I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
I liked the action parts of this novel, but the story was extremely weak and unbelievable in so many areas I don't know where to start. I have read 2 other Lee Child novels which I enjoyed, but this one was weak.
Also Dick Hill, the narrator, should not try to do any characters other than the main character. Every supporting character sounds the same-whether man or woman...like an alcoholic older woman(who we have all met on the street asking for a donation to her habit). Advise to the author, Lee Child: have someone else do the supporting characters other than Dick Hill. Dick Hill does a fine job for the main "tough guy" character. But it was tedious listening to Dick Hill repeat the same intonations for every single supporting character, whether male or female. I wanted to stop listening it was so painful.
All the book's I've read on Reacher has always kept my interest, and I can say I will read all of the one's I don't have...Reacher Rock's
This was my first listen to the Jack Reacher novels, and I've already downloaded a few more. It's a fast paced story, full of action, suspense, murder, romance. You name it, this story has it, to keep the earbuds on for the duration.
The narration is excellent, so I'll definitely want to listen to more from Dick Hill, along with reading this series.
Yes, when I stopped the audio, I couldn't wait to get back to it.
Reacher's fight with Pauly
Fight scene with Pauly and when Reacher was fighting for his life while being pulled down by the ocean's under tow
Really had a blast listening to it.
I'll see ya in the smoke.
3 stars for a book that I finish, bare minimum
too long, story tends to drag
the intense action scenes hold too much detail for my liking, real memory isn't so detailed in periods of high impact, life threatening, and painful activity. listening to so much detail going on and on was unreal and a let down, IMHO
the fact that the story went on so long just to lead up to one of the overly detailed scenes put me off.
So author that writes about law enforcement, military and ex military not so subtly harps on guns. Ugh. Hate that part, but was an entertaining story, as you can see by my rating.
I live vicariously through the female leads in the stories I read. History, biographies, "cozy" mysteries are my faves. Can't put them down.
If you read the Jack Reacher stories, don't miss this one. Involved, interesting twists, great action scenes...all the best parts of this super human character.
I don't understand the story's are good twists also but the endings soooooo bad and dragged out .......................... .