If you follow the Reacher series then this is a great read, maybe not one of the best in the series but it leaves you wondering.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
This is one of the best Reacher stories I have read. Lots of suspense and action. Learned more about Reacher than in the other books. Dick Hill is great in his reading of this story. I was surprised by the ending and can not wait for the next book. Hope there is one!
So, the author should have had a good military advisor. At one point it says that a character was busted from Major to Captain which would only be possible if it was a battlefield promotion which in the time frame this was set wouldn't have happened. Otherwise the story flows quite well and brings you along fairly well. I liked the narrator though the production should have been turned up a bit for volume.
I like Connelly and Coben better in this genre, but story was interesting. Reading was muddled and too soft making it very hard to hear when listening in a car. Probably would have enjoyed it more if I didn't have such difficulty hearing it.
I love the Reacher books - I'm on the edge of my seat until October when we find out what happens. Great book that started very slow but really took off about a quarter to a third of the way through.
I agree with a previous reviewer who said: "Not even close to the other books." I like Reacher novels and this one moved very slow in comparison. Possibly the abridged copy would be better. I also found the audio to be particularly poor (as compared to other Audible books.) I'd recommend passing on this one...
Lee Child has come up with a wonderful plot device: Jack Reacher -- all 6' 5", 250 solid pounds of him -- travels around the United States with only a toothbrush; and, wherever he fetches up, the locals need him there, right then (although they may not yet know it). He solves mysteries, rescues damsels and kids, and kicks serious butt. Lee Child keeps inventing hair-raising new predicaments for Reacher to untangle. And Reacher not only has brawn, but, also, plenty of brains. With "61 Hours," he unearths (literally) a 60-year-old mystery, and -- as always -- sets it right. Plus, Lee Child puts him at a disadvantage by making him work in a confined space, 'way too small for his big frame, but just right for his tiny adversary. Needless to say, Reacher triumphs anyway, even with the unaccustomed handicap. Dick Hill does a good job of reading "61 Hours," although he has a slightly unpleasant voice. Fortunately, "61 Hours" delivers enough thrills and chills to counterbalance any objection to the reader's voice. Each one of the novels in the Jack Reacher series can stand alone, since none of them rely on the previous episodes for comprehension; however, listening to some of the previous entries in the series increases the fun. I have listened to the whole series twice through, in sequence, and expect to do so again and again.
I listened to every one of Lee Childs' books featuring Jack Reacher. They are all great but this is the best one. It starts off strong and never lets up. I wish Lee Childs could write a book every month.