Jack Reacher walks alone. No job, no ID, no last known address. But he never turns down a plea for help.
Now a woman tracks him down. A woman serving at the very heart of US power. A woman who needs Reacher's assistance in her new job. Her job? Protecting the Vice-President of the United States.
©2002 Lee Child (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks
Fanatical Endurance Athlete, who listens to a lot of books while training.
You never think that personal protection could be so complex and challenging. Lee Childs, through Jack Reacher, looks at protecting the vice president(Probably why they call it fiction). Once you get past the nearly, laughable concept that a guy off the street can be used as a security consultant, the plot unfolds into a solid story where Jack Reacher lives in the echo of his brother, looking at revenge and love.
Solid and enjoyable story and the audible presentation is brilliant.
"Wonderfully implausible nonsense"
Our hero's absolute commitment to the cause and this story's showcasing of his knowledge and background
Yes, because if you're reading the Reacher series, why would you miss one out, even though this isn't the best I've listened to so far
Harding has a very good voice for narration and tempo
"Dragged a little"
Def not one of the best. Unusually this book didn't have the punch some of the other books are over flowing with. It had its good bits but only some and the chapters felt too long for me. The female love interest although every man would have probably done the same thing it was a little morally disappointing coming from 'the hero' we all can't be.
"Learning more about Jack Reacher!"
Meeting his dead brother's ex-girlfriend/lover and forced to talk about him, Reacher develops enormously as a credible character in this book.
"Brilliant and compulsive"
Recent convert to Jack Reacher novels ...ignore the film with Tom Cruise.
Think Raymond Chandler on steroids. Well thought out story with twist and turns as new evidence comes to light. ...not managed to guess the outcome yet of any of the stories.
Like the intricacies and characterisations, very well voiced by Jeff Harding, now my preferred reader.
I now know a lot about weaponry and ways of killing people!
"Listen to the details ... perfection in words"
Lee Child is a master story teller and Reacher is the means by which we see this.
The story comes across slowly, it's never forced into action though you are aware that simplicity has retreated and the strands of something very complicated are emerging. Lee Child's skill for observation is the glue that binds thought and action together. It's the small details that bring colour and understanding of his characters into a unity. This book is excellent.
All this together with the voice of Jeff Harding makes for compelling listening.
"As always, gripping, exciting and well read"
Jeff Harding reading Lee Child is an absolute joy. Harding brings the characters to life but his clever use of different tones to differentiate characters does not take over the book, just makes it better. this is an adventure story and it is gripping and exciting. Another triumph for both Child and Harding
I do like the Jack Reacher series although I can't help thinking it is the same ol' formula for each book and feels less original each time. Still won't stop me getting the next one. Wasn't a huge fan of the ending of this one but it's not truly awful either, if you like the series, you'll like this. I really like Jeff Harding as a narrator, I think he suits the books well. My only criticism would be that the female characters all sound the same to me. Overall a pretty solid listen though :-).
"Jeff Harding is Reacher!"
I have loved all recordings with J H as narrator simply because he is also an actor who creates a splendid mind image of the story.
"Another great Reacher story"
Vince Flynn always comes thru with a great story. An adventure that you know is going to make a great thriller.. You just want the story to continue. But let's talk about the next one.🔚
"Predictable but OK entertainment"
The Jack Reacher books is what I read when I want a book that doesn't need so much thinking or emotion. They are always an OK listening. I do wish the author, when he was finished with his book searched for "X said nothing" and then pushed on delete. That phrase does nothing for the story but gets so irritating to hear.
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