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.
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Sad to say I did not like this book. Very S L O W and never really getting to the point. This book drowned on and on and on and on about such little details that played no part in the big picture. As much as I will be the first guy to stand up and promote these books - don't start with this one.
What Can I say...Reacher actually wears a suit in this novel, which is novel in itself. A nicely paced great read from Lee Child. Dick Hill as usual gives a great performance and gives a depth to the characters you just don't get by simply reading.
No action, story is all theory and ideas. It just goes on and on and on.
No, hopefully the next one will go back to normal Jack Reacher.
Like the narrator
This is a middle of the favorites list in the series.
I always enjoy the background stories and this one has a lot of information about Jack's big brother Joe.
I really enjoy that these books are not in chronological order for the most part. It is enjoyable feeling the store evolve no matter what order you read them in.
With Lotsa Love from gaz regn
I'd never buy another Lee Child book after this. Boring boring boring. After loving the first JR book I expected more of the same. This was full of nothing. Hardly any action, and tone and tons of boring analysing by a Jack Reacher who is nothing like the original.
Not in this genre, but I'll stay away from Lee Child forever. He obviously became one of those authors who thought that his first JR book gave him a license to get away with cr*p.
good. decent, adequate
Anger and disappointment
There's nothing left to say.
It needed an ending without just no more writing. It did not seem to me the author had much idea where the book was going when he started writing.
No. I like some of Lee Child's books, but this must have been started late and written to meet a publishing deadline.
The story couldn't mention a female character without remarks of checking out her, umm, attributes, in a way that would get you at least slapped if not hit with a sexual harassment suit.
Dick Hills narration is quite fitting to the detective genre. I enjoyed that at least.
I just couldn't finish it. Too much male chauvinist pig remarks.
And they made a movie of this crap??????!!!!!!!????