Lee Child seems to finally be back writing Reacher type stories that attracted readers like me a long time ago. I had the feeling in Worth Dying For that he no longer carred for his Reacher character, the book was so depressing I wasn't sure I would listen to the next. But then Lee wrote the Affair and I thouhght ok I enjoyed the back story books and took a chance. It was pretty good, but then came A Wanted Man and this time I felt Lee was just producing a book because he had a contract and was again dissappointed. Never Go Back brings back the type of characters and plots from the earlier books. I enjoyed this one and hope Lee writes more like this. It is classic Reacher with the arcane math and propabilities, open pedantic references, methodical and analytical observations, folding tooth brushes, buying clothes rather than washing, dinners, and hitch hiking. New are plane rides and cell phones but it is 2013 after all.
No. It lacked excitement and was a little confusing.
No. I don't believe the story line was very good.
Dick Hill is an excellent narrator.
Hmm... Not really.
Predictably, Reacher books always suck me in and string me along until the very end. I have listened to them all! Nothing to Lose was the only one in this series that I really disliked. This plot was a little reminiscent of a previous one, however I can't elaborate without writing a spoiler. As someone who really enjoys this series I am perfectly satisfied.
Mr. Hill is always very fine.
Reacher, no middle name is so real. Hope he comes by here some day.
I am an avid reader of excellent contemporary fiction but now that audio books have become a huge industry, the readers aren't as good.
no, I'm done: Child's formulaic and Hill is a mannered reader who I find annoying.
probably not - I've outgrown them. I always figure out what's going to happen, Reacher is always the same.
He puts his own spin on the words that makes me wonder if those inflections are in the text, doesn't modulate his voices and his female ones are awful, not consistent voices either, but consistently awful.
A bit of anger but a huge helping of disappointment.
Why didn't I return it? I'm so grateful that Amazon has enabled doing so; in the past I bought scores of books that I never listened to.
Dick Hill really brings Reacher to life, bravo.
The story was well crafted within the obvious scope of the series.
All in all a good listen..
Being addicted to audio books and an old radio announcer I am super sensitive to the quality of Audible readers. Although Mr. Hill has won a lot of awards and has a great voice, he should never pretend a female voice. And for all the physical strength and prowess written into Jack Reacher's character, Mr. Hill's 1940's tough-guy pretense makes me imagine a over-the-hill detective with a bit of a wheeze. No. I wouldn't want to listen to this again unless the reader was different.
The story has lots of great twists and curls but Mr. Hill insists on dragging every fast moving sequence on the same slow pace of the wise-guy cracks.
I said enough above.
I love the plot and wanted to keep listening but not with this narrator.
I'm sorry Mr. Hill. You have a great voice but Reacher shouldn't sound like Colombo.
Anyone writing about the US Army should know the difference between a guardhouse and a stockade.
Full time Internal Medicine practice and serious amateur Landscape photographer. Utilizes driving hours listening to spy and thriller Audiobooks. Loves to travel to places with mountains, green waters and beaches with wife.
One of the best Reacher series thus far. Dick Hill's way of delivering the words line by line evokes real action as if you are riding with the main characters.
The scene inside the holding room (or prison) where Reacher's sense of auditory perception
accounted most of the action until he was able to device a plan to free up himself then extricate (rescue) Major Turner from the adjacent cell.
As expected, Dick Hill did not fail his faithful Reacher fans. The story is full of action, funny at times, and masterfully crafted. He portrays Jack Reacher as one soldier who can survive using his wits and his muscles, so unconventional in his ways but unafraid to face the "authorities" who defy the social conventions. This is another book for the movies.
Born to read
I have read all of the Reacher books -- some great some not so great-- but everyone of them good enough to keep my interest.
this one was no exception -- good story -- He breaks arms and takes names!.
I did not realize that Mr Child was going to write just 20 books --
looking forward to the next one but not the last one!!