Chick, hicks and action.
Pretty much any action book, I enjoy the Reacher series don't get me wrong but at the end of the day it is what it is.
The performer wasn't terrible but I really preferred the narrator from the first book.
Wanted to? Not really, could I? Possibly.
This second installment of the Jack Reacher series continues where the first left off. It continues to be a shallow, formulaic, tough-guy story, reminiscent of a Steven Seagal movie. Jack Reacher is an unstoppable force who has a special gift for attracting women whose libidos rise with the body count. It's not that it isn't entertaining, but spending time with this story felt as deeply satisfying as channel surfing. "Die Trying" also has a new narrator who lacks the charisma of the narrator from "The Killing Floor" (Book 1). This was merely a 3-star audio book for me, and that's probably being generous by a star.
Yes, but a different narrator. McClain actually is a good reader, but his impersonations of the characters are awful - and very distracting.
No. Because of the reader.
If McClain had just read the book and left off the character impersonations.
To not listen to any more books read by Jonathan McClain.
David L Hall "Get the Best & Forget the Rest"
I highly recommend this book. Reference to military days gone bye, and a sense of high integrity appeal to me. I appreciate how smoothly the story flows, and the constant anticipation for the next line. Lee Child is truly a remarkable author. Narrator, Jonathan McClain is easy listening. His voice adds strength to the character, Jack Reacher.
I am not very good, writing reviews. Even so, I can say I really like it or it sucks. I really like the entire series of Jack Reacher.
country music nurse
Brings it to life.
Yes, yes, yes.
Yes. Unfortunately, I had to turn it off to go in to work.
Truthfully, I'm not sure if this is a good story or not - given how popular this series is, it's probably not bad, but I couldn't get very far with this narrator. If all he had to do was read text, no dialogue, then it maybe could pass as moderately ok. When the dialogue kicks in, I almost cringe at his interpretation of the characters' voices (oddly, Jack Reacher's isn't terrible). Bad, bad, bad! Jonathan McClain goes on my "automatic pass on this book" list.
It's not a bad story, and I didn't mind the narration at all
Researched the US military more, much more
No, but I didn't think there was that great of a difference from Dick Hill
I wish Lee Child would do more research on American military culture. As a retired Marine, I was grinding my teeth at the constant errors in this story as it pertained to the military. Without giving out any plot lines, just suffice it to say, PLEASE do you research on the American military. Another gripe was the character of the head of the FBI, Child wrote his a total buffoon!
get another reader
I liked the storyline, it flowed well and kept me listening.
Only if he did the voices and skipped the "he said" "she said" parts. Most readers do the voices and leave this part of the dialog out as it is unnecessary.
Live Free or Die Trying
The new Audible site allowed me to pay for and download this title for a second time. The older version would notify you that you already had the title in your library. This is disappointing.
You can't help but like Jack Reacher. He's tough, private, carefree, and sexy without trying. As with his other books I struggle with loving the story and hating the brutality. This author clearly enjoys detailing horror. I'll consider reading more in the series, but just fast forward past those parts. For me they don't add to the story.