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The irresistible Jack Reacher faces his most puzzling case yet in Book 10, The Hard Way written by award-winning author Lee Child in a complete and unabridged audiobook, expertly narrated by American actor Jeff Harding. This is a classic Jack Reacher mystery drenched in tormenting suspense. Spanning across the Atlantic, Reacher must hunt for the kidnapped family of a powerful military director. Aided with the help of a temptingly beautiful private investigator, together they must carry out the most dangerous search and rescue mission of their careers. Available now from Audible.
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Late at night in a New York café army-cop-turned-drifter Jack Reacher orders coffee in a cup made of foam, not china, so that he can move on at a moment’s notice.
He owns nothing, carries less, has never encountered a female colleague he can’t bed, or a case he can’t solve.
But now Reacher is confronted by a situation so disturbing and deceptive that the truth eludes him.
Has he painted targets on the good guys’ backs?
So Reacher starts over at square one. He sweats the details and works the clues. As they used to say back in the service, he’s doing it the hard way. Until what started on a busy New York street explodes three thousand miles away in the sleepy English countryside. With Reacher striding alone in the shadows. Armed and dangerous. Invincible.
©2006 Lee Child (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jacqueline on 13-03-11

Classic Reacher

I came across this series a while ago and have spent a fortune buying all the unabridged titles. This one is a good as the rest and although I guessed the central premise early on, that didn't make it less enjoyable.

The Reacher books are basically adventure mysteries with ex American military policeman, Jack Reacher, at their core. He is big and hard and very violent but always with right on his side. Jeff Harding as narrator is by far the best.

Well worth a listen.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mr Rupert Seymour on 08-04-13

In amongst the big boys

Having read a review saying this book is predictable and 'clunking' I have to say it is just that and that is its charm. You know you're going to get Reacher at his uncompromising unforgiving best. Jeff Harding's delivery has been compared with John Wayne without his charm now exchange that for Bogart's Sam Spade's drawl, menacing no nonsense voice over and you have a triumph of character formation over anything as trite as the rambling 'Duke'. The Hard Way is where Reacher mingles with other special forces personale but second leaguer and those with fists but no brains. It's a good yarn and one with twists in unexpected directions.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 28-04-11

Excellent - couldn't put it 'down'.

I admit I am biased and am an admirer of Jeff Harding as a narrator; this is my fourth Jack Reacher novel and I loved loved loved it. I was subconsciously expecting many things as the story unfolded however Lee Child managed to put enough subtle twists and turns that created expectations that still turned out to be wrong (on my part!) Jeff Harding did an outstanding job with accents & voice inflections and female voices. I highly recommend this to any Lee Child fan as I couldn't put this down - I listened on the treadmill, in the car (stuck the Wiggles on so the children wouldn't talk to me) - even did my accounts with it on. Brilliant.

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4 out of 5 stars
By jo on 17-05-15

listened in 1 sitting

Love Lee Childs! The twists are fabulous, the action was excellent and the story moved along in a way which was gripping, detailed with terror edged scenes which I can still visualize! !

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