On one hand if your a Reacher fan you have to read this book.
On the other hand if you've read other of his books and come back to this one like I did you will regret it.
This doesn't even sound like a Reacher book, the performance not him, the story not him, the way he speaks not him. I did not enjoy this book at all.
But... like me, you have to listen to it because it's a Reacher book. Try to enjoy.
I far prefer Dick Hill to Jonathan McClain. The voices he did for the FBI people were almost unbearable and unrealistic representations. I certainly hope the FBI isn't as corrupt and inept as they were portrayed in this book, far from my favorite so far and I've heard everything released but one.
Killing Floor, Die Trying, Tripwire, Echo Burning, Without Fail, Persuader, and more.
I just don't like the way he delivers, some of the voices, as I said, are so grating I almost didn't finish it.
No, let it die.
Now that I'm almost done with the series I wish they would have been in order according to his age and situation. High Heat, he's a teenager, and it would have been good to have moved from that to his active military days and then in chronological order from there on. That being said, I'm a die hard Reacher fan, can't imagine how Tom Cruise got cast to play him.
Listening to Jonathan McClain narrate the story.
The narrator made the story come alive.
Hearing Jonathan McClain as Jack Reacher was the first time I'd heard him. He is the perfect Jack Reacher.
I love the Jack Reacher books, and am trying to read them in order from the beginning.
The first half had too much repetitive talking and not enough action. The plot was interesting, but the book didn't really engage me until half way through.
I liked them all.
no. It already has several.
I really like Jonathan McClain's performance. I am listening to the books in order and have enjoyed the narration.
Law enforcement certainly has its share of jerks and power-addled people. There are undoubtedly FBI agents who are as belligerent and full of themselves as these were but, dang, it makes the story annoying! There were times when I didn't think I could see this one through. My need to find out who did it kept me going but, really, did the FBI people need to be THAT obnoxious??? It was a good story line but those FBI people made it a tough listen at times!
The story line was fine but the annoyance of those agents is what made me give this 3 stars.
Jonathan McClain does an excellent job of narration! Characters are defined with different voices, but not overdone. His narration is very easy to listen to and even though the story had a somewhat slower start than usual, I didn't want to stop listening to it.
When the guilty party was revealed, I don't want to say any more because I don't want to give away the plot.
He is one of my favorite narrators for all of the reasons I mentioned above.
I'm never disappointed with the Jack Reacher books, they keep me sucked in until the very last page.
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
This is just a very good series. The characters are interesting and Child always comes up with different and interesting plots. I always look forward to the next in the series and have yet to find them repetitious or dull. I am really enjoying the series and will finish it for sure unless something drastic happens.
Tell us about yourself!
Maybe. You have to listen closely because his books tend to go from one story to another without pause.
This is a good story, with a good surprise at the end. Never saw that coming. I do agree with a previous review where the FBI characters were made to look dumb. Not realistic, other than that, I really enpyed this book.
The reader for this book is just awful, but Audible also has this book with Dick Hill reading. I only made it about 30 minutes, but realized that I had heard it already (the other version).
This is a good story with lots of twists and turns but narrator really sucks. If you buy an audio book read by Jonathan McClain be prepared to be disappointed and rubbed the wrong way.
Voice is not suitable as Jack Reacher.