interesting story, makes you really wonder about the inner working of the government and how little we regular guys are ever told
Great story. So glad Edgar is in it, as he is the new TV show. Having read the books and seen the show who ever cast the show did a great job. Readers always create their own vision of the characters and these 3 certainly fit the bill. I think it helps the book flow. I love Michelles cluttered truck!
The satellite info was interesting. Believable storyline and the narrator was great.
If I get murdered in LA I want Bosch on the case.
Up until now Bosch and Haller have only had cameos in each others books but that changes here.
This is by far the best Bosch story ever and much more in depth characters for any Haller story to date. Connelly works these two in well together.
You know how some books are so good you read them again, well this is one of those. I hope Connelly puts these two together again, soon!
Every time a new Scarpetta book comes out I get excited to read it hoping it will hold the same thrill as her earlier books, but then when I am done I say I'll never read another one. Same goes here. Some books Marino seems on the ball, like he has actually been learning something over the past 20 years. Then he just does the dumbest things, doesn't pick up on anything as if he's a rookie. It's clear kay has a soft spot for him but she doesn't tolerate that kind of stupidity in anyone around her why does she still with him. How does Cornwell get by with writing it, on yeah- we keep buying the books that's how. Its as if she doesn't respect her readers, doesn't give them any credit. And Benton: if everyone sees him just as described and no one sees him like Kay does then why doesn't Cornwell let us see more of what Kay sees. I used to love Lucy but she's written now so far a field.
Waste of a credit and my time listening to it.
I am listening to Harry Bosch in order and the first 5 were narrated by one of the best-Dick Hill. Peter Giles maybe a good narrator, I have never read anything narrated by him previously but he has these voices all wrong. harry sounds like he needs a throat lozenge and Edgar, really-really!!! Makes him sound like a 25 year old white surfer. I am still listening because I like the story line and I feel its important to read series in order. I was sad to scroll through the rest of the Bosch series and see Dick Hill doesn't read another one.
Well for those of you that read A Wanted Man and thought, as I did, it was the worst Reacher book ever. That Lee must have had someone else write it or lost his Reacherness - well Never Go Back should redeem him. Download it and start listening
I have read the other reviews so I thought I would comment as many of them have.
Yes this one had Reacher being a bit more cerebral rather than physical but he is getting older. I also really liked the airplane scene, wondering if you could really get away with that in this day and age of heightened awareness on planes. But I can see the subjects wanting to stay quiet and not appear as wimps or give themselves away. I would have been crying like a baby.
There was a lot more humor in this one than any others. I actually found myself laughing out loud and having to reverse a bit because I missed some with my laughter.
Poetry was a bit of a stretch but Reacher is well read and his mother is french so there ya go.
I liked Turner. We needed to meet her.
One reviewer was angry that the military had been shown in a bad light. Well come on guy seriously tell me that the upper echelon of the military doesn't have a few corrupt people just like its been proven that the CIA, FBI, DEA, DHS, ATF and all the other alphabet companies do. I certainly support our ground troops but anytime you have a large group of highly intelligent military - political brains you are going to have corruption. This was a good twist on that.
I think it was interesting to show how technology has escaped Reacher. How good big brother is at knowing where you are seconds after you have arrived.
And the possibility of a child?! Again come on, especially you women readers. He has had a romantic tryst in every book, I think. So in just the 16 years we have known Reacher there has always been that chance, you can't tell me I am the only one who has ever wondered if had a child. You never hear about safe sex now do you?! So just imagine all of his lovers from before we knew him. I am a little shocked that this is the first time Lee has brought it up.
Now lets hit a moment on a movie!!! Not if Cruise plays him again. Come on really. That was like making Harry Potter a 6'2" blond. I am not a fan of Cruise anyway but he is a good actor, does almost all of his stunts but still. I have 3 kids in Hollywood: screenwriting, directing and computer animation. One of them has read a few Reacher books and thought Cruise pulled it off especially with the use of lighting and camera angles. He thought if they had chosen someone who actually matched the description it would have been comical. BUT does any one watch Strike Back? When I first saw the teaser for it what 3-4 years ago I went OMG there's Reacher. Phillip Winchester who portrays Michael Stonebridge is Reacher in my eyes. He is the right age now to play a younger or older Reacher with some help from make-up artists. His bio has him at only 6'1" but he sure looks taller. He has the right physique, well muscled and toned without having to work on it-chiseled perhaps. He's fair haired and blue eyed. You know they have had how many Jack Ryans now 3 or 4? Why can't they change from Cruise?!
I have to say that I have been a Reacher fan before the masses really knew about him. I saw the cover of Killing Floor in the mall bookstore in 97 (I think) and bought it. Couldn't wait for the next and the next. I went to see Lee in Dayton Ohio when there were only 15-20 in the audience, imagine that. I got to talk to him and get my photo taken with him. I even have the original Reacher t-shirt you can't get any more. When he was speaking someone asked him about a movie possibility and who he saw portraying Reacher and what role he would play in the screen writing. He said he something along the lines of he was an author and didn't know the movie business that he would leave all that up to the movie people. Right there I disagreed with him. Again imagine if JK hadn't kept a hand in Harry Potter movie series? They were her characters and she wanted them to remain true to her descriptions of them. I feel the same way about Reacher, I just wish Lee had. Tom Cruise is not Reacher.
Any way a good read, I think lee is back on track, just no more like A Wanted Man, please.
OH and of course Dick Hill, he is Reacher's voice. Good job as usual Dick. I didn't mind the female voices btw
Very impressed with this book. You don't want to turn it off. Find your self sitting in the car to listen to more. Hope it's going to be a series!
Better than the last book. Love getting Will to open up and seeing that Lena is not all bad. Now Will just needs to follow through with his divorce!!!
Read the bat then this one then Nemesis. The first two flowed better and didn't drag on.
Great story and the narrator just puts the icing on the cake. great series
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