I'm not even a 1/4 through, and the book is being ruined by McClains brutally bad reading. Easily the worst of any audio book I have heard. Damn shame.
Solid performance, decent storytelling, but the suspension of disbelief asked for was just too much. The coincidences that propel the first half were just too contrived. Suffers from a James Bond fault - villains as ruthless as these are supposed to be would have killed Reacher early at one of many opportunities. Despite that, I enjoyed last half, especially the last quarter, more than expected. Half way through, I had decided I was done with the series. Last quarter has me thinking that if I find other at sale price, I might bite.
Lots of excitement and pretty good action. Lots of trickery and surprises.
I did not understand the big deal made of the FBI lady's importance to the kidnappers. First we are led to believe it is because of who her father is, then she insists she is important in her own right. Reacher comes around to this point too, but it is never explained. So, was it really all about her father or not?
Loved the story nevertheless.
Yes the reader gives an excellent voice to characters!
Jack Reacher the narrators dead pan style for this character brought him to life in a way that few can really grasp.
Yes, but 14 hours is a bit much for that
Other than some flawed research, Air Force does not nor has it ever had Chinook helicopters, this is a great book!
Jonathan McClain is no Dick Hill !! Jack Reacher's just not the same. Just a boring read.
GREAT as usual
No, We'll buy all the Jack Reacher series except any read by this guy!
A pet peeve of mine and not the fault of the performer. But when a conversation is being held by two people it is pretty obvious who is saying what so the constant use of "He said" and "She said" got annoying. Past that a good story with some suspense added. Would make a good movie I think. Definitely worth the money.
This is my 2nd Jack Reacher book and the storylines were pretty good. The literary style is a little different but I was ok with it. I'm uncertain I will purchase another, as in both books he rescued a damsel in distress, had a "relationship" for the duration of the book and then parted ways. Not very original. I do not know if other books in the series follow this same pattern.
not gonna spoil any. sorry.
I think reacher of course is best done my McClain, although Dick hill reads him well too, but McClain sounds like how I picture Jack. But THIS particular book, he reads the maniacal, narcissistic leader of the bad guys very well. I could easily picture the fat, mean, little asshole.
Yes, and I did, riding my motorcycle from Pennsylvania to the Upper Michigan Peninsula in under a day. 1094 miles and i heard the whole book! I can even picture certain scenery on my trip, when I think about scenes of the story.
Jack reacher series is my new favorite. I will get them all eventually. I am through the first 10 now. But this might be my favorite so far. Funky, far out and simply packed with memorable scenes. Jack is a stud!
I have recently discovered Lee child so I have been reading from new to old.
It has been fun getting more background information on Jack Reacher. Die Trying was a good source for his personality and motivation. I will keep reading the original books in the series.