"Life is too short to be taken seriously." Oscar Wilde
I enjoy the way Dick HIll reads, but this story just kept dragging on, and on. In the end I was left feeling - really, that's it?
I have listened and/or read all of Jack Reacher books and found this one to be the most disappointing. The ending was a bit abrupt and convoluted.
Gang Mills Kathy
Probably, because I'm a great fan of the Reacher novels.
THe characters - their strength, their foibles.
Not so much and I found his voice a little off-putting.
I missed Jack Reacher keeping time in his head and was surprised it wasn't part of the story. The plot was a little convoluted. I wondered if Lee Child really wrote this book. It didn't seem up to par.
A summary of the premise for this book sounds a bit of a turn-off. Much of it occurs while JR rides in a car with three people, one of whom is essentially mute and the two others not chatty. However, the inner psychology of the work is sufficiently compelling to make this book not only different but quite good.
As previous reviewers have noted, a large part of the problem of this book is the narrator's rendition of Reacher with a broken nose. On top of that, the plot is boring. I listened until I only had two hours of the book left, and I couldn't take it anymore. I didn't care what happened to the characters...even after 12 hours of time invested into their story. The FBI agents were caricatures of bumbling, inept police. Leave it to Reacher to step into the gap--except 12 hours into the book, he still hadn't. I've loved this series, but this book is terrible. Save your money and get something else.
This was a great book. You would think after 16 books, the 17th would be not so great, but it was very good.
Even though I won't see the Jack Reacher movie because of the ridiculous casting of Tom Cruise as Reacher, I will continue reading Lee Child. I have heard Lee had nothing to do with casting someone 5'6 150 pounds to play a man who is 6'5" 250 pounds and I really hope that is the case. We have to save Jack Reacher and boycott the film.
Reacher's broken nose? What was that all about, we never get to know how he broke his nose. There was no value in this, it only gave purpose to Dick Hill's nasal voice interpretation that became increasingly annoying as the story droned on.
If you had never read one of Child's Reacher books before, you might like this one. However, if you are a "Reacher Afficiando". you will likely be disapointed with this book
It was a disappointing narration by an otherwise good reader.
No, the plot was too convaluted to condense into a 90 minute movie
I will continue to buy Child's Reach stories even though this one was not his best.
Recommend yes, but only with credits. Not worth the full price.
Best part, Reacher in action.
Dick Hill is REACHER, no other narrator can do Child credit.
Good anticipation but easily left for a time.
Not as much action, but, Reacher is the great thinker and able to put things togethor fairly quickly. There are some good humorous moments.
I love Jack Reacher novels, so this one wasn't a disappointment. Worth the time and money to read.
I listened to this straight through two days. It did hold my interest.
I liked the narrator; he stayed in character well.
You don't cry in a Reacher book, but there are humorous tension breakers along the way.
Just try to keep Tom Cruise out of the mental picture of Jack Reacher, and you'll be fine.