Live near Yosemite National Park. Listen to Audible books while hiking.
For the life of me, I don???t know why people are enthusiastic about these books. I suppose it???s an Army thing. I???m Navy flyer and so maybe I???m not sophisticated enough to appreciate its subtleties. This was my first Jack Reacher novel and it will be my last. I could never figure out what the first four chapters were all about. Why were they in this novel? My best guess was to show early on that our hero is a paranoid nut. And with a nutso superior officer in the Pentagon. The sex scenes were painfully explicit without being erotic. That is the acid test for most novelists, like drawing a face is for most painters. The killing scene in the Pentagon was not believable. The plot twist was expected as it was telegraphed. If you like good murder mysteries, read James Lee Burke???s works. Better writing and more credible plotting. And erotic without being explicit!
No complaints. It is what it is. Jack being Jack, just a younger version. This book could have been the longest book ever written since Child decided to go there [there being the past when Jack was young a full of vim and vigor]. He could have gone down a thousand rabbit holes but he stayed pretty much on point with the story. I wouldn't have minded a couple rabbit holes though.
Jack Reacher is suppose to be 37 yrs old. The narrator's voice sounds much, much older, making it unbelievable that you are listening to the story of a young 37 yr. old. Very distracting and hard to enter the story because of it.
Pass on this one. The writing is one dimensional and about three times as long as it needs to be. The narration is painfully melodramatic and tedious. It's not a bad storyline, but there are inaccuracies and totally improbable actions that destroy it's credibility. Descriptions are drawn out with no apparent reason and no added insight into the scene that they're trying to paint. Wish I hadn't wasted my credit.
I would recommend to anyone who like suspense, excitement and intrigue. Kept me guessing throughout, well written and an easy read (listen)
I have hesitated in writing this review as I hate to be negative. However, I can barely finish listening to this audio book. The narration is so poor that it spoils the story. I can't imagine anyone talking the way these characters are presented. I will struggle through to the end but be prepared for the narration to get in the way of the story. This from a Lee Child, Jack Reacher enthusiast!