another great Jack Reacher novel good read a little slow in the beginning but not terrible of course I will continue to read the rest of the series
Unlike later Reachers, this one has a few too many too far-fetched contrivances for Reacher. Don't get me wrong---it's still Lee Child's Jack Reacher; this is no little Tom Cruise as enormous Jack Reacher. But Reacher does some decidedly un-Reacher-like things for typical writer's room hack reasons---if he doesn't do them, actual creative writing would be required.
But it IS still Reacher, so it's still wonderful, poignant, moving. An illusion built solidly on foundations reality. The Army is the Army seen through loving eyes. The fights are as fights are, with one ridiculous exception (muscle is nice and all, but it's still flesh, and a 85 grain copper-jacketed .38 Special---commercial load---at under 15' will still blow right through it).
The ending left more loose ends than usual, which was disappointing, but like most Reachers, the who and the why are not big secrets any way.
But like Reacher and the US Army, I loved it anyway. Mostly because the primary thread ends more powerfully than any other Reacher, bar none. I rendered arms in my car, and didn't care who saw, and missed my guys, and cried.
Great story. Narrator did okay. I was disappointed that the latest version of the audiobook was different than the original one I bought. An entire scene...the most important scene...was inexplicably removed! Unacceptable! Other than that, it was as good as the first time I listened.
That's a nice dress but I bet it would look better on the floor. Come on, seriously? You just don't say stuff like that to real women unless you're a complete pig and you don't want to get anywhere with her. Too much of the dialog between Reacher and his new girl (trying to avoid spoilers) is the kind of crap that never really works in the real world. At least not with sober women. I get it, he's macho and in control but give me a break...it was just too much. He can be macho and still act like a gentleman .
Also, why do we need 5 minutes of minutiae on how a one arm man gets undressed? I seriously don't see how that had any bearing on the story.
Finally, for a guy that doesn't want the cops around because he doesn't have any I.D. he was sure able to travel freely around the country. I realize that this was set pre-9/11 but they still required valid photo I.D. To get on a plane.
Other than those points I did enjoy the story and the narration was spot on. Looking forward to the next one, I just hope there are fewer holes.
it was a very good book with a great twist the download it self was incomplete I missed half the twist at the end which was frustrating
I really enjoyed the story line, the characters and the detail about many unexpected things. I enjoyed the reading by John Mclain. A very well produced audiobook.
No one should waste their time listening. I have listened to over 300 books on Audible. This book has the worst ending I have ever listened to. I can't believe there are other sequels. They have to be better. Could not be more disappointed. Wonder if I can get a refund?
100% different ending. Terrible
Very average at best.
I enjoy spy, military, psychological, technical and fiction based in reality and science. I really value intimate, thorough writing.
The narrator as Jack. Really gave him a cool effective yet passionate demeanor.
Anytime Jack was in a conflict. The love story. But thats just me personally. I dont go for love stories. this one is VERY well written tho.
Jack really feels like a flesh and blood human. I felt like i had a known him forever by the time the book was over.
I grimaced alot at the villians doings. So cruel and callous. I truly hated him.
The story and mystery wasnt as good as the past two books but i really enjoyed this one other wise.