Author: Lee Child

Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV’s “golden age.” During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars’ worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.

Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment. The first Jack Reacher movie, based on the novel One Shot and starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, was released in December 2012.

Lee has three homes—an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.

Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise

#AudiobookReview – Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child @LeeChildReacher @audibleuk

23rd July 2018 3

  Whilst I loved meeting the old gang, I felt this was the weakest in the series for me. I was not overly interested in the story and it got a bit confusing in places to what was happening. Plus it didn’t help that Jeff (the narrator) spent a lot of his time voicing Jack…

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#BookReview – Persuader by Lee Child. Jack Reacher the audible story

22nd February 2018 0

  I did not read this book I listened to this book. I find certain books are better when listened to them rather than reading them.  That mainly depends on the narrator. I love listening to the Jack Reacher series due to the fact that Dick Hill reads them (Check him and his sultry tones…

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