But there’s nothing pleasant about the place.
In broad daylight Reacher spots a hapless soul walking into an ambush. “It was four against one” . . . so Reacher intervenes, with his own trademark brand of conflict resolu ...more
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As always, Jack Reacher finds himself in the middle of the scenario not entirely of his own making. Ha ...more
I enjoyed The Sentinel very much. It was well paced, full of action and a bit tricky too with more than one set of baddies in play, confusing the situation. There was even a twist at the end which I did not see coming. The style was still very much Lee Childs'. If ...more
No, Jack Reacher has not "died" but, metaphorically, the old Jack Reacher is gone. Andrew Child (Grant) authored this book, having Jack Reacher's character bestowed upon him by his older brother Lee Child (Grant).
I've read a few of Andrew's prior novels; and, while moderately good reads, I simply stopped reading them. His writing style is too pedantic for me, and the plots were repetitive and predictable. The same issues transferred to his authoring of the new Reacher.
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"The Sentinel - Jack Reacher #25"
Authors: Lee & Andrew Child
Audiobook - 10:20 Hours - Narrator: Jeff Harding
My purchased Penguin copy was just a bit over ten hours in listening length, not the 20+ hours indicated on my iPhone and mentioned in my “Reading Activity”, although at times it did seem to rattle on forever. Furthermore, the narrator on my version was Jeff Harding, not the anticipated Scott Brick. A number of my other Reacher audiobooks are read ...more
What's an author to do when he wants to retire from his second career, which he started at age 40 and turned out to be far more successful than he had ever hoped? Lee Child, a pseudonym for James Grant, published his first Jack Reacher thriller in 1997; Killing Floor was fantastic. Fast forward 20+ years - while reading book #24 Blue Moon, I thought Child was going to mimic Arthur Conan Doyle by killing Reacher so that Child could retire. Maybe his editor persuaded him out of ...more
But today is a sad day for Jack Reacher fans. With the franchise being taken over by Andrew Child, this new book reads more like bad fan fiction than an actual Reacher novel.
When Kyle Mills took over Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series, the transition was flawless. Andrew should call up Kyle Mills and ask how not to turn a ch ...more
Reacher found himself involved in something he didn’t want to be involved in. Yet he stayed. Rusty Rutherford was a nice guy – average, down ...more
The book is well written and the characters are interesting. Jack Reacher hitches a ride and gets out in a small Tennessee town which was the destination of his ride. Reacher immediately gets into trouble by rescuing a man that is being attacked by a group of men. ...more
Still, I’m interested in what Grant might do with him. Child’s last few Reacher efforts have been somewhat disappointing.
Then Lee Child announced he was handing over the reins to his brother to continue the series. Brother Andre ...more
Jack Reacher walks in on a kidnapping attempt and seeing the complexity of the plan and the apparent vulnerability of the victim decides to stay back and investigate.... What happens next?
Please read my review here https://rb.gy/s3qrpg to know more! Please read, Like, Comment or Share 🔥 it's incredibly encouraging!! ...more
The transition is seamless, without any noticeable alterations to the winning formula. In fact, this novel is based on a similar template to several of the earlier ones; During his continual journey across the United States, Reacher winds up in a small town, comes to the ...more
Pssssst....The sentinel is not a person. That's as close as I'm gonna get to spoilers.
For the first time, Lee Child has teamed up with his brother in the creation of a Jack Reacher novel. T (Fun fact, Lee Child and Andrew Child are pen names. Their real names are James and Andrew Grant.)
According to this article https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainmen... Lee is "handing over the writing duties" to his younger brother. Sounds to me like this might be Andrew's baby rather than a collabora ...more
I was happy to see a new Jack Reacher book come out, usually they’re good for a exciting brainless escapist read. And I could sure use that during Covid. But this one felt... different. Off. Jack Reacher himself was wrong. His quirky knowledge and chatty way of talking to thugs before beating them up came off in this book as if he was autistic. And his chatty distractions were boring instead of informative and clever. Jack Reacher usually thinks a mile a ...more
Much too old to be doing the same old thing beating up everyone in sight and hardly getting hurt in the process.
To have to read detailed fight after fight (and there are many) blow for blow really gets tired after a while.
I understand that for an author to keep a main character fresh and interesting and entertaining for 25 novels is quite a feat, BUT Lee Child would have done well to find an honorable way in which to finish off ...more
The secondary characters were excellent this time, much like the usually are. The mystery held to the end. The only thing different for me was the fact that I found myself continually wonder if it was Lee or Andrew writing a particular section. I think I had a very solid idea of which was which. I prefer Lee for Reacher, I think Andrew will a ...more
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