Have listened to about 5 or 6 Reacher novels and enjoyed all of them until I got to this one. So glad I didn't run into this one sooner (It was 2nd in the series) or I never would have listened to others. There are so many problems with this book I don't know where to begin. Nothing hangs together. Here are just a few examples: Characters are alternately smart or obtuse apparently based on the author's whim. The author goes on and on about what a small town the setting is, but Reacher has to explain to the drug store clerk that he's a stranger in town??? There's pressure to expose the bad guys by a certain deadline because some evidence will disappear--but according to the plot that Child constructed, the deadline just means the bad guys will go back to their old patterns of behavior,which means more evidence of the crime will be appearing regularly. So unless you're a diehard Reacher fan, skip this entry in the series.
I'm adicted to Lee Child novels. Period. I was sorry to see Reacher leave his lady police officer friend in the end to move on to more adventures. His nature but not mine.
All his plots keep me on the edge of my seat. Can't put my Kindle down to do anything else.
Always something else about to happen or leading up to the next stage in the adventure. As I said, I'm adicted.
The way he changes his voice or the inflection in it for the characters.
You bet! I turn on my Kindle when going to bed and listen throughout the night.
Dick CANNOT do a woman's voice to save his life. Not that a male should sound like a woman, but the breathy "I am so helpless" tone he uses for supposedly a strong female police officer made me want to shoot myself. I literally finished this book because I was on a long drive and didn't have another option.
Rosco. She's the best policewoman supposedly and she's turned into a total sex object that needs to be rescued and cries all the time. Really? Really? Can you treat female characters with a little more depth?
I finished it so it wasn't a total waste of time. It's not as intense 8r fast paced as Andrew Peterson's Nathan McBride or Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp.
But I am going to try the next one and see how it goes. It's definitely fiction because the story line is so far fetched you can't even pretend it's possible,
Didn't have a favorite character. They weren't very well developed. And EVERYONE of them said "right." at the end of just about every sentance. Sure wish there was a way to count them so you would know that I am not exaggerating even a tiny bit.
Dick Hill is one of my favorites. When I'm looking for a new series/author I sometimes search narrator's because I know tye performance will be great. Bad narrator's will ruin a great book.
He's very consistent with character voice throughout an entire series. He's very good at portraying the tone and intensity of what's happening.
I found some of this story to be predictable, but not all of it, and it didn't stop my enjoyment of reading it. I liked the idea behind the story--collecting all the 1 dollar bills and counterfeiting them--a unique idea to me anyway. Also, the coincidence of Jack ending up in the town he was in, because of his estranged brother, and the way he came to it because of his brother, I found kind of unique as well.
The story moved along at a pretty fast pace, and had exciting and tense sections, all enjoyable, as was learning about some of Jack's childhood past in the first story. I believe I'll have to read some more of Lee Chid's Jack Reacher
Possibly, it was interesting enough to re-listen to some area but story was a bit predictable near the end.
Yes, more so in the beginning, as the story developed it was possible to start seeing where the story was going.
Other than Jack Reacher it was Piccard (as the author said he sounded like "what a Grizzly Bear would sound like if it could speak.
When Reacher set up the four or five bad guys at Hubble's house (saying no more - spoiler alert)
Action Hero Lives
Lee Child does a great job of writing action scenes. Having said that, you have to give him a lot of leeway on how he gets Jack Reacher there. This story is like a real novel masquerading as a graphic novel.
The pace was fine. The accents could have been better.
This book is supposed to be exciting and entertaining, not moving. It succeeds.
Child takes a lot of liberties with the facts of Jack Reacher's background and many of his actions. You have to trade plausibility and reality for a ripping yarn. This isn't Tom Clancy, but it's a fun bit of escapism.
Love both...can't read and drive!
Every page! Intense!
Moved my pounding heart to my throat!
My favorite Jack Reacher book!
The story line is simply amazing and keeping one wanting to know what will happen next.
yes, everytime he found himself in a situation, i wonder what will he do now
first time and I love it. make the scenes come to life
I am still reading.
Love to read or listen....busy all of the time except when I am out and about....
This is a great action read, I am now hooked on Lee Childs…
The story line is great
Dick Hill voices give it an extra flavor…love Finley