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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Abridged edition (June 14 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596008407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596008403
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 13.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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From Publishers Weekly

While reader Hill has proven himself to be an all-purpose narrator with a 200-plus audiography, his specialty is interpreting suspense and crime fiction like this bullet-paced thriller. Written lean enough to make Hemingway seem chatty, the ninth novel to feature the resourceful ex-military cop Jack Reacher begins with a bare-bones description of an unemotional sniper prepping for and carrying out a mass slaying in the business area of an unnamed Indiana city. The killer's dispassion is chilling, and Hill, who has narrated the author's previous titles, matches the mood with an objectivity that raises the goose-bump level even higher. When Reacher, one of fiction's more reticent heroes, arrives on the scene, Hill provides him with a brusque, confident, properly manly voice, but adds a note of wariness that subtly suggests the adventurer's cynical nature. This tops a gallery of smart audio portraits, each with his own identifiable accent. Child has purposely designed the novel to move forward unfettered by stylish flourishes, and Hill follows that plan, concentrating mainly on increasing the pace as the story speedballs to its satisfying conclusion.
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Jack Reacher has been doing his best to live off the grid, but his past as a military policeman keeps coming back to bite him. This time the biter is a former Gulf War sniper accused of killing six civilians in an unnamed Heartland city. Despite mountains of evidence, the accused claims he's innocent and says enigmatically, "Get Reacher." But why? Reacher, it turns out, has every reason to want the man convicted. Soon enough, though, Jack finds himself working for the defendant's attorney, who happens to be the DA's daughter. As he did in last year's The Enemy, Child combines detail-building procedural style with an all-systems-go thriller narrative, but this time the mix doesn't quite emulsify. In The Enemy, the procedural elements held our interest, but this time we feel like Child is keeping the reins on his story, like a jockey rating a horse that's begging to run. Child finally uses the whip--and the finale is a doozy--but it's a bit too little too late. Still, even a slightly off-stride Reacher can run away from most of the competition in the thriller sweepstakes. Bill Ott
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susie Sharon on July 28 2005
Format: Hardcover
The Jack Reacher novels had me hooked from the first line of the first book. The 7th book, The Persuader, was a bit disapointing. But the series redeemed itself with the 8th book (The Enemy) and now, this one, One Shot.
Jack is at his best. He's a loner with a borderline case of "not my problem" attitude. But when he gets pulled in, he puts himself all in and goes all out. He's a sort of hero, not by choice but by carreer. He's left the army, he's no longer enforcing the law but it's in his blood. So when he sees injustice, he gets involved.
In this book, Reacher gets involved when he sees a news clip and recognizes a man he once made a promise to : Step out of line again and I will find you. So when Reacher hears the man has killed, he goes to find him. But not all is as it first seemed and Reacher is left to adjust and rethink the situation.
Once again, a good book from L. Child. Can't wait for the next installment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Aug. 10 2005
Format: Hardcover
Lee Child has outdone himself with One Shot! Outstanding novel - possibly one of his best yet in the Jack Reacher series. This novel has it all - suspense, kick-ass crime, really BAD guys, great humour, and Reacher is smart, sexy, tough as nails (did I mention sexy), and highly intelligent. Plus this book is packed with the best hand-to-hand combat scenes done thus far in any Reacher book.
"The Hard Way" is the next one forthcoming - bring it on!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Colby Jordan on June 24 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is Jack Reacher at his best! Six Shots and five people dead in an American midwest city. The police catch the sniper, the only problem is the guy claims he did not do it. In come Reacher and in his indominatable way he turns the case inside out and upside down. The Jack Reacher character is brilliant, multi-layered, but most of all, he kicks ass when he needs to and always gets the girl. One Shot was extremely well written, suspenseful and twisted and turned like all his others, but I think the characterizations of Reacher in this one is probably not as deep as in the previous book, but for a plot driven thriller, it's five stars all the way. Nothing is as it seems in this gritty thriller. This and "A Tourist in the Yucatan" are my favorite thriller reads of 2005!
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Over time many of us have chosen a few fictional characters that we particularly enjoy - we look for the next book featuring one of them very much as we would look forward to a visit with an old friend. We know who he or she is, we’re familiar with that person’s personality quirks and ideals. Jack Reacher is a favorite with millions.

For me, it all began with The Killing Floor and I was hooked. Thanks to British author Jim Grant who writes under the pen name Lee Child I met Reacher, a stoic tough guy who has several uncanny abilities, such as knowing exactly what time it is without referring to a clock. He’s a former U.S. Army Military Police Major. He’s a terrific fighter with an immense technical knowledge of weaponry and prefers being alone.

A movie was filmed late last year based on this novel starring Tom Cruise. My problem with that is I know Reacher is 6' 5" tall, weighs about 250 lbs, has blondish hair and ice blue eyes. No offense to Mr. Cruise but decided I’d simply listen to Dick Hill’s compelling narration. What can I say, Hill (yes, the actor with a mantel-full of awards) has narrated 8 Reacher novels - he simply is the voice of Jack Reacher.

One Shot is aptly named - six shots have been fired but only five fatalities. Well, the cops are on top of these slayings and within hours the shooter is behind bars claiming his innocence and hollering for Reacher. Well, Reacher knows this shooter and doesn’t hesitate. Did I mention Reacher’s intelligence? Not only does he know the shooter but is aware that the man is a trained military sniper and would not have missed a shot.

One Shot is another pulse-pounding trip to an explosive finish enjoy!

- Gail Cooke
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By Richard Schwindt TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 29 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
They made a so so movie out of a taut and disturbing book. All the Reacher books take place in lost and emotionly bereft landscapes around America. He is the perpetual loner finding himself in situations where the only way out involve his customary blend of morality and brutal violence. The books are all well written and researched, and almost hypnotically engaging. in One Shot we learn about snipers and gangsters and corrupt officials in nowhere in particular, USA. Reacher gets an unusual summons and finds himself dealing with some truely nasty opponents. Worth the read.
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This is an excellent story, well told, and should not disappoint any Lee Child fan. All the Reacher books are great but this is one of the best. It starts out with a text book murder enquiry, gathering overwhelming evidence leading to an arrest which it seems must be of the right man. Even Reacher, though specifically asked for by the accused, believes he is guilty and he wants him convicted. But all is not as it seems and it takes Reacher and his many talents to unravel the twisted tale and deliver his own inimitable version of justice.
Jim French
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By June Aylsworth on May 25 2013
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Could not put this book down. Reacher is a great character and the story suspenseful to the end. I will be looking for more Reacher adventures.
J.A?
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