Early Childhood Professional. Avid Reader since birth. Beginner at Audio Books, so far I enjoy them.
I don't remember how I came across this book, but I'm surprised I haven't read them sooner. If you are looking for a thrill that's not totally gory, and suspense that will keep you interested this is a great series for you.
The main character Lee Child has created has quite a personality. Dick Hill's narration brings this out in ways that will actually make you laugh at the character. There are other nuances of Child's writing that can be lost when just reading, but you'll catch them by listening.
I enjoyed this book very much, but found it a bit predictable. It was still a fun read; I will definitely be reading the next in the series. I did note a few things that only a person from Georgia or the south in particular might notice. The biggest thing was an incident where a character hid in a peanut field. I can't imagine anyone being able to hide in a peanut field during the day. The author mentions the stalks, but there are really no stalks on peanut plants. Another was the way Augusta was pronounced by the narrator. Yep, these are petty and make no difference in the plot or my enjoyment of the book.
Let me say first that I will always choose to listen to a Jack Reacher novel instead of reading it simply because I am so impressed with the talent of Dick Hill in bringing the series to life.
The Reacher series is a favorite of mine, and I'm not sure exactly why, since I am not a fan of vigilante justice. I suppose, though, that the lone, mysterious stranger who rights wrongs and stands up for those who cannot stand up for themselves is something of an archetype. Unlike many characters of this type, Child offers us the opportunity to see inside Reacher, to see his insecurities and his code of right and wrong.
This book is disappointing. I admit that writing novel thrillers is hard, considering how many are there in the genre. This one however is too stereotypical. Characters are flat and seen in hundred similar books. The loner hero, the black investigator, the southern poisonous setting etc. Nothing surprised me, nothing stood as novel or fresh. The plot is admittedly acceptable and the basic idea relatively interesting (trying not to spoil it for you), but overall, a book quickly forgotten.
The reader is pretty good and very clear, with the right tempo (at least for me). The only two glitches: 1) female characters. They sound really ridiculous at time. 2) Too insistent on the southern accent.
I am a 62 year old mail carrier who has had her sanity saved by audiobooks
yes... i listen to all of my books more than once unless i simply hate them
Jack... very cool... seriously flawed but an interesting man...
when he and the detective connect... the man... chief of detectives from boston...not the woman...but when they come to a meeting of the minds... u know the story is going to take off
you would need to combine more than one of the reacher books to make an interesting movie... jack unfolds slowly one book after another... the more i read.. the better i like him and the series...any movie made form just one of the series would be too one dimensional, in my opinion
as i said the reacher novels are excellent but u need to read more than one of them and to read them in order to get the big picture... i love lincoln child... what an imagination... between these and the pendergast books he writes with douglas preston i would be hard put to decide which i like better
Yes. For those that enjoy fast-paced fiction, this is a highly entertaining tale.
Jack Reacher, of course. He's mysterious, tough and brutally honest.
Dick Hill is an excellent narrarator, and he did a fantastic job with the character Finlay.
Yes, but school and work prevented that from happening.
I'm a big fan of Harlan Coben, James Patterson and Stuart Woods. I heard good things about Lee Child, and "The Killing Floor" did not disappoint. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the books in the series. If you enjoy the aforementioned authors, then you should give this book a shot; it's very good.
Very enjoyable - I'd read / listen to more of this author's books.
Yes - the plot was very interesting.
This was one of those books you could not put down. Great story with an unexpected ending. Cannot wait for the next one.
I have enjoyed the Recher series but this was the worst.
It was predictable and unbeliveble. The money would not have been stacked in mounds it would have been banded in stacks. Jack's brother inserted into the story line as he was. Give me a break.
the chariter of reacher was outstanding witty charming sarcastic raw and unpredictable
beliveable story of being in the wrong place at the wrong time
this was my first jack reacher book the chariter is fantastic