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.
Dick Hill is Reacher. He is the perfect reader for this series and makes the audio book! I love that gravely voice with his thoughtful pauses and sighs.
Interesting twists and turns. Its fun to get a glimpse of Reacher in the service.
Another great Reacher tale, this one back in the Army. He's on the trail of a couple of murders that shouldn't be linked but all the clues head in that direction. Everything points to a broad conspiracy within the ranks of an ever changing military. A highly suspenseful story true to style as only Lee Child and Dick Hill can tell.
If I could give this book 3-1/2 stars for Overall and Story, I would do that. To me, complicated plots are more difficult to keep track of when I'm listening to a book instead of reading it - kind of hard to go back a few pages and check out one of the details. It seemed like it took FOREVER to get to the end of the story, and by the time I reached it, I had forgotten a majority of the convoluted plot.
The performance was good, except for the fact that the reader just was unable to do female voices. They all sounded masculine and they all sounded alike.
The main reason I bought this book was because I had read one of the most recently published Reacher novels, and I wanted to see how everything started out. I'm now re-thinking whether I want to read number two in the series, because that book's reviews aren't really that high. I think I'll go back to John Sandford and re-read some of his - his "Prey" novels, which are just outstanding.
Yes! Good Reacher and good partner who almost steals the show.
Liked his humility, and taking a hit to be consistent with his mother's beliefs.
Lots of movement. Going to Paris was like a walk to the park. Liked the Mother side story. A bit weepy but holds together.
I just like his rading. Never flags, Pace and tone consistent.
Is the enemy you? Or something Pogoesque.
Thank you Lee Child.
I love the whole story line and the way Mr. Child methodology in creating the story.
Excellent work as an voice actor and great at manipulating his voice to cover a broad range of characters.
No, I prefer to take my time when I listen to the audio books I buy. I use my books to zone out when I am cycling or sometimes walking the dog.
I loved it and I look forward to purchasing more of Lee Child's books on Jack Reacher once I finish the books I'm on now.
Now one of my favorites, it has a great storyline and the narration is superb.
When Reacher and his brother go to visit their mother. It was very touching and made me miss my own mother.
Reading allows me to travel through time, to visit the world's unique and stunning places, to become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
This novel is a prequel to the rest and I enjoyed it. Reacher is more real -- a flawed, imperfect soldier here instead of the all-knowing character he has sometimes been in previous novels. I really liked this installment in the series and hope Mr Child continues to explore the background of Reacher and allows him to make mistakes more often. It is far more interesting.
Yes! This is a great series, and I have already gotten several friends hooked also.
Dick Hill's performances are consistent, and I love listening to him. He does a great job.
I always find something to laugh at in the books, but I don't do much crying - Just Nail Biting.
Books 9 & 10 are missing from Audible's library??? Any reason for this?
The Enemy is a smart and intelligent mystery with an interesting, if somewhat far-fetched, plot and characters who seem both real and believable. It is the 8th book in the Reacher series but, from the perspective of the calendar, the first and hence a good book as an introduction to the character and the series.
While the plot is far-fetched and hard to credit, the development of the story, the clues, the characters and the situations in which we see all of them together are well drawn and the story as a whole hangs together very well. Since the whole story does not come out until the end it is easy to find yourself up until that point drawn in and I was, at points, unwilling to put the book down to take care of things that needed to be done.
The narration is first class and although I do not think of Jack Reacher so much as an honorable person as a persistent one who is unwilling to be chased off the track, he has admirable and honorable traits. However some of his actions are, in my view, unethical as well as illegal, but the book as a whole is satisfying. Recommended, with reservations.