I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!
It you haven't yet heard about or read about Jack Reacher, it is high time that you did. Love Jack and all of his adventures. I am always sad that his books end and I have to wait for the next one. Love Dick Hill's narration, and Lee Child's imagination.
Depends if you know how to read or not.
This is compairable to Worth Dying For because the main character is similar..
Yes, his lady voices crack me up.
Yes, when Reacher looses a hand due to a knife fight. It. Was. Crazy.
Lee Child is an amazing writer. He has a great formula for this seires and never dissapoints... Except for letting TC ruin the movie of course.
Yes, there is a lot of thing going on and it moves pretty fast as all of his adventures do.
Yes, there were so many twists and turns that you really have to listen to catch all of them.
Really nothing. I don't like his voice or intonations.
The plot amazed me as always, Lee Child must do a lot of research for his books. I am always amazed at some point during the book 'how on earth is Jack going to get out of this?' But he always does. This is only one of the reasons I like this series so much,
Hope that there are many more Jack Reacher books coming. So many plots and so many solutions.
While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living. Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave
Maybe I'm just easy, but I was impressed by Lee Child's ability to shake things up a little for Jack Reacher. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that Reacher fans are never really surprised when they read a new Reacher book. It usually goes like this:
1.Reacher heads to a new destination.
2.Reacher gets drawn into some mysterious situation.
3.Reacher can't resist a good mystery so he sets out to solve it.
4.Along the way Reacher ends up defending some person who is being bullied in
some way and he usually meets a beautiful woman who is hot for him and totally willing
to be his part-time lover until he's ready to move on.
5.Reacher solves the mystery and has a big showdown with bad guys.
6.Reacher gets out of dodge.
And that's all fine; after 15 or more books, we're used to it. Which is why I like what Child did with this book. In Never Go Back the format is still the same, but the things that make Reacher who he is are challenged and that's what made this such an interesting read for me.
As far as the narration goes, Dick Hill does a great job. He always gives a pretty straight-forward narration; no bells and whistles. He's not great with female voices or accents, but you always know who's speaking in a scene. No big deal. The only problem I have with Dick Hill is that his narration doesn't always match the the mood of certain scenes. It's not a deal breaker though.
Electrical Engineer, 51 years old father of 3.
I look forward to every Reacher book. This book delivered in the way Reacher does things best, clear and decisive. This book had me all the way to the end, which I thought was a little weak. I wanted Reacher to make heads roll. Dick Hill once again delivers a great performance.
Can't really say as there are many good stories. It is the 2nd best of this series thou.
Jack Reacher of course.
Mr. Hill's preformance was very suited to the story.
Lover of God, family, hard work, sports and a great book!
This is another good reacher book. Not Child's best work, but it was entertaining as always. It always keeps me wishing for more.
If you are a fan of the series it is a must read
Another great performance
I am (was) a big Jack Reacher fan, but Dick Hill is getting too old to play a big, strong, tough-guy. His voice makes Reacher sound like a 75 year old. I listened to it on 1.25 speed and that helped, but the believability of the story is ruined by the narration. Sorry Mr. Hill. You are a talented guy, but it's time to move on to other characters.
Although obviously an action story, much of Child's writing seems like poetry. He is a master at taking commonplace things and places and making them into things of beauty. The description of the diner's griddle in the all night eatery is an example of this.
The reader also gains further insight into Reacher's motivations and character. However, the story feels more contrived than usual and too often defies logic. The ending left me scratching my head.
just a reader
Any Reacher book is a good read. Too bad they casted a midget to portray him in the movie.
The performance was excellent as usual for Dick Hill.