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 ...
I'm a retired teacher with "spastic" eyes. Audio books seem made for me! For the first time in my 65 years, reading is fun!!
This was quite a tale! Child's characters are so thoroughly developed that they're believable. Mitch is, however, a tince...superhuman?
I'm only five books into the Jack Reacher series, but Echo Burning is one of the best so far. The characters were well developed and Child did a wonderful job describing the town in which nearly the whole book took place. And, as always, Dick Hill did a fantastic job narrating the book, especially the little girl, Ellie; he brought her to life in a way that's remarkable. If you like Reacher, check it out.
I don't have much time to read so I listen as I drive. Keeps me calmer as I wait for the light to change or traffic to move.
The story was compelling but I could never listen for that long.
It has many twist and Reacher knows who the bad guy is, although you have some thoughts about who it is, it is almost always someone else. I liked the surprise ending.
I didn't want to put it down.
I enjoy the way he reads. He has a master story teller voice.
Yes just like all the other Reacher books.
I can't wait for the next book.
I have read some of the other Reacher books, but this one is my favorite...so far. This one seemed more balanced, fleshed out, than most of the others. If you read Reacher novels for blood and guts, you'll find this one has more about the story and the characters than usual. That's what makes a classic. I think this one is going to last.
Maybe I'm just getting better about "suspending disbelief" that there could be anyone as unreal as Reacher, but I think the author made him more real in this one than in the others. He was more human and less a cipher.
So were the other characters. I've lived in west Texas, and I've met some of these people, and the climate. You really can tell when a storm is building, even if it takes a couple of days to get there, and you can especially smell the rain before it hits. It's the most amazing scent!
Dick Hill was an ideal narrator for this story. A lot of male narrators have a difficult time doing women's, and especially children's voices, with out making me snicker, but not here. The female and child's voices were indicated quite clearly without trying to imitate them. That's all it needed, it was easy to follow and tell who was talking. It was an excellent performance. He is a great narrator, and never strays into a sing-song cadence as some do.