When Jack Reacher Makes Mistakes, Who Handles The Fall-Out?
FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar’s off-the-books assignment leads them to the surviving members of Jack Reacher’s elite military unit. Five years ago, Reacher sorted and destroyed a team of arms dealers before he moved on. But he made mistakes. Now, his bad luck and trouble legacy plunges Otto and Gaspar into the minefield of a grudge war between Reacher’s fearless old friends and chilling new enemies.
When his enemies take women and children hostage for ransom, Kim’s relentless pursuit leads her deeper into the deadly war Reacher failed to finish. Mercenaries and Kim’s unwavering heart push her through - until she meets the wrong woman with nothing to lose.
©2013 Diane Capri LLC d/b/a AugustBooks (P)2014 Diane Capri LLC d/b/a AugustBooks
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Bad Luck and Trouble, Jack Reacher Book 11. The 2 FBI agents continue their fruitless search for Jack Reacher this time they find Frances Neagley, Reacher's sergeant from his MP days. (Neagley also appears in Without Fail, Book 6, and The Affair, Book 16 as well as in one of the Reacher novellas. She is likely the old squad mate to whom he is closest, although the relationship is platonic.) Neagley has a large security business in Chicago.
The book is quite good, but the narration is not. Kelley Hazen's voice is simply wrong for he book.
The story is very intricate. We meet a lot of new folks all from Jack's past and they are all scary. The way the story unfolds it's almost a 'ripped from the headlines' feel. We get to be a part of a full blown FBI insurgence.
The Hunt For Reacher stories always feel to be in real time. Capri keeps us turning the pages and this one is no different. There is a knife's edge tension that permeates the entire experience.
Solid and strong. I've listened to all so far & can't imagine a better narrator for the 'Hunt for Reacher' series. Lots of characters kept very separate and clear. The narrator really adds to that 'on the edge of your seat' experience. She lets me know Otto and Gaspar intimately. The dry straightforward approach matches Capri's writing.
GET BACK JACK, The Fall of Black Star
The whole premise of these books is that they have something to do with the Jack Reacher character from Lee Child's books. They really don't, but in this one some of the other characters from the Jack Reacher stories are used, that's the whole story. I've made it to chapter 10 in this second one and I can go no further, it's unbearable.
This is the second one and it might be slightly better than "You don't know Jack" but if so it's only because of the familiar names/characters from the Reacher novels. The juvenile nick names the lead characters have for each other are so out of place it's like chalk on a black board. Other little touches that I find annoying are phrases like "she looked at her Sieko", repeatedly. In the real world people glance at their watch. "she was thinking, in her head" (where else?)
She is just terrible. Her cadence is off, pauses in the wrong places, and the male lead character's voice is impossible. I've tried this second book thinking maybe I could get used to her but it's not going to happen. Interestingly, she occasionally seems to go along reasonably smoothly for short periods and then reverts right back to robot mode.
I'm not sure any of it is worth saving.
No, I think I've given it a good try, just can't do it. I'm returning these.
I do wonder if the stories would be a bit more interesting if someone like Dick Hill was doing the narration. What's done is done so that's it for me.
This is #4 in the 'Hunt for Reacher' series by Diane Capri and it does not disappoint. It's the best mystery yet, takes us all over the US. The characters and scenes are vivid and frightening, the relationships are deepening and becoming like old friends, the dialogue and writing are smart and well communicated by the narrator, Hazen. I was on the edge of my seat and late to several appointments because I could not stop listening. It's a wild ride of tension. I didn't want it to end. Bravo Diane Capri! Don't stop the Hunt for Reacher!
I first thought I wasn't going to really like this series but now every book is better than the last. It took a bit to get used to the narration, especially the voice of Agent Gaspro. Now I don't want to stop listening.
Reacher's influence good and bad follows his team. He had assembled a good team, but they were also independent. Reacher is still a drifter.
First let me start this review saying that I've never written a bad review in my life. I know the impact that they cause as I've made choices myself based on reviews. I gave this a lot of thought.
For the last several months I have devoured all of Lee Child's Jack Reacher series and loved them! Dick Hill does an incredible job! Then I listened to the last available book and immediately began searching for more similar books as this type of read was new to me being primarily a historical story reader/listener.
Then I ran across this series which contained many of the same characters so I thought "score"!! Story line is good but OH MY the narrarating was painful to listen to. Suffice to say I am returning it today after many attempts to get past the Gaspar voice and the attempt at what reminded me of the Dragnet (dating myself and apologies to the younger folks reading this) narrator Hal Gibney which was a great black and white tv series back in the 1950's (I saw reruns - ha). It worked fabulously for that series.
Perhaps this book would be best read the old fashioned way and I may try that as I thought the story was good if not a little weird as it was all about Reacher - there must be a relationship between Lee Child and Get Back Jack's author Diane Capri as if there were not there would be no way that this book and the entire series would have been published.
Narrating was so laborious that I lost the story line at times.
couldnt get through chapter 7 sadly.
go read my reviews on 1,2,3, in the series. The first book was hopeful as you thought it really was going to be a search for Reacher-wrong- lousy, stupid FBI agents. As one reviewer on amazon put it ' Diane Capri Don't Know Jack'! Its hard to believe that Lee Child allows this raping of character.
I got an hour and 39 minutes into this one and threw up my hands. I cant listen anymore. Now Gaspar, who has had a hard-on for Reacher since the beginning has down a total about face-for no reason at all. Not a slow I have realized I was wrong approach , just a plain about face.
And the narrators voice just gets worse too. Her voice of Gaspar has been grating since the beginning and now it seems to have filtered over to Otto.
The story seems to go now where, hardly about searching for Reacher at all. I am going to go get my credit back!
Love Audio Books. On the go quite a bit and they make my commute to work bearable.
Pick a different narrator.
Dick hill, or anybody else
Boredom. Story was long and never really went anywhere.
Story was so slow to develop and combined with the narrators almost robotic voice, it was unbearable. I didnt even finish it.
I did not like the reading with the choice of male tone voices. It was irritating to me. Story was fine. mkhalter:)
Yes, male voices
"A Bad Second Best"
Can't understand why Lee Child would allow his books to be savaged in this manner
This book has a ridiculous premise as a story line
"GET BACK JACK"
I have listened to and enjoyed every Jack Reacher story ever written but this is in a different league.
The story is poorly written but the main fault is that the reader sounds like a ROBOTIC DUCK ! Delivered in a metallic monotone, after 15 mins I couldn't listen to it anymore. You should be ashamed to release this.
"I listened to this in one sitting!"
The best in the series. Not as pedestrian as the previous novels and novelettes. Very much in the Reacher spirit.
Because of that, I wanted to keep going and not leave the story as currently, the Audible App is not reliable At All! It keeps crashing when you pause it and you have to re-download it from your library, taking up valuable time with the knowledge that none of your bookmarks have been saved.
The vagaries of this current App make listening to a novel far more arduous than comforting. My intention is to struggle through with the final book in this series. If the problem persists then, I'll have to cease my Audible membership and purchase novels via another App.
I know that I won't be a loss for the mighty Amazon, but life is too short to have to put up with shoddy services and I'm paying for these books! I have the right to enjoy the listening experience as well as the actual book & currently I cannot do so!
Audible/Amazon - please sort this out. You're no longer the only providers out there!
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