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Night School

A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 21
De : Lee Child
Lu par : Dick Hill
Durée : 13 h et 7 min
4 out of 5 stars (3 notations)
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Description

Discover the thriller series that The New York Times calls "utterly addictive". After 11 straight global number one best sellers, Lee Child sends listeners back to school with the most explosive Jack Reacher novel yet.

It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind.

Two other men are in the classroom - an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there.

Then they find out: A jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor - a Saudi courier seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset undercover inside the cell has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: "The American wants a hundred million dollars."

For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they don't get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.

From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, Night School moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law.

©2016 Lee Child (P)2016 Random House Audio

Critiques

"Narrator Dick Hill's gruff, laconic voice continues to be a pitch-perfect match for swaggering hero Jack Reacher.... Hill's considerable range of accents also breathes life into a diverse supporting cast. Hill's voice remains an indispensable asset to Reacher's characterization." ( AudioFile)

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Phil
  • 13/11/2016

Disappointing

I am a huge Jack Reacher fan. I usually buy the next book in the series the day it comes out, devour it quickly and then wait impatiently for the next offering. I had been counting the days for Night School's release and bought it as soon as the audible book was available. I can only compare my disappointment with this book by comparing it to my disappointment in watching Tom Cruise portray my beloved Jack Reacher on film. Both just don't work. I'll leave the Cruise discussion for another format. Night School starts with Reacher making his typical deductions as to why he finds himself sent to a "multiagency cooperation school" with two other successful investigators from other government agencies. Unlike past efforts, these deductions were not difficult or interesting. Unfortunately that also described the rest of the book. It plodded forward, with limited flashes of the Reacher I love. I was even indifferent to Reacher's "love interest" that came across as two people using the other for sex with little effort put forth into even a friendship. I finished the book, disappointed that the improvements I kept hoping for never came. I honestly felt more vested in the "bad guy's" plot and future plans than in Reacher's efforts to stop him. Will I read the next book in the series? Absolutely, and I will hope this was just a one off boring book and not a sign of future offering.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Genny Waddell
  • 09/11/2016

NOT MY FAVORITE JACK REACHER BOOK

When I start struggling with a long-awaited book by a favorire author early on, something is wrong. I had difficulty focusing on the story right away. because things seemed too quiet for Reacher's character. I could not imagine Jack Reacher sitting in a room on a too-small desk, waiting patiently, chitchatting, and swapping information with the other two students. He seldom ever shares information, especially about himself, with those whom he does not know or trust. He does trust Garber, but even there, Jack is not apt to taccept a new, unusual assignment without doing some personal vetting of his own.

Frances Neagley remains one of my favorites, but too many of the other characters seem too bland.

I have always enjoyed Dick Hill, one of the best, but some of his German accents were out of Hogan's Heroes at times.

I still remain a devoted Lee Child fan, but I think I want Reacher home again, sauntering along roads that turn complicated, sometimes mysterious, as he triumphs over evil, mostly alone or aided by trusted friends.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Lilly Keel
  • 02/01/2017

So So

I would have liked it better, but the stupid sex scenes had me fast forwarding thru junk that adds nothing to the story line.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Jane
  • 23/12/2016

Below average for the Reacher series. Not fun.

The events supporting the plot were not interesting. Reacher did a couple stupid things (see spoilers). Most or the story had bad guys being “lucky” and Reacher always a minute too late. Witnesses were not helpful, more bad luck. I prefer stories with less “luck” and more smart moves and counter moves. I’m a huge fan and have read all the Reacher books. This is one of the weaker.

I always look forward to Reacher’s beat-em-up scenes. There were just two of those - some local thugs who liked to beat up strangers. The thugs were unrelated to the main bad guys. I’m ok with throwing in scenes like that but I’d prefer more fights connected to the bad guys.

SEXUAL CONTENT:
There was one scene of women performing sex acts with animals on a stage and men urinating on a woman. There were three sex scenes of Reacher with a woman, briefly described. Reacher does not do foreplay. Apparently Reacher’s women are ok with insert tab A into slot B. I’m not complaining - just describing.

CAUTION SPOILERS:
The Hamburg chief of police “C” is helping Reacher investigate. Reacher calls “B” who is in charge of traffic cops asking B to do something. B doesn’t do it and tells C that Reacher cancelled the request. That should tell Reacher not to trust B. So why does Reacher ask B to do something else for him? Of course B says he’ll do it but he doesn’t.

Reacher locates the bad guy’s apartment and searches it with his team. They leave the apartment without proper surveillance. The bad guy soon returns to the apartment and then leaves. One cop “D” is assigned to watch the apt. D calls C to say the bad guy just left. C asks D to follow the bad guy, but D says that’s not my job. So the bad guy gets away. They should have had a team of people watching the apartment and ready to apprehend or follow the bad guy. Just stupid.
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AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
Dick Hill was great - as always.


