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.
The premise of the story was good and had potential to develop into an excellent story but the ending and the ongoing guessing as to who was threatening and why the vice president was being threatened, got a little frustrating. The ending was laughable. After 30/40 years, the motivation for such a threat was not logical. I think that somebody (writers, editors) did not do their job. Somebody signed off on this one based on Lee Child's reputation or something just as stupid. I gave the high stars because overall the story held my interest and because I am a fan of Jack Reacher. Narrator, Dick Hill is at his usual best. He is the voice of Jack Reacher. I wish the ending had more grit, more teeth, more substance that made sense to intelligent readers.
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I love Jack Reacher!! I don't care how corny the plot may be or how predictable the outcome, I am totally entertained by the Reacher books! Dick Hill is his usual excellent self. Go for it!!
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.