I LOVE the Jack Reacher books, love them. However this story is boring, flat, and the characters are annoying. The main "victim" Carmen enlists zero sympathy, she comes off as weak and manipulative. Reacher's female protagonist is supposed to be a sharp lawyer but crumbles into a panicky, whiny, indecisive babbling annoyance the second there is any action.
I think so.
Dick sounds like he's an old man that just ran up a hill then sat down to record and audio book - out of breathe. ALL his women end up being whiny (sorry to keep repeating that word, but he delivers flat female characters) to the point you hope they just get taken out. "Reeeeeeeeeeecher, whyyyyyyyyyyyy? We'll get huuuuuuuuuuuurt!" Ugh.
Reacher's deductive reveal is always great.
I hope the next few books are better.
I think teenagers and immature adults would like this.
Performance enhanced the whiney quality of the story. She moans her way through the book - which is all in Tris' thoughts. Probably suits the character perfectly, I found it grating.
The premise of the story and this futuristic world is actually quite interesting. The main female lead however overrides this intrigue. It would be like experiencing the Matrix through the eyes of Snookie. Maybe I'm guilty of expecting too much. Reading so many good reviews on here had me waiting for a total different experience xx
While I am a big fan of this series - as the books move along the main character, Matthew Corbett, is becoming almost distractingly annoying. His arrogance mixed with brazen stupid choices one after another are starting to get in the way of my enjoyment of the story. With each edition the narrator's misguided hero-complex is irritating.
Edoardo Ballerni's performance in this entire series is one of the BEST parts of the listening experience. Wonderful voice, excellent characters. He really brings the book to life.
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