Love a good thriller!
I enjoyed the early two thirds of this series, but either it has gone on too long or I've just reached by fill of Lee Child. It shifted early on from a tale to enjoy into a quest to complete it to end the "therefores" and "in which case" repetition of the dialog.
It may also be that my memory of the Army didn't reflect quite the level of incompetence and manipulation that was commonplace in this story. I'm willing to suspend a certain amount of belief for the sake of plot etc, but this might fall more in the fantasy genre than thriller.
Not much of a plot and wildly unrealistic as well. It also seemed that if it was a tale that must be told, it would have served better as a short story. It had the feeling of being wordy for the sake of adding pages rather than progressing the plot. Overall it seemed like an assembly line effort of simply rolling out another book because the contract called for it or the series past reputation would assure some revenue.
I'm not a huge fan of Mr. Hill, but the performance seemed adequate and perhaps he was no more excited to read the story than I was to hear it.
Not at all.
I think that I personally am done with Reacher. It's been fun for the most part but it seems to have run it's course. I'm disappointed that I can't just look forward to another installment with confidence, but I believe I'll have to devote some time to finding another author or series in the future. So long Jack...it was fun while it lasted.
The story is filled with the sentiment and hardcore excitement I've come to expect from Jack Reacher stories. The connection with the army was unexpected and kept me on the edge of my seat. Lee Child didn't disappoint, and Dick Hill was fantastic as always. It is a must read.
I actually don't like Dick Hill for Reacher, as a narrator. I agree with the reviewer who noted the unecessary detail and glacial plot movement. The only reason I made it through this book, is because I have insomnia, and I played it to help me sleep.
Someone younger and more lively.
Long trip to Block Island, round trip we will finish the novel
We arrive at the resort on Block Island, no one would get out of the auto until we hit a new chapter.
I think Dick Hill tried to put a little too much into this book and the Reacher character. So I only gave it 4 stars. The narration was a little to slow and articulated in some areas. But the story line was very good and it had some nice surprises along the way. I definitely enjoyed this book and if you are a Jack Reacher fan, I think you will too.
No, because the reader is so bad - something on which I elaborate in my comments.
Nothing especially memorable.
I really can’t understand why Dick Hill continues to be used as the reader of “Reacher” books on Audible. He obviously regards himself as an actor who is required to play parts corresponding to the characters in the books he reads, with each character required to have a different “voice.” Hill presumably doesn’t realize that the best readers don’t do this; and he in particular shouldn’t even try because he is so bad at it. The voices he employs are annoyingly artificial –especially those of women, which are typically weak and quavery, and therefore completely out of character.
I think that I’ll be able to finish this book be reading it in small chunks, but it’s the last one I’ll listen to by Dick Hill.
It would be if read by someone competent.
Audiobook review. I’ve been reading Lee Child/Jack Reacher series for years. I’ve always enjoyed the character, a no-nosense, alpha male. I think maybe…just maybe, Lee may be losing his momentum with this release, the 18th book in the Jack Reacher series. Child has taken to repeating phrases in his writing of this book. A lot. For example, ‘He breathed in; he breathed out.’ It seems to be an attempt by the author to do something ‘different’, rather than simple character behavior, i.e., ‘he frowned’ or … ‘A trickle of sweat ran down his back.’ etc.. It’s not the only instance and he’s making Reacher almost seem mentally deficient, constantly iterating his thoughts. I’ve read several Jack Reacher stories and enjoyed them….but THIS? Child is doing this repitition throughout the book and I’m annoyed as hell. The character behavior is predominantly in the beginning of the story and eventually tapers off, although it doesn’t completely go away. Not as dynamic a story as it could have been, in my opinion. I listened at 1.25 speed as Dick Hill seemed a little slow.
I devour ANY Lee Child book! He never disappoints! Love that the books stand alone, but even better when listened/read in order!
Dick Hill is AMAZING. Even my kids (11 & 12) say they could listen to him read the phone book and not get tired of his voice.
Home run of a choice. Any Jack Reacher book and any book that Dick Hill narrates is stellar!
I found the story very descriptive with many simple and repetitious dialogues.
Every time I heard an accent made over "Reacher said nothing" it made my skin crawl with dislike. Wish I could just mute the dialogue identifying words.
Plot of the story was good. Even with the poor writing presentation, I finished listening to the story.
I enjoy the entire Reacher series
Jack because he's Jack
I've read some of the negative comments about this book but if you are a fan of the series don't avoid this listen.