I couldn't finish the book because the narrator is so awful. I promise myself never to download anything by Dick Hill and then I forget! His reading of women's voices is sooo annoying.
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.
Only Timothy Olyphant could be Reacher. I just don't think there are many others who could carry it off
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.