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
The Enemy is Lee Child's 8th Jack Reacher novel. This time out, is a look back at Jack during his army days. What begins as an unexplained transfer followed quickly by the sudden death of a general, a missing briefcase, and a non-existent agenda evolves into a convoluted plot cobbled together by co-conspirators on the fly. At the same time, Jack must also deal with a serious illness with his mother and learns a family secret.
All the attributes associated with Reacher are in evidence, his fighting skills, but mostly his deductive reasoning to piece together a complex web of seemingly unconnected details. There is also a good bit of high level warfare strategy directly relevant to the time period which encompasses the collapse of the former USSR which provides ample context for the substance of the mystery. Jack's penchant for doing what's right rather than caring about the law is also ably demonstrated. Child continues to provide fresh situations for this engaging, relate-able character.
Dick Hill provides another superb rendition with an excellent range of voices and great pacing. This is another quick listen as both the story and narration move the action along quickly.
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.
The revelation of Jack Reachers service within the army in this novel bring out the best in Lee Child's storytelling abilities.
AND the inclusion of his own mother's passing really hit home. Made it feel personal. Brought out a variety of emotions throughout the story.
Child's ability to weave multiple aspects of military life and human behavior into a mystery a rare art form.
Regarding this story's audio presentation: some sound effects, the audio filtration, and variety of voices and accents made for fantastic story-telling. Like a radio show.
I have to say once that movies were much better than the books. I'm not sure if it was the writing for the preschool but it was just a bad but all around.
The story was so predictable that I couldn't believe this was the same writer. I get that you sometimes have to bow down to the PC god so you won't be attacked by the left but being a black woman I hated how patronizing this story was to all people of color.
I don't know, I really enjoyed his other books but if he is going to change his style of writing to this, NO!
I do enjoy his character changes and his voice although I do speed it up a bit.
There are so many that I can't even choose. Reacher in the past was known as a man of few words, quick thinking and although ethically shaky he risked himself for the "greater good". In this book he was preachy, slow witted and ethically endangering to people who helped him.
Very, very, very, disappointing!!!!
Really clever how he used the easter eggs from previous books but how does he get back to Major? besides that loved the Loyalty of MP's and they are trying to figure it out. One thing kept bothering me : Does anyone think to call General to inquire about all transfers? Good story going to next novel that peaked my interest in this series from the movie
Narrator! I could listen to him read the want ads and be happy but it doesn't detract from this story. Lee Child made a departure in the time line and took us back in time to expand on Reacher's persona. I enjoyed this book immensely!
I like most of Lee Child's Richer books. This one had more character development than some of the others, and I loved the ending. Once again Dick Hill did a super job