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.
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??????!!!!!!!????
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
This is just a very good series. The characters are interesting and Child always comes up with different and interesting plots. I always look forward to the next in the series and have yet to find them repetitious or dull. I am really enjoying the series and will finish it for sure unless something drastic happens.
You know what you will get with a Jack Reacher story, pretty formulaic. I will probably listen to another at some point- it's a good go-to- just not anything great.
Say something about yourself!
I really miss Mitch Rapp and i am trying hard to find a replacement. I do think that Jack has the potential but the story is so slow, and long. It is getting better now that I manage to start the second part - but it was an effort to get here. Not sure I will be able to finish.
Slow and not so interesting
I like Dick Hill, he is ok
none in particular, just more actions
I am seriously considering giving up on Jack Reacher's series. He is not even close to become my Mitch Rapp's replacement - maybe the Gray Man might.