Yes, this is a smart action packed thriller that never really falls into a formula. The series has been around for 16 years and 18 books to date. I am also a fan of Lee Childs' other books, so starting the Reacher Series was a natural choice for me.
Dick Hill's performance once again is on the mark. Dick Hill brings all the characters to life. I have been a fan of Dick Hill's narration through Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series and other Lee child books.
I have read some of the bad reviews, if people read the Publisher's Summary and a handful of reviews
As of this writing, this series has over 3200 positive reviews and approx. 200 two star or less reviews. If you read a handful of reviews you will know that this book contains a few coincidences that you have to bend if not suspend belief, but if you get past that this is a great book.
To anyone starting this series, I say read the publisher's summary and some of the reviews. Most of the bad reviews are over people saying that this book was not what they expected. I read the reviews and the summary and this first book surpassed my expectations.
It was my introduction to the Jack Reacher series ,recommended to me by a friend, and the descriptions of what Reacher is seeing and analyzing made for great reading.
Pretty much - always trying to figure out who the bad guys were.
This was my first one.
When Reacher finds out his brother is dead.
Since this book I purchased the rest of the series to date and am up to #10. I certainly will be following Lee Child from now on.
I would try another book, and have. I have since listened to 4 more in the series and like them all. Some are slow to begin but they are all good. I like Jack Reacher.
Make beginning catch your imagination quicker.
They are all good. I plan on listening to as many as I can get my hands on.
Why Tom Cruise to play a 6 foot 4 in, 200+ lbs
man? Isn't he like 5 foot 6?
Retired and living in Las Vegas
I like the suspense of listening. When I read a book I have a habit of checking out the last pages to see the ending.
He is great to listen to. I enjoyed his performance.
Very good story from beginning to end. This was my introduction to Jack Reacher and I find him very interesting. In fact, I order the next three books in the series in paper format. The reason I ordered the next three in paper book format is because I read in reviews that the reader changed and he was not as good as Dick Hill who narrated Killing Floor. Dick Hill again narrates book 4 and the rest of the series. I think what really happens is that the image of a character (in this case, Jack Reacher) gets fixed by the first person you hear reading his voice and any other reader does not match your image. This makes a book uncomfortable. I am now hooked on Dick Hill's version of Reacher and am not going to get disappointed by a different voice.
Yes, You don't miss a beat. The narator adds so much to the book.
The plot was great. Very simular to The first Joe Marco novel.
All there was no slow parts
Never I listen in my car.
This was off my usual genre, but I enjoyed it and it kept me engaged.
Absolutely loved this book. It was exciting, kept you guessing and on the edge of your seat. As Always with Dick Hill, it was easy to determine each character. He always adds so much to any book he reads, by giving each character a very distinct personality through his reading. Excellent read.
Easily one of the best audiobooks I've listened to to date. Big fan of the writing style, as well as the performance from Dick Hill.
I really enjoyed Harvard Guy. Very smart and stubborn, but was still willing to learn new things.
Great job done. I liked how every character had a different voice, accent. It wasn't all flat and monotone like other books I've listened to before or since. I will deffinitely look for his name in the future.
Out of One, Comes Many.
Well written and beautifully performed. Interesting story with a nice twists thrown in every now and again.
WOW, this is my first Lee Child book and I now intend to read more from this riviting author.
From the first minute this is non stop action and suspense. Jack reacher is an interesting character that you just dont quite figure out completely, but you are always on his side. Twists and turns keep you wanting to listen for hours