I have listened to all he Jack Reacher books, and loved them all. Without Fail is no exception. Contains the usual attention to detail, depth of characters.
For me, the Jack Reacher books aren't complete without Dick Hill as the narrator. I've also started looking for other books with him as a narrator now that I've listened to all of the Jack Reacher novels. The other books narrated by Dick Hill have the same superb performance.
I would recommend this series, however, would suggest the listener start at the beginning of the series. I started at the end and worked my way back. When I got to this narrator I was not willing to listen. The latter books had been performed by Simon Prebble but this narrator's performance was ...well, just frustrating to listen to. It seemed choppy and the narration interfered with the story. However, if I had started listening to this narrator in the beginning and then moved on to Prebble, I would not have had a better narrator to compare this one too. Of course, it is very probably I would not have moved forward to enjoy the rest of the series.
I would have changed nothing about the story.
I don't often complain about a narrator, and I feel I might be unfair in my complaints here. However, if the narration had been slower in places, not as 'excited' or 'animated' in others it would have helped with the flow.
I love this series and am forcing myself to go on with this book. I may yet abandon it. I have over 400 books in my library and have abandoned only two others -- neither because of the narrator.
The story itself was the best part of the experience.
I chose it to go to sleep listening to, but had to stay awake for as long as I could because the story was so good.
Well worth the credit.
Because the male narration was so awful, this was a book I would have preferred to read.
The book yes, but I would never recommend the audiobook. The male narration was stiff and unnatural, more like reading.
The male narration was so bad I will avoid books narrated by him in the future.
Yes. Love the way the story flowed. Great narration. Love the family, office, community dynamics
Stephanie and her insights into local characters
The 'guy' point of view gets a little tiresome, but the plot is extraordinary yet again. This is the second Virgil Flowers novel for me and I'll get more.
Unfortunately, the relatively good story is overshadowed by a monotone narrator and choppy descriptions. I had read previous reviews and so I knew of the series of one-word descriptions. I bought it anyway. The many descriptions made up of a series of single words did little to allow me to picture a scene and did a lot to add to my impatience with the book. Perhaps reading this book would have been a better option. This is probably the only audio book I have ever regretted purchasing.
This book was amazing and the narrator's voice was perfect for it. The tension in the story built to an amazing end, all the pieces neatly tied up. Keep your tissues handy, though. It is a book I couldn't put down, will never forget, and will listen to over and over again.
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