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Shirley

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KERRVILLE, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Echo Burning

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2546)
    Performance
    (1666)
    Story
    (1667)

    Reacher is hitching through the heat of West Texas and getting desperate for a ride. The last thing he's worried about is exactly who picks him up.

    She's called Carmen. She's a good-looking young woman, she has a beautiful little girl...and she has married into the wrong family. They're called the Greers. They're a bitter and miserly clan, and they've made her life a living hell. Worse, her monster of a husband is soon due out of prison. So she needs protection, and she needs it now.

    Lawyers can't help. Cops can't be trusted. So Reacher goes home with her to the lonely ranch where nothing is as it seems, and where evil swirls around them like dust in a storm. Within days, Carmen's husband is dead - and simmering secrets send Echo, Texas, up in flames.

    Sherry Pitcock says: "Love that Reacher"
    "My "Burning" Question Answered"
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    Would you listen to Echo Burning again? Why?

    Yes, at some future point. I often reread books, and there's no reason not to relisten to an audible, especially when it is something I have enjoyed.I have been a fan of the Jack Reacher novels for several years. While I don’t recall which one I read first, I know I’d read several of the most recent ones before I decided to go back and read them all in chronological order. This particular one—Echo Burning—provided the answer to my “burning” question: why Did MP Jack Reacher end his military career? I won’t give that away in this review—I don’t want to spoil it for another who hasn’t had that question answered as yet. I’ll just say that as always, the plot is complex, the characters, though somewhat predictable, are interesting and believable. To sum it up, I find these novels to be “good reads,” and that’s what I look for in my leisure reading experience. By the way, this novel is my first experience with Audible/Kindle listening—the reader did a superb job in translating the written word into oral mode—voice, speech rhythm, diction, expression—all contributed to a very satisfactory experience. I’ve used recorded books for years as accompaniment to my exercise program, and as an antidote to insomnia—I enjoy the Audible experience more than dealing with a tape or CD player, especially during the night. I’ve learned that it is possible to attach a small speaker to the Kindle in place of my headphones when the volume isn’t quite as high as I’d like, and this will remedy my only, very slight, problem.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Echo Burning?

    As you might expect, it was when I finally understood the reason behind Jack Reacher's resignation from the military, and his choice to live as a vagabond.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this was my first Dick Hill performance as a reader on a recorded book. I thoroughly enjoyed his contribution and would look forward to hearing him read some book in the future.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I don't think so--it is a very long book, for one thing, and that would be beyond my ability to stay involved, to say nothing of awake. But I enjoy


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there way a way to download to 3G Kindle other than via my computer. Takes at least two hours this way, and I'm a bit spoiled by the speed with which the written version is downloaded to my Kindle. I plan to acquire a Kindle Fire at some point and hope that the download process is speedier.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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