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
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.
Good listen, like the series, like this book. Sorry to see that it probably isn't going to work out with Jack and his girl, but waiting for the next book or two to see what happens. I just heard about this author and the series this year because of the movie. Glad to find it, recomend it for those of you who want action, but don't necessarily need it to be in the form of a terrorist. Good twisted detective series.
I like mysteries, not gory or too much romance. I can stand a little. I like law enforcement, lawyers and espionage, not to complicated.
This narrator is okay, but he IS NOT Jack Reacher. Please bring Dick Hill back.
As I said, the narrator is okay, but not as Jack Reacher. There's only one voice for Jack Reacher and that voice is Dick Hill.
No, especially with Tom Cruise in the role of Jack Reacher. Are you kidding me? He no longer has respect as a actor, and he is about as opposite to Jack Reacher as he can be.
Bring back Dick Hill.
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.
The story line was great and McClain brought it to life.
I enjoyed the many twists to the story line, just when it would start to get lost in details a new turn was added. I also liked the attitude towards the FBI.
Reacher was my favorite character, what guy doesn't see himself as the tragic hero.
I will be listening to this again.
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.
Running Blind is Lee Child's 4th Jack Reacher installment. Jack is conned into assisting the FBI with a serial murderer going after former military female sexual harassment victims while staying one step ahead of NYC mob activity in the protection racket. Jack also continues to struggle with being tied down with a home and feels torn and trapped between his feelings for Jodie and his preference for few long term commitments.
This time out, Jack is squarely viewed by the FBI as the "bad guy" and must deal with resentment and suspicion. His deductive skills are much in evidence with a complex set of ritualistic murders that are truly baffling. At the same time, his physicality is less pronounced this time out. Jack eventually puts the puzzle together and still ends up on the wrong side of the FBI even while besting their best.
The narration is outstanding with Jonathan McCalin reprising his Reacher role while delivering a solid range of voices. Pacing and mood are perfect for Jack Reacher.
Audible's offering of this book not by usual narrator, Dick Hill. McClain is not a good narrator. So Dick Hill's audio would be better than print version. He brings it to life. McClain makes you not even want to listen; in fact, I didn't, and I returned it.
I like all the Reacher books. Fun to really listen to the dialog to pick up clues before Reacher does.
I couldn't even finish listening to McClain. In fact, I started researching why I thought he was so bad. I previously listened to all the Reacher audiobooks which I got from the library. All books were narrated by Dick Hill - and he did an awesome job. I discovered Audible didn't offer the Dick Hill read. Didn't realize there could be different narrators for the same book. Just assumed it was the same as what I got from the library. So...if you're really familiar with a book series, check narrators before ordering from Audible. Luckily Audible is gracious about letting you return books with which you are unhappy.
Wish Audible would offer all the Reacher books narrated only by Dick Hill.
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