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.
everything...from the nasal narration to the lame story line
no...hope springs eternal...
Jack Reacher with a broken nose had the narration become a most annoying portrayal. May have been accurate but it was a distinct turn off
i would scrap this book and start over
a pure waste of time slogging through the whole story. This book was beyond boring and dull...but i'll hope that enough people get to Lee Child that he'll do better next time
There is nothing better then listening to Jack Reacher converse with the world around him. He was a little bit more vulnerable because of the broken nose but it was very good book to listen to. Waiting for the next one.
Fiction reader/listener: law enforcement, spy, military, science thriller, disasters.
I have been a fan of Lee Child long before Audible, since I'm now of fan of both, Child seems to write even better. This is a gripping story made even more interesting by the narrator (Dick Hill). Author and narrator are a good pair, Jack Reacher is a fictional character made uber interesting.
I wish Audible would provide a better product. I continually have to go back and try to find my place to listen. Audible apparently disables the ability to burn a book to even one disk so I can listen to it. The iPod just doesn't do well on audiobooks (probably unless you buy them from Apple). It is impossible to get a book burned to CD so I can listen to it and it never plays right on the iPod.
This is a typical Reacher book, keeps you interested and involved. We listen to it in the car and we almost went out to drive around just so we could listen to it! Excellent performance, especially the performance by Reacher with a broken nose, it seems almost too real.