Reacher as he always is, but with more dimension. He reaches out to a woman who has taken over a division where he used to be the commander. Their both in a "rouch position" but Reacher is so sure of his actions and of this woman's that they ally and escape and then investigate brilliantly what is gong on. Dick Hill is great as always and the book is just plain fun (the usual violence but somehow less dominant on the theme).
Love to take my walks listening to audible books
YES, I OFTEN READ A GOOD BOOK MORE THAN ONCE
YES, EXCELLENT PLOT AS ALWAYS
HONESTLY, I LISTENED TO THIS BOOK QUITE A LONG TIME AGO AND CAN'S REMEMBER WHICH SCENE WAS MY FAVORITE
MORE JACK REACHER AUDIO BOOKS PLEASE
I have enjoyed earlier books in the Jack Reacher series. Child seems to be losing it. The book is in the "Reacher is unjustly jailed as part of a big conspiracy" mode yet again (yawn). What's worse is the cartoonish, nonsensical actions that Reacher and the other characters take, as if the author feels no responsibility toward plausibility, just randomly writing down whatever comes to mind. Reacher and his companion are fleeing the police, FBI, and MPs on a winter's night in rural Virginia in a stolen Corvette and so they--of course--put the top down for kicks--because that is a sure way to avoid notice, right? It's like that over and over again. Simply junk.
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Best Reacher yet.
Book eighteen and still we see old Reacher developing and he might just settle down. Turn into a regular person, get a job and a family, work for a living....not going to happen.
Dick Hill performance is great as usual.
Reacher almost struggles with his humanity, just when you think Reacher might consider being normal he doesn't disappoint.
I haven't listened to all of this series, but this has been the best so far ...
Good plotting. As usual Child's moves it right along.
Every thing. His enunciation and pacing seem to add life the words. Ive listened to the Reacher books before Dick Hill, he's head and shoulders above the other gentleman.
The latest Jack Reacher. Sure they're all more or less the same - but yet different enough to keep coming back. The Reacher books are all three day reads or less. I read all 18 of them using Whisper - reading half and listen to half on my commute. They are absolute fun!
No B.S. reviews. I'll never soft-pedal bad writing or inept narration.
I've listened to a number of Jack Reacher novels, and this is far from my favorite.
It just seems to be bogged down with what the gamers call "fetch quests." I got a lot less "excitement," and a lot more "patient waiting" out of listening to this book. By the end, I felt not so much energized as bored.
And what's up with the author's use of the phrase "a long moment?" The definition of "a moment," is "a very short period of time." So, "a long moment" is—what—an oxymoron? Did someone cough? Did the protagonist blink twice? Did the listener scratch his cheek? Ridiculous.
As for the narration, Dick Hill has many good qualities as a narrator—he generally seems to know what the story is about, and creates a decent visual impression of the characters and events. That being said, this book lacks the energy and crispness of his best work. It's a far cry from the more inspired work he produced in "Echo Burning."
I'm always up for a good Reacher novel, but this one just falls short of the mark.
Another Reacher hard ops story with a twist. Jack returns to meet the commander of his old unit. He liked her voice. Both are set up for false charges and the book,follows them as they try to find out who and why. Obviously, they find out, resolve the issues, and clear their names. How they do it is what the book is all about. I liked it.
Finally Dick Hill doesn't ruin the narration by making his strong female characters whiny and pathetic sounding, seems he listened to the poor reviews he was given on earlier Reacher series. This book is a little weak on the ending, but silly me, I still enjoy an escape to the Land of Reacher. Perhaps since my last few books have been a little heavy I enjoyed this and rated this higher than I would have otherwise, but sometimes I just want some mindless entertainment and Lee Child delivers again! Although heavily criticized by other readers, even die-hard Reacher fans, this book still gets a 4 star rating from me. Story line might be closer to a 3.5, but I chose to round up my rating, rather than round down.
I like the unabridged versions of the Jack Reacher novels because the repetitiveness is so familiar, like a comfortable old bathrobe. I especially like the passive descriptions: "There was a room. There were blinds on the windows. There was a desk and a chair. A man was sitting on the chair..."
And then there are the lengthy descriptions of simple actions. "The door opened. The door shut. The door opened again. The door shut again. Someone turned the handle. There was a hand on the handle..."
Seriously, there is a strange and wonderful rhythm to Childs's writing. I even liked this book despite that there really was no plot. C'mon, two old guys in a DC townhouse? The denouement has all the punch of a deflated balloon.
But you know what? I'm gonna listen to more of the Reacher books. I like the character, and the nihilism, and especially the comfortable voice of Dick Hill, reading all those passive constructions with great patience and panache.