Having just finished the excellent "Tripwire," I was ready for another Reacher. "Persuader" killed the character for me for some time to come. Story flat, characters full of lead. Seems as if Child wrote this one for the money. I've enjoyed this series, but not this version.
Listening to contemporary and historical fiction, mysteries/thrillers, and the occasional bio or memoir. Narration is key; nothing is more distracting than a poor telling of a good story! My rating scale: 5=Love It; 4 = Like It; 3 = It's Okay; 2 = Not So Good; 1 = Bad, Really Bad.
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.
It is pretty on par with a lot of the audiobooks I have listened to, especially when considering that I have listened to quite a few of the Reacher books by Child. I have not been dissapointed yet by Mr. Child's writing of this awesome character!
I enjoyed the 1st person narrative Child adopted with this tale, which is not usually how he writes Reacher, at least from what I have read/ listened to. It most certainly worked with the story, and the suspense, as we only learn what is going on as Reacher learns it. Great stuff.
Dick Hill has the absolute perfect voice for the Reacher series. He helps me get lost in the narrative in a way I might not be able to just reading it. I have heard another Reacher thriller read by another narrator,a nd it is not that he was not good, it is just that Dick Hill is that amazing. I will listen to anything this fellow reads. Keep it up!
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I love Lee Child. I love Jack Reacher.
No. I keep trying, and he just makes me crazy--not as crazy as diminutive Tom Cruise playing Reacher, but crazy.
For some reason, the monotonous Hill permeates the genres I enjoy. Why? He constantly mixes his voices up, and he CANNOT do women. They all sound like a man trying to do a granny voice. I will have to read Child on a Kindle.
This is the third book I've listened to by this author and narrator and I love each and every one! I know Reacher's character may be over the top, but I still get excited and sometimes find myself holding my breath to hear what will happen next. I listen to these books in my car and there have been times that I've just sat in the car (after I've arrived at my destination), because I can't find a good stopping point! I just have to hear what comes next!
The book's plot started immediately and kept going at a fast pace.
There were many memborable moments. But the drowning scene was so well written I feel like I know exactly what the character went through.
When Reacher finally over came the last few of the bad guys.
Absolutely, I love lee child, I have only heard a few of his jack reacher novels, but they're great! I'm never dissapointed with lee child
The part where jack saves the boy and his mother from Paul and his devious pleasures, how he wasn't afraid to give his life to save others, like a good soldier offers his life to save innocent people.
I'm a truck driver, the cab of my truck can get noisy, I would much appreciate if he wouldn't drop his voice so much, he gets very hard to hear sometimes, unlike Scott brick or jay Snyder who are very nice to listen to when I'm driving
Yep! But I break it up over several days, because like I said, I'm a driver and I like to listen to a good exciting book to keep me awake when I get sleepy
Great work lee child! Love all your books!
Listening while I run.
Maybe, I just don't get it but this is the second Reacher book that I thought was just mediocre. The story was slow and boring and the bad guys were not believable. I tried but I could not get into the story. I would say pass on this one.
Where do I begin? Lee Child seems to have some sort of ADD when it comes to his character Jack Reacher. In one book he is, "all that movie stuff you see when revenge is sweet- my brother would laugh at that" and then another he is, "I'm Jack Reacher, I NEED YOU TO KNOW WHO I AM". Not to mention Reacher goes from being hyper vigilant in 95 percent of all situations and always has some sort of complete lack of sense at the times it matters most. Lazy writing. Manufactured danger. Really dumb 'bad guys'.
One last thing. Stop painting people who believe in the right to bear arms and own whatever weapons they deem enough to protect themselves from danger and mostly tyranny as thugs and villians, whilst claiming that in the hands of some douche bag former MP it's completely OK.
No. Mitch Rapp almost never disappoints.
Jack Reacher of course. Dick Hill is great.
Dick Hill in a Punisher comic book type setting would be great. Even if he were to narrate over an actual movie. (If I'm late to this party please understand this is the only character I've ever heard him voice)