I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
This Reacher novel was better than the previous two or three. The plot had twists; there was sufficient suspense to be satisfying; Jack is back in grand form; the other characters were interesting, flawed and creative. I liked the storyline. But what always makes a Reacher novel is Reacher himself. And Dick Hill doesn't fail to bring Reacher the requisite attitude, sarcasm and brilliance. I look forward to the next installment and finding out to where he wanders next.
Mr. Child has a great imagination but it is necessary to suspend disbelief to get past some rather unlikely events. The USSS would not give any private person (military experience or not) carte blanche as was done in this book.
Further research could have been done to assure accuracy. For example - Glocks do not have external safety's. This is something the writer should have known. Maybe I'm just too picky.
I enjoyed his performance. Great, as usual.
This story puts Reacher in a more conformist mode being on the inside working with Secrete Service instead of a rogue doing good his way. Good read but not the best Reacher novel.
Tell us about yourself!
It is always amusing to me that Jack Reacher, who would prefer to be an anonymous wanderer, gets pulled into so many different scenarios. Some are by accident and others, when his expertise is required, take someone some clever investigating to track him down.
This is one of those “find him” episodes. His expertise is needed for an issue with the Vice President. His experience as a sniper and an investigator take him on a dash across the US and a final resolution that is very Reacher. This is a well developed story with a few more tidbits about Jack’s past. It builds from the introduction to the conflict and through the adrenaline rush to an unusual conclusion.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Jack Reacher is one of my favorite characters. I will definitely continue my journey through all of the episodes.
As usual, Dick Hill is an excellent choice for narrating any Reacher novel.
Probably not, there wasn't enough action for me
Yes, some of my friend's like him because he's interesting, I like him in action, like head butting, breaking bones, twisting neck's and blowing the bad guy to hell and back...
Love his Book's
It was a good book, I just like a lot of action....
JACK REACHER, ultimate loner, owns nothing, has no ties, restless, on the move, ex military. i think stregnth and honor is his motto. we find reacher approached by a newbie secret service employee she would like jack to try to penetrate the net of protection woven about the vice president.. of course jack can get to him 6 ways from sunday. little does he know a real assasination plot is afoot. now it all gets dicey and it's up to Jack to protect and serve. dick hill is the voice of this series. great job narration, the tension, pacing keeps you listening into the night .
Enjoy listening to many different types of books. I like to listen while I am in the car and working.
I didn't know who to trust in this one. Felt like Reacher was always a step behind and on the wrong path all the time. About 75% into it I started seeing that Reacher was getting mad which is never good for the bad guy. Just like Michael Jordan, never make him mad!
I really want vengeance just like Reacher did and you are really stress for him through the final showdown.
Just like all the other Reacher book. Good adventure throughout.
Dick Hill "is" Jack Reacher.
A fathers sins
I really enjoyed this book just like all the rest. I felt like it started a little slow at first and was more difficult to get into than some of the others, but once you saw the plot forming it was hard to put down.
A strong return!
Of course we read these because of Jack, but his Secret Service contact was a strong, likable character.
The Thanksgiving Day soup line scene was good, not too complicated, but exciting.
No tears, no laughs, simply a good story.
After a disappointing Echo Burning, Child brought back a good Reacher read.
I'm a 31 year old software guy with a degree in History with 3 hour round trip commute to work every day... You know I'm listening to as many books as I can! :)
I'm a HUGE fan of this series. I like the way that Lee Child changes up his narration point of view from book to book. I also like that any one could jump in at any book in the series and not feel left out. (*Nor does he over do repeating things already known by faithful readers.) Just a great read! Dick Hill is really good too. I'm not as down and out on the other narrator as some people reviewed. Both have strong and week points. But the story really speaks for itself!