If you compare this one to Jack Reacher's 'Kill Shot', this book will be 2 stars less. I had read couple of Jack Reacher series and was expecting an exciting and thrilling story line, but was very disappointed. The story lacks the usual Jack Reacher's detective skills. The plot and the motive turns out to be very week. Do not waste your credits on this book.
If Jack Reacher novels were crack, this is the best fix yet. Honestly, with so many books in a series, I don't have high expectations that an author can time and time again keep my interest. I figure at some point here my addiction to Reacher has to come to an end. Yet book seven is like the "Best of Reacher." The eventual twist in the plot was in fact foreshadowed all along, right under my nose, but I didn't see it! "This and not that" as Garber might say.
I'm wondering what I will do when I run out of books. I will likely need an inpatient program to break free, or at least a support group.
Sure I would recommend this. With a warning that it is really, really violent. But what a great woven story! Lots of ellements to it. You will like the character so much with the narrator's voice.
AWEsome as usual.
I am not going to see the first Jack Reacher movie that is now out... after listening to the character played/narrated by Dick Hill, I just can't imagine enjoying the movie having Jack Reacher played by "T.C."
This was actually the first Jack Reacher I've read. I didn't realize that I'd picked up in the middle of a series, but it didn't stop me from enjoying the book. The author includes enough details about Reacher for the reader to get to know him without having read earlier books. However, I did go ahead and purchase Book 1 and Book 2 because I so enjoyed this one and thought I'd like to "read" the rest of the series. It was fast-paced and kept me interested. There were a couple of twists and a few things that I kind of saw coming. The narrator had a tendency to read it like an old cop show narration and there were more than a few times when it felt contrived (a la Leslie Nielsen doing "Airplane"). But, overall, it was a enjoyable listen.
Dick Hill does a great job with the Jack Reacher series. Listen to one book and it's good, really good even. But listen to the series and you come to love the characters and how Reacher is portrayed in each.
You'll see similarities David Baldacci's recent military cop series. Although, they are quite different at the end of the day. The Reacher series is probably better.
The final showdown between Paulie and Reacher. Pretty entertaining. For a few minutes, you actually think Reacher is going down.
I listen to books while I drive to work and found myself sitting in the parking lot waiting to see what happened before turning my car off!
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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People who like Dick Hill's voice
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!