The ultimate loner.
An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.
And without fear. Which is good, because trouble - big, violent, complicated trouble - finds Reacher wherever he goes. And when trouble finds him, Reacher does not quit, not once...not ever.
But some unfinished business has now found Reacher. And Reacher is a man who hates unfinished business.
Ten years ago, a key investigation went sour and someone got away with murder. Now a chance encounter brings it all back. Now Reacher sees his one last shot. Some would call it vengeance. Some would call it redemption. Reacher would call it...justice.
Don't miss any of Jack Reacher's adventures.
©2004 Lee Child; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
It's a Jack Reacher novel, need I say more? OK, it's a great Jack Reacher novel. It's also set in Portland, Maine. Lee Child does a respectable job maintaining both the geography of the region and capturing the atmosphere of southern coastal Maine. This story was a pleasure to read/listen to on many levels.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
I have read some later Jack Reacher novels and found this one to be weaker. I found that I didn't like one of the female characters, finding her a bit too pathetic and felt that she was that way in order to move the plot along. Some of the action was pretty unbelievable. Overall the story was okay, but I would recommend later books in the series.
I wonder if what bugged me would have been as apparent reading the book as opposed to listening to it. I became aware of the recurring term, "I said nothing" and by the time I reached the end I was screaming in my head for an editor to step in and undo the damage. There are a hundred ways to say, "I said nothing" but none were utilized. It doesn't help that Reacher is a reticent man of few words, so the occasions to use the phrase, "I said nothing" are on every page! Sometimes Childs would change it up to say, "She said nothing" or "He said nothing", peppered with the infrequent "We said nothing". I lost the plot, dialogue and action and became a tabulator of that repeated phrase....made me crazy. Decent book, but Sheesh.
I have read most of his books and like them all. I really like the Reacher books. I can harley put the books down, once I start them. I will listen to it again in a while.
It just keeps you moving.
I liked this book. Hill's read was great. Lee Child however is letting his liberal politics seep into the story too much and liberal's are retards. Cut the crap Lee.
Heading in the wrong direction.
Cut the crap Lee.
I like me!
im pretty sure its in my top ten out of 100+
something from tom clancy
Reacher of course
no but the book kept me entertained and intrigued.
This is not my genre of books usually stick to sci-fi stuff but got it on sale and it was a heck of a deal. now of course i have to buy the follow on books and see how it goes.
Outstanding. I've read it twice already.
When the narrator is reading the chapter in which Jack almost drowns. I was on the edge of my seat.
I haven't. But now I want to. Excellent narrator.
No extreme reactions. But I really enjoyed the story and the narration.
Looking forward to others in the series.
This was my third read of a Jack Reacher novel, even though this is the 7th book in the series. It does well as a stand alone novel, and the sequencing of the stories is immaterial.
This audio book was an excellent package deal. The story and narrator were a good match.
As for the Jack Reacher character, well let's just say he is the anti-bond. Bond is slick and suave, and Reacher is rough around the edges. Bond is a socialite, and Reacher a loner.
Both characters share many similarities, as does the story and writing styles. These books can be a bit formulaic, as are many series, but that is really a minor detraction.
Pick this up if you are looking for a well crafted bit of entertainment.
The pace of the story.
The last fight with Pauly.
The performance of this book by Dick Hill is perfect. The story is violent, but very entertaining a departure from my usual reads, but at the right price I will buy more of this series.
Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
This may be the best Reacher novel since The Killing Floor. I have had two complaints about the series in earlier books: 1. The women are weak and whiny, and 2. Jack is too "perfect" -- always the smartest, strongest and wittiest.
With respect to the female characters: I found Duffy to be competent, if not deep. It was a step in the right direction, hopefully the next novels will continue to grow in depth and intensity. As much as I like Dick Hill's narration I still find him incapable of female voices.
And with respect to my second complaint, I was very happy with the glimpses into Reacher's past. It gave him complexity and allowed him to show some vulnerability. In past books I found him unbelievable. When a character isn't real I find it hard to buy into the circumstances of the story. Thankfully, this episode finally answered this criticism and gave me a more complicated Reacher.
In this edition of the series Jack worked under-cover in conjunction with Duffy's crew. It made for a more compelling story. I hope that Jack finds himself in similar situations in the next books too.
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