I am a big fan of the Jack Reacher books ... but man, is this one boring or what. Virtually nothing happens for the majority of the book. Anyone giving this a 5 star must be a relative of Mr. Child, or must work for the publisher. Or perhaps they just like the Reacher series enough to forgive so a slow book.
I would only because I like the Reacher books. But come on, Mr. Child, don't dial in the next one.
Reacher has a broken nose ... so much of the narration sounds like it done with the narrator holding his nose.
Seriously? You could cut out most of them and it wouldn't make any difference. Slow, slow, slow.
It was one of the better ones ... very long, but in this case the length actually may have helped because it allowed the author to take his time and build each character.
Great characters. Great story. I loved the descriptions of the world.
I have not. Both were good.
I am not sure ... I need to see what happens in the other books.
I liked the basic premise of the story
It was a bit hard to belief.
I liked the scenes describing the "wild side."
There just seemed to be so many parts of this story that were flat. I won't spoil things for readers, but given the scenario, I would have SOOOOOOO many questions to ask. Perhaps because we are dealing with teenagers they are more concerned with little things than asking big questions.
Yes, I would listen to the story again. It is such an emotional story full of little details.
There were so many.
It made me feel I was there talking to him.
I like John Irving. I was surprised that I didn't like this book, especially after all of the rave reviews on here.
Great characters. Too slow.
Sorry, but the voice of Owen eventually got to be too much. I understand it was supposed to be this high-pitched, fingernails-on-a-chalkboard sound, and it certainly was that.
As one of the other reviewers wrote, I can see why people like this book ... but can also see why they don't. For me it was just too slow. I appreciate the characters and level of detail, but there was simply too much discussion of relgion, etc. for me to find it enjoyable.
Perhaps one day I will sit down and read this book ... I think that will go better than the audio.
I like James Patterson for the most part. This was one bad story, though. Very weak, not well thought out, and appears very hurried. Disappointing.
Sure ... but only once more. This was not very good.
I thought the narration was okay. It was just such a bad story.
There were several. Get rid of the monkey. Sorry, the whole "I keep a monkey at my house" thing was stupid.
A pretty lame book. Patterson was in this one for the money. Poorly done.
This is an interesting book ... I think you either really like or you don't. This is in the top 1/3rd of what I have listened to.
This is the first.
Loved the narration. It really helped with the different stories ... and I particularly like the last segment on Hawaii. Intriguing.
I have a tough time seeing how a film of this book would work. And based on the previews on TV, I am not confident that it will turn out well.
As others have noted, this is actually a series of short stories ... some are connected better than others.
This book just comes across as Mystery Lite. Very predicatable, both in terms of story and character. Too many times the story "jumped the shark" for no reason.
I have always liked the basic premise of Mr. Child's stories. This just isn't followed through well.
It was okay. I don't think the narrator helped or hurt.
Not a chance. Only if it was a low-budget made-for-tv movie on the sci-fi channel or something.
I absolutely loved Ready Player One. It is interesting that I could be so "into" an 18-year-old character living in the stacks, and existing primarily as an avatar within a video game.
I really cared about the characters, and the seach for the keys was spell-binding.
This is the first book I have listened to with Wil Wheaton. He was amazing. I was completely taken off guard. Too often, I have not enjoyed actors reading a book because it just comes across as "over the top." Wheaton did it just right.
Is this a serious question?
I am kinda sad the book is over. Is there a version 2?
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