If I remember English Lit correctly, your typical novel is supposed to be about character growth and transition ... or something like that. Not here. Old Jack Reacher starts the story as a smug, violent b**rd and ends it the same way, albeit after quite a few dead people, damaged property, and wrecked cars.
Don't get me wrong, as an action movie it's great. Wow, even. Loved how the action just never seemed to stop. But unfortunately I have also just listened to Jim Butcher's new Harry Dresden novel, Cold Days. Harry definitely changed, grew and discovered things about himself while ALSO blowing up things, wrecking cars, etc., etc. At the end of Cold Days I felt like Harry had grown. At the end of Killing Floor, I felt that Jack Reacher was not only betraying the standards of American jurisprudence, he was also going on to more novels with more mayhem for mayhem's sake.
Not sure if that came through right. Good story but way too alpha male for me. Anyway, as an action story it was satisfyingly violent. I won't be reading any more in the series, however.
And after reading this story, I won't be watching 5 foot something Tom Cruise play 6 foot 4 inch Jack Reacher. Dissonance!
Good story line.
any of the Jack Reacher
All of them
When Jack found out it was his brother.
Had potential but to predictable. Villains were never fleshed out and were dispatched with ease by the hero.
Better than story.
Dick Hill is one of my top 2 narrators. He narrates clearly and brings characters and situations to life. He adds a dimension to every novel he reads by clearly defining each characters persona, and consistently maintaining it throughout the read.
The story was good, interesting, well read. The lead character however was a typical American superman - a guy who looks awesome, knows everything, gets the girl, never gets hurt and is a killing machine. Boring and juvenile stock characters.
Yes. It's a captivating storyline and the reader made it super easy to differentiate characters and again, the story just kept me on the edge of my seat... of my car.
Read it before the movie comes out this December.
Jack Reacher keeps you coming back for more!
The suspense of the plot kept you hanging on until the very end!
Dick Hill does a great job as the Chief Investigator, Findley.
I wish I could have made time stand still so I could have finished the book all at once.
This is one I'll listen to again
I liked Joe Reacher right away. He's a tuff guy, looking for his place in the world
I listened to one other Series that Dick Hill narrated, a Nora Roberts Series. I liked him a lot in this one but he was better in the other one
When he stands by the fax machine and finds out ......
This is deff not my last book by Lee Childs. I already downloaded the next in the series
time will tell
The writing was redundant and monotonous. It sounded to me like the author was given an assignment to write a story that should be 20 pages and he only has one page worth of material to write about. So he just repeats, and repeats, the same scene changing the words around.
This story is also, and pardon the stereotyping, not written for women. The main character (Jack Reacher) is an arrogent, violent, veteran, who feels he out-wits and out-fights all of the other characters - even his allies.
No, but I won't be getting any others from this author.
I couldn't tell if the narrarator was part of my dissapointment (which is the first audible book I haven't enjoyed), but I'm fairly sure the story was bad enough to even make him sound poor.
Dissapointment and irritation. I felt I had to listen to the book because I paid for it AND I continually hoped there would be some point where it would get better. Alas...not so. :-(