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.
No, I don't listen to, or read books twice, too many more out there to get through!
Yes. This is a very exciting series and I always want to know what's going to happen next and how Reacher is going to save the day this time.
He is the voice of Jack Reacher. I think his performance is excellent. I'll only buy a Reacher audiobook if he is the narrator. Other narrators don't do the books justice.
Actually there was, it was a bit of a surprise.
I liked that this book went in a slightly different direction to previous Reacher novels. It slowed down a little and was more tactical. That's not to say it was dull, it certainly wasn't, but a bit different. This was good as what's the point in a series if the plot and characters don't develop as they go? I love Jack Reacher and am so glad I finally discovered him!
This was not my favorite Jack Teacher book in the series but overall I enjoyed it. It seemed like there was a lot of detailed meeting after meeting after meeting just to get to the point. If this is the first Jack Reacher book you are reading definitely make sure you read the others. I am a big fan of Lee Child, he's an amazing author. I think the narrator does a good job setting the scene and displaying emotions between characters.
Teacher was given way to much access to FBI and the Vice President for being a civilian and it made the story a bit of a stretch for me.