Work is Way Busy. Relaxation with a good book is mandatory. Audible lets me get into many more books per year than before.
No doubt about it !
No doubt about it!
The one between "This is Audible" and "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program."
I am not able to critique a piece of art (any media) but I know when something is good enough to keep me paying attention for 14 hours with only a few interruptions. That isn't an easy task, but Lee Child, Dick Hill and the fictional Jack Reacher have no problem - No Doubt About It!
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Jack Reacher is some kind of guy! His moral code is a little hard to grasp (maybe he hasn't one) but he's so likable that you can't help root for him as he mows down one villain after the next and has one sexual conquest after the next. One thing is for certain -- never ever get on his bad side! Jack Reacher takes no prisoners.
I liked this book a great deal. The narration is superb. Dick Hill is amazing and it is through his inflections and voices that the story truly comes alive. But it is also a very good story with gripping issues that end each chapter and compel you to keep listening. The events may seem crazy and implausible, but you will find yourself believing it is all possible in the blink of an eye.
If you like thrillers with lots of action (and some rather repugnant gore-filled descriptions of murders and slayings here and there) you won't want to miss this one.
Retired teacher of literature with an interest in religion and in science and in history. I have loved reading for 50 years.
Holds you like glue to the very last page.....I have read all the Jack Reacher novels, I think, and this one is the best. At times you are not really sure who the bad guys are....and while the main plot rushes on, Reacher constantly remembers events from the past when an investigation went wrong....and it turns out that the newest problem will help rectify the previous fouled up investigation provided Reacher can overcome the crook that bested him earlier...The narration is very very good....the narrator gets the pacing and the accents and the emotions exactly right....
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Another exciting Jack Reacher adventure. Each time I pick one of these up on a Daily Deal I always think that it will be my last, but Lee Child has a great pen for action-adventure.
In this addition Jack finds himself knee deep in a covert mission where he is to extract an under cover operative that is caught up in a drug opperation, however, all things are not what they may seem. When he infiltrates and gains the trust of some of the players involved, he starts to realize that the whole convoluted mission leads him back into his past.
A lot of gun fights and the normal Reacher bravado, surrounded by some pretty interesting characters and a good, twisting plot. As always Dick Hill's narration added something extra to the story. I will be picking up the next Daily Deal in this series. It always keeps me wanting for more.
We have to talk. This just isn't working between us anymore.
Be assured that it isn't you; it's me.
Your super human escapades are fine, I just can suspend belief long enough anymore
Your emotional immaturity is fine, I just feel I need something a less shallow these days
Your author's choice of having Tom Thumb , I mean Tom Cruise play you in a movie is fine, even though I am stricken with paralyzing nausea at the very thought
I'm not worried that you will reply as your author's most favorite phrase for you is "I said nothing." Honestly Jack, if I had a penny for every time I heard that, I could forget trying to win the Power Ball
I wish you all the best. I know you will find new readers/listeners as I must move on and find other authors/heroes/books .
Loved this book…love this series. Definitely a thriller action paced book. Had one hour left in book and took it out of car and in house cause I just had to finish it!
Special thanks to Sasha, Stacy and Stef for sharing the Audible experience with me and being the best of company during my recovery.
An excellent beginning, good writing, and the power of a great character are; in the end, wasted due to the two weaknesses of Lee Child. The first is the omnipresent filler that takes the Jack Reacher novels two or three hours longer than they need to be; this one drags things out to a painful level; it is the weakest Reacher novel since Tripwire. The second factor is the overly drawn out finale that is a part of every book in the series; in this case though it is taken to ridiculous lengths. There is one anti climactic scene that to me appeared absolutely ridiculous. There is much that's okay in this listen but if this is your initial foray into the Reacher series; you might not read another.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
I liked the action parts of this novel, but the story was extremely weak and unbelievable in so many areas I don't know where to start. I have read 2 other Lee Child novels which I enjoyed, but this one was weak.
Also Dick Hill, the narrator, should not try to do any characters other than the main character. Every supporting character sounds the same-whether man or woman...like an alcoholic older woman(who we have all met on the street asking for a donation to her habit). Advise to the author, Lee Child: have someone else do the supporting characters other than Dick Hill. Dick Hill does a fine job for the main "tough guy" character. But it was tedious listening to Dick Hill repeat the same intonations for every single supporting character, whether male or female. I wanted to stop listening it was so painful.
All the book's I've read on Reacher has always kept my interest, and I can say I will read all of the one's I don't have...Reacher Rock's
This was my first listen to the Jack Reacher novels, and I've already downloaded a few more. It's a fast paced story, full of action, suspense, murder, romance. You name it, this story has it, to keep the earbuds on for the duration.
The narration is excellent, so I'll definitely want to listen to more from Dick Hill, along with reading this series.