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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"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!
"first time listener"
not quite so much back ground detail, you cant reproduce film!
trying this author by recommendation, so hoping he will come good in the end.
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.
"Action thriller page turner"
This was the first of Lee Child’s many successful action/thriller novels and introduced the character of Jack Reacher, a former military police detective. The novel has a strong page turning narrative with an ongoing thread of jeopardy that drives the story forward. Reacher is falsely accused of murder and spends the rest of the novel finding out why he was set up and wasting a lot of bad guys on the way. The plot has twists and turns; not many red herrings, but enough mystery for you to want to find out what is going on. There are a reasonable number of characters and they are well enough drawn to be believable. If you like the John Puller novels of David Baldacci and maybe Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch stories then I think you will enjoy this book. Finally, Dick Hill does a great job bringing the story to life.
"loved this book"
great book listed to 5 times and have. read it onther 5 times a great
Really enjoyed this book, you get a good sense of what is happening, dick hill does a very good job
"Very disappointing, I expected more"
This is my second attempt to get into the Jack Reacher series. I read Die trying years ago i remember not being very impressed, i didn't even finish it actually. I wasn't very impressed with this book either. The plot is riddled with Holes and the characters are very one dimensional, especially Reacher himself. The fact that he is completely infallible with almost superhero like powers gives little suspense to any of the action.
Im willing to put this down to this being the first Reacher novel. Hopefully the series gets better. However, i found many Reacher fans online that put killing floor in their top 5 list of Reacher books. This is worrying. If this is some of the best Lee Child has to offer then i wont bother with another one.
"Great narration, average writing"
The narration by Dick Hill was the best thing about this audiobook. The writing (especially the dialogue) was not great but the narrator managed to bring out the best elements of the story nevertheless.
The voices for different characters was amazing
more or less
Didn't want it to end.
Magic fantastic magic fantastic magic fantastic fantastic magic magic
I'm not a writer or a reader.
But love listening.
You know not the best but it ambles along, alot of description of rear ends
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