Very good. Does not disappoint. Better than the movie (although the movie was generally faithful).
Same stuff, different title. Reacher's about as subtle as an atomic bomb, and the story's as deep as an infant's bath water - to be fair, this one's fairly deep. If you like Reacher books, you'll like this one. If you've never listened to one, but like thrillers and action, give it a shot.
Yes - In a few months probably - it was fun to listen to.
Bar scene where he encountered 5 guys
Will be watching for another Reacher book.
We were set to see the movie on NYE and I just had to listen to the book first! The book was great! The characters were rich and layered and you could "see" everything as you listened. This is one of the few series that BOTH my guy and I listen to! Well worth a credit!
This Lee Child book of Jack Reacher is by far the best one I have listened to to date. The action is amazing, Reacher shows you all his skills from his Mind to his toughness. If you haven't listened to any Reacher books I would highly recommend you to start here.
Not sure I can or I would. I would just say it's a fun mystery with twists and action
Dick Hill is one of the best. Dick is a master of his craft and he does an amazing Reacher.
Yes it was but I broke it off over a few days. I loves it and it is very hard to shut it off.
I thought it has wonderful action and a very solid story that paints a great picture of who Reacher is. I love how Lee Child painted the picture in your mind and how Dick hill gave life to those pictures. Great Book Folks
Fan of mysteries, fiction, business, biography, comedy and podcasts. Audible listener since 2008.
The story's mystery were the most fun to listen to -- the forensic investigation, the reluctance of the protagonist and the little aha moments of discovery were all great mystery craft.
Not an overwhelming performance, which I liked. His narration didn't get in the way of the story and made it easy to listen to. A good amount of voice characterization. I like any voice work slightly muted in audiobooks.
Too cheesy for my taste - too much fake tough guy talk. This is one of those cases where the movie is better than the book.
This was my first Jack Reacher. Story is 4.5 stars... I enjoyed it immensely because it is fast-paced, interesting with twists and suspenseful. Reacher is charismatic and well-written. Since this one I went right ahead and bought two more Reacher novels and I'm the middle of my third one. Sometimes I get a little bored through short spells hence the 4.5 stars. On balance, I highly recommend Jack Reacher. It is a great series overall.
The last thriller series that I enjoyed was Pendergast...I loved Fever Dream and that's what hooked me in. However I found that the quality between Pendergast books varies immensely, to the point where I thought it was somewhat hit or miss - even only reading the ones that scored at minimum of 4.5 overall. So far with the Reacher series, the story is always good to great - never a miss (just some spots within a plot might start to drag on).
So far, so good!
I've listened to two other Lee Child audiobooks and I've seen the movie version of One Shot, "Jack Reacher," with Tom Cruise. Compared to the others I've listened to, this one was a little too predictable. Everything is tied up with a bow at the end with Jack Reacher explaining it all to a bewildered group of listeners like a classic whodunit. There are a lot more scenes without Reacher in it than the other books in this series that I've sampled. Without this, it would be hard to understand the actions of the sinister Zek, so I suppose this is a good thing but it was a bit surprising when it first happened.
I still enjoyed listening to it. Jack Reacher's character keeps me listening and Dick Hill's narration strikes the perfect note in bringing it across to the listener. There are some great twists, the least of which is Reacher starting out wanting to "bury" the shooter, not exonerate him, at the beginning of the book.
This may be blasphemy to hardcore fans, but I actually think the movie improved on the book by trimming the character list, simplifying the plot and having a more believable showdown at the end. Yes, Tom Cruise is a bit of a miscast but he pulls off the main thrust of Lee Child's protagonist even if he doesn't have the stature.
I would think so, I love Dick Hill as a narrator, I so love listening to the books he narrates.
Just all of it..... its a good book as usual from Lee Child
yes.... all brilliant
just that feeling of an adrenalin rush listening to it, and a really satisfied "glad to have chosen it to listen to"
Don't think many people could possiblty be disappointed with this audio/novel