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Die Trying by Lee Child
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Aug 25, 2010

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bookshelves: audiobook, police-procedural, thriller, fiction
Read from August 25 to September 01, 2010

Well narrated by Dick Hill. Jack Reacher books are satisfying escapism if you are sick of the world not making any sense and you want to read about kinda smart good guys with military training pitted against kinda smart bad guys and solving problems with a combination of smarts, logic, hunches, physical prowess, and luck.

Reacher books are a little less sexist than some other thrillers—there are kick-ass female characters who occasionally save the protagonist, rather than just providing something for him to fuck and worry about protecting.

You will learn a lot about how firearms work along the way. Child manages pacing in part by having his third-person narrator throw in lectures about weapons, the capabilities of the human body, and so forth. Which isn't for everybody, but I like it and I think he does a good job of it.

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