Another "simple" job with big complications.
Quinn continues to be entertaining while dealing with a gruesome crime scene and its back story.
Scott Brick is always an excellent narrator.
It is always amusing to me that Jack Reacher, who would prefer to be an anonymous wanderer, gets pulled into so many different scenarios. Some are by accident and others, when his expertise is required, take someone some clever investigating to track him down.
This is one of those “find him” episodes. His expertise is needed for an issue with the Vice President. His experience as a sniper and an investigator take him on a dash across the US and a final resolution that is very Reacher. This is a well developed story with a few more tidbits about Jack’s past. It builds from the introduction to the conflict and through the adrenaline rush to an unusual conclusion.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Jack Reacher is one of my favorite characters. I will definitely continue my journey through all of the episodes.
As usual, Dick Hill is an excellent choice for narrating any Reacher novel.
This is another “try something new” purchase for me. It is a decent listen. However, it is predictable with a formulaic bad guy terrorizing the cities, the need to identify him, and the chase to bring him to justice.
Lucas Davenport is a loner detective that doesn’t follow all the rules, but “catches” the evil doer. His personal life, loves, and interests make him unique character.
I always enjoy Richard Ferrone as a narrator.
I try not to retell a story or give any big spoilers. There is more than enough information in the publisher’s summary to get you into this one.
As the characters develop, it is easy to fall into their basic household routine. Of course there are some tensions, but they seem to be under control. Then one decision by one individual destroys the equilibrium. Like dominoes, things seem to fall one at a time and set off the next disruption. As the story proceeds the characters must adapt and, of course, life will never return to its previous status.
This is very well written and narrated. It is believable, cohesive, and well developed. I would not hesitate to purchase another book by this author and/or narrator.
First, this is mild in terms of sci-fi or fantasy.
Second, in my opinion, this belongs in the young adult category. Some hand holding, kissing, reference to spending the night together, but nothing graphic.
I was engaged for about two thirds of the book. Then it got lame, like the author lost his muse. I was vested in the characters, but many just withered away.
When I am really into a book I can listen for up to 6 hours per day. When it took me 4 days to listen to the last three hours, I knew it was really bad.
The narrator did an admirable job with the material. In fact, he's probably the reason I trudged through to the end.
This series fits the lawyer/crime/mystery parameters.
The main characters each have a history and make contributions to current cases.
The tone is light hearted and sarcastic. Grover Gardner narrates this perfectly.
I have enjoyed every one and often listen to them as a a break between deeply disturbing books.
It will be difficult to write much without spoiling the story.
Several of the threads seem like the "same old things", but just when you think you know what's going to happen next, there's a new piece of information (some of it not true.)
The main character is carrying so much emotional baggage that it is a miracle that she gets out of bed in the morning! Yet, her expertise keeps her in the loop with the agencies trying to hunt down a serial killer. I was grabbed from the beginning by her situation and couldn't stop listening until all of the threads were truly bound off.
Geographically the stories include New Orleans, Natchez, the Mississippi River, and Angola Prison. This, with many characters, is a challenge for any narrator. I found some of the attempts at variations in the "southern" pronunciations annoying, but not enough to ruin the listen.
I highly recommend this book. However, it is not a quick listen nor an adrenaline rush so be prepared to sit back and get pulled into Blood Memory.
It was great to have a free, timely story for the holidays.
I appreciate the gifts from audible.
Preston, Child, Pendergast: always a winner.
The fun in this series is that the totally improbable fits nicely into the real world. Pendergast is unorthodox and the mysteries are weird, but it all seems to come together for an entertaining book.
This was the one missing piece in my Pendergast audible library. I look forward to each new installment.
Jonathan Marosz performed the narration well.
Thank goodness this was a free listen. I’m not sure if this is a place holder in the series, the author trying to keep her character’s development moving forward, or a finale.
I have enjoyed the other D. D. Warren books and would purchase another; hopefully it will have some “meat” to it.
Kirsten Potter always gives a good performance.
Reacher is continuing his incognito meandering tour of the US when he happens to see a news story. It tells of a sniper, someone he has previously warned to stay out of trouble, that has been nailed for a multiple-shooting-murder incident. He races to the scene to make good on his threat at the same time that the shooter demands that authorities find him. Reacher soon sees that the case against the man seems too perfect. As he starts to unravel the crime scene evidence, he realizes that there is much more involved. There is the usual muscle, gun play, and a devious plot to untangle and thwart. As always, Lee Child keeps things moving and the reader guessing.
Dick Hill has become the voice of Reacher; this is another excellent narration.
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