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The narrator was excellent. Did a good job on the voices of the various characters. Easy on the ears, good inflection, very enjoyable.
The story kept me guessing all the way through. I found myself caring about the characters and what was going to happen to them. Lots of action, caught my attention in the first chapter.
Only a few hours after arriving into a small Georgia town, Jack Reacher is arrested for a murder that took place the night before. Suddenly, more strange events start happening. Reacher tries to demonstrate that he has no connection to the crime, so that he can head back out on the road, away from this idyllic town. Unfortunately, he does have a connection to the crime and now he's the one who wants answers.
I've read a few other Reacher novels before so I was looking forward to find out how Reacher was introduced in book 1. The book opens with the arrest, so it grabs you right from the beginning. Most of the book was good, although I felt one of the cliffhangers was more obvious than usual. Initially, I was a little disappointed with this characterization of Reacher. He came across as burned out ex-military, anxious to get out of town and away from this puzzling murder that messed up his weekend. He's an former investigator with experience in dealing with murder and violent crime. The local police department has only one detective, an experienced Boston transplant, but it was not equipped to handle the investigation. I'd think that even just to relieve a little boredom, Reacher would be a little curious about the crime. My frustration with the Reacher prototype dissipated when a plot shocker drew me back into the story.
Overall, I did like the story and while it had some rough spots, it also lacked an issue I found in other Reacher books ("Reacher said nothing" phrase repeated over and over).
Definitely! Good story w/suspense, good author & series, good narrator!
Makes you feel like you're there!!!
Once you decide to listen to the Jack Reacher series from the beginning you start out with a massive Reacher killing spree. The violence was to excessive to be believable. The mystery part of the story seems grandiose . Everything is just bigger than life which I believe might just sum up Reacher. I will continue with the series! What really was great is at the end there is a 'teaser' from Book 2 - the reviews are not great for the narrator of the second book; I was glad to hear his voice made it easy to decide if I was going to skip Book 2.
Different from my regular choices but glad I made it.
I'm having a hard time imaging Tom Cruise playing a 6'5 Jack Reacher..
I actually had laughs and got tears in my eyes during this book. I am getting the next book in this series, I hope it is as good as the first one.
Never heard of Dick Hill narrating but was excellent. We shall see what the 2nd book in the series presents.
Dick Hill has a great voice that brings the dramatic qualities of the novel to life. This is a very good story for a first novel. There are parts of the novel in which the plot seems circuitous, but it never goes on for too long. I would like to listen to the rest of the books in the series in sequence but I hesitate now because they are not all narrated by the same person.
Nurse, mother, wife, Catholic and avid reader!
I am totally addicted to Reacher! I started reading the series about three years ago when my dad brought The Enemy to the beach for vacation. I was hooked. I have mostly been going to the library to catch up on all the previous books that I missed, but for some reason couldn't get access to this one. I will say- Jack and I are lucky we made it to a series from this book. I'm glad the gratuitous, violent torture death scenes didn't become part of legend.
Was heartbroken (and confused) about the brother. Thought he was in later books, so I kept waiting for the mistaken identity trope to resurrect him.
I think later Reacher would have been on to that sleazy warden from jump. Really, most important person in prison decides to personally walk you to your room? Not suspicious at all. And the FBI agent- so obvious!
Now after reading so many later series Reacher books I am very happy in the direction Child has decided to take the hero and his decision not to rely so heavily on miraculous levels of coincidence.
Enjoy listening to many different types of books. I like to listen while I am in the car and working.
This was my first Reacher novel and I loved it! I had a hard time putting it down and really enjoyed it all the way through. Lost of action and suspense, VERY enjoyable. I'm looking forward to reading the rest in the series.
I really enjoyed the Singma Force series by James Rollins and felt the action and suspense in this series so far is even better.
Perfect Voice and reading style
Non-Stop action and suspense
Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a good action thriller
I'm a southerner, and I'll tell you Dick Hill nailed those voices! Great performance! Enjoyed the book greatly.