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Tripwire: Jack Reacher 3

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For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found.

But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off.

It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.

©1999 Lee Child (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

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    Hugh Inverell, Australia 25/12/2015
    Hugh Inverell, Australia 25/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "The Best Reacher of them all"

    This is by far the best Reacher story. It ties together a lot of Reacher's past experiences. Also the love affair with Jodi Garber, the daughter of Reacher's former CO adds an extra dimension to the story. Full of action, suspense and with just a touch of romance. Lee Child's best effort and I have listened to the whole lot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 28/10/2016
    Mark 28/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    really enjoyed it. difficult to put down. loved the intrigue and story twists and turns. well read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel 29/09/2016
    Rachel 29/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Average"

    Storyline not as captivating as others in the series. Narrator uses accents for different characters but occasionally doesn't switch accent to match the speaking character- annoying / distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Hui 20/07/2016
    Elaine Hui 20/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Tripwire average"

    Disliked some of the brutality in the book. Plus the story got a bit boring, still isn't a bad read as you want to find out about the ending but wasn't as good as the first book Killing Floor I thought.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marcus Kaye 05/03/2016
    Marcus Kaye 05/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "E joyed every second....great twist at end"

    I really enjoyed Garricks voices and attention to detail in characterisation. This was a superb story, so much depth to even minor characters. Really a great story teller ....and the action hero is captured authentically


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emma 10/02/2016
    Emma 10/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but not the best Reacher story"

    Good story and worth a go.

    Not the most action packed Reacher story but still has good elements. The audiobook narrator just didn't seem to fit in my opinion either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brendon 18/04/2015
    Brendon 18/04/2015
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    "Not Reacher"

    didn't like Reachers insecurity complex or the narrater. foundation of the story good but those 2 things not for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Al 03/03/2015
    Al 03/03/2015
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    "Good solid story, good narration"

    It's a good solid story that kept me tuned for days. It's not amazing but it's very much worth the download.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J P MORGAN Bronte, NSW Australia 14/01/2015
    J P MORGAN Bronte, NSW Australia 14/01/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story Shane about the read"

    This is not my favorite of the Reacher series so far. It's a great story, don't get me wrong and I guess the thing I like the most is that Jack's character displays hope that he might settle down or at least have some sort of semblance of normal life but then that's not Jack Reacher is it?
    My main complaint is the narrator. I just didn't buy this guys performance of the read. I'd have preferred him to keep it straight rather than try to develop character voices, in the end a lot of the time it didn't sound different enough and it just got annoying.
    Otherwise it was pretty good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brookfield, Australia
    27/04/14
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    "Formulaic"

    Seems the author has developed a set formula and sticks too it just making the bad guys more bizarre. Probably my last Reacher novel

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alessandro
    Blacktown, Australia
    31/07/13
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    "Very disappointing!"
    What would have made Tripwire better?

    Cut out all the endless description of every movement, room etc that added nothing to the story or characters.
    These days we all own calculators, so endelss calculations of how many seconds how many metres etc were just waffle put in to stretch a poorly developed plot to a never ending story.

    I am a fan of all the Reacher stories, but this one was the exception - it was just plain boring.

    The reader made things worse, he would be more suited to reading cook books for old ladies.

    Why, why would ask anyone else but Jeff Harding to read Reacher ??????


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Definitely nothing read by Mr Hagon, sorry mate look for something else to do.

    Not many Reacher books left on here, but you can't go wrong with Jeff Harding, he makes bad writers sound good and good writers sound better!


    How could the performance have been better?

    A complete re-write.


    What character would you cut from Tripwire?

    None, I would turn it into a first person novel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DR G.P. KEW
    28/04/15
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    "Utterly disappointing"

    Clichés & implausible sequences. Teenage romance comic meets cheap gun-slingin' Western. An insult. Time waster!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Eddie
    1/08/14
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    "Jack Reacher.. Don't mess with this man"
    Would you listen to Tripwire again? Why?

