As much as I admire Reacher, can we just once eliminate a threat in absence of a lengthy justification from the victim as to why he or she committed a particular act.
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It was entertaining to the point of what comics are to the newspaper - you know what you are going to get
Narration by Dick Hill makes the book - story was a stretch
If you like Reacher stories this is like comfort food.
Amazingly vivid story telling and the book where Reacher comes face to face with his mortality. Of all the books this is the one I remember the most!
The beginning was interesting, but the middle dragged. This is the first Reacher book where I left the room for part of it and didn't go back to catch up with the part that I had missed. It's up there with The Affair as too long for the plot. I'll continue to trudge through this one and hope that it will pay off in the end.
It's a slow one with a lot of talking and not much action in the middle -- maybe the ending will be a pleasant surprise.
Dick HIll is a great Jack Reacher. I wish he narrated books 2-4. I would have bought them already if he did.
NO. I prefer the books where the action takes place in the present, without a long backstory that doesn't add much to the action.
I love science fiction and fantasy. I dislike short books. I love a bit of twisting and turning.
The best Reacher ever. I was actually surprised at the end. That never happens.
I think I was so engrossed in the story that I didn't try to figure out who the killer was.
I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
I love the Jack Reacher series but they are uneven. Some are riveting and some, like this one, have me wishing that a good editor had gone through the novel and done a lot of cutting. There was just too much time spent on what people are thinking or on descriptions that just didn't add to the story. Even Dick Hill, one of my favorite readers, couldn't pull it along.
I love thrillers!! Harlan Coben, Lee Child, Michael Connolley, John Sanford, David Baldacci, and others! These authors can make a long road trip very enjoyable!
Gone Tomorrow is a great Jack Reacher story. He's actually mellowed out a bit (if that's possible) but still retains a strong sense of justice.
Dick Hill is Jack Reacher - or at least his voice. He does an excellent job reading the book and I've come to identify his gravely voice with Jack. "That's for damn sure!"
Reacher is my favorite character. He's smart, savvy, tenacious, and all the things I'd like to be. Only he carries a weapon (or weapons) and I don't. That's probably best, for all concerned!
Dick has come to embody Reacher's personality. His ability to convey different moods and settings through his voice is excellent.
Mr. Hill does sound a little like Dan Ackroyd pretending to be Julia Childs when he voices some of the female characters. But after the initial giggle at hearing this tone, it blends right in with the rest. And this is a very minor quibble!
Can't wait to listen to the next Reacher novel!
Less US military bashing and less Reagan bashing.
I have already bought the next one in line, but this is two in a row with a strong anti-military bent.
Dick Hill does a great job.
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It's never easy to try to anticipate the plot twists and subsequent actions that Lee Child delivers through Jack Reacher. that is one of the primary reasons I enjoy the series so much. I read extensively (or listen to audio books). While many books are well written and enjoyable, you can frequently anticipate what will happen next. It becomes almost formulary. Not so with these Jack Reacher novels. the only consistent thing throughout them is reacher and his zen like existence with nothing but a toothbrush and disposable cheap clothes. I'm a retired Army officer and find his description of military life and actions to be fairly accurate (although most soldiers would be thrown into Prison for some of the things Reacher routinely does in each of these novels) So, yes.... it is necessary to suspend reality on occasion (Reacher whips the asses of small armies single handedly) you WANT to believe that these bad guys will get their just rewards (an ass kicking by Reacher). Child does have ONE formula that he repeats over and over in each novel. I guess he feels it is necessary at some point in each novel for a female associate to hop into bed with reacher as though he is irresistable to the female species (despite his admitted lack of showers, clean clothes OR the use of toothpaste. My wife gets a good laugh out of that part of his novels. Otherwise, I believe it ALL.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
Top 3 out of all the Jack Reacher books, I loved the concept the twist & turns within this book & the ending. The dialogue between a few of the main characters were well written, the common commissioned officers versus NCO's was a humorous sidebar & unlike many of the Reacher books u are pretty sure of the enemy but even the enemy has a believable story for a few chapters
There are a couple parts involving NYC subways that are a bit crazy, being from NY, but I'm willing to suspend my disbelief for the fun of making other alphabet letter government agencies look like a joke lol...
Highly recommend this book, he doesn't deal with country hicks, or bribed officials/authority, etc... this is just an overall great book that hits the bulls-eye of what Reacher is all about