I've read all of the Jack Reacher books in order up to this one. This is the first book where I didn't really like him. He acts like a bully throughout the entire story, and the ending (albeit dramatic) is not very satisfying.
Improbable, reacher continuously confronts his enemies, unarmed. In reality they would have just shot him and it would have been over but probably a better story. Usually like reacher but I might need to wait a while for another get the bad taste out from this one.
Yes. Performance was fine
A voracious reader with varied tastes. I enjoy listening anytime I'm driving and switching to reading on my Kindle in my down time.
I am a HUGE fan of Lee Child AND Jack Reacher. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. The story was shallow and could have been told in half the time.
As with all the other series of Reacher, this one was also a winner... waiting for another on to come out..since I have all the other ones.
Not my favorite, I have listened to series in order, this one wasn't as engaging as the other 12 I've already either read or listened to. Story line about a town named Despair and the horrible things going on there were a little out there for a Jack Reacher book. Strange is all I can say.
Say something about yourself!
Kept my attention, good details, surprising turn of events.
Overall average to good
Climbing the Fence at the end sequel
I have read ALL of the Reacher books except the most recent release, A Wanted Man - BECAUSE of this book. The recent release (at 7/2013) is getting surprisingly negative reviews similar to this one. It's just very slow, boring and sloppily cobbled together. Just not interesting and could not end a moment too soon. When the end came I was barely paying attention, not even sure what happened. I'll still listen to the newest one eventually, because it's still Lee Child and it's still Reacher. To put things in perspective, I mostly enjoyed all the others. I noticed that some other reviewers were a lot more critical of some that I enjoyed. True, some were better than others though still very enjoyable and not terrible, like this one.
The author displayed a anti-American and anti-Military bent in this story. Throw in the convoluted story line and the bizarre conspiracy plot and this book was a terrible listen.
From start to finish it stabs at Christianity. Clearly something that doesn't belong in these type of stories and especially not a Reacher novel. Then if that wasn't enough to disgust you, Child might as well walk around with a sign on that says I love Jimmy Carter. He quite adamantly supports draft dodging and deserters. Clearly Child has never served any military service in any of the 3 countries that he owns property in. Because if he had he would know that no soldier that isn't a coward, would leave his or her unit. No matter how political the war is, or how many times they've been in the shit. This book wasn't worth the paper it was printed on and definitely not worth the time Dick Hill spent reading it or me listening to.
Yes, Reacher novels are like action movies to me, always entertaining and stimulating.
Other than Jack Reacher, the "born again Christian" mogul was amusing in his pleasing facade and underlying sinister aspect.
Everything, he's one of my favorites with a great range of characters.
No, it was just the expected fun Jack Reacher listen.
I normally don't write reviews but after reading some of the earlier reviews I almost didn't buy it. I discovered most of the negative reviews were based on ideological differences with the author and had nothing to do with the quality of the writing, so I wanted to assure potential readers that this book is consistent with the quality of his earlier books.