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It is always amusing to me that Jack Reacher, who would prefer to be an anonymous wanderer, gets pulled into so many different scenarios. Some are by accident and others, when his expertise is required, take someone some clever investigating to track him down.
This is one of those “find him” episodes. His expertise is needed for an issue with the Vice President. His experience as a sniper and an investigator take him on a dash across the US and a final resolution that is very Reacher. This is a well developed story with a few more tidbits about Jack’s past. It builds from the introduction to the conflict and through the adrenaline rush to an unusual conclusion.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Jack Reacher is one of my favorite characters. I will definitely continue my journey through all of the episodes.
As usual, Dick Hill is an excellent choice for narrating any Reacher novel.
Probably not, there wasn't enough action for me
Yes, some of my friend's like him because he's interesting, I like him in action, like head butting, breaking bones, twisting neck's and blowing the bad guy to hell and back...
Love his Book's
It was a good book, I just like a lot of action....
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.
fey, very shy bibliophile, eclectic listener
JACK REACHER, ultimate loner, owns nothing, has no ties, restless, on the move, ex military. i think stregnth and honor is his motto. we find reacher approached by a newbie secret service employee she would like jack to try to penetrate the net of protection woven about the vice president.. of course jack can get to him 6 ways from sunday. little does he know a real assasination plot is afoot. now it all gets dicey and it's up to Jack to protect and serve. dick hill is the voice of this series. great job narration, the tension, pacing keeps you listening into the night .
Enjoy listening to many different types of books. I like to listen while I am in the car and working.
I didn't know who to trust in this one. Felt like Reacher was always a step behind and on the wrong path all the time. About 75% into it I started seeing that Reacher was getting mad which is never good for the bad guy. Just like Michael Jordan, never make him mad!
I really want vengeance just like Reacher did and you are really stress for him through the final showdown.
Just like all the other Reacher book. Good adventure throughout.
Dick Hill "is" Jack Reacher.
A fathers sins
I really enjoyed this book just like all the rest. I felt like it started a little slow at first and was more difficult to get into than some of the others, but once you saw the plot forming it was hard to put down.
A strong return!
Of course we read these because of Jack, but his Secret Service contact was a strong, likable character.
The Thanksgiving Day soup line scene was good, not too complicated, but exciting.
No tears, no laughs, simply a good story.
After a disappointing Echo Burning, Child brought back a good Reacher read.
I'm a 31 year old software guy with a degree in History with 3 hour round trip commute to work every day... You know I'm listening to as many books as I can! :)
I'm a HUGE fan of this series. I like the way that Lee Child changes up his narration point of view from book to book. I also like that any one could jump in at any book in the series and not feel left out. (*Nor does he over do repeating things already known by faithful readers.) Just a great read! Dick Hill is really good too. I'm not as down and out on the other narrator as some people reviewed. Both have strong and week points. But the story really speaks for itself!
I always am entertained by Lee Child. The premise of this was interesting and it was worth my credit, but I didn't feel it was as good as some of his other works.
The story idea was good, but just didn't catch me as not being able to put the book down.
I also felt that the the relationship between Jack Reacher and the "powers that be" was rather unbelieveable.
As I said, a good read but most likely a book I won't remember in the future. (One of the prime things that I think makes a good book)
I have listened to all he Jack Reacher books, and loved them all. Without Fail is no exception. Contains the usual attention to detail, depth of characters.
For me, the Jack Reacher books aren't complete without Dick Hill as the narrator. I've also started looking for other books with him as a narrator now that I've listened to all of the Jack Reacher novels. The other books narrated by Dick Hill have the same superb performance.