Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.
©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Peunguin Audio
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Maybe. You have to listen closely because his books tend to go from one story to another without pause.
This is a good story, with a good surprise at the end. Never saw that coming. I do agree with a previous review where the FBI characters were made to look dumb. Not realistic, other than that, I really enpyed this book.
The story line was quite good overall altough a little bit transparent. It contained interesting twists and turns but, unlike the other Reacher books I have listened to so far, I found that I could see more of them coming in advance than I am accustomed to.
The narrator was good.
I was severely put-off by the FBI characters. All fiction requires some greater or lesser degree of suspension of disbelief and I'm usually pretty tolerant where that's concerned. But the FBI charaters were beyond my considerable ability to suspend. I don't think it even slightly plausible that they are as stupid, rigid or devoid of ethics as portrayed. That hand was seriously over-played.
I am a huge fan of the character Jack Reacher, but the books can be a hit or miss. Lee Child tends to walk a tightrope of "plausible" vs. "everyone but Jack is a drooling idiot." He didn't do so well in the first book, did very well in the second two and then tipped off the later edge into abject crap in this one. Seriously, the FBI are a bunch of lying, rights-violating, vicious morons. Jack is kind of being an ass himself and the story is painfully lackluster. I had to force myself to finish it, because I paid for it, but I am going to be very selective about reading all reviews and not reading the JR series in order anymore - rather reading the books where people aren't suffering from the same "this is so stupid" eye rolling headaches I did during this book.
On one hand if your a Reacher fan you have to read this book.
On the other hand if you've read other of his books and come back to this one like I did you will regret it.
This doesn't even sound like a Reacher book, the performance not him, the story not him, the way he speaks not him. I did not enjoy this book at all.
But... like me, you have to listen to it because it's a Reacher book. Try to enjoy.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
Although I have no intention of reading the print version, I would say yes.
It was the most mesmerizing mystery book I think I have ever heard. At least once I overlooked the major error it contained.
They were all competing for the honor of my favorite & added to the mysterious plot I didn't even come close to figuring out even right up to the end. The book held my attention through out & I was sitting on the edge of my bed. Actually, I fell off a few times. But I got right back up & on.
Way to go Childs & McClain. And I promise not to tell anyone the only mistake which was a real blooper was that no one can be hypnotized to do anything they do not want to do. Like taking all their clothes off or blank, blank, blank that would definately & purposely end thier life. So as a certified Hynotherapist, I will over look this mistake just becasue the story line was so great & of course it was fiction. But it sure didn't help hynosis as a therapy tool. Shame on you Child.
It was a great book, Lee identifies how simple liberties are violated by our government and they do not care at all. I find it interesting that a Supreme Court can rule that the government can lie to us, but we cannot lie to them or it is obstruction of justice.
dad, husband, just a guy
Surprising, detailed, sad
Jack Reacher who handle the issues in this story well. Even though they didn't work out
Well the Favorite scene would be one that made you happiest because this story is rough. Ladies might not like the plot. It is hard plot. But I like the scene after the funeral
That one is hard. Discovering who did it I guess
This was a surprising plot and very rough. Ladies will not like the plot because of the subject matter. But I'd recommend it. Good mystery.
Full of suspense- great twists. Keep me guessing until the end. Will Jack find the answer? Will he find peace? Keep reading to find out.
Typical good Jack Reacher book, but the voices Jonathan McClain gives the characters are horrible. Ugly voices, weird emphasis, really hard to want to continue in the book. I'm tempted to chuck the audible and buy the book to read instead, though I hate buying the book twice.
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