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.
I've read all the Jack Reacher novels in order, and I suppose I stopped reading reviews of them after "Persuader", because the quality was always so consistent. Boy, I wish I'd read the reviews for “Nothing to Lose” before losing the 12+ hours it took to get through this political diatribe.
Jim Grant is entitled to his opinions about the US Government, the US Military, and religion in America or elsewhere, and here in his adopted country he is certainly entitled to express them. In fact, I’ve always been rather impressed at his ability to temper his rather liberal views, when writing the Reacher series under his Lee Child pseudonym.
Unfortunately, in “Nothing to Lose”, it’s almost as if Jim decided to give Lee a novel off, and use his very successful series and character as nothing more than a platform for getting some personal political gripes off his chest. I considered the storyline to be the weakest of the twelve Reacher novels I’ve read so far, and even the great Dick Hill seemed too be too bored to try to save this very thin plot.
I’ve checked the reviews for “Gone Tomorrow”, and based on the majority of the comments posted, it looks as though Lee is back at the keyboard. Here’s hoping that’s indeed the case, and that I’ll be able to hang with this series until Jim Grant decides to retire Lee, and Jack, for good.
I wish u could comment on other peoples comments, add a new dimension on what people write, some reviews deserve more than a 'yes or no'
There is really nothing else to say about this book except that it was a book that had Jack Reacher in it... For me, the book had to be read because it was part of the Jack Reacher series but on the same note that I have the top 3 Reacher books, this rates in the lowest 2-3 which is saying a lot because even some of the books I didn't entirely like were still pretty good. The analogy in sports of a superior player being better than all the other players in the league on his/her worst day applies with Reacher in my opinion, & most times it holds true, but I think Child fumbled the ball on this one for sure... .
A so-so book in an excellent series. This one was clearly Lee Child's chance to vent about the wars he felt that the US should not be in. Heavy handed, and thinly veiled anger at current US Foreign policy, it was really Reacher as an obvious mouthpiece for Child. The plot was fine, but overcomplex for the final solution, and frankly, I found it boring.
I would definitely recommend this book! As always, another enjoyable book from the Jack Reacher series! Keep them coming Lee!
Overall story line and knowledge of the MP that he was and still is present day with his journeys!
Jack Reacher! I love Dick Hill as the narrator .... His voice and accents are very enjoyable!
It made me want to hear more and more as I was filled with suspense!
Jack Reachers abilities. Jack gets a little political, to the left
Stop buying Lee Child books
I've read most of the Jack Reacher series and now and then bothered by the liberal overtones but Jack is so powerful it can be overlooked but over time it is more than I can stand. Stories, performance etc. are all good but not if you lean right instead of left.
As with most Reacher stories, this one is made with suspense, action, twists and turns. It is good as far as it that goes.
But in the end, there is a disappointing change in Jack Reacher's character. That is that Reacher would never endorse, support or turn a blind eye to military deserters. That crosses a line that renders the character no longer believable.
Writers write from their point of view. It is to be expected that some of their politics is going to get through.
However I read books and listen to audio books for entertainment. Not to have a faulty political view point shoved down my throat. This book crosses that line. When I want faulty political view points, that I listen to books by Sean Hannity or Al Franken.
It is disappointing when an author, be it Lee Child or Stephen King, decides their politics need to be placed front and center in their fiction.
If your politics are a left-wing-anti-war, you will like this book. If you are in the service or have a more realistic view of reality, you will find the end of this book a little hard to swallow.
I have every single Jack Reacher book offered by audible.com I wish that I had not gotten this one. Reacher is a boorish oaf in this one. I dislike the small town run by evil rich guy scenario to begin with. This was a poor implementation of a poor premise. Enjoyed all the other Reachers - hated this one.
If you are not wanted somewhere, simply leave and stay away.