A Reacher as far from the no-credit card, no-last-known-address drifter of the previous eight novels as is possible to imagine.
©2004 Lee Child; (P)2005 Random House Audiobooks
"Another great book for him, gives us hero Jack Reacher's back-story. Hurrah." (Daily Telegraph [London])
My first with this author. A great storyline with tension and intrigue without drawing everything out until the end. I particularly liked his style of letting us into the secrets without giving away too much of the coming plot.His correct use of military terminology is appealing. I am hearing a second Child book now and am hooked on his style. Recommended, a 5* for sure.
This was my first Jack Reacher and I couldn't put it down. Very exciting and gripping. Sent my heart rate up on several occasions. Great for a holiday read.
My first introduction to Lee Child, to Jack Reacher and to the multi-talented Kerry Shale and I can't wait to download my next choice. As a recent immigrant to life in the USofA, I needed a crash course in language, style and priorities. I now know the difference between class A's and BDU's and all so inoffensively absorbed, i also now know how to do a u-turn the american way thanks to Somer !!His visits to Paris were poignant and real, this book was well researched, and accurate, I am spoiled for choice to assimilate more, but i know i am hooked !
now I am a bit feeble, nothing beats listening to an audiobook on a Kindle. Just sheer relaxation.
Like other reviewers, I had never heard of Lee Child, and bought "The Enemy" on special offer. I was impressed, I know Child lives in the U.S. but being a Brit myself I don't find the local optput of genres I like so appealing as the American scene always has.
I looked up the Website and have a list in chronological order of the Jack Reacher novels - starting with 1997 "Killing Floor" and then 1998 "Die Trying", 1999 "Tripwire", 2000 "The Visitor", none of which seem available on Audible - I will read these on hardcopy from the local library before going back to audible.
Many thanks nevertheless to Audible for giving me yet more to plan to read/hear.
"Reacher at his best"
I love Jack Reacher and will read every book written with him as the character. This book tells you how it all started and you can feel Reacher's frustration with the "military system" and clarifies why he eventually wanted out. Great plot and good reading. Reacher is one of the most interesting characters I've seen in any novel.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.