Author of The Madison Picker and the Serapis Fraktur
This is my first foray into the Reacher World, my first Childs book ever, and I liked it. I liked it well and I liked it because of the way the actor handled the role and I liked how Childs handled the prose, especially Reacher's. Reacher is eloquent but jagged in a Brooklyn sort of way, kinda like how I'm writing this review, and kinda the way Reacher makes observations. Example: "...it had four rooms. A small bedroom on the left and a smaller one on the right."
Reacher I liked, too, but Dick Hill made him "plausible." (...how many times was THAT word used? I ask myself.) I probably ordered this book when it was on sale because after Tom Cruise's disaster it didn't seem "plausible" that the series would have an iota of a rat's arse of a chance of being any good at all, but I was wrong.
I'm hooked. And I'm going to listen to them all, and, I pray that I stop thinking, writing, and talking the way Childs writes. Maybe I will. Maybe I won't. All thumbs up.
When he escaped
Maybe. Maybe not.
great story, wonderful narrator. story kept me guessing and engaged. cant wait for the next one!
“Never To Suffer Would Never To Have Been Blessed" - Edgar Allan Poe
I said nothing. Another Jack Reacher classic with exceptional attention to detail and meticulous and articulate character development. Dick Hill is without question, the finest narrator in the industry and could make a filibuster sound aesthetically pleasing.
I LOVE audio books. I drive 20 hours per week on average and use that time to listen to books. I love long books, and multi book series.
Yes, I believe audio is always better if the performer does a good job.
Jack Reacher is always a fun character, and Child's stories are entertaining when you don't feel like listening to anything too deep.
Jack Reacher of course....
Worth a credit. A good story to listen to with adult family members while on a road trip.
Naration by dick kill is as good as it gets. Reacher never disappoints. Great listen on a long drive or while doing chores.
The story definitely has a good twist and I enjoyed it. I will read another Reacher book. I did however find it a little hard to believe that Reacher and a small team of FBI agents working "off book" could leave a trail of bodies in their wake as they do in this book and not be discovered. Nevertheless, it was a good read.