When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....
©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks
Fortunately Lee figures out, in later books in the series, that less is more. Here he pile on the 'unrealistic suspense' to the point of ridiculousness. The story jumps all over the place, is lacks a sense of realism and is in face just plain stupid in some parts. I started skipping chapters just to get to the end and then just the in the towel, There was not more intrigue because the story line had gone beyond belief. If you enjoy the Jack Reacher series, as I do, skip this one.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
I do not mind a story like this being over the top. But it was just too unbelievable, I found that I stopped being excited or caring about these characters because I stopped believing in them. I have read other Reacher novels and will continue to do so.
I enjoy spy, military, psychological, technical and fiction based in reality and science. I really value intimate, thorough writing.
Absolutely. It does a really good job of keeping you interested. I really enjoyed the tactical aspect of it from all parties in the book. Gathering and acting on information.
Reacher's thought process. I love watching him calculate solutions to overwhelming problems.
There's a scene where someone has evil ugly intent for someone and ends up paying for it. I loved it. I was cheering.
Whenever Reacher is upset. He is so cool, calculating (and excited by violence) and those qualities are written into him very well. So when he breaks or shows humanity i really feel it.
Not as good as the first. The first person perspective of the first book REALLY aided in the feel because it was more personal. But still. Excellent thriller. It just got crazier and bigger and more clutch/tense. Tight til the last few moments. Excellent.
I'm not even a 1/4 through, and the book is being ruined by McClains brutally bad reading. Easily the worst of any audio book I have heard. Damn shame.
Lots of excitement and pretty good action. Lots of trickery and surprises.
I did not understand the big deal made of the FBI lady's importance to the kidnappers. First we are led to believe it is because of who her father is, then she insists she is important in her own right. Reacher comes around to this point too, but it is never explained. So, was it really all about her father or not?
Loved the story nevertheless.
Yes the reader gives an excellent voice to characters!
Jack Reacher the narrators dead pan style for this character brought him to life in a way that few can really grasp.
Yes, but 14 hours is a bit much for that
Other than some flawed research, Air Force does not nor has it ever had Chinook helicopters, this is a great book!
Jonathan McClain is no Dick Hill !! Jack Reacher's just not the same. Just a boring read.
GREAT as usual
No, We'll buy all the Jack Reacher series except any read by this guy!
A pet peeve of mine and not the fault of the performer. But when a conversation is being held by two people it is pretty obvious who is saying what so the constant use of "He said" and "She said" got annoying. Past that a good story with some suspense added. Would make a good movie I think. Definitely worth the money.
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