Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular Jack Reacher series. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero.
Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret. Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in 30 years.
The cops arrest Reacher and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out, and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure: They picked the wrong guy to take the fall.
©1997 Lee Child (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Random House Audiobooks 2013
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Believable characters acceptable level of violence.
Never listened only read which I think made it more memorable
1st time very good range of voices including ethnicity and sex.
Would of loved to but use it for my commute
"Started off well but a struggle to finish"
No, i would rather i had not bothered with this particular book. The actions of Jack Reacher as the story progressed seemed more and more unbeleveable. I completely disengaged with the main character.
Make a more like able main character.
Not for this story line as its all wrapped up by the end.
The narration was excellent, can't fault it at all. I just can't see the appeal of Jack Reacher as a character, i was very bored towards the end of the book it just seemed like one cliche after another. Also Reacher to a large degree seems no better than the people he went up against.
"An entertaining listen"
Would listen again because there were character clues early on that I didn't really pick up on on the first listen. Some seeming peripheral characters were more important than it initially seemed.
The story was sufficiently complex and unexpected to hold my interest, without being too hard to follow. As the story unfolded I became increasingly reluctant to stop listening - always a good sign, though not necessarily compatible with family life:-)
Jack is the main character and so has to be my favourite, but Dick's acting skills were well applied to the different characters so you always knew who was 'speaking'. Was particularly impressed with his interpretation of female voices which sounded feminine without being squeaky or forced.
Really felt the horror of the scene when the bodies were found mutilated - even though an advance description had been supplied. Perhaps it was the empathy with the feelings and reactions of the other characters.
Will be looking to listen to more of these!
Yes. As with any book I am sure I have missed bits.
Sorry nothing to compare with, the book, the narration & the character are unique.
Th e Jack Reacher character. This is the second JR book I have listened to and I am sure will not be the last. having listened to The Affair & thoroughly enjoyed Jeff Harding narration I was a little nervous that Dick Hill would not be as good as the narrator is important with audible books however he was brilliant!
The end however I understood without this end there would not be other JR books.
Can't wait to start book 3. My 2 hour travel time to & from work is no longer a chore.
"The best audiobook I've listened to so far."
Brilliant and intense with a really good performance. I was hooked to it for 2 weeks.
"Excellent story and well read"
This is my first Lee Child book and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Good mix of familiar story line and unexpected twist. Can see the potential for a stereotypical Jack R, but if the stories have similar quality, I won't mind. Very much enjoyed the reader.
Awful writing style, awful narration, just garbage. How on earth this is a best seller is beyond me. Managed 2 hours before getting a refund.
"the reader is awesome,the book is awesome."
wow what a visual and strong story. good voice reader and well wrote. My first book since school
mistake: chapter 10
10:50-10:58 in listen with headphones. after he says statistics someone in the studio coughs silently lol
My very first Audible book was a Lee Child and I've listened to quite a lot before I came back to start the Jack Reacher books from the beginning. Don't know how I managed to wait so long, this was great and kept me listening for far too long sometimes. Wasn't sure I'd get on with a different narrator but Dick Hill was very good and great to listen to. Can't wait to start on the next one.
"Love Jack Reacher"
Couldn't put it down. Brilliantly written. can't wait to start the next one.
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