Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
This was the first Lee Child audio book I've listened to, although it is in the middle of the series. It's still a great stand-alone story, and caught my attention from the start, kept it until the end. I'm a sucker for ex-military types and love it when they are the good guys, and this one is full of ex-military guys, good and bad. The back story (ten years prior when Reacher was still in the army) was very interesting and central to the current story, and if you don't listen carefully, near the end of the book, you may get confused. I didn't. Great story, great narration. I will be listening to more of the series.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Jack Reacher is some kind of guy! His moral code is a little hard to grasp (maybe he hasn't one) but he's so likable that you can't help root for him as he mows down one villain after the next and has one sexual conquest after the next. One thing is for certain -- never ever get on his bad side! Jack Reacher takes no prisoners.
I liked this book a great deal. The narration is superb. Dick Hill is amazing and it is through his inflections and voices that the story truly comes alive. But it is also a very good story with gripping issues that end each chapter and compel you to keep listening. The events may seem crazy and implausible, but you will find yourself believing it is all possible in the blink of an eye.
If you like thrillers with lots of action (and some rather repugnant gore-filled descriptions of murders and slayings here and there) you won't want to miss this one.
Work is Way Busy. Relaxation with a good book is mandatory. Audible lets me get into many more books per year than before.
No doubt about it !
No doubt about it!
The one between "This is Audible" and "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program."
I am not able to critique a piece of art (any media) but I know when something is good enough to keep me paying attention for 14 hours with only a few interruptions. That isn't an easy task, but Lee Child, Dick Hill and the fictional Jack Reacher have no problem - No Doubt About It!
We have to talk. This just isn't working between us anymore.
Be assured that it isn't you; it's me.
Your super human escapades are fine, I just can suspend belief long enough anymore
Your emotional immaturity is fine, I just feel I need something a less shallow these days
Your author's choice of having Tom Thumb , I mean Tom Cruise play you in a movie is fine, even though I am stricken with paralyzing nausea at the very thought
I'm not worried that you will reply as your author's most favorite phrase for you is "I said nothing." Honestly Jack, if I had a penny for every time I heard that, I could forget trying to win the Power Ball
I wish you all the best. I know you will find new readers/listeners as I must move on and find other authors/heroes/books .
Persuader is Lee Child's 7th Jack Reacher installment. As usual, this is another stand-alone adventure. Jack runs into a figure believed 10 years dead. As Jack attempts to follow up, he runs into an off the books DEA operation that suborns Jack into an undercover operation. Jack plays along in order to get closer to the individual he has unfinished business with. As typical, Jack's "Holmesian" deductive reasoning slowly unravels a long standing mystery. At the same time, Jack is flashing back to 10 years earlier, when an op during his military career went south.
Jack's excellent tradecraft is on full display as he systematically outwits each adversary in succession as he crawls his way to the big dog and his chance to correct the past failure. At the same, Jack's physicality is always present, sometimes blindingly fast with plenty of variety in terms of styles, brutality, and lethality.
Dick Hill's performance is simply superb with an expert mastery of the full range of voices, including both genders. His pacing, tone and mood perfectly match the Reacher persona as well as Child's storytelling style. This is definitely a can't stop listen.
One came back! Reacher faces his most demanding physical test ever...
And beats it! To death.
Retired teacher of literature with an interest in religion and in science and in history. I have loved reading for 50 years.
Holds you like glue to the very last page.....I have read all the Jack Reacher novels, I think, and this one is the best. At times you are not really sure who the bad guys are....and while the main plot rushes on, Reacher constantly remembers events from the past when an investigation went wrong....and it turns out that the newest problem will help rectify the previous fouled up investigation provided Reacher can overcome the crook that bested him earlier...The narration is very very good....the narrator gets the pacing and the accents and the emotions exactly right....
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Another exciting Jack Reacher adventure. Each time I pick one of these up on a Daily Deal I always think that it will be my last, but Lee Child has a great pen for action-adventure.
In this addition Jack finds himself knee deep in a covert mission where he is to extract an under cover operative that is caught up in a drug opperation, however, all things are not what they may seem. When he infiltrates and gains the trust of some of the players involved, he starts to realize that the whole convoluted mission leads him back into his past.
A lot of gun fights and the normal Reacher bravado, surrounded by some pretty interesting characters and a good, twisting plot. As always Dick Hill's narration added something extra to the story. I will be picking up the next Daily Deal in this series. It always keeps me wanting for more.
Loved this book…love this series. Definitely a thriller action paced book. Had one hour left in book and took it out of car and in house cause I just had to finish it!
Special thanks to my girls Stacy, Sash and Stef for sharing the Audible experience with me and for being there during my multiple recoveries
An excellent beginning, good writing, and the power of a great character are; in the end, wasted due to the two weaknesses of Lee Child. The first is the omnipresent filler that takes the Jack Reacher novels two or three hours longer than they need to be; this one drags things out to a painful level; it is the weakest Reacher novel since Tripwire. The second factor is the overly drawn out finale that is a part of every book in the series; in this case though it is taken to ridiculous lengths. There is one anti climactic scene that to me appeared absolutely ridiculous. There is much that's okay in this listen but if this is your initial foray into the Reacher series; you might not read another.