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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 (20 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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From Booklist

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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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.
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Lee Child never fails nor does Jack Reacher . My husband who never has time to read spent a weekend to read this book . Why ? Because when he started it he could not put it down . I was about half way through the book when he " borrowed " it for a minute . I will read the rest later because it was so great to see him enthralled by a book . I must say having read most of his work I would agree.
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I personally could do without the detailed intimacy. Scenes! The power of the fast moving plot did not need that. Otherwise it was well written and kept a reader involved and eager for the next discovery ! I would not hesitate to recommend this book to those I know. Like to read these type of mysteries, I gave the rating I did because it held my attention right to the end. I found it very hard to put down, and eager to get back to it when I did.
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By Richard Schwindt 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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I've read all of his novels & anxiously awaiting his next one The whole Jack Reacher series is great, I'd recommend them all. The only problem is the movie. Jack Reacher is 6' 5" 230 lbs. Tom Cruise is 5' & maybe 150 lbs, Jack Reacher should be Dwayne Johnson instead,
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