Just after the opening scene the book began to tail off rather quickly into a very unrealistic yarn. He gets off of a bus to see a small town where an old blues singer died fifty years earlier, then in one weekend he gets arrested for murder sent to prison, meets a cop from Harvard, kills someone in prison, gets released from prison, falls in love with a gorgeous policewoman, finds out his brother just happened to be in the same town and was murdered, gets hold of a Bentley automobile, kills several more bad guys - and it goes down hill from there.
Towards the end there were a few bright spots and I suppose that with this being his first book in the series that subsequent offerings improve. The narration was below average.
Not necessarily, but when I travel, audio books are my lifeline. i also love to open a book and just read. A well written book such as Lee Child writes makes me feel like I'm there in the middle of the action, both written and audio
When Reacher found the children were alright.
Hard to say, I think all were very good.
The same action/ thriller hero as found in hundereds of other books. Enjoyable but lots of cliches.
no I have too many books nono it did not keep me on the edge but it was still a great read w I am trying to listen to
no but it was still a great read
he made you feel
what would you do about a wrong that needed to be taken care of
yes please don't text me at 130 in the morning
Absolutely not!! The story is needlessly drawn out and far fetched. The characters could be used to illustrate the concept of lazy stereotyping. The dialogue is so repetitive and awful it made me physically block my ears; but it is the narration which elevates this book to the level of 'comically bad'!
Sorry...I did my best but I just couldn't keep listening...I gave up with two hours to go.
Perhaps by giving a different narrator a different book to read?
Only to better research my purchases.
Yes. I know some people that should very much appreciate this book.
Yes, I want to get the rest of the Jack Reacher novels.
The different voices.
Not Tom Cruise!
Hope the movie does Reacher justice.
I would listen to Killing Floor again because it was so entertaining.
I enjoyed the the characters and various twists in the plot.
Dick Hill is fabulous and he brings the story to life.
This brutal novel keeps you guessing the whole way through and the action is intense and exciting. I read strictly for entertainment, and this book had me hooked from page one and entertained me from beginning to end.
Reacher is a tough and compelling character who brings a keen mind and a brutal streak to his investigation. Partnering with an older but still robust detective and a beautiful cop, Reacher soon finds himself immersed in a conspiracy. The criminals are like the Mafia, complete with a “Don”. They use torture and murder to further their own agenda. This includes killing their own members to keep the others in line.
Child's characters are a well-written group that generally avoids cliché.
The plot offers a lot of insight into the corrupt world of international currency and counterfeiting. The discussion near the end on the distribution and printing of money was interesting and informative.
This is a suspenseful, detailed thriller with a great plot. This book is a riveting "Page-turner."
I am uncomplicated.
I have not read the print version of this book.
Dick Hill is one of my very favorite performers. From Southern Belle to Boston Cop to 90 year old men, this guy has the velvet voice. One of the best performers out there.
There were so many "NO WAY" moments in this book. So many twists and turns that I often held my breath. Fast paced and thrilling.
I cannot wait to listen to the next Jack Reacher installment (Die Trying).
and kept it. The story was good right away. Dragged on a bit towards the end but overall a great story. I also really liked the narrator.