Narrative mode: 3rd person.
Genre: mystery suspense thriller.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Ed
  • 05/12/2016

Another disappointment

I used to look forward to a new Reacher novel every 12-13 months, but there have been enough recent stinkers that I'll probably get my annual Reacher fix by re-listening to some from earlier in the series. Night School could have had another protagonist with a different name (let's pick Snopes) and the only clue the listener would have that it was a Reacher novel was the handful of "Snopes said nothing" sprinkled throughout the 13+ hours. And was this storyline even believable? I'm not a weapons expert but my first guess is there is no way this could have ever happened, even in a suspended-reality world. Reacher had a couple of physical confrontations with burly antagonists but his "take no prisoners" persona was pretty much absent during most of the book. This offering by Childs wasn't quite as bad as the installment several books back when Reacher spent most of the story sitting in the back seat of a car. But it was close. Reacher fans will be disappointed by Night School. Listen to an earlier series offering instead.

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  • Global
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  • Liz H
  • 14/11/2016

Lacking action, too descriptive

Too much explanation and not enough action. Did not hold my attention like all the other Jack Reacher books. Huge fan.

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  • Global
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  • FDWhitehawk
  • 06/04/2017

let's go back to Reacher's Army Days.

double crosses and intriguing story, the reader keeps trying to figure out what it was all about.

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  • anita
  • 12/11/2016

Boring

Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I usually love Jack Reacher and this reader but this book just didnt hold my attention.

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Jill
  • 19/11/2016

Disappointed Again

After listening to several of the Jack Reacher series, I couldn't help but notice an unappealing trend. The author seems to feel it's necessary to include a rather detailed sex relationship between Reacher and whatever female is included in the story. I found this story in particular to be disappointing because he slept with his superior while at the same time stressing the inappropriateness of doing the same with his subordinate. Double standard? If I wanted a romance novel I would've bought one. In addition, the beginning of the book led you to believe the three organizations would be tackling the case together, which was very a exciting concept, but the other two "team" members were barely mentioned. It seems the author was too focused on Reacher getting the girl and extensive boring monologues. Also, the story was not fully developed and the ending was typical. This is the last Lee Childs book I will waste money and time on. If you've read one, then you've read them all.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Nina
  • 10/11/2016

Ugh! Love Reacher, Not this one.

Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

Yes

Has Night School turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Any additional comments?

I usually devour the Reacher books, but this one just isn't a grabber. After listening to the first chapters for the 3rd time, I'll return it (love Audible's return policy). The book turns to white noise as my mind wanders off to where I was and what was happening around me during Y2K. After 6 chapters, 3 times, it's time to move on. Disappointing.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Flyboy01
  • 03/08/2017

Absurdes Deutschland-Comic

Als Pause vom Anspruch sind die Reacher-Stories amüsant. Doch mit dieser begibt sich Autor Lincoln Child auf sehr dünnes Eis…

Jack Reacher war Militärpolizist bei den Marines und natürlich einer ihrer besten. Der Plot der Geschichten variierte bisher kaum: Reacher, ohne Wohnsitz durch die Lande treibend, ruhelos wie der fliegende Holländer, taucht irgendwann irgendwo auf. Das Böse reist ihm hinterher und er muss es bekämpfen. Reacher-Klassiker sind die Streetfights gegen überheblich auftretende Rotten von Gegnern, die wenig später bestenfalls mit gebrochenem Großmaul oder im schlechtesten Fall tot ("…ein Schuss in die Brust und zwei in den Kopf, um ganz sicher zu gehen…") an seinem Wegesrand liegen.

"Night School" spielt nun zu der Zeit, als Reacher noch als Unteroffizier im aktiven Dienst bei der Army tätig ist. Sein Einsatz führt ihn zuerst nach Hamburg…

Ob der Reacher-Autor je in Hamburg war, ließ sich nicht ermitteln. Zumindest hat er den Stadtplan und den Bedaecker zur Hand gehabt. Sein Weg führt Reacher deshalb auf die Reeperbahn (…logisch). Hier trifft er auf ein paar hartgesottene deutsche Rechtsradikale, die vor ihrer Stammkneipe hocken. Kann in Hamburg passieren. Aber jetzt holt Child den Malkasten mit den Fehlfarben raus und pinselt damit ein absurdes Comic…

Denn in der Kneipe der Neo-Nazis wird, als Beweis der abgrundtiefen Verkommenheit ihrer Stammgäste, Sodomie u.a. mit einem Schäferhund (logisch, weil Nazis) geboten. Derartige Handlungen sind in Deutschland natürlich generell strafbar. Nicht nur deshalb würde eine derart abartige Kaschemme sofort einen so gewaltigen bundesweiten öffentlichen Aufruhr auslösen, dass es nicht einmal einem geistig minderbemittelten Nazi-Wirt in den Sinn käme, solch einen Laden zu betreiben.

