• Second Son

  • A Jack Reacher Short Story
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 08-12-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.2 (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ever wondered what early experiences shaped Reacher's explosive career as butt-kicker supreme, the one-man guided-missile battler for justice? In this original new story, Lee Child looks back on an incident in his hero Jack Reacher's teenage years as the younger son of a tough career US Marine, on a faraway military base in the Pacific.
©2011 Lee Child (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
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'The coolest continuing series character now on offer.' (Stephen King)
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By Chris on 06-11-12

Good to learn about Reachers childhood

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

yes, its good to get insight into Reacher as a youngster

Would you be willing to try another book from Lee Child? Why or why not?

Yes, am just about through the entire Reacher collection. Very addictive

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By Marcus on 06-10-12

What a rip-off

I am one of Lee Child's greatest fans but this so-called 'book', that wasn't much more than one hour long was a great disappointment. Could Lee Child be losing it - or just cashing in on is fame and success?

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By Julian on 04-07-13

A worthy Reacher title

Second Son provides an interesting introduction to the childhood that led to the Reacher we all know. Fans will enjoy this short story, those not familiar with Reacher should read a couple of books first to get some context. A worthy short listen.

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By Richard on 01-04-18

Reacher, before he was "Reacher!"

They don't come much better than Jack Reacher. Yet again, another cracker from Mr Child

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