I have read 5 or 6 of the Reacher books, and they have always seemed moderately plausible. This one, however, was ridiculously implausible after the first chapter. The base plotline was good, but everything else just seemed outrageous. I am not especially fond of the narrator either. His delivery is a bit staccato and I don't care for his voice. I think it can be a toss up when you go from reading the books, to then listenign to them. You already have your own internal pacing and impressions, and the narrator doesn't usually mimic that. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone, honestly, even if I had read it instead of listen to it. 61 hours, so much better. And why call it Persuader?
nope. not even from other Reacher books.
Staccato. Harsh. Cocky.
irritation and disappointment
this series is very good, but not this book. give another reacher novel a try.
One of the best Reacher novels, with an extreme but plausible plot and some superb writing involving a near-drowning. The first-person narration works much better than the previous third-person storytelling. The action keeps unfolding and building to a very satisfying end.
I graduated in 2011 from Saint Michael's College with a degree in English and American Studies. I love all types of writing, from Stephen King to James Joyce. I especially like short stories.
I love Jack Reacher, but I cannot stand Dick Hill and his voices.
Yes, fast paced and keeps you thinking.
Really anyone, but Dick Hill. His voice-overs are so aggrevating.
Bought this book because it was on sale. Would have been happy to pay full price. Constant suspense and loads of action. Reacher is always one slight slip up or event out of his control from getting a bullet in the back of the head. If your a Jack Reacher newbie as I was, a fantastic introduction to the serious. After listening, you are very likely to go the the beginning where it all started for Reacher, and purchase the Killing Floor. Both the Persuader and the Killing Floor are written in the first person and narrated by Dick Hill who brings Jack Reacher to life. Lee Child also writes some of the Jack Reacher series in the third person (Die Trying, the second book in the series). Like the majority of listeners, I found Dick Hill narrated Reacher books were much more compelling than Reacher in the third person narrated by Jonathan McClain. However, as a huge Reacher fan, likely to give third person Reacher book once more chance.
All the book's I've read on Reacher has always kept my interest, and I can say I will read all of the one's I don't have...Reacher Rock's
I'm not reading them in order but have been very pleased so far. This episode was no exception. Not sure I'd really like somebody out there taking irrevocable justice into their own hands, but it makes for a good story.
I love to read espionage and criminal thrillers. My lifestyle doesn't allow time to sit and read so audio books is really an enjoyment.
Yes it did. This is one of the most exciting Lee Child books I have ever listened to.
Dick was awesome. The drowning scene was one of his best reads.
The book was unbelievably "on your seat" reaction. I did laugh some.
A bit predictable and overly violent.
Yes if you are a Lee Child fan it's a good read
Going out of the window with dual persuaders.
I love the Lee Child Reacher series
Anti hunters and animal rights nuts
earlier part of book before Child gave his personal opinion on hunters and PETA
Dick Hill is great
I can hardly believe a writer would make negative comments on Hunting and positive on PETA when his normal audience would be males and especially strong males. Many of which are outdoorsmen! Shame on you
From the 1st page on, I was "persuaded" by the author through the narrator that this audible selection would be exciting and dramatic, which is just what I was looking.
The plot led me from one page to the next by piquing my interest by switching scenes, teasing the reader. It led me to eagerly press on to the finish.
His wonderful ability to assume the identity of each speaking character by changing his voice to become the character. It's outstanding...his voice control, and he sustains it through out the read.