I love the Jack Reacher stories!! I only gave this one 4 stars however, not because it isn't a great story, but because I had it figured out pretty much in the first few chapters. I wound up listening just to see if I was right about the story line... but it was a really fun listen so no big deal.
While I was able to force myself to finish listening to this, I came very close to stopping a few times. The plot was shot full of as many holes as some of the antagonists. Child has a tendency to repeat himself--often... and in the same sentence or paragraph! A lot of the dialogue just dragged along and I wanted to just say "spit it out, man!" Personal preference here, but I was irritated that they had Dick Hill reading the "He said" "She said" "I said" parts... isn't it understood that if the narrator is properly changing their voice for characters that they're saying what we're hearing? I'd say read this if you get it at the $5 bargain price, but don't waste a credit. It's predictable and slow and there are many other better books out there.
Excellent book. Wonderful writer. Lee child is always enjoyable and his books never fail to completely take you away to another place.
I am an avid fan of the horror genre! Love to read and love to listen.
I had never heard of this author or these books until I found this one on Audiobooks, and on sale. It started out a bit slow for me and I almost put it away but am very glad I hung in there because it was a great read/listen. I passed it along to my husband who liked it even more then I did. I am moving onto the next 14 (or so?) books and can't wait to start #2. These books are as much about the character (Reacher) as the plot and storyline. The writer has set him up with a detailed history, background and personality. You may want to check out Lee Child's website for more information on Jack Reacher and decide the order in which you will read them because I suspect that once you read one, like M&M's, you just cant stop until they are GONE!
I wish Jack didn't have such bad luck. Good book and a nice amount of action. Jack seems like he should be in his early 40s--like me.
I love books!
My second Jack Reacher and I don't really know what to think. I bought this one because it was on sale. This one wasn't deep but it was entertaining. I'm not sure I'll read another, maybe I will, but it'll be awhile.
This might be hard to believe, but this is my first Jack Reacher adventure and it was great. I listen to book after book and get a little jaded, but loved this book. Detailed ...but not too detailed if you know what I mean. Great and exciting read. I am going to read a lot more of Jack Reeeacher and hope that I continue to be as enthralled with the character as I was in this one.
Killing Floor got me hooked on the Reacher series; but after a second listening following completion of the entire series, I noticed Reacher as a person was a bit different from later books. Later books give us a more 'hardline' Reacher, one who is quite a more stoic and analytical. The first Reacher spends a half hour singing blues songs while on surveillance and dreaming about settling down with one of the main characters.
Overall a good story and the plot is interesting enough and the villains devious enough to keep me interested even after the second go-round. My biggest problem is the inaccuracies in geography. While I forgive the made up town of Margrave and its location on the map, the completely false and inaccurate layout and description of the Atlanta Airport - a key scene in pushing Reacher "over the edge" emotionally - really bugs me. It IS, after all, the "busiest airport in the world", so it's hard for me to believe that the author was completely unaware of the layout of ATL. What Child described just doesn't exist and as creative as the guy is, he surely could have devised a way for the same event to happen in a more realistic setting. From what I have seen, Child takes great pains to do research on weaponry since Reacher is from a military background. Why not do just a little BASIC research into a major landmark, one that tens of millions of folks have to navigate every year. I'm fine with fabricating a small town, not fine with completely reinventing a place that probably 90% of the readers of the book have had some first-hand experience with.
This was the first Jack Reeder novel I listened to and I really enjoyed it. Very edge of your seat and fast paced.
Good. I liked the characters, maybe a bit too long at end, but you will still want to finish