I was bummed out when I realized this story was "un"abridged. I wanted to hear more of his process and case files.
When I was a kid I'd love to have anyone to read to me, now I've grown picky I was thinking when I spend money I want to hear a pro. However John didn't have an unpleasant voice and it was okay. Next time get a professional narrator.
Recalling knowing at 20 years old his survival percentages were 2% every word from this bomber pilot had me right there.
I highly recommend this one. I may listen to it twice.
This book was hard for me to stop listening to, it grabbed me on a visceral level. Interested in seeing the movie after hearing this accout. I loved it very much there is no Facebook type whitewash anywhere. The account from the narrator was a god job. I still ran the speed at 1.5. I will reflect for a long time about the meaning of this story in light of current events.
This is a new book, zero ratings and usually I like to wait too see what others say about a book before I pull the trigger. I'm sort of a book follower you might say. But I loved this story, great mystery topic about the Catholic church that doesn't have anything to do with little boys. Well researched historical information. Almost had me reading the Bible again to check the details. Almost they told me enough to be curious about how it was written at least and that wasn't the motive for the story. It has you sailing back and forward into history and modern times. I'll probably look for more from this Author.
I did enjoy listening to this book however the narration is extremely flat. This truly is a medical mystery and I liked that. Something you don't get a chance to listen to every day.
This is the kind of story where they just increase the amount of psycho killers to keep this revolving thriller going. Honestly I would drift off to think of other things.
Rarely do I get everything I want in a book but this one is a gift to my ears. Great mystery, no loose ends, complicated plot twists, fabulous character development. I smell a hint of an agenda but it didn't take from the thrill of this book. I found myself liking this character, not too badass, not too fearless, he misses his Mom after she dies and is relentless at solving the mystery.
Let me take a minute to say why I love Marc Vietor as a Narrator. First his voice is old Hollywood amazing and crisp, like Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, Olivier, you get the picture. When he reads there is so much control and character definition that you can coast with him driving you through the plot without having to back up and see which characters are speaking. He never makes a female character sound like a drag queen, nor botches up accents. There is no smacking mouth sounds or dry mouth like so many others of lesser quality pollute into the narration. This is an art form. Millions of audio being downloaded every day with users like me who have listened to hundreds of voices. Book narration is not film, not a play, not a radio broadcast, but a new form that takes shape with mental pictures as when you read yourself, his timing gives support to imagination without distraction and adds to the experience in every way.
I am looking forward to book two.
This story is massive crap. Chapter 22 is so ubsurd I can't go on. It's a mess, nothing makes sense there are unlikely relationships and you never know what the point is. The plot makes no sense what so ever, I think it's a low rate romance novel that would be well played by the puppets in "Team America". I felt sorry for the narrator Jeffrey Cummings deserved better.
At first I disliked the main character so much I was going to stop listening to this. But the Narrator Luke Daniels has that happy dog voice I like so much I just kept going. Then the Barkeep has some really good insights to drunks that I just kept going some more, then I was hooked by the whole bunch of just-missed-being-likeable characters. It was a bit hard to follow, it's a big gang of losers in this book but they were all written very human, but never quite making it to the likeable mark with the exception of the old policeman who follows people around most of the time till the ending. It was pretty thrilling though at the halfway point and is very well wrapped up. With the exception of whatever happened to the first girl with the slutty shoes? Did she ever find true love? They should have murdered her I guess, then I wouldn't wonder what her roll was for. I think I recommend you to give this a try, let me know if you figure out the girl with the slutty shoes.
Dick Hill once again is horrible and this rating system won't let me leave zero stars for Performance. I suggest turning your speed to double time to get Dick moving at an almost normal pace while you listen. (NOTE to Lee Child: Use Marc Vietor next time he has range and never botches up an action book). Key word here is action.
I don't want to spoil this because it is a classic fast paced Jack Reacher action and action tips book. Tips such as "don't shoot the tires when trying to disable a gang thugs escape vehicle, go for the engine" you'll find out why towards the middle of the story. Pay close attention to the details and you'll get the hidden bad guy of the story. I didn't of course but I never do.
Loved it Sherlock Homeless!
If this is your first Reacher novel try one of the others first I suggest one that is Dick free they are all good.
A bit slow at first, but being the 1st in the series it sets the characters well. The narrator holds this together during the slow spots. Excellent period accents, I will probably drop out on this series when they switch to another narrator I'm funny about what sound voices go into my head and Marc Vietor is the best.
It's worth the listen if you like the older style mystery without intense gore and sex.
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