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
Escapism at its best.
Yes, by weaving a cohesive and interesting story.
I also felt part of the action, like I was there.
It's just some fun. Don't try to analyse it too much, just enjoy it and forget your day to day troubles. Also its written in a positive manner.
"Not bad comic book fiction but.."
5 stars, seriously.. 5 stars should be saved for one of the BEST books you've ever read not this sort of thing. Is this really the one the finest works of literature that you've ever encountered? The 5 star review is fast becoming a meaningless barometer.
"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.
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.
loved it, kept me listening with great characters and great plot. very well read by Dick Hill.
not worth a review but I have to write at least 15 words that's it
Good, compact story, never lingers too long.
I guess any other Jack Reacher novel, which is no bad thing.
Steady narrator, nothing spectacular though.
Not particularly, but kept me entertained enough to finish it.
"Slow burner but worth it."
First book so I can understand the slow start so very worth it after your hooked.
Great idea for a story but really badly written. Did not care about any of the characters or the conclusion by the end. Really cannot understand how this series has done so well. Save your credits, don't waste them on this one.
This book is great from start to finish. Yes, it might be a little cliche at times especially towards the end but still very enjoyable. Dick Hill is one of the best narrators I've heard, bringing each character to life with his animated voice acting and emotion.
If there was one criticism then maybe it would be the under development of the 'bad' characters who could be described as a little one dimensional but this didn't affect my enjoyment at all.
Beautifully narrated. The story & narration took me to another place. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Would highly recommend it.
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