Good Jack Reacher as usual. Dick Hill does a good job for the male parts, but his female parts sound like sleezy, creepy old men! Please get a female to perform female parts of the story.
I have seen the Reacher movie, and listened to th first six books in the series, and I have to say they are all pretty much the same. Same characters, same basic situations and basically the same plots, just different locations. My biggest compliant however is with the attention to detail while describing weapons.
Possible Spoiler Alert
During the climamatic ending when the bad guys have Reacher cornered, Child makes two glaring mistakes, one of which would have cost Reacher and his companion their lives. It has been proven that a hand gun magazine spring does not lose its integrity being fully loaded for long periods of time, even years. However, Reacher bets his life on this myth.
Secondly, when the bad guy pulls his Glock pistol, he clicked the safety off. Glock pistols are referred to as "Safe Action" pistols because the safetys are internal, and include a trigger safety. There is no external safety to click.
The whole scenario that lead to the conclusion was paper thin and the final ending was ludicrous. Will I listen to more Reacher novels? Probably. However, if you are looking for an alternate author, I highly recommend Vince Flynn and the Mitch Rapp series. His works are plausible, well researched and entertaining.
Yes down the road awhile. I like the book and After I read the rest of my book, or listen to them I could do this book again
I usualy wish it keeps going, but that is not Reacher
Don't have one
Just on the edge of my chair
I would not recommend this book to anyone due to the extremely bad reason for the entire novel. You learn a lot about the secret service but the motive in this story was completely unbelievable and ridiculous. Not his best work at all.
Yes I would listen to Lee Child again as he is a great writer.
Dick Hill is one of the best narrators in the business.
No....I felt the story up until the motive of the crime behind the entire story was revealed was pretty good. The motive made me feel like I wasted a lot of my time. I am still shaking my head.
No his best but that will not stop me from reading more.
The plot was weak. The characters are likable and the reader is good.
Emotion and personality.
Lee Child is a fine author and Dick Hill is easy to listen to. I've read many of these, produced by both of them, and enjoy them. This was no exception. Well worth the listen and well worth the price!
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
This Reacher novel was better than the previous two or three. The plot had twists; there was sufficient suspense to be satisfying; Jack is back in grand form; the other characters were interesting, flawed and creative. I liked the storyline. But what always makes a Reacher novel is Reacher himself. And Dick Hill doesn't fail to bring Reacher the requisite attitude, sarcasm and brilliance. I look forward to the next installment and finding out to where he wanders next.
Mr. Child has a great imagination but it is necessary to suspend disbelief to get past some rather unlikely events. The USSS would not give any private person (military experience or not) carte blanche as was done in this book.
Further research could have been done to assure accuracy. For example - Glocks do not have external safety's. This is something the writer should have known. Maybe I'm just too picky.
I enjoyed his performance. Great, as usual.
This story puts Reacher in a more conformist mode being on the inside working with Secrete Service instead of a rogue doing good his way. Good read but not the best Reacher novel.