I really don't get all of the hype over Lee Child & Jack Reacher.
As the Flawed, damaged accidental hero genre goes Killin Floor is just OK.PROVIDING you can accept that of all of the brutal murders in in all of the small towns, in all of the rural states, in all of the countries in the world, Jack Reacher just happens to (no i won't spoil the plot) come across this particular dead body. It is beyond absurd. Since everything else is motivated from this inane coincidence it dragged the rest of the experience down. I wasn't too impressed with Dick Hill's narration either. again, just mediocre. Overall: a below average book but not worth trying to return and i doubt i would try more Lee Child.
Action. Thought-provoking. Educational.
It did keep me on the edge of my seat waiting for what came next.
It took some time to get used to Mr. Hill's narration. He has an interesting cadence to his speech. There were some phrases & cliches that were over used. Some explanations of particular thoughts, actions, were over-told. I got it after the first explanation, definitely got it after the second, annoyed by the third. Will continue the series a bit more after recommendations from my friend and another person who loves, loves, loves the books.
I will listen to this book many times. The content alone is worth a reread/listen but the narration by Dick Hill is way better than many books of similar nature I have listened to in recent years. I have heard a few of the sequel books and none of them have the depth that Dick Hill brings to Lee Child's creation.
The story was fast paced enough to keep one interested but detailed enough to ensure you have a good picture of the stage the author has set.
Clear intimacy with all of the characters. Many narrators sound like they are trying to announce play-by-play in a cartoon but Dick Hill gives a sense of realism to the emotions that each player is feeling. The recent re-release of Die Trying with a new author is a perfect example of a Flat emotionless narrator and this book just has none of those issues.
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
If you enjoy thrillers and detective stories, but require realism -- DO NOT read any of the Jack Reacher series. If you want a fun experience that may require accepting lots of coincidence and unlikely, over-the-top scenes, Lee Child will be your new favorite author.
Whenever my husband and I go on a long road trip, our first choice is always a Jack Reacher audio-book. We have never been disappointed. Most times, including with this book, we can't wait to get back into the car for more listening of the great stories that Jack Reacher finds himself.
Reacher is an ex-soldier / military police, giant hulk of a man, traveling around the country with only a toothbrush in his pocket as possessions. After he travels several days, he buys cheap clothing and discards the old stuff. No luggage required.
You would think Reacher could easily stay out of trouble, but every new place he visits requires his special skills to save the day. This is not normally my favorite type of story, but I have loved every one of these books. I have listened to every book and this was my second time with "Killing Floor". I have loved every minute of them and hope Reacher is around whenever trouble comes.
Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
Yes, I liked the suspects and the twist of the story.
Great voice, kept me interested.
This is the first of many I plan to listen to in the Jack Reacher series. Great story. I just watched the Tom Cruise movie on Jack Reacher and found out from a friend that there were many books on this character, which I like. So I checked out Audible.com and found this one and many more. I plan to listen to the rest of them as I said earlier.
The book had potential to be really good, but it became disappointing. Not the best Jack Reacher listen. I have listened to two other Jack Reacher books, which were better than this, and decided to start from the first book and work my way through. I love a book where I can lose myself even to unrealistic story lines. But there are a few turns in this book that I didn't care for (they were way too unrealistic).
This book gives you some history about his brother. It is the first book in the series, so I'm hoping the series will get better.
He drives me crazy how he describes every little unimportant detail. Get on with the story already!
I'm usually more of a romantic suspense person but I highly enjoyed this book. It kept my interest and I had a hard time turning it off. My husband was reading the book while I was listening to the audiobook which made it more fun. I'll be looking for more in this series.
I'm a software engineer and project lead. Several year ago I started listenging to non-fiction (biographies and history) and was enthralled. I'm currently building up my (second hand) knowledge of American history, and enjoying how much the same thing varies depending on who is telling it. What a species...
Not if they are impacted by the narration. If they don't get bothered by the narration, definitely yes.
Yes - didn't guess what was going on until pretty late.
Has a tendancy to pause mid sentence before some words - maybe for emphasis. It works once in a while, but used all the time it is really irritating. Also he is not so good with female dialog. Please note that although this irritated me a lot, you might not be bothered. Give it an audition and see.
Close call, but yes.
Would love to hear this series with a different narrator.
I decided to try Lee Child because I have really liked the Narrator's work. Glad I bought the book ! The story really keeps you wanting to listen.
Dick Hill again is amazing!
You won't be dissappointed. Pretty violent in places, but you can get past it with the way the story evolves, and again, the narration is brilliant.