I resisted starting this series, but Shelagh Rogers from CBC always speaks well of the author. Loved the reader! Very disappointed that the second book had the "wrong" performer.
This character is the best! I love the accurate tactical scenes and the tension!
I love getting to know Jack Reacher and how he sings to himself in the cell.
Loved the almost Jack Nicholson psycho voices!
Great range of emotions, but mostly tension.
I'm in. Queuing up all the other Lee Childs books for my dog walking, house cleaning and long drives.
Dick Hill did a great job bringing to life the sometimes slow moving storyline. His telling of the story kept you engaged and made you feel as if you were truly in the mind of the main character. Although the plot at times was a little slower than I would have liked, it was an excellent story.
The setting of the story didn't allow for the main characters to use their GPS to find a location, or call a friend on their cell phone to warn them off...this absoutley heightened the tension in the story line. Instead of relying on technology, the main character had to rely on his training and footwork to get the answers he needed.
Excellent read, I would recommend this book.
Look upward and see the wonders I've seen
Jack Reacher reminds me of Harry Dresden sans magic. A tall, lanky figure who gets caught up in
Dresden Files sans magic.
I thought he did a great job except his Finley sounded more like James Earl Jones than a Harvard/Boston man.
No, I love have books to listen to on my commute.
I bought the second Child book, "Die Trying" after I finished this one. With series books I like to see how the author develops the characters and his/her writing style over time. And I love Dick Hill as a narrator!
It was a complex story and it kept me guessing until the end. Parts of the story were too violent for my taste but I liked how the story kept me guessing who was a "bad guy" and who was a "good guy."
Yes, I think so. The time really went by fast listening to it.
It allowed me to use my imagination and I felt as if I was there with reacher.
Great first book in the series. Plan to work on this series now. Very well done!
There are some people you don't want to mess with and some people you want on your side when you are in a bind. Reacher is both of these. I have reviewed other Reacher books and they have all been enjoyable. One of the nice things about Reacher books is that Lee Child has written them in a way that allows the reader to pick up any of the books in the series. You don't have to pick up the first in the volume to know what is going on. Given that this was the first in the series, I was excited to read it, and it didn't disappoint. I will certainly continue through the series.
The story is intriguing and exciting. The mortality rate is high and, at times, a bit gruesome. The narration improved - at first the narrator sounded like someone doing a 2nd rate Jack Nicholson impression but he dropped the sneer from his voice and it improved. I would recommend the book but the verdict is still out as to whether I will continue rambling with Jack Reacher or not.
This was my first Lee Child novel. So yes, I would consider my time listening to the book well-spent. I now know what to expect from his other books.
I don't want to give anything away, but the intricacies of the plot was very interesting. The least interesting was the romance.
I felt the narration could have been a little faster.
Yes, I would go see this book turned movie.