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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Fourth Man by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. 

The brand new Jack Reacher stand-alone short story that sees Reacher going down under for the first time - but possibly not the last. It's a short listen but perfect for a coffee break. 

Jack Reacher, ex-military drifter of no fixed abode, is stalked and tracked down by an FBI agent. She tells him that in a house raid in Sydney, Australian law enforcement found a list. There were four people on it, including him. The other three are dead.

Hours later, Reacher is in the air, on his way to Sydney. What was the evil buried 25 years ago that has now resurfaced?   

Will Reacher be able to find the killers before they find him?

©2019 Lee Child (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Brief..!

An all too brief slice of Reacher.. I'm really not keen on these short stories.. it's pretty much like film companies and directors using scenes from a film which was consigned originally consigned to the cutting room floor.. Childs probably pumped this out over coffee on morning.. a thin effortless piece.. a little effort and he could produce something which much more substance more than once a year.. Narration as always up to par and polished.

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Poor - Don't bothet

A waste of time and money. This is the worst short story. Narration was excelleny as usual but tho plot thin.

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Good, but too short.

Good but too short and a little bit cliche. Nothing characteristic, that would make you remember it few days later.

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very expensive.

big jack reacher fan - this is a rip off! short, uninspiring story with such a basic plot that it's not worth bothering. don't bother!

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1 credit for 35.mins, not worth it

my fault, but didn't realise it was a short story. 1 credit for 35 mins, sorry but not worth it. kindly refunded by audible.

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Short story short on story

A Pointless short story, don’t waste the credit on this as it’s over before it’s begun.

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Short story

I purchased this book after reading Trip Wire as the next in the series only to find it was a short story 35 mins long. Wasted a selection and now have to wait another month 😡

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Quick easy listen

Great little short easy read. Perfect for a commute to work or listening to on a walk or in the bath.
Jack Reacher solves the mystery PDQ which is perfect

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Always a pleasure

Thought perhaps a short story of Reacher wouldn't be enough or how would it start. Pleasantly surprised. Different. I would recommend for anyone wanting to get into Reacher books as a taster.

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Classic Reacher! Pace and storyline.
Able to visualise the characters and surroundings.
Keept listening to the end. All in one go!

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Short Lack Luster.

Not Lee Child's Best work, nothing of substance here.

I personally don't care, but some some Australians will find Jeff Harding's Accents cringe-worthy.

Marginal plot, no clever moments.

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