I have enjoyed the movie from the first time I saw it many years ago, but never took the time to read the book. As usual the book is much better than the movie, yet the experience of seeing the movie so many times lent to a more enjoyable listen.
This was my first time for listening to Linda Stephens and she was a true joy. She brought the story to life in a most wonderful manner.
This was one of my best used credits!
I will listen again because I thoroughly enjoyed Pendergast interacting with Corey!
At first I thought I had a good idea of where the plot was going and who did what, then the twists set in and it was a wonderful roller coaster ride of a story.
I have come to enjoy Auberjonis voice and he makes for a very pleasant listen.
Who does the White Fire chill?
It was great to hear from Corey again, and the hint of Constance's return.
No, while I enjoyed the story on a whole, the narration was horrible. Generally I find any excuse to listen to my current book, but while listening to this one - while I enjoyed the story as a whole - I found excuses not to listen.
I enjoyed the blending of fact with fiction.
Meagher should have learned correct pronunciation of clerical terms since they were so central to the story. Whenever he came to a difficult church word, it was horribly jarring to hear it butchered by him. I will probably avoid any other book narrated by him.
At the very end, when he poured the orange juice down the drain accepting his father as he is.
This book has spurred to reading about monatomic metals, which seems quite interesting.
I wouldn't necessarily say the audio is better than the print, it is just more convenient for me to listen to recreational books than read them.
While I enjoy listening to Will Patton, I don't think he really hit the mark with this book. His half whisper style, while gentle to the ear, seemed to fail in capturing the suspense of the story.
As a recovering alcoholic, King really nailed what it is like to fight the urge to drink even though you are sick and tired of being sick and tired. I enjoyed when he revealed his deepest secret and no one seemed to notice. It is so true to form for an alcoholic.
It was good to continue where The Shining left off. I have been hoping for years King would do the same thing with The Stand.
I do plan on listening to this book again. I enjoyed how the interwoven threads made for an interesting tapestry of a book. It kept my attention.
Jo because she shows the power of love doesn't end with death, but lives on.
I enjoyed King narrating as the author he can place the emphasis on the words/scenes he felt were most important.
I was disappointed that it seems he has sold out to add gratuitously explicit sex scenes in the book. I don't see how his graphic descriptions of his dreams of Mattie added to the story line and felt it was a lessening of his style.
I enjoy audio versions as I spend a great deal of time in the car and I am able to relax with a good book.
I hated the first half hour or so and considered returning the book, but continued to listen because I like Dick Hill's narration and I am happy I did. It was nice to have the old Reacher back, I don't read him because he loses, but because he finds a way to come out on top. As always the details setting up circumstances were great. I especially loved the 14 year old twist in the plot.
Again, it was his narration of Reacher that kept me with the book in the beginning
My first reaction was anger that once again the military was being shown as jerks, which is definitely too politically correct for anything I purchase as entertainment and why I considered returning the book. If I was home I would have done it, but thankfully I was in the car. I liked the twist in California, but won't say anything else to avoid spoiling it for others. It made me laugh. I also was sad to hear the end. I kept hoping there would be an 'and' instead of end.
I am waiting for the next installment from car riding friend.
realistic, gripping, exciting
I is difficult to pick one incident as I enjoyed the book, which was purchased hoping it was as good or better than the movie. I wasn't disappointed! If I had to pick it was when Jack Ryan stood up to the president.
whose sleeping in whose bed
I would recommend this book to anyone, and it certainly seems timely today.
intriguing, complex, enjoyable
I enjoyed the setting being in Egypt, and the hunt for a forgotten tomb.
The narration was interesting, giving a good flavor to each character.
I would listen to The Affair again because I like all the twists and turns in the plot that I have come to expect from Lee Child.
As always I like Reacher, probably because I see myself as a loaner always on the move.
At first I didn't like Dick Hill's reading, but now I have come to enjoy the edge he brings to the story.
The one extreme reaction I had to this story was one of disgust in that the sex scenes seemed way to graphic and didn't need to be presented in that manner to add to the plot. I think it cheapened the story and is why I only gave it 4 stars. If I wanted that kind of listening I would be purchasing it. I have listened to 16 of the books (skipping the one that had such negative reviews of his portrayal of the military) and this was out of the ordinary. I hope Lee Child hasn't given into the publishers idea of sex sells. I just want Reacher to be Reacher righting wrongs for those who couldn't on their own.
I also enjoyed the extras at the end of the story. It was a real treat to be given a glimpse into Reacher's childhood.
I would recommend this book to a friend because I enjoyed the characters growing, taking the risk to step up and stand up for what is right. I also enjoyed the twists in the plot that made it harder to get ahead of the story in my mind.
I enjoyed using trucks as a 'guided' missile firebomb. I never would have thought of that.
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