Lee Child has obviously been tired of writing Reacher books in his last 3 or 4 books. This time it looks like Dick Hill, a fav of mine, is also tired of reading Reacher books.
Not as bad as last 3 Reachers but way below par.
Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.
I buy any book that Lee Child writes and am in love with the Jack Reacher books. This one was good on many levels, although it didn't quite reach his others. He still has a 100% fan however. Worth your time and listen.
I've been a Reacher Fan for years and have read them all. This was my first attempt at listening to one. Perhaps because I have my own "voice" for Reacher after all these years, I do not care for Dick Hill 's narration at all. He sounds out of breath in an emphysemic way, and his ridiculous voice for female characters is so distracting I actually couldn't get the visual of Dustin Hoffman's Tootsie out of my brain. His reading of the train scenes was quite enjoyable however, with that short, driving pace, it actually made me feel as if I were watching and feeling a train race by. Perhaps a better solution would be to go the very enjoyable Ron McLarty/Orlaigh Cassidy route of several Baldacci books and avoid that insipid, almost insulting attempt at how a man thinks a woman speaks. I ended up Kindling the book and reading it. The story was typical Child and most fun. And yes, I relish bad guys meeting their end at Jack Reacher's hand.
I have read/listened to all of the Jack Reacher books and this was what I expected. A lot of excitement and it gripped me from the begining.
Dick Hill is the voice of Jack Reacher
This was my first Jack Reacher book. I really liked it. It was a good story and a very compelling character. My only problem is that he is supposed to be in his 30s. The narrator, Dick Hill, has been performing Jack Reacher books for a long time. His voice sounds to be much older than the stated young age and I had some trouble not seeing the character in my head as someone in his 60s!
But overall is it a very good book.
As a reacher fan and a fan of Dick Hill's delivery, I have listened to all the reacher novels and will say this:
This one (as well as a few others mid way through the series) just plain SUCKED.
Yes, but my decision will be based soley off of nothing but a stellar reader review
Narration was fine
All of the sex scenes
He is the voice of Jack Reacher to me.
Sure, that would have been a great way to hear it!
Can't go wrong with a Jack Racher novel!
Daily commuter relying on Audible to keep awake. I need excitement! If something crazy doesn't happen in the first 20 mins I'm done!
Like all the other stories, I love the way Jack Reacher follows his own code. He risks his career in this one and loses, but he stays on his moral ground and solves a mystery that needed solving and executes the punishment.