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.
Fiction reader/listener: law enforcement, spy, military, science thriller, disasters.
Lee captures the spirit of a true fictional hero. His stories of Jack Reacher cannot come fast enough.
I really wanted to love it. this book is generally well written and the characters are relatable. Unfortunately, to call the ending anticlimactic is an understatement; its simply wrong. Without spoiling anything all I will say is guns do not work (or specifically fail to work) in the way described.
Summary, pretty well written, horrible conclusion.
The stories are always great, but the narration is what makes Lee Child thrillers come alive.
This book had all the elements: personal story, politics, excitement, and love interest. It will not disappoint.
I am English married to American. I have Been an RN for 33 years, I work in OR. We have Three children (all grown now).
As with all Jack Reacher books he is the best at what he does. From another Brit please Mr. Child keep on writing.
I've been reading the Jack Reacher books sequentially, this one is the best yet. It includes a look at the Secret Service and introduces a new, and hopefully continuing, character from Jack's MP past.