Gone Tomorrow

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Lee Child
Narrator: Dick Hill
Genres: Thriller
Publisher: Random House Audio
Published In: May 2009
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn’t.

In the next few tense seconds Reacher will make a choice–and trigger an electrifying chain of events in this gritty, gripping masterwork of suspense by #1 New York Times bestseller Lee Child.

Susan Mark was the fifth passenger. She had a lonely heart, an estranged son, and a big secret. Reacher, working with a woman cop and a host of shadowy feds, wants to know just how big a hole Susan Mark was in, how many lives had already been twisted before hers, and what danger is looming around him now.

Because a race has begun through the streets of Manhattan in a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. Susan Mark’s plain little life was critical to dozens of others in Washington, California, Afghanistan . . . from a former Delta Force operator now running for the U.S. Senate, to a beautiful young woman with a fantastic story to tell–and to a host of others who have just one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or maybe just enough to get him killed.

In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America . . . and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it’s a mystery with only one answer–the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

Reviews (11)

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Written by Pat R. on July 7th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very good I am getting to the end of series. Looking forward to new being released

Great Story

Written by Gerald H. on June 4th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good story. Dick Hill is a great narrator.

Written by Rosemary Cure on September 29th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good listening. Always can listen to dick hill. Poor reacher another scar. Should stay out of New York bad things happen to him.

Written by Adam Whitaker on March 18th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great read, always educational and filled with action and new crazy events. Love it.

Written by nola butler on September 28th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Dick Hill is Reacher. His voice echos through me saying classic Reacher lines. I always feel like ive learned a something about history or how the world works after a Lee Child book. I dont know how acurate it is but i like his rational. I love Jack Reacher and this bad guy was particularly disturbing.

Gone Tomorrow

Written by Pam on January 26th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really good. Really interesting. Loved it. Kept me interested and involved constantly. Great story.

Gone Tomorrow

Written by Anonymous on August 23rd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Might have been a good book but could not even get through the first CD. The reader was sooo boring! Would rather listen to the radio :(

How Dull !!!

Written by Connie Musial from Waukesha, WI on January 16th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This is the second book that I have ever started and found so dull that I never finished it. The details are boring and there is so much narrative and so little dialog that I was literally put to sleep !! I usually like Child's books but this was a real bummer ...

Great Story

Written by Tom on November 6th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Some books grab you and won't let go. This is one of them. Reader is great....he takes you there. The motivation of the hero is a little hazy, but this is fiction after all.

Gone Tomorrow

Written by Anonymous on July 7th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Great reader! The only redeeming factor of this book. To dull and predictable with too much detail on setting and not enough on character development. The story is not plausible enough to make it "thrilling." However, the reader does a great job of milking what life can be wrung from this book.

Author Details

Author Details

Child, Lee

Lee Child was born in the exact geographic center of England, in the heart of the industrial badlands. Never saw a tree until he was twelve. It was the sort of place where if you fell in the river, you had to go to the hospital for a mandatory stomach pump. The sort of place where minor disputes were settled with box cutters and bicycle chains. He's got the scars to prove it.

But he survived, got an education, and went to law school, but only because he didn't want to be a lawyer. Without the pressure of aiming for a job in the field, he figured it would be a relaxing subject to study. He spent most of the time in the university theater - to the extent that he had to repeat several courses, because he failed the exams - and then went to work for Granada Television in Manchester, England. Back then, Granada was a world-famous production company, known for shows like Brideshead Revisited, Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect and Cracker. Lee worked on the broadcast side of the company, so his involvement with the good stuff was limited. But he remembers waiting in the canteen line with people like Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Natalie Wood and Michael Apted. And he says that being involved with more than 40,000 hours of the company's program output over an eighteen-year stay taught him a thing or two about telling a story. He also wrote thousands of links, trailers, commercials and news stories, most of them on deadlines that ranged from fifteen minutes to fifteen seconds. So the thought of a novel-a-year didn't worry him too much, in his next career.

But why a next career? He was fired, back in 1995, that's why. It was the usual Nineties downsizing thing. After eighteen years, he was an expensive veteran, and he was also the union organizer, and neither thing fit the company's plan for the future. And because of the union involvement, he wasn't on too many alternative employers' wish lists, either. So he became a writer, because he couldn't think of anything else to do. He had an idea for a character who had suffered the same downsizing experience but who was taking it completely in his stride. And he figured if he brought the same total commitment to his audience that he'd seen his television peers develop, he could get something going. He named the character Jack Reacher and wrote Killing Floor as fast as he could. He needed to sell it before his severance check ran out. He made it with seven weeks to spare, and luckily the book was an instant hit, selling strongly all around the world, and winning both the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel. It led to contracts for at least nine more Reacher books.

Lee moved from the UK to the US in the summer of 1998. He lives in New York and France with his American wife, Jane. They have a grown-up daughter, Ruth. Lee likes to travel, for vacations, but especially on promotion tours so he can meet his readers, to whom he is eternally grateful. His latest thriller, Nothing to Lose was published in 2008.