Child once again babbles on ad infinitum over mundane details that should have been excised by a better editor.
Make it shorter.
Reacher #1: Killing Floor was very good. Reacher #2: Die Trying was good, even though Reacher spends almost half of the book in the back of a truck. Lame. This one is so bad I can't finish it.
I'm guessing there's no reason to even start Reacher #4.
Reacher always has almost miraculous physical prowess but in Tripwire he moves bigger than life and the rest have pretty impressive abilities also. You can beat Reacher to solving the senerio but probably not to soon in the story
I'll admit I'm sensitive to violence, but each of the three Jack Reacher books I've read all include torture and humiliation. Although the story itself was decent, a typical 'catch em in the nick of time' murder mystery, the violent overtone ruined the book for ME. I've only read the first three books, but they were pretty much all the same so I'm done with the Jack Reacher series.
1st Jack Reacher book I've listened to and it was great. From the beginning to the end it was compelling, well written and the narration was perfect. Just bought Killing Floor and hope it will be as good as Tripwire was. Read other reviews and thought it was worth a try and will probably get the whole series over time. Audible did a great job with this one. Can't wait for the one I just bought.
The ending was what I had hoped for. It did not disappoint and left you with hope. I like that. Nothing worse than a bad ending.
The narration could not have been better. His performance was entertaining and the voices, timing and inflection were perfect and I'm not that easy to please, believe me.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!
Very happy with the book and quality of Audible's presentation and like I said, I'm not easy to please.
Enjoy listening to many different types of books. I like to listen while I am in the car and working.
Not a good as the first book in the series but still very enjoyable. I think Dick was a better reader in the first book but I got used to Jonathan in time but think Dick was a little better.
Sigma Force series by James Rollins
Yes, but I enjoyed Dick in the first book a little better but Jonathan was very good as well. I'd give Dick a 9 and Jonathan an 8 on a scale of ten.
I enjoyed it a great deal and had a hard time stopping.
I guess the book is good for the genre. I wanted to like it more but really the story was bordering on predictable. I started at the beginning of the series with Killing Floor and liked but didn't love the book. This was sort of the same but not as fresh. If you are a fan this is on par with the first two in the seires I suppose. For me I was hoping to be hooked but can't really say I am.
I think if you wanted to explore Jack Reacher this would be as good a place to start as Killing Floor.
I will say the narration was good. I'm new to audible and have listened to maybe 5 or 6 books with varying degrees of success with the narration. In this instance the narrator did a really good job.
For simple brain candy I'd give a guarded yes on "worth listening to".
Reacher: Smart, Dangerous
Tom Clancy's "Without Remorse"
His visit to the General's house for the first time.
No, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Listen to the series... it's worth your time.
Not the best offering of Lee Child, but a decent story in the Jack Reacher tradition.
A semi-happy ending for Jack.
Fantasies and reality.
I love the twist in the story. I've come to expect things not to be what they seem to be. They just keep getting better.
The narration is very well done.
It's never too late to live happily ever after!
Tripwire, Book 3 of the Jack Reacher thrillers, abounds in emotional threat and creates a nervous anxiety as the momentum of the story builds. You just know terrible things are going to happen to the villain's latest targets. I won't say any more because I don't want to toss out a spoiler. If you read or listen to Tripwire, you'll understand what I mean.
Suffice it to say that much of the book is an exercise in emotional sadism as well as physical acts of violence that have you constantly on the edge of your seat, waiting for more to happen to the hapless victims of the sadistic villain.
On a side note, this book was published a few years before 9/11 which brought massive changes to the NY landscape. Some of the science paradigms have changed so don't think the author did a sloppy job in research. What he describes as SOP was the way it was back in the mid 1990's. Science has evolved and so has SOP of dealing with body remains.
The consummate professional Jonathan McClain voices Reacher again and does a superb job with this story which gives more insight into Reacher's background, making you feel as if you know him better by the end of Tripwire.
All in all, another taut suspenseful thriller from Lee Child, a master of the genre, and a superb acting job by narrator Jonathan McClain.