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.
You know when you really like a series and then you read an installment and it's "OK" and then maybe one is only "so-so" and you're like "Maybe I don't really love this series as much as I thought" ?.... Well, The Enemy totally cements my love affair with J. Reacher. So different than the others. So much detail into who and why and what he is. So funny and sad and jaw dropping surprising. So good.
Yes, I love the opportunity to listen to a great story and the images just form in my mind like I'm watching a movie.
Reacher because of his straight talk ad dialogue.
The part that tlaked about his mother and the Resistance.
I love to read espionage and criminal thrillers. My lifestyle doesn't allow time to sit and read so audio books is really an enjoyment.
It was one of the best I've listened to.
John Corey. He is written in as a smart ass, but a brilliant detective.
I have listened to all the Lee Child books and this one was great!
First, this is not one of Lee Child's best books in the Reacher series. In fact, it may be the weakest so far. Still, it's Reacher, and it's Lee Child, so there's really no missing it for me.
Any fan of the Reacher series knows that you REALLY have to suspend your disbelief to wade through some of the truly incredible plot developments and character motivations in these novels. We know Reacher is going to sleep with at least one of the main female characters. We know Reacher has superhuman physical capabilities (literally), as well as superhuman psychic powers. That's all part of the show.
So it's Reacher, and most of us know what we're getting into.
What I didn't know I was getting into was this narrator. This was my first fiction book on Audible, and I didn't know what to think of the narration. It sounded horrible to me, but I thought that was just how things are done. I actually decided early on in this novel that I would stick with non-fiction in Audible, because I couldn't handle being jarred out of the story by the crazy choices of the narrator.
Now that I have a few other Audible fiction books under my belt, I can say that no, it was just this narrator who was so bad. The most glaring flaw of this narrator is that he uses a ridiculous falsetto when he does female voices. Imaging using the worst, most ham-handed impression of a man doing a female voice, and that's what you get here. It almost sounded like a joke to me at first.
After a few more Audible fiction books, I know that men can do female voices just fine without sounding silly.
Another weirdness of this narrator is that he has to give each and every character a distinct dialect. Each person is either southern, or New Yahwk, or Bahhhston, or doing a Dan Akroyd Chicagoan impression from Saturday Night Live.
Do you get the idea I didn't like this narrator? Good.
If this same narrator is doing any of the other Audible Reacher books, I'll stick with the Kindle version.
No. I rarely read a book more than once. This is my first venture into audio books, and I expect to move on to the other Reacher Books.
The protagonist is unshakable. Always cool, and observant, he brings his observations and conclusions to life.
Introducing Jack Reacher.
Love the way Dick Hill narrates. He fits the character of Jack Reacher to a "T".
Not sure if the question should be posed to the main character or the author...
It takes 4/5 of the book for Jack Reacher, whom we are to take for a superb and intelligent investigator, to think of couple of glaringly obvious scenarios for some of the events in the book and the author makes if clear he can't think solutions for the said scenarios. This make listening to the book extremely frustrating.
In addition, as another reviewer notes author's excessive use of "I said nothing" by Reacher is ridiculous and makes the main character look even more dimwitted.
This was my first Reacher novel and I really wanted to like it. I like the main character and the premise, but does the author have to continually state that the character doesn't respond to a dialouge or activity? I know it is nit picking but it drove me crazy and took away from what could have been a great story. Does Child do this in the other Reacher novels? I'd hate to get another one if he does.
Lee Child's Reacher series is one my favorites because of the great story telling by Dick Hill and the wonderful and believable characters in the story line. Reacher has this way about him... that is so sarcastically Reacher! I love it! It was great to hear about his mother and brother and his clear attitude about honor and loyalty especially when exposing the government corruption in this episode. As with some of the other reviews, I too found it hard to stop listening. I am so happy that there is a new Reacher book on Audible.com this month! Enjoy
An excellent book but once again the male reader should not do the female part in an attempt to make it more realistic. Get a woman to read the part of the females.