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.
I really enjoyed the first 3 Jack Reacher books but I found this one disappointing. The main problem is that it's set up as a mystery, but I was able to figure out the solution within the first quarter of the book. After that it just becomes tiresome. I'd recommend skipping this one.
I enjoy spy, military, psychological, technical and fiction based in reality and science. I really value intimate, thorough writing.
No. Its a mystery. Really no point unless i forget the story.
No. There are better reacher books.
The sense of attitude and ego is just PERFECT.
Yes. i just HAD to know how it ended.
Story was wound so tight. i was DYING to figure at the mystery. It was such a let down.. :( worst Reacher book so far just for that. man... such a let down.
Audible fan!...Why didn't I discover audiobooks sooner? I would rather listen than watch.
Most of these novels seem implausible but this one is even more so. It is pretty predictable as well. I like the concept of 'the perfect murder' but this was not it.
This one should be listed under science fiction! I've enjoyed the Reacher series so far, but this one has far too many implausible points. I can only hope the rest of the series comes back closer to reality.