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Second Son: (Jack Reacher Short Story) (Kindle Single) (Jack Reacher Short Stories Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lee Child
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (490 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ever wondered what early experiences shaped Reacher's explosive career as butt-kicker supreme, the one-man guided-missile battler for justice? In this original new short story, Lee Child looks back on an incident in his hero Jack Reacher's teenage years as the younger son of a tough career US Marine, on a faraway military base in the Pacific.



'The coolest continuing series character now on offer' Stephen King


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  • Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 375 KB
    • Print Length: 40 pages
    • Publisher: Transworld Digital (15 Aug. 2011)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B005D75Z8C
    • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (490 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,076 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers.His novels consistently achieve the number one slot in hardback and paperback on bestsellers lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are translated into over forty languages.His debut novel, Killing Floor, was written after he was made redundant from his television job in Manchester, and introduced his much-admired maverick hero, the former military cop Jack Reacher.Born in Coventry, he now lives in America.


    Photography © Johnny Ring


    Customer Reviews

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    66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Nice (really) short story... 26 Aug. 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Have read all the Jack Reacher novels and eagerly awaiting the next one, came across this mini story, which turns out to be a nice little back story of Reacher's family.

    It's nice to have a snapshot into a characters previous life, and adds some depth to the new books.

    Just be warned this is a super short read, ie/ I downloaded around 9pm, and was finished by around 11pm - and that was reading in my iPad!
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    105 of 110 people found the following review helpful
    By Jappa
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I am a great fan of Lee Child and Jack Reacher - but I was greatly disappointed by SECOND SON. I expected it to be a novela at the price but this, although containing some insights into the character we love, really could have been included as back-story in one of the existing novels, or the next one. I feel we already have a well rounded view of Jack Reacher's background/motivation and this is not only unnecessary, but blatant merchandising. I for one certainly don't want to see a spin off series of Jack Reacher as a kid - the adult version is much more interesting. Well written, as to be expected, and I will still be buying the next in the real series - hoping that it will make up for this. I think it should be clearer that this is more of an insert than a book and the price dropped accordingly to avoid readers' disappointment!
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Mmmm. Bit of a disappointment. 30 Sept. 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    The 3 stars because I'm a Reacher fan and this adds to the character. If this were a stand-alone short story it would be worth maybe 2 stars. I'm guessing Mr Child found himself at a loose end one afternoon and decided to knock out a shortie for some pin money. But at least he knows how to tell a story and, for fans, it is an interesting diversion and goes some way to putting a little more flesh (if needed) on Mr Reacher's character.

    Unless you're a committed Reacher nut there might be a better home for your 89p.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars JIMBOB59 4 Dec. 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    THE BOOK SECOND SON BY LEE CHILD WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT TO ME AS AN AFICIONADO OF LEE CHILD AND PARTICULARLY HIS JACK REACHER BOOKS.

    I WOULD HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT IT WAS WRITTEN TONGUE-IN-CHEEK ONE WET SUNDAY AFTERNOON. WITH REACHER HE PUSHES OUR BELIEF IN AND ACCEPTANCE OF LOGICAL THOUGHT TO THE BOUNDARIES. BUT TO ACCEPT SUCH FROM A YOUNG TEENAGER WHEN ALL ADULTS AROUND HIM APPEAR TO BE " GORMLESS" AND ACCEPTING THIS ARMY KID'S LEADERSHIP AND INSTRUCTIONS.
    SORRY, JUST UNBELIEVABLE.
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    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Okay short story! 6 Sept. 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This is an okay short story. No more or less than I expected. I did dither before buying and almost didn't bother as not in to short stories. However at .89p thought might as well give it a go.

    Can't say I was disappointed, but on the other hand was not excited by it either, sort of somewhere in between.
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    25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little taster! 28 Aug. 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Knowing it was going to be a short story, I didn't get my hopes up too much. I was just excited about having a little Reacher taster before the new book comes out. I wasn't sure how well a teenage Reacher would come across but i was left very happy with this little insight at Reacher growing up, his relationship with his brother and especially with his father, who we have never really learnt much about through all the Reacher books. I am left hoping that Lee Child will go further with the younger Reacher and his family as i think there could be some interesting storyline there.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars second son 15 Oct. 2012
    By Vic
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    While I did not dislike this short story I felt that one or two jumps of logic were too great to leave a reasonable feeling of possibility and so did not have the same Reacher pleasant flow of just being possible.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Naive 18 Feb. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Just did not like this book at all. How a young boy could come to so many conclusions based on so little evidence is just a little bit silly. Perhaps better for a younger age group of readers.
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