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 am fairly new to the Preacher series and started my audio series from the first novel after seeing the original motion picture. The first three novels went by smoothly and it was a great listen during my many travels on long road trips. My one complaint that is surfacing the further I get into the series, is they seem to be running a similar pattern with Reacher working toward a violent climax before walking off into the sunset. What seems to be missing is any real character development of the supporting characters which I found very satisfying in the first two novels, but has been getting less and less evident the more I listen. I will continue with the series, but hoping the sameness that is showing up goe away.
I am a big fan of Dick Hill's narration. Lately though, he utters the often used catch phrase "....no doubt about that" in a much softer voice. I really like it when he emphasizes every word in the delivery of the line. Maybe just a personal quibble.
This story was a mishmash of many things. It was exciting, tedious, emotional, a bit boring at times, confusing at times and exhilarating also. Reacher goes off book with a few agents to help track and bring down an enemy long thought dead by his own hands. Xavier Quinn was the worst enemy he had ever fought. The man had done terrible things and to see him alive and riding in a limo in Boston shocks Reacher to the core. Memories and regrets drive Reacher to make sure he gets the job done well and good this time because it's purely personal. Reacher has to infiltrate an organization, rescue an agent and make sure Xavier is truly dead this time.
I always enjoy the Reacher books. My only complaint with this one is there are a few phrases the narrator speaks so softly as to be unintelligable.
Lee child's detailed descriptions go beyond good story making and into a cascading plethora of miniscule details. the book could have been cut in half with more efficient delivery of his descriptions. almost wonder if he's paid by the word. dick Hill is an outstanding narrator.