I wanted more...from Reacher and from Child.
I guess it explained why Reacher was demoted and why he left the army, but the timeline was so hurried that I never got time to absorb one element before another was half way over. I wished I could have had the time Reacher spent traveling (sleeping) so I could absorb all that was happening to him and around him.
Now I understand a lot more about what makes Reacher tick. As you learn background about Reacher, he is learning background about himself. A case during his active duty service days that keeps you listening when you should be doing something else.
he used "nothing" so many times it became quite irritating and took away from the experience.
I have listened to a number of Lee Child's books, most of which were quite good. This was the worst of the lot.
I felt he was a good narrator but was punished by repetition.
It was a decent plot.
After reading a number of "Reacher" books this was a disappointment.
Once again Lee Child makes Jack Reacher a super hero-
I have enjoyed previous Reacher novels, on the edge of the seat action, gripping adventure, and hard-to guess mystery. This one takes us back to Jack's days as a Major in the Army MP force. We get a sense of what made Jack who is in the other books in the series.
I so enjoy this series that I am going back through and listening to them in chronological order although I have already listened to most of them, as they were purchased.
Reacher is a man's man, who doesn't worry about other's feelings toward him. He has a strong sense of right, wrong, and justice that doesn't always follow the letter of the law. But I find myself agreeing with the choices he makes when it comes to dealing with the bad, the evil, or the just plain stupid.
Another aspect of this series that I find refreshing, is that for the most part, the language is clean. The reader gets great descriptions of situations without some of the crassness we have come to accept in today’s world. The love scenes are the same. The reader gets a sense of serious and erotic passion without the raunchy description that is usually found in modern novels.
Dick Hill is an excellent narrator. In fact, I have listened to another series, simply because Hill was the narrator... I was not disappointed. He is able to use intonations and various voices so that the reader knows which character is speaking. With Child's writing style and Hill's narration there is not a lot of "he said" and "she said" in the narration, which I thinks makes a story more difficult to listen to. Hill's female voices sound a tad funny coming in his deep expressive voice but you get used to it.
I highly recommend this if you are looking for action, mystery and adventure.
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.
Audible has been a lifesaver as I continue to go through the process of physical recovery.
After The Persuader, which I considered mediocre; I was ready for a strong bounce back novel. Child definitely delivered with The Enemy which to my surprise was the first non sequential Reacher novel.
In many ways I felt this was a more natural setting for Child's Jack Reacher character. The character's comfort level in the U S Army setting seemed superior to that in his civilian incarnation. I liked the inclusion of his mother's past as well; it took her out of the French June Cleaver on an army base that appeared through the initial seven books as well as the three Reacher novellas. Furthermore Reacher seemed to work better within a system where he had well qualified subordinates assisting him. In my opinion this was an excellent comeback work for Child.
Too many people said nothing too many times. If you can get past the over repetition of said nothing it is really a good book.
Yes always top notch
No i like to make them last 2 days or longer if possible
I was going right through the series but the but the overabundance of said nothing makes you want to wait for awhile to get the next book.
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.