Reacher's resourcefulness and exposure of the bad guys, even if it meant his career.
It made me concerned about how much the military is covering up.
All of it.
When the sheriff admitted that she sometimes hunted to give meat the the poorer side of town.
I thought the description of the sex scenes was a little overdone. Sometimes :) less is more.
I think the reader was very good, and intoned a great sense of suspense to the story.
This book was very entertaining and well written. I was always looking forward to continue reading this novel. It had funny parts and was very enteraining.
Yes, the narrator was great and matched the story perfectly
Stayed awake several nights way longer than I should have because I wasn't able to shut it off.
My boys and I love the Jack Reacher series, and have read or listened to 16. Never before, though, has Lee Child decided he could write a sex scene, and should have stuck to the genre he knows, like Reacher battling an entire army with only a pool cuestick.
There are several terrible attempts at writing about Reacher's sex with the sheriff, and the first is by far the worst, and painfully bad. What must have been about 8 pages in the book (and what seemed like ten minutes on the audio) about undressing, looking, discovering,
Retired and living in Spain, I am an avid reader. Audible has added a new dimension as I can experience excellent readers/actors too.
The story is, as always with Lee Child, excellent and the reading is first class.
I especially liked the way the murdering 'militia' were dealt with, but there are so many good moments throughout the book.
The Sheriff is a very sympathetic character and well portrayed both by the writing and the reader.
The ending was realistic and yet left one feeling sad.
This was my first Audible book and what a good advertisement for both the Audible-Kindle system and the excellence of the readers this was.
After listening to the last three Reacher novels, I thought Child had lost his touch. Child had moved far away from the original Reacher and the twisting murder mysteries; the novels were becoming more like a cross between Stephen King and James Bond. They dealt with weird towns in Nevada, female slavery rings and missile silos/international super fiends.I found them boring and a number of other things I can't repeat in this review. I was on the verge of never buying another Reacher novel.
After listening to The Affair, Child has returned Reacher to his roots. This novel is a great murder mystery with Reacher at his best. My wife and I listened to this novel on a long road trip and it was exciting till the end. Dick Hill gave a superb performance as usual.
I highly recommend this book.
This book goes back in time not only to solve a murder but to explain why Reacher left the military. At the end is another short story about Reacher and his brother when they were young teenagers. Don't miss either one of them - and if you have not already ck out Lee Child's web site. Good reading :)
I can't believe I would ever say that about a Jack Reacher book. I have read nearly all of them and love them all. This thing drags for part one - lots of monologue and dialogue - only one "Jack Reacher" scene. In part 2 the plot begins to develop. Finally at the end as things come together and the plot is explained - you leave with the feeling of 'who cares'. There is no evil bad guy that you want Jack to deal with. If you want to listen to 2 great books - please listen to James Lee Burke - 'Feast of Fools' and David Rosenfelt's latest Andy Caprenter book.