Reacher's anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who's come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's trail back to New York, Reacher's compelled to find out who was looking for him and why. He never expected the reasons to be so personal - and twisted.
©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Penguin Audio
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
This is not my favorite series but it is very solid. I enjoy the storyline and there is enough suspense to keep me very interested. I plan on continuing the series to the end.
Early adopter, longtime listener, bookhungry.
Give this one a pass. The story is marred by too torture-y a villain, made almost laughable because the narrator Jonathan McClain made the serious error of using a voice exactly like the Austin Powers' villain Dr Evil. The girl is more than usually bland, her character mainly delineated by her extreme thinness, and the romance is anemic. Child must have been tired when he got to this one, and in many passages he simply repeats sentences—at one big reveal, Reacher actually has someone repeat a piece of news (which we've seen coming for about an hour) four times. Four times. Skip to the next, this one was a dud.
Slightly different tack on the Jack Reacher series.
Jack comes full circle and introduces his first commanding officer character.
Absolutely but I never have that much time. I prefer the unabridged series.
If you are a Jack Reacher fan (movie version not withstanding) you will not be dissapointed!
Two hours in I decided that it's Dick Hill or no one. Nothing personal against this narrator. Another thing was Reacher the ladies man and being buff etc. Just too unlike the character I think. Perhaps it would have gotten better, I just wasn't willing to give up the time to find out.
Best narrator Ever!
His performances are masterful. I love listening to him become the character.
I don't know why Jonathan McClain was replaced by Dick Hill. Jonathan McClain really was Jack Reacher. He has a lot to be proud of.
Scattered about, and tied up at the end with strenuous effort. Too dated to be timeless and too new to be a classic. The sexual tension between Reacher and Jodie doesn't come through.
Change the voice of the main bad guy. It sounded too much lick a character from Austin Powers.
I just didn't enjoy it as much as other Reacher stories.
Most characters were great.
I am an electrical engineer and have served a stint in the Navy. I own a company that installs custom home theater systems and other home entertainment products. My favorite books tend to be action fiction or fantasy. I like some romance but not too mushy
It was a fun read and as good as most of the other Jack Reacher books that I have read.
This is a pretty typical Jack Reacher book, however, I enjoyed the romance that was sprinkled into this one.
This is the first Jonathan McClain performance that I have listened to and frankly, I wish they all were by Jonathan McClain. Dick Hill sounds like an old man and his female voices end up sounding like drag queens. I will search through all the Reacher series and read the ones by Jonathan McClain first. I truly don't understand why Dick Hill has such a loyal following.
Yes, I scheduled a weekend of pressure washing the driveways and walkways just so that I could finish this book.
Lee Child, if you are listening, let's have more Jonathan McClain
Yes this is a Jack Reacher novel. He still owns nothing, replaces his dirty clothes with new ones, has a girl in the picture and a few references to past books. Beyond that is a whole new adventure. Well paced. Exciting. Just plug in new data into the formula and you have another good Jack Reacher novel. If you like these books, you won't be disappointed. If you are trying it out for the first time, you won't be disappointed. I'll keep listening as long as Lee Child keeps writing! Would like the original narrator to come back though.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
I enjoyed meeting more of the characters Jack knew from his Army days. His life fascinates me. When I listen to these books I feel like I can become a wanderer too. But I am nowhere near as fascinating as Reacher, so I have to live vicariously through his tales. But these audio books make that so easy.
Jack. It's all about Jack!
It appears there may be a return of a lover in book 4. I was starting to wonder if he would have a new lover in every book.
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