This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series.
Very violent, to be sure, but interesting characters and somewhat suspenseful.
Only read it because I wanted to learn about Jack Reacher before watching the Tom Cruise movie based another Reacher novel, "One Shot" (Book 9 in the series). Other than "One Shot," I don't plan on reading other books in this series because I have so many books on my wishlist as it stands.
top 10 in a series start, makes me want more!
I am a romace gal, but a army vet, best violence ever, I LOVE REACHER!
Reacher is an unknown hand of the gods, who wanders in, and fixes stuff his way, you don't mess with Reacher!
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
My first look into Lee Child and I think it was pretty well done. I don't think it was the best but it was certainly worth the listen. My genre of story but I hope for a little more in the future with this series.
Life is a journey, enjoy it......because one day it will all end.
Yes...only after I finish the other 17 books in the series. The story of Jack Reacher and the character development are very good. There are very few dull spots in this book and it always keeps you thinking ahead trying to figure out what will happen next. The format and details in this book are great. It is amazing that the author (being British) pulled the level of detailed accuracy for the events described for a military man. Even if you are not a big thriller/action book person I would recommend this book.
I love Dick Hill as a narrator. His is great a thriller type books
Jack Reacher: The Killing Floor
Try it. Remeber you can always return it.....but I bet you won't want to.
When a top detective from FBI who has a huge case gets killed how is it possible that no other detective comes to investigate?
Too many other threads weaving that had no purpose like the scene at the airport.
The reason I picked this up was because of the recent Jack Reacher movie with Tom Cruise that I really enjoyed but listening to this story was a big let down. I doubt I will come back to this series anytime soon.
Ok. Interesting premise - enough to keep me listening to the end. I love mystery/thrillers, and accept that authors have to imbue their protagonists with sometimes exceptional abilities. Even with that allowance, Reacher's powers of deduction are a little over the over the top. The cops down in Georgia were all either stupid or corrupt - unfair stereotyping. I felt it was a cheap shot. The only smart one was a transplant from the Northeast, but even he was a little slow on the uptake. If it weren't for Reacher, those bumpkins would still be down there twiddling their thumbs wondering what the heck happened. That nearly every sentence uttered was capped off with a rhetorical 'right?' drove me to distraction. Dick Hill was awesome, as usual. I don't think I'll be listening to another Reacher novel even if Dick Hill narrates.
Loved the cool seductive tough guy narration. Loved the colorful wide assortment of characters taking part in the story. Loved the information about currency and counterfeiting. I just didn't love the small part where he figures out where someone is (city and hotel) with no hard information at all.
HE WAS EXTREMELY GOOD ON HIS NARRATION, HE LITERALLY KEPT ME UP ALL NIGHT LISTENING TO THIS STORY. HE HAD EXCITEMENT IN HIS VOICE...NOT BORING LIKE NARRATOR OF BOOK 2 OF THE SERIES.
LEE CHILD MADE A MISTAKE NOT HAVING DICK HILL DOING THE NARRATION OF BOOK 2 IN THE SERIES....THE OTHER GUY IS BORING!!!
THESE AUTHORS NEED TO KEEP THE SAME NARRATOR FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF THEIR BOOKS, DIFFERENT NARRATOR FOR EACH BOOK DOES NOT DO JUSTICE TO THEIR WORK.
A new book enthusiast; 1 book on hand at all times and an audiobook for travel; Still not settled on a genre however so still experimenting
Jack Reacher is a no BS heroic good guy and no vain attempt to make him develop or show weakness was attempted.
Dick Hill is an excellent reader and made listening very enjoyable.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Yes. Great story, awesome narration...what else is there to say!
Great story for the first of the series, left me wanting more.
Everything! He is Jack Reacher!
Just getting to know Jack, he is very likable!
I listened to a preview of #2, I don't know who the narrator was but it wasn't Dick Hill, I think I will skip that one!