Review: Killing Floor & Die Trying by Lee Child

My husband and I are slowly working our way through the audiobook editions of the Jack Reacher novels.

Killing Floor, Book 1 of the series, was the first audiobook of a Jack Reacher novel that my darling hubs and I bought. We'd read several of the Lee Child novels so we figured the audiobook would be good entertainment.

If you like your entertainment suspenseful, taut, gritty, and with a strong mystery too, this book is definitely for you.

Dick Hill did an amazing job as narrator. He brought this book to life and made it feel as if we were listening to an action movie with all the elements guys love: blazing guns, strong hero, evil bad guys, and a high body count!

(Ah, the things I do for my hubby -- like listening to Stephen Hunter and Lee Child novels. *g*)

Wrong Place; Wrong Time; Right Hero

Die Trying, the second book of the series, finds Reacher in the wrong place at the wrong time, and he nearly loses his life because of it.

Wrong place and wrong time, yes, but Reacher is definitely the right man for the situation in which he finds himself embroiled.

Die Trying is narrated by Jonathan McClain, who does several of the Reacher novels, and this book is a thrill ride. Just when you think there's no possible way the situation can get any worse, it does.

Just when you think there's no way out, Jack Reacher creates one.

Lee Child does a masterful job in creating a taut, suspenseful, ripped-from-the-headlines story, and McClain does an equally masterful job of narration.

All in all, this audiobook is excellent. It will keep you on the edge of the seat, and you won't be able to stop listening!

Takeaway Truth

Seriously, if you're looking for hero material, check out Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels. You won't be disappointed.

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