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....
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This was the first Jack Reacher book I've purchased. I like Preston and Child's Pendergast series but this was far from the type of storytelling found in the Pendergast series. This story was frustrating, in that the main character keeps getting kidnapped/imprisoned/tied up/captured, etc. over and over again by the same group of bad guys.
Probably not another Reacher book, no.
The narrator was largely pretty good.
First audible book I couldn't wait to get back too. Narrator does a fantastic job telling this exciting story. didn't hesitate to buy book three right afterwards.
I can't express how much better Jonathan McClain is as a narrator for the Jack Reacher stories. For one huge reason. No matter how strong Lee Child writes them, Dick Hill makes all the female characters sound weak, pathetic, tremulous and usually on the verge of tears or hysteria. These thrillers need a more versatile voice than Hill's.
Great book like most other jack reached novels. The narrator however is awful. Flat un-expressive voice, choppy uneven cadence. I find myself losing track of what is going on because the performance distances you rather than drawing you in.
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!
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