the characters and the plot were incredibly boring and hard to follow.
hearing someone reading with a broken nose for almost the entire book was excruciating -- the other voices were not good either.
I would not have published this book
I've been buying audiobooks for years and this is the only one I would advise readers to skip.
Sorry Mr. Child but I can't believe how bad and boring this book is. Where did Jack go? No action and blinking out a "code" in the car... seriously? I've read all of the books in the series and love Jack but this was just unbearable. And the broken nose portrayal was excruciating. I will not blindly buy another Reacher book again without waiting for other reviews of the book.
I recommend that Lee Child sell the dwarf the rights to this. That way I won't have to feel bad about refusing to see the movie and all of the other Reacher gems will be safe.
Without killing the story I'd reduce the first third of the book by more than half, add half to the middle, and cut the ca-ca about the mysterious woman from Virginia. Who is this Mata Hari?
It's kind of like Mr Child "phoned it in" Way too many Reacher "norms"...serious number skills, way out deductions and it was all for moot.
Sad to say, but it was the end because I was glad it was over.
I'm a big fan of Jack Reacher and was sorely disappointed at this attempt and I do mean "attempt"
I'll buy the next Jack Reacher of course, but after that if it's not better I won't buy it the day it's released, I'll read the reviews. Mr Child, please step back up to the plate.
Tell us about yourself!
Same story - same Jack. I like the idea of Jack Reacher, but the story line needs to change. If you never read one of these books, then you are in for a treat (just pick a different one!) Sounded as if Dick Hill was in an echo chamber - otherwise, I love how Dick Hill reads the story!
A better story.
It was nice to see Reacher again.
I have to agree with many of the negative reviews for this book. If I could do this all again, I would skip this book. The story stalled somewhere in the middle and never regained its momentum. After all the build up in the car if just fell flat. All the things I really loved about Reacher seemed to be left out of this book. And what is with all the mindless travelling. I struggled to finish this one. A definite miss!
Dick Hill reading Lee Child is the best that Audible has to offer.
As always, great performance by Dick.
I wanted this to last forever.
I have listened to all of the books in the JR series.
Good voice actor.
Just barely kept me commited.
Lee Child can explain in detail about our traffic signs but fails to grasp the fact that storms in the midwest would never make it to Oregon! The wind does not blow that way for very long and the rockies are in the way! I live in NE Kansas so I know these little details about this book. Lee your better than that. Did they rush you?A "Bent" cop in england is callef a crooked cop over here!I was supprised that he failed to bed anyone.Now that Hollywood has ruined the whole thing the love affair is over. Good luck Jack!
It just didn't compel me like some other of the Lee Childs.
Very slow. Not particularly clear. Also his doing Reacher with his broken nose became annoying.
No. It's slow and repetitive which makes it very unlike the previous Reacher books.
More suspense. More action.
I really enjoy Dick Hill. He really does bring the various characters to life. He does a good job with the women as well as the men.
Nope. Let's go back to the old Jack next time. Or let's change him just a bit if it's needed to keep story interesting.
I'm just so disappointed. I had really been looking forward to this book.