Master storyteller Lee Child always takes us on new adventures in each installment of his Jack Reacher series. In this book, Reacher finds himself teamed up with old Army buds to solve the murder of former teammates. It is a wild ride, and the dangers have horrific implications, but it is one well worth the taking. Certainly this is Child's best to date and I can't wait for the next one.
The author doesn't paint the word pictures that I have come to appreciate from books I have read in the past but with a little imagination, possibly from past experience, my (your) mind will fill in the blanks. The story line is a good one and an entertaining one. In spite of my misgivings, I found myself enjoying the traffic clogged trips to work each day listening to the story as it played out.
I enjoyed this book. I like the Reacher books when the Nagely charecter is included. Great story lots of twists and turns, the reason I like Lee Child books.
I'll give everything a try
WOW I've read Coben and Koonz and loved him, so someone suggested me to have a shot with Lee Child. And he disappoint. Military code and the reference to their codes adds a superb touch to the noval.
Dick Hill was amazing too, I think no other narrator can do a better job than him on the same book, and I'm picky to the extreme with narrators. I can't wait to read more of Child's books! And I hope audible could get us more of his books in the future too.
I agree with the earlier comments about the very poor audio quality of this one - not just the reader and his 'voices' confusion, but the overall audio quality left much to be desired - despite downloading format 4.
Whilst the story line was reasonable if not riveting, it was spoilt by the audio constraints. The only positive thing was that I had to replay so much of it to actually understand what was being said, that it passed even more tedious hours in countless planes and airports!!
Long commutes have turned me into a dedicated Audible fan. Looking at my stats I can't believe I have 825 titles in my Library.
A good thriller. Not the best I've read/heard but good nonetheless. But Dick HIll? Is this guy even a professional reader? Worst reader I have ever listened to and I can hardly even begin to describe what he does wrong. His pronunciation is awkward as if he's almost drunk and is trying too hard to pronounce the words correctly. His words don't flow properly. Some of his character voices are halfway decent but his female voices are poorly done with some of them so soft you can't understand what they're saying.
George Guidal would have made this book a joy instead of just passable. I'm taking two stars away for poor reading. Sorry Dick, audiobooks are just not your thing.
65 y/o father of two sons. Married 25 yrs. Audible member for 8 yrs. I can hardly read books with my eyes any more. I love reviewing.
I have read a number of the Jack Reacher books. I couldn't get through half of this one. I doubt that this has anything to do with the movie (Tom Cruise as Reacher, really?) but maybe Mr. Child should try something else. My favorite thriller writers (Timothy Hallinan, Thomas Perry, etc) have the lives of their characters progress in ways that are similar to our lives. Jack Reacher is stuck in stone. He is a permanent loner with no relationships other than prior military contacts. He could develop a life without straining the safety of Reacher. Dick Hill does a fine job with these kinds of things, but this is the kind of thing that only people who like this kind of thing will like.
This was my first Reacher book. Good development of the good guys. Poor development of the bad guys. Fair story line up to the end but then, for me, it fell apart. Went beyond the feasible even for this genre. The narrator seemed to have developed his style and choice of voices from an old Dead End Kids movie. He made a couple of the good guy characters unappealing for me. I didn't feel cheated when I finished but I have a hard time recommending it too strongly for others. Reacher fans may ignore the shortcomings and enjoy getting up to date on Reacher and his former squad.