This book was not what I Anticipated. The book had way to much dialog and very little action. You could fall asleep listening to and waiting for the next action to take place. Not worth the high price !
Cut down on the dialog and more action.
In every way
I would like my money back
A little slow at first but then I couldn't put it down. Dick Hill can be a little over-dramatic at times but I've heard him so many times I'm used to him. The biggest problem I have is now I have to wait for the next one. Not his very best but still very enjoyable!
Audible books are the perfect companion for my 4 mile morning walk!
If someone is looking for something little more than background noise, this might do the trick.
I don't read a lot of pure thriller fiction, and tend to limit myself to just a few authors so I don't overdo it. Lee Child has been one of those authors, and I've always enjoyed reading his books. But like Tom Clancy did many years ago, Lee Child seems to have reached the point where the books are nothing more than "written to recipe." So it won't turn me off from the genre, but I'm afraid there's no longer anything to be gained from Jack Reacher. If I hear the term "it's 50-50, just like the toss of a coin" one more time I'm going to scream.
It was impossible to listen to at 1.0 speed, and 1.25 made it bearable. But a couple of times I could have sworn the book changed narrators, which didn't make sense. And the there was an enormous amount of female voice in the book, which the narrator just couldn't do.
The fact that they didn't figure out until the end that opium was involved, given that the action involved Afghanistan, was bizarre. How can two people who have such uncanny abilities and insights in every other aspect of the book totally miss the obvious for hundreds and hundreds of pages.
I have recommended to many.
The plot was great and I don't what I can say about it because I don't want to ruin it for anyone. I will say that as usual Reacher didn't let you down.
Dick Hill is and will always be Jack Reacher to me. I've listened to another try to narrate a story in the series and I couldn't finish.
His interaction with the teenage girl.
No story, no surprises! I've read every Reacher book. This seemed more like a caricature of Reacher. I've always liked Dick Hill as narrater, but this book was just off. His female voices were all winey. I couldn't wait for it to be over.
Lee Child has phoned the last few in and this is his worst effort yet. I wouldn't give this 4 or 5 stars if they paid me to listen to it.
Dick Hill was great, it was the material he had to work with that was lacking
I would never have given the green light.
You could do better blindly picking any book.
Guitarist with The Prudes
This book has just a little too much swagger and takes the usually arrogant Reacher into almost comic book action. I suggest more plot and development less waffle. This is my least favorite Reacher novel and I have bought them all.
There's very little plot, mostly just characters reflecting on something around them in a way that attempts to be witty or knowledgable. Reacher is a clever guy but some care should be given to making the plot so too. As usual Dick Hill brings the story to life with his narration. This isn't the worst book in the series but it's down in the bottom 5 - if you're new to the Reacher series, choose one of the earlier books. Child makes interesting characters for his good guys but his bad guys are one dimensional. Even so, Reacher will bring me back to the next in the series.
Nana Kate to 18
The story line is the usual Jack Reacher overcoming adversity, this time against his own governments military.
The military involvement gave it a nice twist.
Used to love listening to his interpretation in the Harry Bosch novels. In fact I preferred him over other narrators. Now, his vocalizations, especially for the females in the story, are a little creepy. I will pass on this one, just not enjoying his style. Perhaps it's the difference in his voice with age.
Listen to this one. Lee Child's stories are meant for Dick Hill to narrate. This story is even better than the last one. This series is one I won't stop following.
However, as a mom and a family person, I felt so sad that Jack moved on from this partner. I hope, at some point in the future, Lee provides Jack with a feeling of attachment, a resting place for such a great character, where he doesn't have to fight and defend any more. Jack Reacher, come home.