Never forgive; never forget.
Jack Reacher lives for the moment. Without a home. Without commitment. But he has a burning desire to right wrongs - and rewrite his own agonizing past.
Never apologize. Never explain.
When Reacher witnesses a brutal kidnap attempt, he takes the law into his own hands. But a cop dies. Has Reacher lost his sense of right and wrong?
©2013 Lee Child (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Random House Audiobooks 2013
Another superb title in the Jack Reacher series. I start listening to these titles and simply can't stop, I listen to it at the gym, in the car, out shopping.. Everywhere. The author has crafted an amazing character in Reacher, his whole character carries from book to book allowing the reader to really get to know him. The storyline is well researched and grounded in the real world with a fantastic pace brought by the narrator and some great characterisations for the support cast. Jack reacher at his deadly best!
I love the entertainment and thrill of a great book which when mixed with passionate narration results in an experience like a 3-d fun fair
So, I've made it to book 7 and my worst fears have been confirmed; the story of Jack Reacher's life is a Groundhog Day. His only saving grace in this recurring humdrum is that he gets to beat up a different guy and sleep with a different woman on each outing.
I really do not like being so bluntly negative so I'll close out now before I start on chronological confusion and text repetition. (Damn, I almost did!)
If you are not initially a Reacher fan you soon will be after reading one of Lee Child's novels. Recommended reading for people that enjoy a good, tough thriller book.
Yes - good pace and great story
The plot was well woven.
Good performance by Dick Hill.
I once said only Jeff Harding should read Reacher. I take it back. Dick Hill is superb as well. This one had me feeling so tense, it was uncomfortable! A very good story, well told.
The beginning is very intriguing and for the first half of the book the story is well-plotted and gets a little more complex with a second plot and a few cul-de-sacs. Reacher stumbles across an old enemy he thought he had despatched; this is the second round and this time he's got to get it right. Trouble is, the heavies are a little too steroid-addled; the love interest has at best two dimensions; the sub-plot is predictable; and the real baddie messes with women in a manner that one might expect from a trashier writer relying on a more outlandish modus operandi. there's a near-drowing scene that's really well done, though.
It's okay but not his best - it sags in the middle. Fans will still like it.
The reader makes a decent job of it.
A fine Jack Reacher book
Fast paced, thrill a minute, white knuckle ride and a must listen.
Three words remaining.
Slightly threw me that Child had started writing in first person, but it worked relatively well and helped describe things more descriptively in places. But almost allows you to read what Reacher is actually thinking, and that he isn't just some kind of super human, and that he does feel pain.. Sometimes. But the stories are starting to get slightly stale, in that Reacher meets strangers, bangs a girl, saves the day. (Although in the next book I'm pretty sure it goes back to his military days, which should make for a good read/listen!)
"Quite traditional Reacher Novel"
If you like Jack Reacher stories you most likely like this on as well. It has all the usual things you expect from Reacher stories.
"One of my favourite Reacher stories!"
I loved this story! I've read the first 10 books in the Reacher series and this is in my top 3. A few nice twists, and some surprises got me hooked within the first 20 minutes.
Dick Hill was great in the narration of this one (even though I got used to his voice reading some Bosch stories which was a hard image to shake), and the story develops well and keeps the tension building. Maybe there's a bit too much detail when Reacher takes down one of the enemies, which is not for the faint hearted but a well-written book that I'd highly recommend!
Good work, Lee and well read, Dick!
"My 7 th in the Jack Reacher series, all excellent."
The wonderful nail biting build up to the final battle.
yes. Buy bringing me into the world of Jack Reacher, I felt as though I was there.
The last one when he battles Paulie.
I think Dick Hill is the best narrator for these books, the others are good but I think for Jack Reacher he is the best.
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