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Blue Moon is the latest instalment in Lee Child's internationally popular Jack Reacher series, read by Jeff Harding.
Shortlisted for the Audible Sounds of Crime Award 2020.
AS FEATURED ON RICHARD & JUDY'S 'KEEP READING AND CARRY ON'
Jack Reacher is back in a brand new white-knuckle listen from Lee Child.
It's a random universe, but once in a blue moon things turn out just right.
In a nameless city, two rival criminal gangs are competing for control. But they hadn't counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch.
Reacher is trained to notice things.
He's on a Greyhound bus, watching an elderly man sleeping in his seat, with a fat envelope of cash hanging out of his pocket. Another passenger is watching too ... hoping to get rich quick.
As the mugger makes his move, Reacher steps in.
The old man is grateful, yet he turns down Reacher's offer to help him home. He's vulnerable, scared, and clearly in big, big trouble.
What hold could the gangs have on the old guy? Will Reacher be in time to stop bad things happening?
The odds are better with Reacher involved. That's for damn sure.
'This is one of his best' - The Times
Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Blue Moon is the 24th in the series.
And be sure not to miss Reacher's newest adventure, no.26, Better off Dead! ***COMING SOON and AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW***
© Lee Child 2019 (P) Penguin Audio 2019
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you want to sample a Jack Reacher story, Blue Moon has all of the hallmarks: a world full of violence, crisp prose, detailed action and a plot that accelerates at the right moments. Lee Child knows exactly what he is doing in this audiobook and so does long time Jack Reacher narrator Jeff Harding, whose always engaging and clever performance captures the intensity of the action. Though Blue Moon has elements of mystery and intrigue, it’s the comforting clarity of seeing the world through the eyes of Jack Reacher that will keep you hooked. A character so staunchly motivated by the moral good and a desire to protect is one we really enjoyed spending time with.
Once more with feeling
English. Former TV producer, now one of the world’s best selling novelists. His protagonist Jack Reacher is American, a West Point graduate and retired military policeman, who travels around the USA on buses, sometimes trains, with only the clothes he’s wearing and a toothbrush in his pocket. He gets off on a whim, and sticks his nose and fists in other people’s business by standing up for the defenceless against those that exploit them, a la Superman. Superman is a reasonable analogy considering Reacher stands six-five and weighs 250 pounds. Tom Cruise was the obvious choice when they made a movie about him. Not.
Reacher lobs up in unnamed medium sized city, half of which is controlled by Albanian gang and the other half by a Ukrainian gang. Employing the deductive abilities of Sherlock Holmes and the destructive abilities of The Terminator, he wreaks havoc, aided by a feisty short term love interest and a small, hastily assembled band of irregulars.
Reacher, a pensioner couple up to their necks with loan sharks, two groups of bad guys in competition to see who can self destruct first, a Dr Evil-type computer genius (mandatory nowadays), as well as the above mentioned feisty short term love interest and small, hastily assembled nceband of irregulars.
Short, punchy sentence structure as always with Mr Child’s work. Ditto pacy and ridiculous plot.
Mr Child keeps writing the same book over and over, yet I keep reading them. I can think of no explanation other than I’m six-five and weigh 250 pounds myself.