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.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
This was the first Lee Child audio book I've listened to, although it is in the middle of the series. It's still a great stand-alone story, and caught my attention from the start, kept it until the end. I'm a sucker for ex-military types and love it when they are the good guys, and this one is full of ex-military guys, good and bad. The back story (ten years prior when Reacher was still in the army) was very interesting and central to the current story, and if you don't listen carefully, near the end of the book, you may get confused. I didn't. Great story, great narration. I will be listening to more of the series.
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!
Yes, when I stopped the audio, I couldn't wait to get back to it.
Reacher's fight with Pauly
Fight scene with Pauly and when Reacher was fighting for his life while being pulled down by the ocean's under tow
Really had a blast listening to it.
Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
I loved this book. Lee Child really found his muse in Jack Reacher. Easy to listen to, and worth every minute!
This was my first-and last-Jack Reacher book. I love good mysteries and spy stories, and I know folks get killed in a variety of ways for a variety of reasons in any "who done it". But the endless blood and guts of this book was way too much for me.
Having said that, I have to admit I listened to every word, because Lee Child did such a great job getting the cat up the tree I just had to find out how he was going to get it down. Great plot, great suspense, great performance. If only a few less people had died in a few less imaginative ways.
Yes. Keeps me on my toes. just maybe after a couple years when I don't remember it as much. It's always good to revisit a good book.
Thats really hard to say.. all of it.. lol.
The powerful protagonist.. of course.
I don't think so. This wasn't one of my favorite Jack Reacher stories. I am a Jack Reacher fan, but some are just two violent.
I think "Die Trying" would be similar. Lots of violence, too many prolonged scenes of cruelty and depravity. The mystery was good, but would have been better without the graphic details which actually take away from the story-line, in my opinion.
Mediocre, childish, amateurish
It repelled me. I found myself wanting to skip some of the violence to get back to the story.
I am a Jack Reacher fan. I like most of the stories, but sometimes the author goes a little over the top with violence. Yes, I know that Jack is one tough hombre, but the details get a bit too prolonged. Interestingly, it actually detracts from the story (for me at least). Lee Child is very skilled at creating good mysteries and unexpected twists and turns, which I appreciate. HIs characters are always interesting and I really like the strength, both internal and external, of the main character. There is something very charismatic about someone so confident, filled with a deep inner calm and who follows his own path outside the box. I've never been a fan of Dick Hill's, however. Though his voice is perfect for the Jack Reacher character, he does other voices very poorly, especially female, young characters or other ethnic groups. He just doesn't have the nuances of voice that a good overall narrator should have.
just the facts mam
This is the second Lee Childs Book I've read. I wasn't crazy about the first one, however my wife loves him. I thought I'd give it one more try. He just doesn't work for me.
Actually I think Mr. Hill's performance is a little over-the-top.
Jack Reacher. The character is flawed, mysterious is interesting, and enigma is interesting, but lost in directionless is not.