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By Simon on 10-06-15
Good narration helps but it's not quite there.
I'm a big fan of the Reacher books and have read most of them and the majority of those get pretty high ratings from me. This is one of the exceptions though. It's not that it's a bad thriller, it kept me entertained but it never hit the heights of some of the classic Reacher stories. Kerry Shale is a strong and fitting narrator but somehow this still didn't couldn't raise it enough to grab me personally like many of the others.
I'd say for Reacher completists it obviously remains a must of course and for general thriller fans it's a reasonable enough choice without being outstanding. However, if you're looking for your first taste of Jack Reacher (what have you been doing with your life? :-) ) then this isn't the best start. Try something like "One Shot" and try very hard not to think of Tom Cruise! That's the film version, the literary version is a very different animal.
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