• Gone Tomorrow

  • Jack Reacher, Book 13
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (6,437 ratings)

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Gone Tomorrow

By: Lee Child
Narrated by: Dick Hill
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Publisher's Summary

Number one New York Times best seller.

The blockbuster Jack Reacher series that inspired two major motion pictures and the upcoming streaming series Reacher.

New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn’t. And if you think Reacher isn’t going to get involved...then you don’t know Jack.

Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan - by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

Take another thrill ride with Jack Reacher.
©2009 Delacorte Press (P)2009 Random House

Critic Reviews

Winner, American Library Association Reading List, 2010

“Propulsive...[Child is] an expert at ratcheting up tension.” (Los Angeles Times)

“Hold on tight...This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages...May be [Lee Child’s] best.” (USA Today)

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    4 out of 5 stars

Child Needs an Editor

I gave this book four stars because I love the Reacher series and Lee Child and I'm glad there's another book. However . . . this novel is badly in need of editing. There are numerous interminable conversations that recap information we already know. I actually carried on conversations with other people while listening to parts of this book with one earbud in, just waiting for something to happen.

As usual, Reacher kicks the bad-guys around, and there are a couple of satisfying twists, and plenty of national and international intrigue. The evildoer is very evil, the stakes very high, and the conclusion ties up loose ends. But I get the sense that Child was just going through the motions, trying to keep a best-selling character alive and fill up a few hundred pages, without really feeling it. Usually I'm at the edge of my seat with the Reacher books. This time, I could have used a fast-forward function.

If you're new to Child and Reacher, pick one of the earlier books, like "The Killing Floor", to start with.

40 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Best work yet!

The plot was well developed and, unlike some other authors, believably plausible. I truely enjoy how Lee Child can draw out a seconds-long scene with such fine detail that brings the reader into the mind of his character. Reacher is one of my favorite characters, I look forward to more excellent books from this author. Meanwhile, this is definately a book to revisit!

25 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome

Excellent book and good narration. The narration is slow and methodical, lending itself to the text. If you can listen for more than 5 minutes you'll be hooked.

21 people found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ed
  • 10-28-09

Reacher is back!

After I lost several hours with Nothing to Lose I took a few months break from Reacher novels. Child brings back the Man of Steel in Gone Tomorrow. Who cares if the antagonists are members of the "weaker" gender. They are evil incarnate and Reacher is back to his old ways of kicking butt and taking no prisoners. Yes the book had its fair share of barely believable scenarios but that's standard fare for Reacher novels. I also noticed that Child switched Reacher to the first person in this book. I figured it out when Reacher first uttered, "I said nothing." Reacher fans should know that previous novels are replete with sightings of "Reacher said nothing." I don't think this change added or subtracted to the finished product. If you were disappointed with Nothing to Lose, you will be pleased that it appears to be an anomalous effort. Five stars for Gone Tomorrow.

19 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

4* For the series

I love these books. This one is the best of the few I have read. Happily, Child didn't use his "I said nothing" macro key quite as often as before. I know that these are fantasies, etc., but there are some totally too far out accidents and mistakes, things ignored and not followed, opportunities not plumbed. i.e. In this story, early on, much was made about the GPS tracking capabilities on cell phones. Near the height of the final action, Jack leaves the phone on for "hours," feeling and ignoring the vibration, etc... he should have been trackable.. stuff like that... but in all, terrific. getting better and better. Serious violence, delicately portrayed. Each of the Reacher stories contains a max of 2 horrible descriptions of sadism, and they are described in what is almost but not quite unbearable. Beyond that, they are almost G rated, but real "page turners." The end game fights are always a little too superhero-ish, but that is what this is... I really appreciate all the education packed into these stories: History, politics, technology, weather, engineering, trains, city layouts, very informative. I really, really like the hidden allusions to cultural (especially classic rock music). Keep 'em coming!

18 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

Much ado/nothing

I am a Jack Reacher fan but this is not Lee Childs best work. The story held my attention and I did listen to the end but was not satisfied with it. Reacher constantly reacted out of sync with what was happening in the story. The main plot line was never truly explained on the Afghan side. I still don't know why they were after something that was abnormal for them to be after, and spend so much money and resources to try to obtain it. Maybe I missed something but I think not. Still if you are a Reacher fan go for it.

16 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

This was a great listen!

I've always enjoyed this series, and I love listening to Dick Hill narrate. The book was just what you expect with Lee Child's Jack Reacher series. Not as much of a love life in this one but good all the same. You won't be dissappointed.

16 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars

Disappointing

I'm a HUGE Reacher fan - aren't we all. But, this story barely had a plot and LOTS of very discriptive torture parts. There were s couple parts that I had to fast forward through and I'm pretty accepting if part of the story. OK this was part of the story to an extent - but, WAY overboard. He must have had a deadline and thrown this together and it shows. Bummer.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars

Too much of too little

I haven't finished this yet, but I must say I'm very frustrated with the book. I'm thinking about skipping to the last chapter or two just to find out what happens--and I NEVER do that. Pace is slow, too much detail. Taking waaaay too long to tell the story and it meanders hither and yon. If this guy is a super duper smarty pants, he's awfully stupid and makes decisions that defy common sense. Very frustrated with the whole book.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

I think I might just be half in love with Jack

Gotta love a great book and a great character. I am not one of your jaded snooty listeners I just love a good yarn and anything Dick Hill reads comes to life before your very ears. I could listen to Jack Reacher novels every day and never get bored. Keep them coming.

7 people found this helpful