I agree with some of the other reviewers that Dick Hill is the "real" Jack Reacher, and I have listened to both versions of this book. I have to say that Jonathan McClain does a great job with the non-Reacher characters, and his version of Reacher is certainly acceptable. I wouldn't hesitate to buy the book due to the narrator and actually think that he did a great job with the main villain. The story is one of the better Reacher stories, even if a certain degree of suspension disbelief is necessary. If you're a fan of the series or if you love thrillers of the Flynn, Clancy, Thor ilk, I think you'll enjoy this one.
No, The entire first half of the book he doe nothing but be prisoner with many chances to have some action, nope nothing til 3/4 through the book.
I will get one more just in case it was a fluke book
I'm soon to be 60. I love Audible as I can listen to books and still do my chores.
The characters were developed well as well as the action sequences. Normally, I don't like the explanations of weapons to the nth degree. But, it was needed to explain why things happened the way they did. The plot twisted and turned throughout the book so it definitely kept my attention.
A short sentence on the narrator. Johnathan McClain was an excellent narrator. I listened to another narrator (name??) on the latest Jack Reacher book. He was good but not as excellent as Mr. McClain. Johnathan kept my interest throughout the book. I won't be listening to any other Jack Reacher books unless.....Johnathan McClain is the narrator.
Listening to Audiobooks around the time Edison first put them on line ... or close to that time. ... Books on Tape 1974. Love Old Radio
I've read 10 of the 21 books and I love the series ... but this is big miss.
He/She is caught .. they escape ... caught escape ... caught escape. They AND the bad guys behave so consistently stupidly that the plot loses all credibility. And the resources that are allocated to contain and destroy a major attack are pathetic. If Child cut half the book out at random it would make a great improvement.
He did an excellent job.
Anger, sadness, disappointment and a few dozen other similar words. Perhaps I could sum it all up ... plot and characters ... DUH!
Check to see if there is someone using Lee Child's name. That might explain it.
Not sure how the story is because I couldn't finish it due to how terrible the narrator was. His characters we all sounded like old time gangsters or like they were from Boston even though is was set in Chicago. In his narration reading I thought he was reading a textbook.
This one is ok. It moves a little slower than most Reacher novels, but it still held my attention. The characters are believable and the storyline is plausible.
It was disappointing not to hear Dick Hill's voice reading this one. The narrator did a passable job, but McClain simply did not put the energy into it that we are used to hearing.
All in all, the whole presentation was a little flat. The story made up for it so this one is still worth a listen if you are a Jack Reacher fan.
Stumbling story of incompetent decisions sprinkled with some realistic action. Easy to attribute to a newer writer at the time... but still frustrating at times. Narrator was marginal at best.