch of boofheads and you just can't relate to the character. I know its a short story so by its nature, you don't get to know the characters in detail. However if it hadn't been a short story I would have stopped listening. Story line was ok (for a short story) but hey, spend your money on something else.

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By Ian on 05-24-16

jack Reacher or Batman?

As I have listened to all of the Jack Reacher novels. I have to wonder why use this narrator. Nothing personal. just every time I heard Jacks character, I could only picture Batman. it's short. buy the paper back. read it yourself.
story was quite Ho Hum too.

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