Very good plot
No, but for mediocre writing( or editing) and narration, it would have.
No. It could have been really exciting. But narration carried no sense of drama; it was a very dramatic story, but you couldn't get a sense of urgency from the narrator.
No. I would like to have seen more personality in the characters, good guys and bad.
Would like to see better editing and better "performance"...
Pretty dang high, I have to tell you.
I liked the way Jack Reacher continued to surprise himself, and me, with the way he discovered the plot to be twisting and turning with him in it.
Sort of subtly interesting, down to earth, but with a fierceness if you will, that leads right into the character's mindset.
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
First I have t say how much more I enjoy Johnathan McClain's narration vs that of Dick Hill.
McClain gave greater voice to his women's characters as opposed to the 'everyone sounds the same' of Dick Hill. I so wish that some other-any other-narrator than Hill had done this series..
Yeah-I'm not a fan.
I don't remember reading this book..I do know that I found Reacher about 4 years into the series, in any case, I didn't remember anything about this story except the shotgun holes in the roof of the van.
The story follows what has become a very typical Jack Reacher kind of arc. It was a good listen gave very little character development about Reacher and sets up General Garber to be part of Reachers life.
Worth the credit if you're a Reacher fan.
Sometimes you just need some senseless violence, and Reacher fits the bill. This is the only book/series where I enjoyed the movie version better than the book....
I simply cannot fathom why one of my favourite audio series has been ruined by substituting a terrible narrator for the brilliant version narrated by Dick Hill. I'll get my copy of Die Trying with the original narration elsewhere.
I enjoyed this book. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that it was not exceptional. Jack Reacher is a character that I got to know in the first book, Killing Floor. I bought this one right after I read the first. I probably should have gone back to another series first, then purchase the book. It is definitely its own story. The backround from the first book was not as important as I thought it should have been. If you aren't familiar with Jack, go ahead and buy this. I'm sure I will buy more in the future. But I need a little break from the Reacher series.
But I really like the style of Lee Child. His writing is very compelling and wants you to read more and more.
i actually really enjoyed the narrator. i'm not sure why there are so many comments about how bad people thought the narration was, it is pretty different from the first one but not bad at all. i like that the voices aren't overdone and that he can have a bit of an ironic tone which makes me like the jack reacher character more.
all the badasses, because they're badasses. i mean, why else read a book like this.
ok, so, book 2 and there is a pattern. lee child writes about women that are kind of strong, but always end up weeping on some guy's shoulder or need reacher to bail them out. they reach a glass ceiling of badassery. my irritation at this fact is mildly distracting from the story.
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 a good Reacher story. Consistent with the rest of the series. I am enjoying the series. It has the right amount of suspense, drama and action.
The plot is interesting, however the writing is just a bit juvenile. I have listened to Lee Child's later works and feel as though his writing improved with time. I will avoid books narrated by Jonathan McClain.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
No. Although he is a good reader, his pacing doesn't feel right. I think my major complaint lies in the differentiation between the characters. In book 1 of the series, Mr Hill, captured me from the first moment. He captured the crazy wanderer Reacher. But he enthralled me with his portrayal of Finley. None of the characters were clear enough in book 2. I believe this was due to the narration rather than the writing.