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.
This is just a very good series. The characters are interesting and Child always comes up with different and interesting plots. I always look forward to the next in the series and have yet to find them repetitious or dull. I am really enjoying the series and will finish it for sure unless something drastic happens.
Entertaining but not one of my Reacher favorites. I had a hard time liking the main female character and could not believe Reacher was going for her manipulations. She truly was being abused but she was just a pain in the a** and hard to care about.
I listened to this book because I hate paying for something and getting nothing from it. Actually I wasted my money and my time on this book. The plot was disappointing - just not well-conceived. It was just not believeable - especially when the search for Ellie begins.
Probably not anytime soon. I will look at the reviews not time.
Jack Reacher was well done. Dick Hill is an excellent performer for male characters, not so good for females.
I am inspired to be more careful about what I buy.
I enjoy Audible books immensely and nearly always have one on my iPhone.
Yes, I enjoy the character.
This book seemed to start out slower than others but sped up at the end.
The narrator was fine.
The book inspired me to continue reading the next book in the series
Someone who has never been to Texas
The overall impression that anyone with a southern accent is ignorant and violent
The narrator was fine.
Woman proclaiming Reacher wouldn't murder her white husband for her because she was Hispanic and that made him a racist.
The most disappointing Lee Child book I've ever read.
I LOVE the Jack Reacher books, love them. However this story is boring, flat, and the characters are annoying. The main "victim" Carmen enlists zero sympathy, she comes off as weak and manipulative. Reacher's female protagonist is supposed to be a sharp lawyer but crumbles into a panicky, whiny, indecisive babbling annoyance the second there is any action.
I think so.
Dick sounds like he's an old man that just ran up a hill then sat down to record and audio book - out of breathe. ALL his women end up being whiny (sorry to keep repeating that word, but he delivers flat female characters) to the point you hope they just get taken out. "Reeeeeeeeeeecher, whyyyyyyyyyyyy? We'll get huuuuuuuuuuuurt!" Ugh.
Reacher's deductive reveal is always great.
I hope the next few books are better.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
Of course. I really like Jack. And Dick Hill's interpretation of Jack is spot on. Unfortunately the only female that I liked in this book was the one who was only six! She was more tenacious, stronger, funnier and more likable than any of the others. I really hope the female characters become more than cardboard cutouts of real, vivacious and interesting women. So far they are mostly sex partners who will never be revisited after the novel in which they are featured. And in this book they were even less likable than those others.
The female characters voices were more child-like than that of the child.
I read/listen extensively. This is my third Reacher book. I was able to figure it all out about 2/3 through. Not a good thing. I need more complexity without gimmicks (Child did not employ these, thank goodness).
…this is the perfect way to end your addiction; if you've read two or three Reacher books by the time you get to this one, you'll realize that the plot is virtually the same, only with a damsel in distress who is incredibly difficult to sympathize with. Reacher comes across as an ignorant moron who decides to be a knight in shining armor for a woman he barely knows and is even suspicious of. Don't waste your time.
Old World Traveler
Yes. The audio version is easier on the ears than the eyes. I think I suffer from a new addiction called Audible Dot Com and may need counseling. Echo burning has you going from the very beginning. Dick Hill does a great job.
This story is impossible to figure out. Every time I thought I knew something, I didn't. Reacher is the only fictional character who rides off into the sunset by hitchhiking! This story has some nasty characters who get their just desserts in the deserts or is it deserts in the desserts...who knows? The grit was palpable.
This is a tough one. When I read the book I don't hear Dick Hill in my head? Hill plays the role.
Tag line? Hmmm.... The sound of bones crunching....?
I will wait a month or two and listen to this again.