Jack Reacher character. Least was all the dysfunctional family drama. Just wasn't one of my favorite Child books.
Continue to make careful life altering choices.
I like Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels. Reacher character is intelligent, skillful, witty, no nonsense, capable, mostly moral, and funny at times. I like his thought processes and how he figures out how to handle dangerous situations and bad guys.
I found this story a little different the typical Reacher formula, in that all the evil and menace brewing does not immediately fall on Reacher.
In terms of "final battle", this was not his hardest conflict.
I felt there was good character development here - if you read the series, you definitely should read this one as it helps shape the "vigilante" he becomes.
Also, if you are introducing people to Jack Reacher novels, this may be a good one to start with. You get a taste of his personality and ethics, his investigation skills, his fighting tactics.
Yes, this is on par with his other work. Good range of voices and especially the hearing the "measured control" that defines Jack Reacher.
I would have changed the performers work reading elle the 6 year old in the book. This was the most annoying part of an audio book that i have ever heard.
Without children i will
Good story with out asking you to suspend disbelief. Some of the Reacher book have flaw in logic but the only problem this book has is explain why the stage hands just disappear from the book.
Rescues scene don't want to give away plot
The title of book is good enough
I'm just glad I'm retired and didn't need to worry about lost sleep. I read it, I read it all without stopping. Delicious! Get it, get it now!
Jack Reacher is my favorite character. He is to me, a modern Micky Spillane character: "Mike Hammer." A series I loved. A character that earned 15 all-time best selling fiction titles in the U.S for the author.
His versatility to bring to life everyone who has a role in Child's novel
Yes, and I did!
I'm working on getting them all.
The victim. Very annoying. I kept on hoping Reacher would kill *her*.
Yes! Love the Jack Reacher novels!
The scene with Ellie in the hotel
Yes. Just not sure how you could do it where you didn't hate the victim so much.
The first 1/3 to 1/2 of the book was terrible. Once Carmen was put in jail it started to flow much better. The villains didn't seem nearly as threatening in previous books. Also, as I've said previously, I really could care less about Carmen, Ellie was much more likeable - and Alice was a breath of fresh air except for at the end where she got a little whiny. I don't know if that is the way Lee Child wrote it. But unfortunately the reading seemed to make the women get a little whiny at times.
Another issue I had: in previous Reacher novels, he was a large black man - yet in this one he's a large white man. I haven't read all the novels, so I'm not sure if this is a continuity error. Still, black or white, there is no way in hell that Tom Cruise could portray him. Get a clue, Hollywood!
Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.
Reacher finds himself in the middle of a family feud, with a beautiful woman and a sweet little girl. Great story and great fun!
I would not listen to this again. Male narrator talking like woman was awful.
Jack Reacher is a super-hero somehow always managing to turn even the worst situations around
No idea - might have worked better had there been a women to read female parts
There was too much in the book that just made me think, "really, this seems real under the circumstance how? this is excellent suspense how? Are you kidding me?" ... It was okay, but if it had been my first Jack Reacher novel, I wouldn't have bought another. I'm going to wait awhile to listen to the last Reacher book I've purchased and not listened to just so I don't project my feelings toward this book onto that one. Really bummed ...