It rambled on and on and on......
Very slow development
I have listened to almost all in the series. It was the only one I could not finish.
I confess, I love Jack Reacher, love Lee Child and love, love, love this series. I hope Child never gets tired of writing Reacher books, never runs out of story lines, and never decides to "share" authorship with another writer. And speaking of love -- In this book...love enters Reacher's life. Won't say more because I don't want to spoil it if you haven't read it yet...but Reacher is Reacher is Reacher.
If you haven't read a Jack Reacher book and want to try this, you can read it without reading the others and still enjoy it. But I think you'll enjoy it MUCH more if you start with book 1 and work your way through. I envy you the experience.
Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.
Lee Child is not losing any momentum with his Jack Reacher books. This one was fabulous and I look forward to the next one. And the only voice I'll ever hear for Jack is Dick Hill's. I hope he keeps narrating these books.
Enjoys espionage, mystery, police procedurals, science, biographies.
After that last plodding debacle featuring Jack Reacher that was nearly unfinishable, this is a much better story. The plot is a bit convoluted and elastic but the characterizations are very well done and the story moves along nicely. The characters have much more dimensionality since the last book which read like a contractual obligation instead of a novel. This is much more aligned with the novelist and his best known protagonist.
ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance
Not exactly a softer gentler Reacher, but this book does show some personal emotion when Reacher finally meets Susan Turner. And, perhaps, his 14 year old daughter?
I really enjoyed having some of his inner personality shown here-alont with the usual amount of blood and fights and running around. Some great descriptive chase scenes, some really unusual characters and a lot of "Reacher said nothing" as usual.
Honestly-I bought this last evening and listened much of the night and day to it..a real 'couldn't put it down.
I just wish Dick Hill wasn't so inept with his women's voices..it spoils some great dialogue with his blah, toneless interpretation of how women speak.
For Reacher fans, it's a must buy.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
SO, I finished this book a little while ago, I spent my entire labor day reading it & I have to say that Lee Child might be losing it a bit... The book was by no means 'bad' but I need more confrontation & destruction in any Jack Reacher book I read. I've notices a steady decline in this in the last 3 books & the content hasn't made up for it. I don't read his books for unpredictability & 'curve' balls when it comes to the plot I read them for the action & the way Reacher responds having everything but the kitchen sink thrown at him he side-steps only to deliver an elbow to someones DOME!
Besides this small complaint I still think this book was much better than the last 2-3 books Child has written in the Reacher series. I just wish he would go back to original model that's proven to be great, books like 'Gone Tomorrow', 'Persuader', 'Bad Luck & trouble', 'One Shot'... I need Reacher to be not only using his analytic mind but crushing skulls as well. Its not to say this book had no action, & there were cool parts that gave u a small look into his old unit 110 MP & someone puppet-masters that are pulling the strings of the gov't to get him reinstated into the army.
With the praise I also have to say that I don't believe that considering he was commissioned back into the army & placed under arrest he was able to do many things that had me really having to suspend my disbelief although they were 'cool.' The ending on the other hand WAS NOT cool, I did not like the ending at all, but like I said I was happy because the book was better than the last couple I was going to give it 4 stars because of that, but the ending made me take it away completely, but I hope this is just a bump in the style that Reacher books have been going... I have confidence that Lee Child will revert back to old tried & true formula
This one ranks as good as any! Jack Reacher is never boring and is my favorite fictional tough guy...
On the plane when he breaks the bad man's fingers.
When the car gets dented with the bad guys head.
Always makes me laugh/snicker when the bad guy gets what's coming to him.
Tom Cruise is no Jack Reacher! Can't wait for the next one.
We have heard it before, we will hear it again. It is a delight to spend time around the campfire listening to Jack Reacher's war stories.