Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 11-year-old daughter.
An engaging novel with an earth-shattering conclusion that will not disappoint. Lost Light is the Harry Bosch series at its best. No loose ends and a quilt work of plots that all come together quite nicely. The major characters are well developed and the narration is superb. If you like Connelly and Bosch, you will not be disappointed.
I don't know why I wasn't expecting a lot from this book but I was pleasantly surprised. The really bad guys were really bad and the protagonist had enough likable qualities to keep you rooting for him. Maybe it was because the last book I listened to was so bad that this one seemed exceptional. I liked the story, the characters and the author's ability to make me want to continue listening. The narration was excellent too.
This book is pure escapism with a protagonist that is bigger than life. Part avenger, part vigilante, part superhero, Jack Reacher is confident that he will prevail no matter who the opponent. He comes up against some pretty evil characters, most of whom underestimate the calibre of their opponent. It's good (well mostly good) against evil and there is usually little doubt as to who will prevail. Never mind that the storyline is fairly preposterous; the action and flow, coupled with some twists and turns made for good entertainment. Author Lee Child took some liberties with his research, for example his re-creation of the layout of Atlanta's airport and his ignoring of the truck inspection facilities on the Georgia/Florida border. But he made up for it with a compelling narrative and descriptive (but not overly so) language. Dick Hill did a good job with the narration and I'd listen to other books he's done without hesitation. This type book should probably max out at four stars and I'm glad to award them. If you're turned off by violence and evil characters, shop elsewhere. Otherwise this book is well worth a listen.