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
The book, for me, started slow. I am currently on the Jack Reacher Run, starting with book 1 and going through to the end; buying extra credits so I could keep the 'ride' going. But this book started slow. With so much unnecessary conversation, I wanted to fall asleep. But then it picks up and delivers!
Shall I give it away? Ok I will. Loved when Jack punches out the FBI woman at the end.
The last scene was my favorite.
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It starts in the middle of the story, then really starts with the beginning then gets put together for the ride of your life.
I love all Lee child's novels but this third book in the Jack Reacher series is the best. I can imagine listening to the book without Jonathan McClain reading it. his voice truly and bodies Jack Reacher.
I love books, writing, writers....these are my favorite things. I never have to stop learning! Have a lot to learn still.
I love the story. Jack Reacher is one of the top characters in suspense and thriller. I've heard the narration done better so I couldn't give this one 5 stars. I almost didn't get this audible, in fact, because I had to get used to a different voice. I didn't start listening to the Reacher novels in order. I'm trying to do that now.
Once I got into it, I got lost in the story as usual. The narrator was very adequate. He did a very good job with changing the voices and you know who is talking.
MINOR SPOILER*** I have a couple of favorite parts in this book. one is that Reacher is in love and it's reciprocated. He deserves that. The other is a part where you see true heroism and also the true tragedy of war. I know that that sounds trite, but this part just kind of hit me in the face.
I know that there have been complaints about the narrator being change for a couple of books and they're right. It does take some getting used to. I heard that they did this so that the character of Reacher would sound more like Tom Cruise who plays that same character in a movie. Whatever the reason, it was unnecessary. Still, the narrator did a fine job, and if I hadn't heard it in someone else's voice, I probably would have given this 5 stars.
Either way, it was worth the credit to me. As usual, good reading, and I hope you like it as much as I did.
I had to listen at 3x speed and still had to skip through parts. The plot was predictable and full of holes. The villain could have been easily subdued with a swat team and the book would have been over in three hours instead of fifteen long hours of predictability.
It was so contrived. After four of these novels, I'm going to have to stop.
Try the john rain series or the victor the assassin series instead.
Great story. Miss having Dick Hill as narrator. Good buy and worth listening to if to cold to go outside or while you travel for the holidays.
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