Deep Down

  • by Lee Child
  • Narrated by Kerry Shale
  • 1 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An original short story about Jack Reacher, available exclusively in digital format (ebook and audio), following the success of last year's "Second Son".
Early in his military career, Jack Reacher is ordered undercover in Washington, to discover which one of four women, all staff officers on fast track careers, is leaking secrets. The suggested method: get close to each in turn. The obvious problem: the most receptive will be the guilty one, with an agenda of her own - to kill the investigation ... and the investigator.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not the usual Reacher Voice…

…but still the usual Reacher style. Amazing story telling, Lee Child can seemingly do no wrong!

I would have loved this to have been a full blown novel, but as a novella, it had the right pace & intrigue, and ultimately an enjoyable ending! (I do miss the 'old' Reacher though.

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- Carôle

Compacent and disappointing

What would have made Deep Down better?

A plot. This isn't as idiotic as "not a drill" but still a third class efford from Lee Child.

What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

The whole thing could have been developed into a decent book, but as it was the plot seems incomplete and full of holes, and none of the charactors are developed. The whole thing is short and expensive for what it is.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment, feeling that as a reader we are being taken advantage of.

Any additional comments?

A short story can be an absolute joy if the the distilled essence of a story is masterfully told and elegantly presented. This just has the flavour of an author who, now he's signed a hollywood book deal, doesn't feel the need to try anymore. Next thing you know he'll be co-writing his books with some unknown hack just like that other prize pratt Clive Cussler who now writes with his son whom he named after his lead character. Al least Lee Child doesn't make cameo appearances in his own books like Cussler, but it's a slippery slope Lee Child, so buck your ideas up!

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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-07-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks