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  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,992
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,992

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher's Fine Lines

  • By Simon on 07-11-17

Not his best work

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-17

normally a big Jack Reacher fan, but this book seemed a little thin on action.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1

  • By: China Mieville
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 31 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none—not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slough of pugnaciously ineluctable ululation

  • By Martin on 21-05-13

Wonderfully imaginative but too long.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-06-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

From the outset you are given a wonderful insight into the imagination of the author. While I found the story and its content fascinating, I also felt that the book was overly long, leaving me bored and impatient in places.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1?

The vibrant array of creatures and characters.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

No scenes stand out as my favorite now as I have listened and read several books since this one.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Yes, In hope that the thing us book lovers complain about so frequently has occurred, the story is condensed and compressed.