The print version doesn't have Dick Hill!! He is a fabulous narrator.
The last "encounter" on the train tracks... to say more would spoil it for those who have not listened to this novel yet
This was my first. I am now a big fan!!
I was introduced to Reacher on a long road trip last fall. Loved the characters and the narration so much that I am working my way through all of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels.
Tell us about yourself! I am a French woman and live in Paris. I love to read - I read almost EVERYTHING! I like also to speak English
This is one of the best of Lee Child and one of best the of Jack Reacher novel. Lee take us back to 1997, in Mississippi where Reacher a MP is dispatched to investigate the murder of a woman near a military base. Well, to our Reacher surprise one murder turns out to be three murders. The problem is, not only Carter Crossing is a very small town where everyone knows everyone including army soldiers, but also the town has a great appetite for secrets starting by the sheriff. Investigating in Carter Crossing is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Besides, the town relies on the soldiers to keep its restaurants and bars busy.
The base is used for Ranger training, including an elite force which is sometimes dispatched from Kelham for clandestine missions overseas. The Ranger, who is suspected, happens to be a Captain and the son of a United States Senator, who is the chairman of the Senate's Armed Services CommitteeWell. Reacher becomes aware that the truth will not be only hard to find, but also challenging to release. Will Reacher finds the truth no matter what it takes?
Once in Carter Crossing, Reacher hooks up with the local sheriff, who happened to be an ex-Marine and she was in the Provost Marshal's office. Elisabeth Deveraux is very beautiful, and Reacher is soon involved with her both personally, and professionally, as they try to find a way to work together to solve the murders. But, she doesn't really trust Reacher. She suspects him to be working to protect the Army, even if it means that a cover-up is needed. Also, the sheriff is deeply convinced that the killer is from Fort Kelham. Therefore, she decided to put her focus only Kelham not somewhere else.
Though I wonder about the main character behavior, should I like or dislike him? I still like the fact that he does what he thinks is right, what he thinks needs to be done, and the heck with the consequences or with any political considerations or anything else that may get in the way. The book was a bit predictable but not in a way I thought it would be.
The Affair is the 16th novel in his Jack Reacher series; if I am being honest here I should confess that I haven’t read all of them. However, I really enjoyed this one because the story it held my attention to the very end. Jack Reacher is a drifter and a problem-solver, moving from place to place and helping those who need help, either with his quick intelligence or his right hook.
I would recommend the book, but it's not a must. I would say it is a bit above the average, but not great. I have certainly listened to many books that I would recommend over it, such as "The Help" and "Defending Jacob."
As a mystery I would compare it to the Micheal Connelly/Harry Bosch books with a strong main character, trying to solve a murder.
No. Not to my recollection. This is my first. He actually did a very good job. In fact it may have been his performance that held my interest.
The book certainly held my attention and I am glad I purchased it. I may listen to another of his works, but it wasn't so good that I would say I have to listen to them all. I would also say that although I rated it at four stars, I only did that because three and a half stars was not an option. I would think three stars is about average, four stars is excellent and five stars would be great. The book was above average, but below excellent. So three and a half stars would be my rating.
just love the reacher series! i havent read a bad one and i have read the entire series! cant wait for a new one to come out!!
It ranks in the bottom half. While there is an excellent plot twist and Child does a good job of not giving away the story, the repeated, overly long and graphic sex scenes cost it a point. I am not squemish or prudish, they just franking got boring and didn't serve to move the plot along. It is almost like Child was getting paid by the word.
Yes. Overall his books have been good stories with some interesting characters.
The book does a good job of answering a lot of tying up a lot of the various items that come up in the later Reacher books.
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.
Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D. 'The Ph.D. of Productivity'(tm)
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