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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Kirtland Community College Library||PS 3553 .H4838 M35 2015 CD||30775305503618||Audiobooks||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780804192859
- ISBN: 0804192855
- ISBN: 9780804192873
- ISBN: 0804192871
12 audio discs (14 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; 
|Participant or Performer Note:||Read by Dick Hill.|
|Summary, etc.:||'Why is this town called Mother's Rest?' That's all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It's a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal. Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there and there's something about Chang; so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he's plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way, right back to where he started, in Mother's Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine. Walking away would have been easier.|
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Publishers Weekly Review
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Jack Reacher number 20 (after last year's Personal) begins with the disposal of the body of someone named Keever, with a backhoe in a hog pen near a town in the Midwest called Mother's Rest, which Reacher decides to visit (as he points out, he has "no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there"). Almost immediately, he bumps into a beautiful, smart-talking damsel in distress, Michelle Chang, who's looking for her PI colleague: Keever. It should come as no surprise to Child's vast readership that Reacher and Chang will join forces to solve the mystery of Mother's Rest, and that it will involve danger, violence, some romance, snappy dialogue, sharp plotting, and lots of travel (Chicago, L.A., Phoenix, and San Francisco). Unlike the other books in the series, the monstrousness of the villainy erases the line separating crime and horror fiction. One happily familiar feature is reader Hill, who's been giving voice to Reacher since book one. Not only does he convey toughness without sounding like a 1940s B movie sleuth, his villains easily shift from good old boy bonhomie to sneering arrogance, innocents speak softly (sometimes even tremulously), and his version of Reacher's mixture of cynicism and insouciance fits the character to a T. A Delacorte hardcover. (Sept.) Â© Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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*Starred Review* Just when you think the newer fellas, like Patrick Lee, are gaining on Child in the adrenaline-driven-thriller sweepstakes, the reigning champ ups the ante. It starts with an idle question: Why would a nothing town, in the middle of endless Oklahoma wheat fields, be named Mother's Rest? Being a curious guy, Jack Reacher gets off a Chicago-bound train to find out. No one seems to know the answer, but the locals, an odd sort who appear to have walked off the set of Bad Day at Black Rock, get a little twitchy when Reacher approaches them. Then he encounters an intriguing woman named Chang, a former FBI agent turned PI, who is trying to find her partner. Reacher joins forces with her, and so begins another Childean rampage across the country the partner's trail takes them to Phoenix, Chicago, San Francisco, and back to wheat country with the pair pursued by all manner of roughnecks, some cornpone, some polished, but all potentially lethal. Yes, there's breakneck action, but what gives this one its zing is the multilayered plot, which probes the nefarious digital doings on the Deep Web to uncover, well, something very, very bad indeed. (It starts online, but it ends up with backhoes and feral hogs.) The beguiling Chang offers a new treat for series fans as well, and a surprise at the end will keep readers short of breath until the next installment begins, which will at least give the pretenders to Child's throne a little time to regroup. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The Reacher novels typically debut number one on the The New York Times best-seller list. End of story.--Ott, Bill Copyright 2015 Booklist
Library Journal Review
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Near midnight, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a toothbrush in his shirt pocket, Jack Reacher steps off the train in Mother's Rest, OK, looking to discover the origin of the town's name. Private investigator and former FBI agent Michelle Chang emerges from the shadows at the small depot, mistaking Reacher for her partner Keever, for whom she has been searching. After meeting over breakfast at the town's diner, Reacher and Chang partner up to find Keever, but they soon discover there is something truly nasty going on in Mother's Rest. The multilayered plot, involving an investigation of the Deep Web with the help of an LA Times science editor, ultimately places the intrepid duo on a hog farm fighting the bad guys with only a backhoe for transportation. Is there real romance in Reacher's future? Only the next installment in the series will tell. Verdict Superbly plotted with a jolt a minute and a touch of Carl Hiaasen-style weirdness, this thriller will delight longtime fans. It also serves as a great introduction for readers new to the series. [A September 2015 LibraryReads pick; Entertainment Weekly reports that Paramount will release the sequel to Jack Reacher, the first film adaptation of Child's books and starring Tom Cruise, on October 21, 2016.-Ed.]-Vicki Gregory, Sch. of Information, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa Â© Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.