I agree with some of the other reviewers that Dick Hill is the "real" Jack Reacher, and I have listened to both versions of this book. I have to say that Jonathan McClain does a great job with the non-Reacher characters, and his version of Reacher is certainly acceptable. I wouldn't hesitate to buy the book due to the narrator and actually think that he did a great job with the main villain. The story is one of the better Reacher stories, even if a certain degree of suspension disbelief is necessary. If you're a fan of the series or if you love thrillers of the Flynn, Clancy, Thor ilk, I think you'll enjoy this one.
I doubt that any fans of Louise Penny would disagree with the notion that Ralph Cosham is a perfect reader for the series. To me, there's no doubt that he's great. What distressed me was the fear that the last book represented Penny's "jumping the shark" and that we'd be left with an insipid shadow of the previous books in her future work.
I now feel that I misjudged her and that she truly tied up the strings of the last four books in this excellent and compelling story. Although I thought that the actions of the characters in the last book were not well developed, the story truly comes together in a gripping and even thrilling episode. I believe that I enjoyed this book more than any other audio book out this year, and this has been a good year. I give it my highest marks.
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