I tried to be patient and wait for the story to erupt but I couldn't make it past the first 30 minutes. A combination of the narrator (a voice far too old for the character) and a mind numbing overly long lead up to whatever exciting/intriguing thing that was supposed to happen. I might have been able to forgive some of it if the prose had been remotely engrossing. Big zeros across the board on this. I wish I could get back my money and my time.
I didn't want to stop listening! I love the Jack Reacher character. He's just a lover, fighter, and great investigator. I especially enoyed the short childhood introduction at the end.
Having been a long term devoted Jack Reacher fan we looked forward to this new audible book. Sad to say the reader is one of the worst we've heard and absolutely trashes the book with a pseudo-East Coast tough guy accent that is both inappropriate to the character and almost painfully bad to listen to. Skip the audible version!
I ENJOY READING LEE CHILD'S BOOKS ABOUT JACK REACHER, BUT, REALLY ON AUDIBLE IT SOUNDS LIKE HE IS IN HIS 70'S WITH COPD! I FOUND MY SELF TAKING EXTRA BREATHS TO TRY AND HELP HIM, VERY DISTRACTING.
New to audible - avid reader though! Looking forward to hearing some great books!
This is a great story - but think the narrator should have read it before narrating it. He makes Army men sound effeminate and reads commands as questions. Just a really bad narration. The story on the other hand, is fantastic. If you are familiar with Jack Reacher - you won't be disappointed.
The potential experience of this book reading was great, but having an old man read the roles of people in their 30's doesn't work. Not only were the voices to low and gravely, the enunciation of words was so slow that I had to speed up the file to enjoy it.
Although I am left-handed, I play the piano right-handed.
Best selling author, high ratings, many books, OK, I thought I'd give this author a chance. Unrealistic, incomplete, unbelievable. I was anxious to get through it to find out how silly the ending would be. When the book ended and then offered some 'bonus' material, I thought "Oh, crap, do I have to listen to more of this?" I'd recommend this for people who like Rambo and Jean-Claude Van Damme movies and similar nonsense.
No matter where you go, there you are.
The first few Reach books were very engaging, could not wait for the latest episode. Then well, things started to stagnate.
Soon we will suffer the liquid ruminations of the embryonic Jack Reacher and Dick Hill's wet, gargling ruminations will sound more suitable in the circumstances. I had the longest, continuous bout of deja vu in my existence while consuming this book.
Child is an above average writer that has beaten this horse once, maybe more, too often.
What's going to resurrect this series is a dynamic, new, completely out of context, engaging plot. The character is worn threadbare, the backstory far too familiar and the righteous malevolence that is Reacher has become old hat.
Come on, Mr. Child, go deep if you are capable. And you want that villa in the South of France paid off.
Dick Hill should not have read this story. He has a great voice, but it is too "old" for this one and he made the sheriff appear incongruously geriatric and phlegmatic, thereby confusing a key aspect of this story.
Snoozer. I've read or listened to several Lee Child books, but when after 10 minutes Jack hadn't even gotten through the doors of the Pentagon, I realized I had neither the patience nor time to wait for him to inch along.
Lee Child is a best-selling author, but have never read or listened to one of his books. Have no regrets, but would rather grab a Brad Thor novel. Still, The Affair delivered as a thriller, detective novel.