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.
This was not the best of the Reacher series. The best thing was having Dick Hill read. The story in itself went absolutly nowhere. I couldn't focus on the characters or the storyline.
Yes. But just like my other favorite authors they tend to crank books out too fast and lose context.
I love Dick Hill. If if wasn't for him I probably would never have finished it.
No. I will "never go back" and listen to it again.