Decent story. Some parts were a little obvious while other parts were a bit far fetched. Overall, worth the time to listen to, but not my favorite in the series. Johnathon McClain did a good job as narrator. I listen at 2X so a clean crisp narration is always appreciated.
The story was fine-typical entertaining Reacher. But the narrator was really hard to listen to. He couldn't do women's voices at all and he made the male characters except for Reacher sound angry and shout everything. He really ruined the book. I hope they don't get him to do any more Reacher stories.
This is the first book of the series I didn't enjoy. It felt like the entire book was written to spite some FBI agent who personally wronged the author. The level of animosity and general evilness of the FBI just felt way too unrealistic and it was a drag to get through. In addition, this is the first book that starts really fleshing out Reacher's character flaws. Those two things were done heavily at the same time, and it was way too much all at once. In addition, there winds up being an element of cheese in the murder method that really didn't work for me. Ive loved all the others so far, but wish I'd skipped this one.
However, while the budget issues and need to not appear duplicite in covering the death of a rouge agent explain why they didn't want to pay Reacher, there should have been some mention of the remaining ladies that were hypnotized by him in his defense.
I saw negative reviews of this book and not sure why. It was a good continuation of the Jack Reecher story. Flows well with the previous book. If you like Reecher you'll like this book if your reading them in order.
This story was very well written. The description of the characters was done very well, so well that I knew who the "killer" was very quickly. It is still a very very good listen. The reader is awesome and this book does not disappoint. I recommend this book to all Jack Reacher fans.
Having a hard time believing this was even the same author! And poor narration. The narration was distracting and the ending was horribly predictable.
So all of the Reacher books are entertaining, but are annoying at the same time. Almost zero effort was put in on researching the military back story for Reacher. All of these books are filled to the brim with wildly innacurate and unrealistic elements about the US military. As a vet and military brat, I find this *really* annoying and it takes a ton away from the story and end up creating gigantic plot holes. You don't have to go to the depths of detail like Tom Clancy but jeez, please PLEASE do some more research before writing another one of these.
If you are just looking for mind candy, these books are still fun. But if part of the fun of a fiction story for you includes a plausible storyline, you'll want to pass on pretty much all of these.
The novel is a 10, the movie is a 7. We, your movie audience, needs a new Reachèr for the cinema screen. Put Childs and McClain together and let them cast the movie characters. Great narration and story line. Keep them coming Lee, Reacher is the star.
Of all the Lee Child stories, this was by far the worst narrator. It hurt my ears to listen to the narrator try to change voices. His voice for the villain made me cringe with its soft "sing-song" effect. It was horrible. Never again listen to any book by this narrator.