I am uncomplicated.
I have not read the print version of this book.
Dick Hill is one of my very favorite performers. From Southern Belle to Boston Cop to 90 year old men, this guy has the velvet voice. One of the best performers out there.
There were so many "NO WAY" moments in this book. So many twists and turns that I often held my breath. Fast paced and thrilling.
I cannot wait to listen to the next Jack Reacher installment (Die Trying).
An honorably discharged U.S. military policeman (Jack Reacher) wanders the U.S. "anonymously" (no credit cards, no permanent address) for six months until he finds himself in a small Georgia town. Lo and behold, it turns out to be the center of a large criminal undertaking, and wouldn't you know it -- Reacher finds himself in the middle of solving the crime, and killing off the bad guys nearly singlehandedly, while also getting the woman. Sigh.
It's not even that the plot is unimaginative; the crime is an interesting one. It's how it plays out that is just too neat for my taste. Also, there are several places where completely gratuitous references (such as musical ones) should have been left out. It comes across as though the author really wants you to know that he listens to cool music. It's annoying.
Meanwhile, the narrator struggles with most accents and speaks in close enough to a monotone to be grating more than easy to listen to.
This just didn't work for me as an audiobook. Perhaps if I had read the book, I would have been less annoyed (because I could have skipped the annoying parts more easily, and the narrator wouldn't have been a factor).
and kept it. The story was good right away. Dragged on a bit towards the end but overall a great story. I also really liked the narrator.
There were too many to name. This story takes place in a very small town where everyone knows everyone else.The bad guys were ruthless and would do ANYTHING to reach their goal which was to keep their illegal activities in full operation .Business as usual.While the good guys Jack Reacher and company were just as relentless in their search for truth, justice and revenge.Not a dull moment in the entire story!
Excellent interpretation of each character. His voice made each scene come alive in your mind's eye.
Graphic violence. This story went on and on and eventually got to a point where I just stopped listening. Not my type of story. Others may enjoy. Very masculine point of view.
Yeah it was a great book unlike some others from the series.
I would'nt want to drop any spoilers, but i promise the first scene will draw you in to more great scenes
No, it was pretty intense, i felt like i needed a break after certain chapters.
The story was very captivating, but it may be to violent for some... not me though. :P
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I HEARD ALOT ABOUT THIS GUY LEE CHILD, AND FINALLY GAVE HIM A CHANCE TO PROVE ALL THE HYPE THROWN OUT THERE ABOUT HIS SERIES CHARACTER JACK REACHER. I GOTTA SAY, MOST OF IT IS ON TARGET. THE STORY IS ENJOYABLE, AND THE CHARACTER OF JACK REACHER IS DEFINETLY WORTH EXPLORING. BUT WHAT THIS WAS MISSING WAS A GOOD EDITOR. THERE ARE PASSAGES THAT JUST SEEM TO GO ON FOREVER. I EVEN HIT THE FAST FORWARD A COUPLE TIMES, AND GUESS WHAT? ---- I DIDN'T MISS A THING. THIS IS NOT TO SAY THAT THIS WAS NOT ENJOYABLE. THE STORY AND ITS SET UP WERE WORTH THE OVERDRAWN PROSE, AND ITS ACTION SEQUENCES ARE FULL OF THE GUTSY VIOLENCE WE APPRECIATE FROM A MAN OF ACTION BRINGING DOWN JUSTICE ON SOME VERY BAD DUDES. AND I GUESS THAT IS THE DRAW HERE. THE VILLAINS ARE REALLY BAD GUYS, WHO DO SOME REALLY BAD THINGS TO PEOPLE. AND WHEN REACHER GETS TO DISPENSING AN EYE FOR AN EYE THERE IS A CERTAIN FEELING OF SATISFACTION TO BE GAINED. NARRATOR DICK HILL DID A WORKMAN'S JOB WITH THE AUTHOR'S CHARACTERS. WAS I BLOWN AWAY? NOT REALLY. WILL I COME BACK FOR MORE OF LEE CHILD AND HIS CHARACTER, JACK REACHER. YES, I THINK I WILL.
The first of the series!! Very good. not all preoccupied with romance, excellent, rich characters. the narrator brings them to life, too.
Early Childhood Professional. Avid Reader since birth. Beginner at Audio Books, so far I enjoy them.
I don't remember how I came across this book, but I'm surprised I haven't read them sooner. If you are looking for a thrill that's not totally gory, and suspense that will keep you interested this is a great series for you.
The main character Lee Child has created has quite a personality. Dick Hill's narration brings this out in ways that will actually make you laugh at the character. There are other nuances of Child's writing that can be lost when just reading, but you'll catch them by listening.
I enjoyed this book very much, but found it a bit predictable. It was still a fun read; I will definitely be reading the next in the series. I did note a few things that only a person from Georgia or the south in particular might notice. The biggest thing was an incident where a character hid in a peanut field. I can't imagine anyone being able to hide in a peanut field during the day. The author mentions the stalks, but there are really no stalks on peanut plants. Another was the way Augusta was pronounced by the narrator. Yep, these are petty and make no difference in the plot or my enjoyment of the book.