OMG too much detail, good story and narration but cheez .....it's hot - I get it, rains coming, OK.. Described more than necessary, way more.
I enjoyed Echo burning. The book was well written and the Narrator did a great job. It was equal or better than others in the series.
I generally never rate a story so low. But i could not stand one of the main characters. Her avoidance of her choices... and the way she kept wining. i could not even finish listening to it.. I am not a romance novel type of girl and I like the more " Meaty" type of story line. Not some " damsel in distress... " Then I will read a Daniel Steel.. lol
He is generally good..
Not really .
Slow, boring 'plot'. There's more action finding Waldo... Shallow characters and redundant speeches. Horrible narration, especially the whining female. If I were reading this book, I would never use that pathetic I-can't-think-or-do-anything-for-myself-airhead voice. Completely destroyed the book. Tried pumping up the speed and still couldn't force myself to finish it, even after investing 6 hours. Just not interested in how it turned out at all. On the other hand, I immediately started My Life as a White Trash Zombie and I am completely satisfied with the performance and story. Such a wonderful experience to once again not suffer through a book!
With almost 800 books in my library, I am an experienced listener. I appreciate a well written good story. I am pretty critical of trash.
This was a good story, nothing more or less than what one would expect from a Jack Reacher novel. I appreciate always how fast the story line develops. how uncomplicated and unconfused the characters appear. Some stories are so involved in the performance and development of characterization, internal dialogue etc, I get lost. I understand that he is a human super hero and Lee Child pulls it off, although truly he is always a bit bigger than life. but that is what we love -- a super hero.
what I can't handle is Scott Bricks' total narration. HIs voice is quite appropriate for Reacher, but his women are so lame and similar, I can't believe he is still doing the weak feminine starchy voice. I guess mostly men read/listen to these books, and they don't really care about the strength of the women's roles or portrayals. I find it annoyingly distracting. This is one case where I think the narration is detrimental to the story. He also tends to get unnecessarily melodramatic and emphatically static. I have listened to about ten of these books, so it is not a first for me. I wish the producer would consider another reader, it could give more plausibility and enjoyment.
“Never To Suffer Would Never To Have Been Blessed" - Edgar Allan Poe
Dick Hill IS Jack Reacher! Lee Child is the master of suspense with the innate ability to think like the reader only to employ an unanticipated spin.
I am a voice over artist with work in tv, film, radio and commercials all over the world.
Like the series so far, up to this book. This was a tough one to keep following... Just kind of stalled out until the last hour.