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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"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 Reacher novel, read by the best narrator"
Most definitely, Dick Hill does a phenomenal job of immersing you in each character.
I can't compare it to anything else I've read.
The many twists and turns kept me on my toes
"Gripping from start to finish!"
The storyline and the narrator were absolutely brilliant. Definitely deserves 5 stars. Must read more!
"Good Intro To A Great Character"
The writing is a little average at times, but an interesting story full of action. Reacher is an excellent creation-looking forward to the second book.
Love the characters, especially Reacher. The plot is compelling as are all of the Reacher stories I have listened to so far. The narration is excellent, lends a lot to the building of the characters. Fantastic way to escape from the real world for a while. I will be listening to more of these stories.
Good book, very much enjoyed it! There could have been less 'he said' and 'she said'. It's not needed in audio format and becomes annoying.
"Loved the narration"
This is the first book and my first experience of Lee Child and Javk Reacher.
Because of Dick Hill's performance, I thoroughly enjoyed it. He plays a range of characters brilliantly - it was more like listening to a play than a book being read.
Liked the clever premise of the story.
A really good listen.
"gripping story expertly performed"
compelling page turner enhanced by a fine performance keeps you enthralled and entertained to the end
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