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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I have listened to this series faithfully and have enjoyed most of them. The latest iteration of Jack Reacher left me wanting. The narration often has carried the book when the plot was lacking but in this case I thought Dick Hill's performance a bit lackluster. He seemed to rush through the first half and it wasn't until the last half that he started to sound more like his usual Reacher.
The plot was formulaic and predictable for Lee Child. The characterization was developed in a spotty fashion.
What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
The major premise of the book was weak. Reacher is not an operative on foreign soil--he's just a guy and the book ignored this major facet of the character. Also his getting out of all the different predicaments was too easy and predictable.
How could the performance have been better?
Dick Hill just wasn't his usual Reacher.
Do you think Personal needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Reacher does but Personal was just to odd to keep it going
Any additional comments?
Between this book and using a midget for the movie I am beginning to lose faith. I would like to see the real Reacher not the fake operative.
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Couldn't believe how disappointed I was with this Reacher episode. Virtually no action. Very thin, almost non existent plot. Reader was very slow and this book bored me out of my skull. I don't like saying negative comments but it is difficult to come up with anything positive. The dialogue wasn't realistic and the book had three speeds: slow, slower, and stop. Very sorry I wasted a credit on this book.
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