Engaging story about the horrific practice of human trafficking. No clue if these scenarios actually exist but they are more than plausible. I am really getting to like Puller. I like fictional characters that we can follow in a series: Childs' Reacher, Cornwells' Scarpetta, etc. Looking forward to the Puller adventure.
The last couple of Women's Murder Club have just gone hill. This one was the absolute worst. I felt like I was watching a bad soap opera with terrible actors trying to work with a hideous script. There were so many 'realllllllly' moments. Lindsey really said that or did that. Do Paetro or Patterson have children? The way certain scenes were written it wouldn't seem like they had any real life experience in that field to draw upon. I will probably read the next one but if its like this one then I'll be done with the series.
Well I guess I read way too many of this genre. I was talking back to the book while driving. So many things Nathan was missing at first: get the license plate, check for a tracker, call Harv........come on Nathan wake up buddy get with the program. At least Harv pointed out the lapses in judgement and it wasn't an author oversight! Lauren was a little too much of everything to be really believable but the story was gripping. I do like the way honesty was dealt with between Nathan and Lauren. So many adults don't give kids enough credit about what they can handle and lie or sugar coat. Definitely loving the series, thanks Andrew!
Again I am impressed. Good to get to know Nathan and Harvey more. Can't wait to start the 3rd book
At first I was thinking oh no someones trying to copy Jack Reacher: Nathan McBride 6'5", 240 ex-military. But I continued to listen and boy was I pleasantly surprised. You immediately fall for Nathan and his partner Harv. I purchased the 2nd and 3rd right away and am listening consecutively. Of course Dick Hill is the best!
Somebody contact the publisher and have this good book re-read by someone else. It would not be so bad if Erik Davies just spoke in his own voice through the whole book but instead he does a terrible early Arnold Schwarzenegger impression when he's voicing the characters. It doesn't even sound the least bit Scandinavian.
I got through about 2 hours of the book and I can't take anymore. I can't even remember what I read because all I could see in my mind was Arnold.
The story seems good and gets great reviews from the reading public but for those of us who have to listen or just choose to this narration is unbearable.
I started reading Stieg Larsson before he got popular. Tried finding other Swedish or even Scandinavian authors translated in to English to no avail. Now with the popularity of the Millennium Trilogy the publishers have caught on to the dollars they would make in the english reading audience. THANK GOODNESS. Because otherwise we would not be able to enjoy books like Borkmann's Point. This book was originally listed on Audible as Book 1 in the Series (Although questionable as to whether it is the first or second book in the series different sites vary in opinion). I am getting to read to true book 1 in the series. Thanks to the translators and especially to the Scandinavian authors.
The first half of the book seemed like good ole Grisham: details on the prison system-stats etc. But all of sudden it was like listening to a different author. An implausible dog leg in the story. Unlike most Grisham novels there isn't the character you root for, that you want to see win. Makes one wonder if, as our favorite authors age, do they have trouble coming up with the great stories that bolstered their early careers. its an uneventful book that cant hold a candle to works like The Firm, A Time to Kill, The Chamber, The Pelican Brief etc. The Racketeer is forgettable.
Is our favorite hero slipping into old age prematurely? Since when does Reacher not figure something out? Not catch on?
I started with Jack Reacher when I saw the cover to Killing Floor the week it came out, before he ever caught on, when book signings with Lee Child had 15 or so people in attendance. I mark my calendar with the new book release dates. I have never been this disappointed in a Reacher book. He missed all the clues, didn't pick up on the obvious. I think he had some brain damage to go along with the broken nose. Even I had figured some of it out before it came to light in the book.
The additional character development was sorely lacking. No one to really root for, not even Reacher. No damsel in distress. No love interest either.
And poor Dick Hill having to narrate nasally the entire book. Not his fault he had to read the character as written.
I am still a fan. I will still set my calendar for number 18. I will still buy it and start reading it the day it comes out. Hoping its better than A Wanted Man.
Sadly two disappointing Reachers in the same year-this book and Tom Cruise as Reacher-not even on his best day!
There isn't a Tempe book I don't like, but some are better than others. This is one of them. Went by way too fast. I especially like the stories that stay in Quebec but this one venturing out to Western Canada was great. Bringing in the little mentioned First Nation's People and the rape of the world by billion dollar companies.
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