    Reacher novels have me hooked. I was not disappointed by this one and it kept me on the edge of my seat.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • N. Cosh
    Essex, UK
    29/07/15
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    "Great story awful recording"

    Great story but the worst recording ever. You have to listen to it in mono because in stereo the sound drifts from ear to ear but in a really bad way. High notes in one ear and low notes in the other like some fake mono to stereo conversion

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Michele
    Cranleigh, United Kingdom
    27/05/14
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    "Really poor production spoilt story"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have to say that whilst we enjoy Jack Reacher stories (and will try another one) this was spoilt by the poor production quality. There was hardly a pause as the reader went from one story line to another making it confusing. There was a persistent hiss in the background and sound quality was poor. Couple this with a boring American drawl and you have poor production. And to cap it all off one of the story lines was left hanging by Lee Child. Damned annoying


    What will your next listen be?

    I'm listening to The snow flower and the secret fan at the moment.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Garrick Hagon’s performances?

    Certainly not


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Tripwire?

    None, I'd just finish off what the hell happened to Chester Stone and his wife Maryline.


    Any additional comments?

    Grrr

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Andy Murray
    UK
    8/04/16
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    "Another Jack Reacher hit!"

    A good story, not as good as the killing floor, but better than die trying. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • D. M. York
    Manchester, UK
    11/07/15
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    "Jack Reacher - The Pantomime"

    Having read the first Jack Reacher book, and listened to the second (which was acceptable) I thought this was worth a try. Generally in the case of a series of books the story and characters improve with each one, this seems to be a break in that rule.

    Once again Jack Reacher is the indestructible and charismatic Greek God you have come to know from the previous books, once again quickly finding a helpless (and very attractive) young woman to protect from the antagonist. The story just seemed very tired after a while, with bad guys invariably being so unpleasant and evil that it went beyond my ability to think them real. That said, the story is entertaining enough even though it is very predictable.

    The narration however utterly spoils this. The narrator seems horrendously out of his depth, frequently confusing which of the characters he is voicing and occasionally forgetting to change his pitch when switching between Reacher and the female character. Moreover he has an embarrassing habit of making the main antagonist sound like a pantomime villain, which at times just really ruined the sense of tension that I think should have been building. The timing between characters speaking was far too hurried and without a skilful mastery of different voices (which this narrator lacks) it makes it very confusing as to which of the characters is actually speaking from one moment to then next.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ronald Sampson
    Crieff, Perthshire United Kingdom
    4/12/16
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    "Not his best"

    Just as Baldacci steals the character and calls him Pullen, Reacher loses the plot. Thin predictable tale. Preferred earlier reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rob W.
    2/12/16
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    "Bad Recording"

    The story is good. However, the recording is terrible and volume recorded too low. Narrator also gets the "he's" and "she's" wrong a few times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • keiren
    20/11/16
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    "worth a lisson"

    very good book really enjoined worth a lisson for eny one looking for good crime book with lots off twists and Acton

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Captain Haddock
    England UK
    19/11/16
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    "It's Classic Jack Reacher"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Tripwire to be better than the print version?

    I've never read the print version, so couldn't comment


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reacher, of course. He's a stoic enigma, without being clichéd and whilst he's an 'all american' hero, he's also believable, although the last bit is a little far fetched, but then I'm not a doctor...


    Which character – as performed by Garrick Hagon – was your favourite?

    All of them, look, don't let the sample put you off, he sounds like Phil Hartman doing 'Troy McClure' in The Simpsons, but if you can get past that, he's a pretty good narrator.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, I was intrigued, I was interested, there were some nice little plot twists, which made the book more challenging and enjoyable. Overall, it's not classic literature, but its a good, entertaining listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/10/16
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    "another gripping story"

    Its the 3rd Jack Reacher book ive read(listened to) and cant wait to read more. The villains are always terrifying and brilliantly written. (Also my vision of Reacher is NOT Tom Cruise!!)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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