This novel is very, very bad and extremely troublesome. The plot, if you wish to call it that, is at best childish. The bad plot is supplemented by an extremely bad reader who has a lot of trouble keeping track of the voices of the various characters in the book. I wholeheartedly suggest that you bypass this one and spend your money more wisely. If I could have given this a zero rating I would have.
as much as i loved every one of his previous novels, i didnt even finish this one. maybe it got better, but i listened for quite a few hours and put it down. sorry Lee.
Absolutely. Dick Hill's intonations and phrasings give more depth to the characters, underscore the dry humor -- and overall make the plot more interesting.
The existential hero, who is steadfast in his loyalty and his retribution, creating a bit of fairness in our unfair world.
I am committed to finish the series
I will be finishing the series.
I love the modulation of Hill's voice and that is usually one of my criteria for choosing a book.
knowing what I know about the series an emphatic no.
No, only because the style of the narration created an old school feel.
Probably not. If it was for a 50's detective novel, like a film noir feel, he might be appropriate. But I'm not in to that genre.
The unit that stays together...pays together.
The narrator is very talented but just not the right fit for this series.
I am a huge Lee Child fan and have listened to nearly all of the Jack Reacher novels from audible within the last two months. This one is a huge disappointment. To start, the recording quality is poor -- one chapter is suddenly louder than the last, then reverts to quiet again at a whim. Not pleasant to have in one's ears. Second, Jack is better than he is portrayed here. As are his SI friends. They stumble around in this book as if they have no training at all. Finally, Jack often find himself in bed with someone at some point -- in this novel that entire line of subplot is absurd. This won't stop me from listening to every last Lee Child book (particularly if Dick Hill continues to narrate them), but I can't help but think he phoned this one in.
I started the Lee Child novels with “The Killing Floor” and was immediately captured by the talent of this Author. I was insanely addicted and went through book after book to where I am now “Nothing To Loose”. In my journey through these novels I have came to the conclusion that this Author has a agenda. To start his agenda he gets his readers addicted by pure, raw, talent and then slowly starts feeding his messages and as the books go on the message gets plainer, louder, and more outspoken.
After the first few books it is clear that Reacher (Lee Child) is a Atheist but he doesn’t pound away at it, he just makes a few jabs at believers. In every book he has to sleep with different women and makes it clear that sleeping with a woman doesn’t and shouldn’t mean any kind of commitment to that said woman. By the time I had gotten to the book “The Enemy” it was clear that Reacher (Lee Child) was also a homosexual supporter and in favor of homosexual’s in the military! So now we have the big brute “Reacher” going around killing everyone and beating up every man he comes across but has a sensitive spot for having homosexuals in our military!
Now for the Clincher!!! I have now gotten to “Nothing To Loose” and Lee Child shows every color in his soul!!! Now Lee is taking huge blows to the believers and now this big bad brutal man (Reacher) is supporting military deserters (who don’t believe in the cause)!!! What a guy this Lee Child is!!! In this book he comes out swinging like Nancy Peolosi!! I am truly amazed at the agenda Lee has by this book. I am angry and sad that now I have purchased every “Reacher” novel that I was pulled in to this trap and now funded him to write more books on his agenda!!! I am sad that Lee obviously doesn’t know anything about a higher power, moral values, and the commitment of a armed soldier!!! If Lee Child shares your personal idea’s then by all means his books will be of great satisfaction to you and you have the right to that belief syste
Say something about yourself!
I have enjoyed the Jack Reacher stories up until this one. Though I did not read them in order and have not read/heard all of them (I have just 8 books) I have enjoyed Reacher vs. the world.
I thought this would be another good story because Reacher was going to hook up with former comrades-in-arms to battle the bad guys. However, when the author wishes to interject his personal political views, in this book those being: anti-Christian, anti-hunting and pro PETA shout outs, then I must spend my money on other books.
I am a huge Lee Child / Jack Reacher fan and so naturally was extremely excited to download and start the next installment. I was very disappointed both in the book and the reader. The reader was very difficult to listen to and brought no excitement to the Jack Reacher character. The book was also a disappointment. Definitely not up to the previous standards. New dimensions were given to Reacher that had never been before been discussed such as Mensa level mathematics skills. I listened to the end, but more out of needing something to listen to than out of any real interest in what was happening with the plot or the characters. Lee Child, please go back to the drawing board and bring us another true Reacher book. And PLEASE get a new narrator.