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 expects the reasons to be so personal - and twisted.
©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Penguin Audio
A friend started reading The reacher series, and recommended it to me. He said it was better than the movies, and I have to agree.The story was great, and the narrator did a great job. I recommend it.
I am a retired psychologist with lots of time on my hands, thus I listen to a lot of books.
I don't have regrets listening to this book even with a different reader (Johnathan McClain) and a Reacher who is more emotional. This book is about Reacher's attempt to find the son of a couple. Their son was Missing in Action in Vietnam. I am used to Dick Hill's narration but McClain wasn't bad. There was one part where Reacher is upset with himself for having a hunch that he thinks was wrong. He whines and complains and acts like it is the end of the world. He feels sorry for himself and seemed very un-Reacher like. There were times when I questioned whether or not this was really Lee Child writing it. There wasn't a lot of action. It wasn't my favorite Reacher novel but wasn't bad.
I really tried to get into the jack reacher series. I finished the amazing Mitch Rapp series and Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series which are fantastic! I was looking another series featuring another bad ass character. Jack Reacher is an awesome character. 6'5 250 pounds lives by his own rules and can beat the shit out of anyone. A true zen master. Side note: I also can't get over the casting of Tom cruise as jack for the movies 5'5 140 pounds with black hair!Totally absurd. I've read almost 4 books. Had to skip through them to get to anything of substance where Reacher is actually doing anything having to do with the story line. Lee Child appears to be paid by the word and he's trying to write as many words as possible. Like I said I really tried but can't do it. And f'ckin tom cruise are you kidding me! Lee do you have no respect for the awesome character you created?!
Good story. Word of warning. Chapter 17 is not complete. Missing the entire climax. Had to find a copy at the library to understand the ending. Audible needs to fix that.
Story line was spectacular! It kept me intrigued and wanting more! Good reader, nice mesh of characters and circumstances! Another great book! I was sad when I was finished, I wanted more!
Without spoiling too much, there's a twist at the end. Characters talk about it as if it had been revealed, but it never gets explained outright. At the end, there's a definite point when you know the climax is coming, the tension is building, then the chapter ends and the next chapter skips forward three weeks, completely skipping the big reveal and taking out the baddie.
Overall I enjoyed it. I figured out what was going on earlier than I usually do in Reacher books, but half the fun for me in these books is figuring it out myself then paying attention and seeing all the clues laid out so that wasn't a big deal. When it was time for the reveal, I was disappointed a bit, but if you figured out the twist it confirms that you're right.
Incomplete, I'm a huge Reacher fan and was disappointed with the climax. I need to know the whole story, every detail I wanted to know what happened all the characters. It was still a good story so I'll leave it there and not give anything away. I did enjoy it, just a little disappointed.
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