I read Gone Tomorrow, which intrigued me and prompted me to go back to the earliest of Child's Reacher novels. This was an excellent story to introduce Jack Reacher to the world.
Some parts of this story were alright, but mostly the author just rambles on about his life story. The thing is, there is nothing distinguishable between before the lobotomy was performed and after as far as how he thinks and acts. Two of the chapters deal with the actual lobotomy, and the rest just seem to narrate this man's story. In my honest opinion, the story of one of the people he meets later on in life would probably have been more interesting than his own. All this being said, there are many times throughout the listen where I don't even remember that the lobotomy is the reason the book has been written. I found myself looking at my device hoping it was almost over and being disappointed again and again. Two stars for the parts of the story that were entertaining, even though those were the parts of the story where I lost track of the fact that the lobotomy was supposedly the reason for where he was and what he was doing.
If Child expected to keep the reader's attention on Reacher with a sequel, this was the right book to write. Another great Reacher novel. Hill does a great job with the voices in the novel. The story fell only slightly short of "Killing Floor", but still a great listen.
I was encouraged by a friend to listen to this novel and was quite happy to take the advice. The book was a great listen. I could hardly turn it off because I wanted to follow this journey through to the end without interruption. When I had to put it down, I couldn't wait to pick it back up again. Great read all around.
I got just a little bored near the end with the whole hobby thing, but the vast majority of this book made for a great listen.
Just recently started listening to books. What a great way to get into them! This book gets you from Chapter 1 and keeps you going right up to the end with a great feeling of satisfaction! Definitely looking forward to reading (listening to) some of the other Reacher novels.
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