I wonder if what bugged me would have been as apparent reading the book as opposed to listening to it. I became aware of the recurring term, "I said nothing" and by the time I reached the end I was screaming in my head for an editor to step in and undo the damage. There are a hundred ways to say, "I said nothing" but none were utilized. It doesn't help that Reacher is a reticent man of few words, so the occasions to use the phrase, "I said nothing" are on every page! Sometimes Childs would change it up to say, "She said nothing" or "He said nothing", peppered with the infrequent "We said nothing". I lost the plot, dialogue and action and became a tabulator of that repeated phrase....made me crazy. Decent book, but Sheesh.
I have read most of his books and like them all. I really like the Reacher books. I can harley put the books down, once I start them. I will listen to it again in a while.
It just keeps you moving.
I liked this book. Hill's read was great. Lee Child however is letting his liberal politics seep into the story too much and liberal's are retards. Cut the crap Lee.
Heading in the wrong direction.
Cut the crap Lee.
I like me!
im pretty sure its in my top ten out of 100+
something from tom clancy
Reacher of course
no but the book kept me entertained and intrigued.
This is not my genre of books usually stick to sci-fi stuff but got it on sale and it was a heck of a deal. now of course i have to buy the follow on books and see how it goes.
I work in mine-action (landmines) travel a lot. Murder and mayhem is my favorite category…but, I love great books pretty much of any kind!
Lee Child is another of my favorite authors, have read them all and this one is another GREAT READ!!
All of it. As you read/listen to this story you feel as if you know Reacher, you've known him forever and you're in there with him through the whole story! Lee Child has a way of making you feel like you're an active participant.
Yes, I hate to turn off the phone (listening device) to even go to sleep when I'm listening to one of Lee Child's books, really loved this one.
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.
Outstanding. I've read it twice already.
When the narrator is reading the chapter in which Jack almost drowns. I was on the edge of my seat.
I haven't. But now I want to. Excellent narrator.
No extreme reactions. But I really enjoyed the story and the narration.
Looking forward to others in the series.
This was my third read of a Jack Reacher novel, even though this is the 7th book in the series. It does well as a stand alone novel, and the sequencing of the stories is immaterial.
This audio book was an excellent package deal. The story and narrator were a good match.
As for the Jack Reacher character, well let's just say he is the anti-bond. Bond is slick and suave, and Reacher is rough around the edges. Bond is a socialite, and Reacher a loner.
Both characters share many similarities, as does the story and writing styles. These books can be a bit formulaic, as are many series, but that is really a minor detraction.
Pick this up if you are looking for a well crafted bit of entertainment.
The pace of the story.
The last fight with Pauly.
The performance of this book by Dick Hill is perfect. The story is violent, but very entertaining a departure from my usual reads, but at the right price I will buy more of this series.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
This may be the best Reacher novel since The Killing Floor. I have had two complaints about the series in earlier books: 1. The women are weak and whiny, and 2. Jack is too "perfect" -- always the smartest, strongest and wittiest.
With respect to the female characters: I found Duffy to be competent, if not deep. It was a step in the right direction, hopefully the next novels will continue to grow in depth and intensity. As much as I like Dick Hill's narration I still find him incapable of female voices.
And with respect to my second complaint, I was very happy with the glimpses into Reacher's past. It gave him complexity and allowed him to show some vulnerability. In past books I found him unbelievable. When a character isn't real I find it hard to buy into the circumstances of the story. Thankfully, this episode finally answered this criticism and gave me a more complicated Reacher.
In this edition of the series Jack worked under-cover in conjunction with Duffy's crew. It made for a more compelling story. I hope that Jack finds himself in similar situations in the next books too.