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Die Trying
Die Trying | Lee Child
29 posts | 67 read | 2 reading | 8 to read
When a woman is kidnapped, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Now he has to save them both.
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MaGoose
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Mehso-so

Finished this yesterday. Meh. A bit too long and run-on descriptions in some places that could have been condensed. I'm uncertain whether I'll continue reading the series.

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MaGoose
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I'm about one-third of the way through this. So far, it's okay, but nothing to write home about. At 551 pages, it could have been edited down some and made more efficient and effective.

suzie.reads You find this with alot of his books sadly 3w
MaGoose @suzie.reads This is the second Jack Reacher story that I've read. Depending on how much I like this one after I finish slogging through it, I may not continue with the series. There are other series that I like more, so far, like the Chet and Bernie series by Spencer Quinn and the Barker and Llewelyn series by Will Thomas. 3w
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GlassAsDiamonds
Die Trying | Lee Child
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Okay! This weeks #BFCr4 update!

Books read this week: 3 so I‘m on target for the 12!

Fitness: OMFG scar massage. I‘ve done it, I‘ve sworn a lot, the scar is less horrible than it was so 🤞🏻. I‘ve done the movement exercises and am thrilled that at the start of the week I couldn‘t hold a bread knife but now I can. Still with a lot of pain but I CAN! I managed walking twice but am claiming a weather foul, it‘s rained & I can‘t risk falls ⬇️

GlassAsDiamonds Wellness is spotty: I‘ve got a 50/50 journaling success and totally missed the ball on photographing movement gains. Still, better than last week!!! #BFCr4 #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge #bookfitnesschallengeround4 (edited) 2mo
CarolynM Glad to hear you're making progress with the rehab. I know it's hard. Keep at it 😘 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @CarolynM oh man (and thanks!). It‘s like nothing I‘ve ever experienced. All that glamours media of people waking from comas then walking out of the hospital the next day or getting casts off and playing basketball the next day 😡😡😡😡 TENDONS and Ligaments ! Who *knew* how much they could hurt and how quickly they constrict?!?!? 😭😭😭😭 2mo
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CarolynM And no-one tells you physiotherapists are sadists before you find yourself at their mercy😂 Their methods do work, though. 2mo
Chrissyreadit Glad you are making improvement. Slow and steady wins the race.... 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
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GlassAsDiamonds
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Okay, I‘m updating my #BFCr4 goals. Light-ish though the others were, I couldn‘t manage daily walks in Singapore, the heat made the swelling in my arm just too extreme BUUUT I‘ve now got hideously painful OT to do so... yay? #BFC

On last weeks goals; I read three books which puts me well on track for that at least but I only walked twice in a row and ... yeah... NOT HAPPENING AGAIN. I did however manage to take all my vitamins so 👍🏻👍🏻

mhillis Good to adapt your goals when you need to! You‘re doing great! Keep it up! 2mo
ShelfRighteous Good luck! I hope you recover soon and we are always here to cheer you on💪🏼 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re doing great! The key is to adapt, not quit. So great job! 2mo
thegreensofa I know how you feel, I am sympathising with you. I broke my actual elbow a couple years ago. You will get there, all the hard work really pays off. You are doing so well! 💋💋💋 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds @thegreensofa oh man!! (& thanks!!!). The ligament and tendon damage is killing me!!! I had NO idea they got so bad so quickly or could hurt so much!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭 1mo
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Rupi
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Book #37

MellieAntoinette Ooooh this one was sooo good! 3mo
Rupi This book is giving me “The good girl by Mary Kubica” vibes! Looking forward to the end and finding what happens in the end. 3mo
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carlygriff
Die Trying | Lee Child
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This is the second book of the Jack Reacher series, it‘s fast paced and full of action. Really enjoyed it, I thought it was a big improvement on the first.

Minervasbutler Agree. Much better than the first. 4mo
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carlygriff
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Have decided to read all the Jack Reacher books from the beginning...am only a few chapters in but this already feels better than the first..

MellieAntoinette Reacher ♥️ 4mo
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Joreads
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I love the Jack Reacher books. These books are pure fantasy, suspend belief and go for a ride.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
Die Trying | Lee Child
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An engaging read. Exciting from start to end. Love it. Improved from the 1st book.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
Die Trying | Lee Child

I never thought bullet time in a book could be captivating. I was wrong. Lee Child makes The Matrix bullet time scenes look like Sesame Street.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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For a man who fears so little, Child reveals for the 1st time Jack's deepest fear.
It took him nearly 2 books to reveal the haunting dread that Reacher has of dark, enclosed spaces.

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Martyn_J_Pass
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Jack Reacher #2 and suddenly we‘re in third person narrative????? What the heck????

