While, I like Dick Hill's narration, the writing on this installment was greatly lacking! The Texas bashing was way overplayed and the phrase "He said nothing." was used no less than 50 times throughout the book. While this may seem like a small complaint, once I noticed it it was very distracting! Also, the superhuman leaps that Reacher makes to know exactly what has happened and what motives inspired actions are standard for Reacher books but in this case they are too numerous and too far fetched.
Probably not a Reacher book. Although, I will give him one last chance soon.
Very good as usual!
I love all the books. This is the worst book just skip it!
it could move alot faster
all of them especially carmen
Echo Burning was a disappointing Reacher story. Shallow plot, unsympathetic characters, but pretty good description of the stark south Texas landscape. I recommend a quick read just to keep up with Jack, but move on quickly.
I will continue through the Jack Reacher saga and hope Child will get back on track.
Dick Hill is a talented performer, did the best he could with weak material.
Looking forward to my next Reacher read.
This was a reach even for Reacher. Not one of Child's best efforts. Dick Hill was great with what he had to work with which was pretty flat. I have read most all of the Reacher series. Some I just didnt buy because I read what the fans write and trust that judgement. I will still read Jack's adventures but this one wont even be an Echo.
Happy to read mysteries, like the action too!
Hot... Focused... Eventfull
Well, If I told you, it would spoil the book! =)
I rely on him to be the great voice of Jack Reacher and it cracks me up when he has to portray a child. He does a great job.
In Texas, things aren't always as they seem.
Yes. It was most entertaining
Yes. I am a patient of a brain tomor removal with terrible balance now and always on the edge of my seat.
Scene in Chapter 20
Nine hours plus - you must be kidding
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