Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
Narration - outstanding - Made the book very entertaining.
The story line is good but very predictable and there are parts which are not believable as indicated by other reviewers but too often in these 'super hero' type stories many parts are not believable.
There was only one item that I didn't guess but I will not note it here to keep the surprise alive :D.
I anticipated a little more suspense and unpredictable items in the book.
I was really looking forward to starting the Reacher series, so I started book 1.Dick Hill did a fine job of narrating, unfortunately, what he had to work with was drivel.
I am so put off (ANNOYED) when people end their sentence by saying the word "REALLY?!" as if they mean something by it, other than asking me something.Well, Mr. Child used "REALLY?!" to end the sentences of his characters, oh, about 600 times throughout the 15+ hours of the story. People, I am not exaggerating! Every 3 to 4 sentences that came up. It completely ruined the story, and series for me.
Joe, the dead brother, he never once said, "REALLY?!"
I would have cut A LOT OF THOSE "REALLY?!" s out of the story!!!
Dick Hill did his best with what he had to work with.As always.
The story line is good but you should be prepared for some the most graphic violence I've listened to. If you are OK with that, go for it.
This book was so good couldn't put it down
Well planned and the story line was great
I like the way you added other people sounding as if they were on the phone
The burning the money
Can't wait to read the rest Of the 17 other book in the. Series!
I have been listening to books on tape for over 20 years. Starting with audio tapes, then CD's and now downloads.
When I was looking at he books I just finished it took me a while to remember what the book was about. I love a hero, like Jack Reacher, but was not over impressed with the overall story. There were some real exciting parts though.
I do think I would get another book from the same author. He was a good writer and I think he will improve with age. I did enjoy the movie and was hoping for the same type excitement, but I didn't feel like I got that. Also, I was interested with the idea of Jack Reacher being always looking out for chances to do good. He was not like that in this book.
He was competent but not great
I would see another Reacher movie.
I really don't get all of the hype over Lee Child & Jack Reacher.
As the Flawed, damaged accidental hero genre goes Killin Floor is just OK.PROVIDING you can accept that of all of the brutal murders in in all of the small towns, in all of the rural states, in all of the countries in the world, Jack Reacher just happens to (no i won't spoil the plot) come across this particular dead body. It is beyond absurd. Since everything else is motivated from this inane coincidence it dragged the rest of the experience down. I wasn't too impressed with Dick Hill's narration either. again, just mediocre. Overall: a below average book but not worth trying to return and i doubt i would try more Lee Child.
Action. Thought-provoking. Educational.
It did keep me on the edge of my seat waiting for what came next.
It took some time to get used to Mr. Hill's narration. He has an interesting cadence to his speech. There were some phrases & cliches that were over used. Some explanations of particular thoughts, actions, were over-told. I got it after the first explanation, definitely got it after the second, annoyed by the third. Will continue the series a bit more after recommendations from my friend and another person who loves, loves, loves the books.
I will listen to this book many times. The content alone is worth a reread/listen but the narration by Dick Hill is way better than many books of similar nature I have listened to in recent years. I have heard a few of the sequel books and none of them have the depth that Dick Hill brings to Lee Child's creation.
The story was fast paced enough to keep one interested but detailed enough to ensure you have a good picture of the stage the author has set.
Clear intimacy with all of the characters. Many narrators sound like they are trying to announce play-by-play in a cartoon but Dick Hill gives a sense of realism to the emotions that each player is feeling. The recent re-release of Die Trying with a new author is a perfect example of a Flat emotionless narrator and this book just has none of those issues.
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
If you enjoy thrillers and detective stories, but require realism -- DO NOT read any of the Jack Reacher series. If you want a fun experience that may require accepting lots of coincidence and unlikely, over-the-top scenes, Lee Child will be your new favorite author.
Whenever my husband and I go on a long road trip, our first choice is always a Jack Reacher audio-book. We have never been disappointed. Most times, including with this book, we can't wait to get back into the car for more listening of the great stories that Jack Reacher finds himself.
Reacher is an ex-soldier / military police, giant hulk of a man, traveling around the country with only a toothbrush in his pocket as possessions. After he travels several days, he buys cheap clothing and discards the old stuff. No luggage required.
You would think Reacher could easily stay out of trouble, but every new place he visits requires his special skills to save the day. This is not normally my favorite type of story, but I have loved every one of these books. I have listened to every book and this was my second time with "Killing Floor". I have loved every minute of them and hope Reacher is around whenever trouble comes.
Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
Yes, I liked the suspects and the twist of the story.
Great voice, kept me interested.
This is the first of many I plan to listen to in the Jack Reacher series. Great story. I just watched the Tom Cruise movie on Jack Reacher and found out from a friend that there were many books on this character, which I like. So I checked out Audible.com and found this one and many more. I plan to listen to the rest of them as I said earlier.