I do like the Jack Reacher books, I just don't find them "challenging." Lee Childs develops the story well, but always overlooks what ultimately becomes the cause of the problem. I listen to these stories when listening may not get all of my attention. It's no biggie if I miss parts of the book...I usually have them figured out halfway through anyway. I will buy more, and if you like the genre, you should definitely give this one a shot.
Say something about yourself!
You know what Reacher is going to do, you're just not sure how he will pull it off.
Dick Hill is Reacher. He knows the character and is consistent with Reacher and the others.
Say something about yourself!
Good action, typical Reacher, a bit overdone on the numbers. Nothing spectacular. Just decent Reacher. Excellent Dick Hill narration.
I think I may listen to this again as this was my first Reacher book and I like the way Lee child writes this character. Reacher is very skilled at what he does and what he knows and I will be giving the whole series a listen to.
I think the ending could have been more force full but really it it didn't have to be.
Reacher, even tho all the others were done masterfully by Dick Hill. Reacher was a very good one.
No, not in this one. If I had to say anything it would be it was refreshing to see the main character be poor and not some high tech person with money. They show you he has know money but what he does have is a skill to help people he loves or cares about.
Reacher is worth your time as both Dick Hill gives him life and Lee Child gives him depth and a sense this is not just the same old tough guy story line but rather a nice change to a tough guy story line.
Another great Jack Reacher story. The story was a bit complicated and as usual you could not predict the outcome. There were a couple of scenes that were somewhat unbelievable and I did find myself thinking "there is no way anyone would come to that conclusion". Doesn't matter though, it was still a good book.
I like the concept of Reacher's character--his military police background, no personal possessions--except a toothbrush, which he "unpacks" by taking out of his pocket and putting into a hotel glass. However, the story becomes unbelievable at many points. I listened to the end, though I lost interest well before. Got kind of old, knowing the good guys would win and the bad guys would get their just dues.
Franes Neagley is here...Reacher is scary, but Neagley is absolutely uncanny--and deadly. She's as talented as Reacher, but very mysterious. With them working together, this book is awesome!!
I can hardly stand to listen to Dick Hill. His women's voices are just horrible and I think he makes Reacher sound like a jerk. Now that Lee Childs has let hollywood cast Tom Cruise...I just don't know where this is going. Anyway, its a long story with a great beginning and ending just way too many characters and too much guessing wrong. Not like Reacher to go off on 2 wild goose chases.
Nagly, I want to know more about her character. Reacher respects her in every way.
Needed to be read by someone else. Women all sound like breathless bimbos, and they are not written that way.
It has one.
Either Lee Child has written one too many Reacher mysteries or I've read one too many. This book was a big disappointment. The inconsistencies are maddening. Child spends a lot of ink describing the close bond between Jack Reacher and his former Army MP buddies. Then he makes a lie of this premise with banter between them that is snide, snarky, condescending and competitive. It was painful to listen to. Child also describes Reacher's female colleagues as incredibly strong, gifted and successful. Yet one of them (the most successful in civilian life) defers to Jack in the most obsequious of ways. If you have enjoyed the strong feminine characters in other Jack Reacher novels, they are MIA in this one. Dick Hill may have narrated one too many Reacher novels too. His reading of this book makes the writing flaws so much worse.