Yes. I like Dick Hill and generally Lee Child writes engaging books.
I like Lee Child's books and enjoy his main character Jack Reacher. The end of the book was a disappointment because the overall plot line was quite weak. It did not come together at the end.
Good grief...who wrote this? Certainly not one of my favorite authors, Lee Child! This tale is boring, boring, with such a strung out plot that it truly defies believability. The reader drove me nuts, sounding like he had a bad cold through the whole thing as he tried to voice Reacher's broken nose, and there was such an underlying sarcasm in every other voice. There were so many understated cynical voices throughout, It was painful listening, but I bought it so I felt I needed to finish it, hoping all the while that something would happen. It didn't.
I rarely listen to a story more than once.
Jack Reacher, of course, was my favorite character. He is so incredibly intuitive and clever at figuring out mysteries by picking up on everything that could possibly be a clue.
I loved the way Hill did Reacher's voice - always reminding me that his nose was broken. And the female voices were so believable as well. I was amazed at how every character had a distinct voice. You could always tell who was speaking.
I did chuckle several times, which doesn't happen often for me -which I definintely credit to the narrator's great sense of timing and expression. It really helped draw me into the book. A very entertaining story that unravels well with an exciting conclusion.
I totally recommend this Audibe. But (unless I missed it) I never found out how Reacher's nose was broken in the first place.
A Book and a Cat: Nothing more
Other reviews have said most of what needs to be said. For those who are long term Reacher fans who have also read Harlan Coban's Reacher- wannabe novel, Lee Child includes one very minor character who will make you laugh out loud. Sadly that was the highlight of this Reacher novel for me.
I have had some problems with the Reacher novels in the past, but nothing I could not soldier through (pardon the pun). But this one just fell completely flat for me. A huge amount of the plot (if one can call it a plot) involves Reacher riding in or driving a car. And somehow, it's just about as exciting as a long, arduous road trip. Especially early on, like for maybe the first 3-4 hours of the book, it's just driving ... and two law enforcement officials trying to figure out things the reader already knows. It kills any sense of forward momentum and/or excitement. While I have always found some bits of the Reacher character and his superpowers absurd (especially when he displays some new power out of nowhere that has never been mentioned in a single one of the 16 novels ... like when he all of a sudden became a numerical/codebreaking savant, or when the training film from his youth showed him having preternatural reflexes, or whatever the plot requires ... his latest being knowing the population and area code of all the major metropolitan areas of the United States), I usually just roll my eyes and keep at it as the stories are engaging. This one, however, was just tedious and boring. I finally decided about 3 hours from the end that I no longer cared what happened and turned it off. Dick Hill does a fine job as always, but the writing is just dead. So, buyer beware.
Not the action one has grown to expect from the infamous Jack Reacher and the story line gets a little fuzzy at the end as Child tries to tie it all together..
Yes, I would always consider audio to be better than print mainly because it suits my lifestyle, I listen everyday when I am driving to and from work.
I didn't think this was the greatest Reacher book initially, I felt it was slow to start, it got better and better though and i thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jack Reacher of course, although I did find the "broken nose" somewhat irritating at times
I'm not sure it will ever be worthy of a film...
I don't know
He was Perfect as usual
Just didn't rise to the bar of the Jack Reacher series
Extraordinarily slow beginning and extraordinarily fast ending
Disappointment. Jack Reacher is not RAMBO.
He is Ok, but needs to keep consistent about different characters.
Unfortunately, Reacher needs to get to Virginia!!!
The record is awful. It sound as if they recorded it inside a bathroom. I needed to reduce Bass to minimal to listen the audiobook.
Hated the broker nose narration! The story just wasn't as exciting as usual. Love the Reacher books but this one was a huge disapointment! Don't bother reading (or listening) to this one.
The broken nose was just too much for too long.
Hope the next one will be better!