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March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Carter Crossing, Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base.Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier?Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover.
The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn't she really want to find the killer?
The adrenaline-pumping, high-voltage action in The Affair is set just six months before the opening of Killing Floor, and it marks a turning point in Reacher's career. If he does what the army wants, will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn't, will the army be able to live with him? Is this his last case in uniform?
©2011 Lee Child (P)2011 Random House Audio
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By Kenneth Read on 03-16-16

Very annoyed.

The audio book was great. However, I bitterly resent being forced to write a review in order to access the rest of my library. If I don't want to write a review, that should be my own business. I have paid a lot for these books, and I expect access on my iPad whenever I want. However, I find that the review pop up allows no access to my books unless I review. Stop it, or its one star reviews from me!

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By STEVEN on 02-11-13

My 14th Jack Reacher novel & I rate it in my Top 5

What made the experience of listening to The Affair the most enjoyable?

It was nice to go back in time to Reacher's final days in the Army and the story being told in the 1st person was interesting.The opening is a little bit too descriptive for my liking but the pace picks up quickly and ~12 hoursof listening passed in a flash. The last 90 minutes had me absolutely hooked. I also really enjoy Jeff Harding as narrator ... my favourite by far.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Because this particular book is told in the first person there can really only be one favourite character .. .Reacher himself. Otherwise, I always love it when Neagley pops up in the story line and her bit part in this novel doesn't disappoint.

What does Jeff Harding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Jeff Harding knows when and how to pause. He is articulate and I like that his volume is pretty much normalised throughout ... no whispering or yelling. He easily communicates a faster pace when necessary and I love that I can't really hear him breathing. His voice reminds me very much of Jack Nicholson but with absolute clarity.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

My tag line for a movie of this book would be "Apple from the tree" as in "The apple does not fall far from the tree" or to quote Friedrich Nietzscheas "What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father."

Any additional comments?

Great book. Great listen.

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By Oliver on 11-21-11

Reacher is back

Glad to see the unabridged version followed quickly and as always with exellent narration from Jeff Harding who for me is Reacher. I have listened to Jeff many times in various stories and rate his skills highly all round, however he put's the character into Reacher like no other (no disrespect to the other guys who have performed the character, be it Kerry Shale or Dick Hill all of whom I like well enough as narrators). Whilst Lee Child structures the stories in exactly the same way as the last, I am unable not to want the next one, and the next one and always listen to the unabridged as I don't see that you can do justice to it in a 3rd of the time that the abridged versions offer. As always...hooked from the start and usually done within a couple of days!!

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By Pauline on 08-19-12

Love Reacher!

I can't get enough of this character I've read them all - books and audio. I read the hardback first and then wait, hoping that it's going to be Jeff Harding again, because he IS Jack Reacher. This one is back story, telling how our hero came to be on the road and out of the Army.
Just one note for the author, Lee Child, leave out the detailed sex scenes please!

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By Anonymous User on 01-15-18

Love Jack Reacher

great story with perfect narrator. on to the killing floor. thanks Lee Child ... more power to your pen.

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By Donna on 12-17-17

Yet another great novel!

Lee Child ~ Jack Reacher ~ and Jeff Harding. A winning combination! Great plot, hard to put down. Thanks, yet again, Lee.

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