This was a good flashback when Reacher was still an MP.
When Reacher started figuring out the twisted solution.
Dick Hill has the voice skills that make a book come alive.
Since I listen in my car, it made my commute go much better.
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I've listened to about 9 or 10 of the Jack Reacher Lee Child novels, and this has been my least favorite so far.
He must say 'I SAID NOTHING' in response to other characters over a hundred times in this bloody book and it was driving me crazy. The author couldn't use 'I didn't respond' or 'I waited for them to continue' or any other of a dozen different ways to phrase it and it was really bugging me. Hell you could have left out his non-responses all together...
Was interesting to hear a Reacher story while he was still in the service, but that's about as far as it goes. Story just dragged on and on, and I was relieved when it was finally done.
Dick Hill did an excellent job as usual. My apologies for pointing out the 'I SAID NOTHING' phrase - hope it doesn't drive you crazy as well...
The Enemy by Lee Child is the eighth book in the Jack Reacher series, and it’s different than its predecessors. This novel is a prequel that takes place in 1990, back when Reacher was a Major in the United States Army Military Police Corps. It’s an interesting tale that includes Reacher’s brother, Joe, and his mother. For those looking to learn part of the backstory of this famous fictional character, The Enemy delivers. Like most of Child’s books, there is an exceptional amount of detail – about weapons, the military, you name it. Longtime fans will enjoy this, while others may find it laborious. By the end of the book, twists and turns come at a fast and furious pace. While some of them are hard to believe, they are well thought out and unpredictable. Despite being a detour in Reacher’s modern-day adventures, The Enemy is a worthy addition to this formidable series.
informative, interesting, suspense
Two...Reacher and his Brother Joe.....the only book I read while he was alive, and their Mother also,
Alway's a good narrator
I guess when the Mother passed on.
If you haven't read this book, do so before you read the others, then you will meet Reacher's family
I really enjoyed learning about the time active in the military and to me, he really set up his own destiny whether he stayed or went. I wish there were more background cases of his military career. That still hasn't stopped me from getting the rest of Lee Childs books.
Just to many to list.
A voracious reader with varied tastes. I enjoy listening anytime I'm driving and switching to reading on my Kindle in my down time.
A friend of mine introduced me to the Jack Reacher series based on my fondness for thrillers and mysteries. The first book was, in my opinion, a weak introduction but made Jack Reacher a character worth getting to know better. Now I'm totally hooked. I enjoyed The Enemy because it gave me the background on Reacher that I really had been wondering about.
I wouldn't recommend this book if it's your first foray into Lee Child's Reacher. It may be a little boring or draggy for the uninitiated. But to those of us who can't wait to get more of Jack Reacher, this was a treat!
Yes - liked the story
Reacher, of course
Dick Hill brings the story alive!
Haven't found a Reacher book yet that I haven't liked.
I love all of the books that I've read by Lee Child so far that has Jack Reacher as the leading man. He kicks butt. I'm such a fan I was actually disappointed when Tom Cruise played him in One Shot. They should have gotten Dolph Lundgren to play the part.
The inflections in his voice when he's reading. His descriptions actually take me to the place he's talking about. I feel like I'm actually there.
No, but when I went back to it, it was like I never pressed stop. I always wanted to know what else was happening.
This is a typical Reacher book, but it lets you in on what he did in the military. It also gives you insight about his mother and brother. Jack is a sexy tough guy and I enjoy the series.
Dick Hill is perfect for the Reacher series. He has the main character in just the way he plays out in my imagination. He especially nails the nuances of Reacher being sarcastic or Reacher being ironic or Reacher being playful, etc.
I don't think the plots/story lines of the Reacher books compare to much of anything - I guess in many ways they are fairly standard action/mystery fare. But Reacher books do compare to Reacher books. This is a less violent Reacher than many (although he does a thorough job of beating someone) and maybe a little less romantic in his romance but he is the same contradiction of a "lifer" who loves the army yet somehow finds authority figures he won't obey.
I don't know if moving is the right word but surprising perhaps. When it was all over and Reacher still confronts his antagonist (and how he confronts him) surprised me.
If you haven't read Reacher, start. Its a great series. If you have, read this one - its good.