Just the energy. I think they just give us more energy. No one expected us to make the top eight but we proved everyone wrong. We will give everything for our fans, knowing that they will always support us. When you win something, you just want to keep going. Our reactions and decisions are very strictly supervised in training, and I think that shows in our games.
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I like coaches who are honest like that. It keeps everyone on their toes and makes sure they do their own job, to focus on what they have to do in a game. On a whim Jack decided to stop in the small country town of Despair. If there was ever a dumb question this is it. This is the standard Jack Reacher formula, Jack against the world and winning.
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That being said, Lee Child knows how to write entertaining thrillers and without a question this is one of them. View all 4 comments. The least fun Reacher book. Read the others first.
Only die hard fans will want to do this one. He happens to be let off in Despair, a small town in Colorado.
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The waitress and owner refuse to serve him. The local police arrive and put Reacher in jail. Later he sees the judge who orders him to leave town. The police drive him five miles to the town limit. The nearest town is Hope, another ten miles The least fun Reacher book. The nearest town is Hope, another ten miles or so from there.
Throughout the book there are several mysteries going on. Some young women are worried and secretive and staying at the hotel in Hope waiting for word from their boyfriends. The boyfriends went to Despair. One of the boyfriends may be dead. The only industry in Despair is a recycling plant which has a government contract to recycle military vehicles and other.
Thurman owns the recycling plant and almost every other business in town. Everyone works for him. He is also the local preacher. Every night he flies his small plane somewhere and returns a few hours later. There is a military base of some sort near the recycling plant. When Reacher drives near the military base he is ordered to leave.
Vaughan is a female cop in Hope. She assists Reacher with some of his activities. There is a mystery about her husband who is not around. No one will tell Reacher anything about her husband. And then even more questions are created through every day conversation.
Not very good. Maybe it could have been good. Even at the end, I was asking why would everyone in town be so aggressively against every traveling outsider? And then other things were not justified or explained well enough. But in this book, the reasons were not fun. And the action was not as exciting. There was an occasional fight. He quit before any of these books. I liked what he did to the two Despair police cars. That surprised me. When told that the Despair police would be coming to Hope to search for Reacher, Reacher went to Despair for the night. Reacher wanted to search all the rooms at the rooming house in Despair.
He told the owner to give him the pass key. If not, the owner would have a lot of expense to repair all the broken doors.
DATA: Unabridged audiobook reading time: 13 hrs and 58 mins. Swearing language: mild. Sexual language: none. Number of sex scenes: 5 referred to not shown. Setting: mostly Colorado. Book copyright: Genre: mystery suspense. Ending: mysteries are revealed, but I did not feel satisfied. All the books could be read as stand-alones, but I suggest reading them in order, saving the lower rated ones for last.
Killing Floor 1 4 stars. Die Trying 2 4 stars.
Running Blind 4 4 stars. Without Fail 6 4 stars. Persuader 7 3 stars. One Shot 9 3 stars. Bad Luck and Trouble 11 2 stars. Nothing To Lose 12 4 stars.
Gone Tomorrow 13 3 stars. Worth Dying For 15 4 stars. View 1 comment. Shelves: thriller-suspense , god-awful , suspense-intrigue , winter But, not this time! After a thrilling, mysterious prologue, Child has Reacher in Colorado where he finds that there is little distance between the fictional towns of Hope and Despair — both in the physicality and allegorical senses.
All Reacher wanted was a cup of coffee. He is ignored, beaten up, thrown in jail, and driven back toward Hope after being convicted of vagrancy. The pretty officer suggests Reacher to move along taking the next bus, but Reacher is determined to find out what the people of Despair are hiding, especially after he learns that a number of active servicemen disappear after traveling to the small town.
Child throws in a doomsday sect and a mysterious metal recycling plant into the mix. The sect and the plant were completely over the top. Jack Reacher is not the hero that I neither love nor respect any more. Nothing to Lose had quite a lot of negative reviews which almost ruined the book for me before I even went into it. I need to start reading books without reading reviews first because I actually really enjoyed this one. That said, I can see why some people either dislike Reacher or this book but, I still love him. I never want these books to end and so I like the way Lee Child sometimes drags the story Nothing to Lose had quite a lot of negative reviews which almost ruined the book for me before I even went into it.
The plot itself is highly sensitive and political and seems to have triggered some readers, however for the sake of a fictional novel written for entertainment, I was entertained. Especially as I have just spent the past two hours devouring the last few hundred pages of the book. Two hours after I had said one more chapter before bed. Ah, because the cliche of this genre means that thriller readers are macho straight men who need that sex in the story. Plenty of women, gay men hi! I enjoyed the ending even though it was kind of questionable.
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However as always I finished the story and immediately wanted to read the next one. Jun 24, Jake rated it it was ok. I shoulda effin' known better. Short version: Fucking terrible. Parker novels, but doesn't have the balls to actually go through with it.
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