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Summary

A public plaza in Indiana. Five people are killed in cold blood, shot through the head. But he leaves a perfect trail of evidence behind him, and soon the local police chief tracks him down. After his arrest, the shooter's only words are, 'Get Jack Reacher for me.' What could possibly connect this psychopath and the wandering dropout ex-army cop?

Critics call Lee Child's thriller series 'addictive', so here is our annual, much-longed for, Reacher fix.

©2009 Lee Child (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks

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Great escapist story telling

Lee Child's "Jack Reacher"action thrillers tend to be somewhat formulaic, but never fail to be gripping and entertaining. Fans of the series will not be disappoined with this story. New readers can jump into the series at any point since back story is not too important.
Jeff Harding is an excellent reader, although his attempts at a Russian accent in parts of this book are a little odd!

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  • EJ
  • 02-08-14

Reacher, not Cruise

Would you listen to One Shot again? Why?

Jack Reacher 6 feet 5 inches and 220 pounds. Tom Cruise does not fit the bill. An excellent book that had be captivated to the end.

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Superlative!


We learn a little more about what makes Reacher tick.
He is a truly fascinating character - violent yet tender, ruthless yet considerate and very, very clever.
I look forward, with relish, to his next adenture.

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Absolutely brilliant - Classic Reacher

This was the first Jack Reacher novel I heard and I have now listened again and it's just as good. The plot is as enthralling as all Lee Childs work. Reacher is only after one thing the truth! even if he cant stand the guy he's helping the truth is more important. You will be kept guessing right to the end but with Lee Child that is never frustrating just enthralling.



If you are a Jack Reacher fan you will love it. If you haven't heard a Jack Reacher story yet this is a great introduction, you will definitely download another!



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Very well read Reacher book

I see that one reviewer does not like the Lee Child/Reacher style of speech or writing. It's a question of taste; I think it underlines Reacher's detached emotional position very well. The plots are economical in that every observation of Reacher's comes in useful for the plot at some stage. Of course, there are many common elements between the books. They are hardly great literature but IMO they work very well. It is astonishing that Lee Child is English.

I am very fussy about my narrators and think Jeff Harding is very good. All the characters have their own voices, women as well as men. Everything about the delivery suits the story. It's a really professional performance. I think reading audiobooks sorts out the real actors from the rest.

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story was great but issues with audiobook

the story was good as was the performance but the audiobook itself seemed messed up. chapters stopped at odd places and music played at the end of random chapters

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Loved it - I don't seem to get sick of Reacher

Would you listen to One Shot again? Why?

Yes - maybe not for a bit though.

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Shot?

The stories about the Russian characters in the gulag scared me! Was hoping there wouldn't be too much detail!

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

The books are also great to read. What I enjoy the most is the drama JH is able to convey in the reading of the book.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It mostly makes me laugh, hold my breath and then breath a sigh of relief. Bit of a roller coaster the Jack Reacher books in terms of emotions!!

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Great book, dreadful incidental music

Personally I love all the Jack Reacher books. Jeff Harding makes a great narrator for the books, with well defined deferences in the characters vocals. Sadly, somebody decided to randomly interrupt this book in multiple places with some pretty awful incidental music that lasts about 15 seconds. Granted, 15 seconds isn’t long, but it’s seriously irritating.

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Great Story, crazy music breaks.

Great book with a good pace and exciting from start to finish. Each chapter ends with irritating music that ruins the atmosphere, but other than that this was great.

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What's the music about?

Disliked the music in between chapters. Narrator is great, clear and consistent across all these books

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  • Lorraine
  • 02-07-12

Hero for the times

Suspense all the way and a satisfying conclusion. Although a little unbelievable, in that Reacher always wins, it is the path to that victory that ultimately draws in the reader/listener. You want to know how he works things out, why he becomes involved... Reacher is, basically, a very likeable character, a 'goodie'. And Jeff Harding is a great listen.

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  • Readaholic
  • 18-12-12

Running out of Reacher

If you could sum up One Shot in three words, what would they be?

Satisfying, quality, enjoyable

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

This release was a bonus, my husband and I thought we were at the end of the Reacher series, SO GLAD...this was one of the best!

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  • JC Smit
  • 22-06-22

Lee Child is a Legens

Great plot and characters as always. what really shines about this audiobook series is the narration. I wish Jeff Harding could narrate for all the authors I enjoy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-08-21

He said..... she said

To much of "He said", "she said" in the story. Not one of Jack's best, but acceptable

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-21

A decent story spoiled

A decent storyline by a decent narrator was spoiled by the ridiculous music, played at intervals that made no sense. Would never buy again if I see that the same company is involved…save your money

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  • Jaco
  • 03-05-17

First Choice

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

Yes! Entertaining and a good read!

What did you like best about this story?

Jack Reacher, a hero, like no other!

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeff Harding?

Yes.

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

Long distance, skilled worked.

Any additional comments?

I like it very much!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-02-16

A good recipe for success

Child does it so well. Sneaks in a twist or two, a couple of females and of course some baddies to defeat with his bare hands.