Nach dem Motto „ich lass mir doch durch Fakten meine Story nicht kaputt machen“, kümmert Child das aber nicht. Er zeichnet eifrig weiter sein schrilles Comic-Deutschland,
in dem es sich nicht nur Neo-Nazis bei schlechtem Wetter unbehelligt in ihrer Sodomie-Kneipe gemütlich machen dürfen. Nein, die deutsche Polizei ist zudem von Ex-Stasis unterwandert, die heimlich am Umsturz basteln. Alle restlichen, teils noch greller schraffierten Räuberpistolen erspare ich uns an dieser Stelle.

Jetzt kann man beleidigt sein, als Hamburger im Besonderen oder als deutscher Staatsbürger im Allgemeinen und „Night School“ in den Schund-Eimer feuern. Oder sich staunend erschaudernd daran ergötzen, wie Child die in seinem Heimatland weit verbreiteten geo-kulturellen Bildungslücken seiner hauptsächlich US-Amerikanischen Leser ungeniert und vermutlich sogar wider besseres Wissen mit alternativen Fakten über Deutschland füllt.

Manche Szenen sind wiederum versöhnlich komisch. Von Reacher auf Englisch angesprochen, antworten ihm besagte Nazis in seiner Muttersprache. Das nutzt der brave Soldat für ein Kurz-Seminar in politischer Bildung. Ob denn den Herren klar sei, warum die Sprache internationaler Verständigung heute Englisch und nicht Deutsch wäre, wie soeben bewiesen? Nein? Na, weil das Großdeutsche Reich, von dem sie träumen, anno 45 von seinen GI-Kameraden samt den Nazi-Mördern zur Hölle geschickt worden sei. Und weil die Herren das bis heute nicht kapiert, nichts daraus gelernt und es deshalb mehr als verdient hätten, gäbe es jetzt zur nachdrücklichen Belehrung (…wir sind sprachlich im Comic-Genre) – ein paar auf die Schnauze.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 02/12/2016

Sorry this is definitely the worst jack reacher

Sorry this is definitely the worst jack reacher novel i have been listening to. I came to the author by liking the narrator Dick Hill. I think he is one of the best in telling stories. I like the way of making stories beeing a part of the real live and sometimes I believe I am part of the story told. On my daily commute listing to audio books has become a part of me. Jack Reacher novels were perfect. The latest was not. Sorry. Dick Hill performs as I expected, but he cannot turn that novel into something I Would recommend. Especially the parts in the novel, where Mr Child speaks about East Germany and people coming from there I do not like. So somehow I have some doubts about the Quality of the other books and the way they were generated. Hoping for a better new one I still like Jack Reacher but he should have some flaws coming with his age. Why can't he become an old man that would make it more human. Give the character more depth. I am sure Mr. Child can do that.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Stefan
  • 01/12/2016

leider dieses Mal eine Enttäuschung...

ich habe alle Reacher Romane gehört, schon das letzte Buch fiel deutlich ab, leider ist dieses nicht viel besser, ich bin wirklich enttäuscht.
Schade, dass Lee Child von seinem bewährten Muster abweicht und anscheinend versucht, die große Politik mit ins Spiel zu bringen, wäre er besser bei den einfachen Geschichten der Ein-Mann-Armee names Reicher geblieben.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • grufalo
  • 08/02/2019

Unterdurchschnittlich

Keine überwältigende Geschichte, keine intelligenten Widersacher, die zu erwartende JR-Action, aber relativ wenig davon, sehr hoher Dialog-Anteil, der sich leider oft inhaltlich wiederholt. Alles in allem nur für große Fans, die Durchhaltevermögen beweisen.

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • A. Huthmann
  • 01/11/2018

Bad speaker and bad story

The 'German dialect' Dick Hill is using us terrible. I expected more.
Also the story playing in Hamburg is badly researched. Was Lee Child at any time in this city? Of all Reacher books the worst.

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Markus Schulz
  • 06/09/2017

schwach

im Vergleich zu den Vorgängern kaum spannend. keine Action, schwache Charaktere. musste mich wirklich durch die Stunden quälen.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Sascha L.
  • 08/07/2017

The german accents were not recognisable as german

The accents were not well spoken. I am german and I wouldn't have thought they were german accents speaking... more... arab. also, when they spoke german words, I often didn't understand them.
they should have used a german in the team to train the speaker a proper accent and how to say the words right.
story... interesting... but what happened to the german bad guys? what happened to Müller? To the Traffic Cop who lied about the truck?

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Sumanne
  • 10/01/2017

Interesting story with lots of research missing

For everyone who lived in Germany during the Cold War era this book brings back a lot of memories. The plot is not so bad either but it would have helped the story if would have been shorter, there was a lot of redundency here.
What is really annoying is the sloppy or rather nonexistent research. There are so many mistakes about life in Germany that it becomes distracting to the point where it is no more fun reading the book. I get the feeling that Mr. Child does not appreciate his european readers.