I'm such a Jack Reacher fan but this was a major disappointment. I've waited for a few days before I decided to review this book. I want to be fair but I was bored throughout the book. Dick Hill is a marvelous narrator but I constantly had to re-wind to try to follow the plot. There were so many characters and I didn't find it easy to sort out the mission. I just tolerated the story to the end. Maybe someday I'll go back and listen again. But overall, it's my least favorite Reacher novel.
Reachers vulnerable side comes out in this one. Kind of weird to listen to. He makes up for it though. The story took a long time to come together. Worth a listen but not my favorite in the series.
As usual Lee portrays Reacher as the tough, but extremely smart well trained retired U S Army cop with a never bending sense of justice.
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
To me, this is a great book series. I have not been let down yet. The plots remain interesting, the characters continue to grow, and as far as entertainment goes I'm very pleased.
Little of both. The story arc and characters are pretty good, but I the incorrect firearms info and tired stereotypes get old.
Incorrect stereotype and myths abound. Like the idea that gun store owners are easily corruptible. Guess what, they get back ground checked by FBI/ATF and then have to submit to yearly audits on EVERY transaction. They are probably more strict about paperwork than your accountant!
I love a good book
I've read the books in the Reacher series up to this one. Occasionally Reacher would kill another character, but in this book, he kills 4 people in a row in a pretty horrible way. As long as he has worked it out that its okay then its okay. I don't know if I can keep reading this series. Smug in his attitudes, full of self importance and superiority, and unforgiving. He's a vigilante, a tough guy, without much of a conscience, a sociopath. Aren't prisons filled with people like this? I did enjoy the narration. Dick Hill is great. It's the character of Reacher I have a hard time with. He's so outside of anything human. I also don't like how Child continues to make fun of conservatives, Christians, and certain groups of Americans. He inserts his liberal ideas like PETA. I don't know. Just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
Good story, but not as good as many of the Reacher series. Some serious logic flaws - characters not paying attention to obvious details. Great narration except too quiet in many places for listening in the car which is the best place for audio books.