Love the sense of place in this series. The reader in the second and third books sounds like he's from New Jersey not Maine but that may be a good thing. Most folks probably couldn't make it thru the book if he had a real Maine accent (I've lived on the border of Maine and New Hampshire for the last 37 years). The reader does nicely capture the spirit of the character and his often near fatal flaw. Not your typical hero but not much about the real Maine is what people expect.
Always fun to read another Reacher. The logic paths are strained and there is little sense of place (expected more in London) or character development. But Reacher is still fun to know.
The people and relationships set these books apart. The dual time line was done better than I've seen before. Yes, way too many coincidences and too much compassion for any real sherief ... but I'd love to think Longmire exists. The writing is brighter than most the ysteries and I do love the characters.
Interesting reader but dialogue and action just too crazy for me. At first I thought reader was reading a Phillip Carr book but then writing didn't match the reader's capability
The US equivalent of a British mystery .... interesting character wanders around meeting other interesting characters and doesn't let story get in the way. The story is carried by excellent and intelligent prose. Very much like a Peter Lovesy Inspector Diamond book but with more humor.
Feels more like a chat with a wit than a book. I enjoyed the back door look at high end food even if repulsed by the food its self. His gift for characterizing people and himself is the hook that drags you past the food and gives a rare critical look into these famous kitchens. But Mr Bourdain's bawdy wit is what makes the book fun.
Brings the fun back to books. So much smarter than Dan Brown with the humor to keep you hooked.
Loved first book in this series but can't stand to listen to this reader and his phony Maine accents. I have lived in the area for over 30 years and his accents are very annoying but worse is his reading voice, almost in possible to follow the story. Very sad, I was looking forward to this book. I guess I have learned to listen to the sample first before buying.
Lee Child has obviously been tired of writing Reacher books in his last 3 or 4 books. This time it looks like Dick Hill, a fav of mine, is also tired of reading Reacher books.
Not as bad as last 3 Reachers but way below par.
Bought because of new Don Winslow book, but writing was so trite and stiled I couldn't stand it.
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