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.
Dick Hill is amazing. He brings Jack to life with great artistry and sensitivity.
Jack dealing with his personal family tragedy and sense of regret (both professionally and personally.).
Jack of course.
The Enemy has become one of us.
You know you have hit a home run when you just can't stop jogging (even though you are ready to collapse) because you cannot bear to stop listening. What a treat this book was, and Lee, never, never lose Dick Hill !
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.
Out In The Garden
It is a little wordy.
Got to know the Jack Reicher character.
Good, easy to listen to voice.
Graham Crackers Comics
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...
This is a decent book. My biggest complaint with it is how many time the phrase "said nothing" was used. It seemed like every two minutes he said nothing, I said nothing, she said nothing, they said nothing. Started to become very annoying.
It's similar to the rest of the Dick Hill
It's a series
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.