Andrew65 Not my favourite one. 7mo
Martyn_J_Pass @Andrew65 I gave up on the series tbh. I couldn‘t work out why they got so much praise when they felt very cliched and I normally don‘t mind a bit of over the top action. I would have liked to enjoy them more than I did. 7mo
Andrew65 My thoughts are along the same lines. I enjoyed the first few but although I own a number of others quite a while since I read one. Feel there are other better writers out there but some seem to ride the wave of hype (feel same for J k Rowling - there are better children‘s authors out there). With Jack Reacher not helped when they cast Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher!!!! 7mo
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Martyn_J_Pass @Andrew65 I did laugh my ass off at the choice of Tom Cruise! I have a long list of ‘hyped‘ authors that I just can‘t see the appeal of and so many others who never get a look in. Ah well, guess that‘s just the way the industry works... 7mo
Andrew65 @Martyn_J_Pass Tom Cruise decision left me exasperated! Strange how the hype train works. I‘ve found a lot of independently published authors and little know authors whose books I prefer to read. 7mo
Martyn_J_Pass @Andrew65 As an indie author myself I‘m glad publishing has become so much easier (and cheaper) but finding those gems in all the dross of mainstream is hard work! I‘m glad communities like this one are around to share them! Have you got any recommends? 7mo
Andrew65 @Martyn_J_Pass Off the top of my head Alex Lukeman, L J Ross, L J Sellers, Tom Barber, Eva Hudson, Stephen Leather, Laurence O‘Bryan, Steve Robinson, Louise Voss come to mind. 7mo
Martyn_J_Pass @Andrew65 Thanks! I‘ll be checking these out. 7mo
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Minervasbutler
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Second of his Reacher thrillers and a big improvement on the first, mainly because the switch to third-person narration allows for a touch more description and sentences longer than five words. Has a great female character too who is almost Reacher's equal in resourcefulness and bad-assery. I raced through it with great glee.

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kstadt929
Die Trying | Lee Child

The second Jack Reacher book was not as good as the first, but I still enjoyed it! I was listening to this on a playaway from the library and I feel like I lose track of the story at times when I listen to books instead of reading them. However, I feel like this was action packed just like the first one.

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kstadt929
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Starting Jack Reacher #2 on playaway!

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Minimalgrl
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Sunday morning perfection

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Beckys_Books
Die Trying | Lee Child
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Not as good as the first book in the series for me, but I'm going to stick with Jack. So far these books seem well researched and the plots are at least superficially realistic.

Will take a little break to catch up with #HPChapterADay and read some other things on my tbr list.

LeslieO I love me some Jack! 2y
Richryan52 Great series 2y
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Beckys_Books
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Attempted to stage a photo, but Bella wanted in on the action!

JessClark78 🐱❤️ 2y
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Beckys_Books
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Last leg of the flight home and I don't think this book title conveys how I hope the afternoon goes!

Debiw781 That made me 😂. Have a safe journey! 3y
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Avidreader6
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When I started this book, I was just looking forward to the next Reacher, but damn it was relevant to things going on today. Definitely give it a read. (And any Marvel/Agents of SHIELD fans, Coulson could have totally been Reacher if he hadn't been snatched up by Fury after the rangers.)

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Avidreader6
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Good coffee is definitely important

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MellieAntoinette
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Victim number one of my #24in48. ✅

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transemr
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Gift card haul from @Powells 📚🤗

EricQiao Jack Reacher! Yay! Love the series! 3y
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LizzyM
Die Trying | Lee Child
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Great action packed and fast paced novel that had me racing through it. Nothing groundbreaking here but just solidly written and consistently good story telling. Jack Reacher never fails me! You know what you are going to get with these novels and that is just fine with me.😋

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LizzyM
Die Trying | Lee Child

I just love serendipitous reading choices. I picked up this book from my the shelf after it had been sitting there for over a year. I knew very little about the plot and now I find a major part of the story revolves around Independence Day. Ha! It was meant to be that I read this book now!

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LizzyM
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My weird reading mood continues. I am definitely requiring fast paced plot driven books, so I figure Jack Reacher can't fail me, right? I am digging me some genre right now.

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Bookzombie
Die Trying | Lee Child
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Jack Reacher #2. I listened to this one on audio and I'm still debating which form I prefer for this series. The law enforcement guys drove me crazy with some of their assumptions early on in the book. Overall, I liked this better than the first one but still only gave it 3 stars.

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NatalieR
Die Trying | Lee Child
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4 out 5 stars

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NatalieR
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I've got lots of catching up to do with the Jack Reacher series...only on #2. LOVE this character!!!

quanners My mom liked the film but I decided to listen to the books. I started reading (listening to the audiobook)this week and I‘ve finished the first book and am now 70% through the second book and I really like it. I will continue to #3. (edited) 11mo
NatalieR I haven‘t seen the movie, but I sure love the books! 📚 11mo
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