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.
Psychotic, funny, explorer
Reminded me of the Jump series
No, it was my first. Very easy to listen too. Well done.
I did ... it is rather short.
Although I gave it a really high score, it would not be in my listen of best audiobooks. But I really liked the movie, have watched it at least a dozen times, and enjoyed all the stories behind the making of the movie.
Andre the Giant ... learned a lot about him.
The sword fighting scene.
My wife took a short trip ... listened to it going up, was there for about 4 hours, then listened to it coming back. That made it more interesting.
If you like the movie you should listen to this.
Lots. First, this is a great, interesting, intriguing story. It was just told in such a bland, unexciting way.
Not if he also narrates. He did okay, but the whole thing with flat. Often when that happens it leaves us wondering if it was the writing or the narration. In this case it doesn't matter since Mr. Eichar did both.
Not in this lifetime.
No. It just needs need a different book from a different author. I don't have any faith that Mr. Eichar would produce a better follow-up book.
I did like the theory that Mr. Eichar came up with, and it makes since. But at the end of the day I was just extremely disappointing with this book.
First a disclaimer ... I read all of the other books in this series, and this is the first one in the series that I listened to. I LOVED the first books because they had a pace that was fast, but still allowed for us to get to know the characters. Then came the Novellas, which were a waste of time. I found this book to be slow, repetitive, and boring ... and the narration of the little kids and female characters was just creepy. I think this whole book was a waste of time. Not much happened expect for a lot of whining and internal thinking.
Mr. Molles should have ended this series before the novellas. I just get the feeling he has run out of stream or just can't think of anything else to write.
Boy, good question. I didn't like the narration at all, but much of it had to do with the poor writing. But even then, I found the hysterics of the narration to be irritating.
You could have cut out 50% of the document and it wouldn't have made any difference. Too much talking, too much thinking, too much planning. For the most part there were no zombies in this book. Isn't that strange?
If you go look at my reviews, I gave the first couple of books 5 stars. I loved those books. I found this book to be a complete waste of time.
Anyone who gave this 5 stars had to have overlooked how bad this book because of the quality of the first books, or they have to be friends, paid reviewers, or employees of the publishing company. This was just bad. Don't let 5 star reviews fool you.
This book was not at all what I expected based on the other reviews on this board. To start, it comes across as someone reading a paper, not telling a story. The narrator was flat all the way through the book. And unfortunately the flat narration matched the writing in the book itself. The whole thing feels more like a term paper for a writing class. The story COULD have been interesting, but it wasn't. If this wasn't written by a classmate of Robert Peace, no one would care.
Start over. Pick a more interesting subject. If Robert Pierce was an incredible human being that we should care about, I didn't get that.
Flat. Flat. Flat. Flat. Don't read to me, tell me a story. I hate the narrators that are overly dramatic, but this is the total opposite. Did they had him a script, hit record, and say "read!"?
Robert Peace. The burger boys.
I just found this whole book to be a waste. It is basically a poor, smart black kid gets into Yale, and likes to sell drugs. Overly simplistic? Sure. But not incorrect.
This book was an easy read, but it just didn't have much depth. This read more like a made-for-tv show with Perry Mason handling the case. Have you ever talked to some one who READ about how to ski and was telling you about it rather than telling you about their last ski trip? This is how this book seemed. It was too predictable, too step-by-step per tv court cases, etc.
Like I said, this book felt like it was written about someone who had read lots of legal mysteries rather than someone who actually knew anything about legal mysteries. Write what you know.
I thought the narrator was fine. It is a bit unfair to the narrator, I suppose, since I (and most reviewers) seem to rate the narrator on the words they are sharing, even if they weren't responsible for them.
Pick one. I actually liked the lawyer, but there weren't any of the normal trials and tribulations associated with your first real job.
Nice idea for the book, but it needs more depth, more reality. I am not a big John Grisham fan, and don't think his books are very satisfying, but his books are so easily accessible. I don't know if this book intended to follow that model, but it just seem to be a shallow reproduction.
Sure. I just felt like I started in the wrong place ... I seem to have missed all of the previous Repairman Jack stories.
This was my first. It was okay.
Clean, simple, effective. I did have a difficult time telling some of the characters apart.
No, not really, because I don't think this is the first Repairman Jack book that would be made into a movie.
I will admit to being a bit confused. I liked the story idea, but it wasn't until I got into it that I found this was a "prequel" that went back to the start of the books. I just felt like I missed so much of the character. I will go back and listen to the first Repairman Jack book and see if this makes more sense.
Yes ... length, pace, and story
This was just a very slow story. There wasn't a lot happening here. Unfortunately I have found many of Mr. Child's recent books to be like this. Not good. Not bad. Just forgettable.
I like Dick Hill ... but if we don't have a "Reacher says Nothing" is it really a Reacher book?
It was short ... perhaps too short to really develop a pace.
This was a throwaway book. Listen to it, shrug, forget about it.
Sometimes with Neil Gaiman I get the feeling that his writing is witty to be witty, not so much to move the story alone. I suppose that is what I felt in this book. The story just didn't move along as smoothly as I would like.
Love the basic idea of the story. Just had a tough time with consistent story-telling.
Yes. Find a better book.
I would, but I also know not everyone would "get" this book. It is a bit hard to follow, and the characters are a bit confusing at times, but I loved the idea of the story.
The buildup to the 15th life was good.
Well, I suppose it would have to be Harry since he was the dominant character through the whole thing.
Life doesn't always end the way you expect.
Very enjoyable. More so for the story than the characters.
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