Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.
A typical Lee Child book. It was worth the read! This is the first Reacher book I have read that commented on current politics.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
The book starts off with Jack Reacher standing on the interstate junction waiting for a ride. He is picked up by car with two men and a woman, then the fun begins. The story has lots of tension and twists and turns to the plot. Lee Child adds two strong FBI women to the mix and does a good job switching back and forth the story of what is going on with Reacher and the law enforcement in pursuit. This is a bit different than the last few stories. Dick Hill, of course, did his usual great job. His portrayal of the speech sounds of a person with a broken nose was good. Child had a few phrases he repeated a number of times which was a bit annoying but other than that the book was great. Looking forward to the next book.
Oil and Gas exploration in difficult places. Corvette collector. A fan of calculated risk!
The author should have never turned Reacher, his successful star character and Dick Hill, his excellent reader into Beavis and Butthead. Reacher's appeal includes being a tuff and smart guy who doesn't lose and who makes bad people suffer and then pay. Audible fans relate Hill's voice to Reacher. So what do we get? A previously invincible hero with a broken nose, therefore less threatening, less intimidating, underscored with a crappy nasual tone thru half the book. I enjoy Reacher for the purpose of escapism with a comfortable set of parameters. I prefer really bad and developed criminals who in the end get their fanny kicked. I don't enjoy waiting for the hero to heal while the usually perfect voice of Dick Hill has to read off key to simulate a broken nose! What were you thinking Mr Child? Would you produce a rock star by putting him on stage with his latest offering a waltz sung off key?
This book should have conformed with the formula that made all the rest of the series highly popular. If you want a different direction, invent a new character and series so that you can always return to Reacher.
Dick Hill is an awesome talent. Unfortunately he doesn't write the script, he performs it. So he trotted into the studio and was greeted with need to change Reachers voice. How about your favorite sports announcer decides to broadcast a game as Donald Duck?
Certainly. It made me appreciate the rest of the series even more, and pray this is the end of the character "fiddling."
I am anxious to see Lee Child return to the superb writer that he really is and anxious to hear Dick Hill reading at his real level of competency. Had this been my first Reacher it would have been my last. In all fairness, no one, not even the greatest, hit home runs at every bat. My criticism reveals an underlying fear that Reacher has ended. I certainly home that fear is unfounded.
Drive for work and listen all day long. Audible is a God send as it lifts me from traffic and off to an adventure!!
A new reader?? First shorty and now this!!! Please realize that readers are the ones that pay the rent and cutting corners....
to much Jack Reacher
less politcal stuff
not sure I will listen to any more Reacher based books. Childs need to invent another focus character.
As much as I luv Jack Reacher I was seriously diappointed in this one. Interesting storyline, weak weak character devolpment, Jack Reacher not at his best mentally or physically. Seemed a book put out in a hurry? Maybe too much time writing for movie & not Jack Reacher followers. By the By?... Tom Cruise?!!! Ack!
Instead of Jack just going along "for the ride" Develope both "bad" & " good" characters more. They are very flat.
Love Dick Hill
This is again a great Reacher story ... that is if you like them. However, the readers "role playing" with the voices gets a bit annoying. Reacher has a broken nose and honestly we don't have to listen to a nasal reader to get the picture!!
Fast moving, Jack at his best, great storyline
Any other Reacher book
I like his voice
Kept my heart beat going with all the action
Must listen to Reacher story
Another great story, with enough twists to keep you engaged. As usual, the dialog is very visual, and the characters are interesting and well developed.
The story was over too soon and it will be a long time before the next Reacher. Quality takes time, so I will wait eagerly for my next installment.
I would rather not say, because it would be a spoiler. Actually, there were several that I could call a favorite, but I will allow my fellow listeners to find them for themselves.
Yes, but again that would be a spoiler, so I will not describe it. I am sure my fellow listeners will agree on the particular moment.
This reading is a credit to Dick Hill, to be able to do the whole book with a broken nose. Well, not Dick's nose, but you know what I mean. I have listened to just about 300 books and Dick is my favorite narrator.
Did not read the book. The audio let you know about his nose. Reading the book you would miss some of those details.
Jack Reacher. Always the best.
Approaching the hidden building.
Another thriller by Jack Reacher.
Tom Cruise should not be Jack. He is too short, and does not fit the image I have of Jack.