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...
This is my first Reacher book. It's not a great book, but I liked it well enough.
Reacher is of course, superhuman, but then, many sleuths are. Like other reviewers, I figured out who the villain is a long time before the characters do. It didn't really affect my liking of the book.
The narrator does an excellent job. His voicing of the various characters distinguishes one from the other, and he has good pacing and develops tension well.
Will I read another Reacher book? Maybe not. But I'm not sorry I read this one and don't feel that I wasted a credit.
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.
Up until now I have loved all the Reacher books. But this one fell a bit short. Maybe I expected too much since I was anxiously waiting for the next installment in the series. I finished the book on my way into work today and it did not leave me wanting another like all the others did. The good old tough bad ass Reacher I have come to know and love was missing. There was a feeble attempt at the end, but it was just a little too late for me.
The author spent a lot of time and took a lot of liberty setting this story up and it just was not believable. I found this very odd for Mr. Childs who always seem to build very credible storylines. Not his best work for sure. I am still a fan, but will not be holding my breath for the next book.
Had to force myself to finish....we're all in bad shape if cops in our society are so stupid! A disappointing listen.