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Tripwire

Jack Reacher, Book 3
By: Lee Child
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Series: Jack Reacher, Book 3
Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (499 ratings)

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Tripwire is the third book in Lee Child’s internationally popular Jack Reacher series, read by Jeff Harding.

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.

Although the Jack Reacher novels can be listened to in any order, Tripwire is the third in the series.

©1999 Lee Child (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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great book

Very good book. Good story and well written. Shame that Tom cruise ruined the movies

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Scooby Doo.

The only function of women in this book is as victims, as objects for the hero to have sex with as complications, or to suffer sexual violence that the author describes with apparent relish and in pornographic detail. Sometimes Child is better than this, but not here. Entertaining but pretty offensive, and has a tenuous plot. And the "baddie" has a scarred face, hook hand, and is read in an "evil" voice. Yup.

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Narration was painfully monotonous

Storyline not bad, but wouldn't have been more enjoyable with a different narrator. Did finish it though.

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Okay, but far from Child's best.

Not a bad yarn, but I was left with unanswered holes and a story convolution near the end that screamed 'amateur'. Reacher asked what it was, so he told him. (But not the reader!) Terrible technique.

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A struggle to get through

It felt like real police investigation, long and boring. There wasn't enough Reacher badassery for my liking.

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What another cringy love story tacked on?

Too predictable first two books were good (ish) - 3rd book made me cringe. Really? what a disappointment may as well get rid of the female lovers all together.

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awsome book

awsome book couldnt stop listeningi really enjo lee childs writing and stoy telling would read again

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21 years ago

When Reacher was 38 years old he found Jody (again), he set a wrong right and made the world better. Thanks Mate. Rereading all his books again. Never bored during COVID-19

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Annoying narration

I could not listen to this because of the very irritating voice of the narrator.

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Really enjoyed this Reacher book

Great read. Jeff Harding is perfection. Lee Child has such a great style. Top notch

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  • LINZI
  • 31-07-2018

Not his best.

A typical Reacher but the ending felt really rushed. There were several characters who were right throughout the book and at the end you heard nothing about them. The ending was less realistic than usual, with the police effectively ignoring a trail of damage and dead bodies because 2 police officers had been killed. I doubt they have that much leeway ito overlook things. Resulted in a sloppy unfinished feel.

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  • zulfi
  • 19-05-2018

not the fast reacher book you are looking for

By far the slowest Jack Reacher I read. after reading half way you feel like quitting.

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  • Andrey
  • 23-07-2019

Could not finish

Could not finish this book. Main character is portrayed as clever guy, but behave as a not very bright guy. Most of the plot is clear from the start of the book

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  • Yonah Russ
  • 15-04-2019

Narrarated like a baseball game play by play.

Narrator was awful. Couldn't wait till the end to review. I'll try to keep listening for the sake of the story.

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  • Simon
  • 27-05-2018

Tripwired for Sound!

The crackling brickwork of Child's prose coupled with the crunchy granite of Harding's voice used together to form the human concrete that is Jack Reacher is a combination strong enough to lay a patio that would outlast Stonehenge. These were amongst the first audiobooks I ever listened to on CD and re-visiting them has been pure joy! This one's a little more staid than the previous two, we get to see a lot of what's going on under the hood with Reacher and it's more about his investigative work and background rather than the brutal violence that he's famed for. In truth this one could arguably have done with some tighter editing but it still delivers lots of classical Reacher deduction and the central story line is compelling. It retains the stark directness of approach and a relatively simplified world that characterizes the earlier Reacher books. I would guess that your old English teacher would never use them to demonstrate the finer points of the literary art but I bet he secretly has a copy of a couple of them stashed away at home!

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  • Jude Malta
  • 31-03-2018

Another Winner for Me

Terrific, love the way it's read, voice fitting well, even the ladies, in spite of Jeff's distinctly male voice.

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  • Michael P Varley
  • 30-11-2017

Not my favourite reacher novel but great narration

Well I'm three books into the Jack Reacher series. I would say this was the slowest of the three with more intrigue than action and of course as we learn more and more about reacher, the more we like him, so this maybe compensates for the lack of pace.

The major positive was the narrator. He is probably the best yet for the reacher books and actually makes the female characters sound feminine and believable. I guess this is an ongoing issue in all audio books but it's a major plus and helps you get immersed in the story.

So still a 4/5 for the story and I'm already onto book four which I note has the same narrator!

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  • Bea
  • 27-08-2019

Narrator

This guy reads like he’s reading a list. Awful narration. Characterisation of female characters: makes the all sound like bimbos.

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  • Tony Powell
  • 15-06-2018

best by far

fantastic book the most enjoyable jack reacher book I've read. buy it now you'll not regret it

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  • Mr. D. F. Watts
  • 22-05-2018

Story is dull

For such a dull story there are lots of grotesque activities and characters. too much inactivity in the book, was glad when all was finally over.

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  • H Domners
  • 27-10-2020

This book was a triple threat! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

WHAT I EXPECTED: An excellent thriller that justified the Jack Reacher hype. WHAT I GOT: A bloody excellent thriller. I totally get how you could get absorbed into this whole series. I knew the action would be good, but I was surprised by how marvellous the characters were, their backstories and how the plot knitted them all together. WHAT WAS MISSING: (SPOILER) Not a lot to be honest! I’m super happy with this read. The only thing, if I’m nit picking, is that Marilyn was my favourite character, so I wish I could have had a bit more of her perspective and seen what happened to her in the aftermath of the climax. WHAT I LOVED: That this book was a triple threat, extremely readable writing, interesting characters that I cared for/was horrified by and a plot that I thought I had sussed out but totally didn’t, which is always a good surprise. Holby, the villain, was brilliantly wicked, and an excellent nemesis for Reacher. Peppered throughout the action were moments of humour that I chuckled at and reminded me again why so many reach for Child’s series for their next holiday read. WHAT THE NARRATOR WAS: Jeff Harding was absolutely spot on for this. I really enjoyed his accent and delivery, both of male and female characters. I’m an up-tempo listener, but he sounded just as good at 1.4x speed as he did on regular. Great storyteller.

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  • Karon
  • 27-09-2020

Best so far

I’ve listened to a lot of the Jack Reacher stories, not in the right order. I think this has been the one I have enjoyed the best so far. It’s a clever story which, like all Reacher novels, twists and turns... parts are slow burning like his relationship with Jodie, while other bits are fast paced, brilliantly described and Lee Child’s attention to detail paints every scene perfectly. Exciting, gripping, thoroughly excellent

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  • Fran
  • 01-09-2020

Fantastic book.

Really loved it. Gripping story from start to end. Well read and just great.

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  • Nigel Dale
  • 13-08-2020

Best four days listening to great book

Brilliant A very creative book with twists and turns. Looking forward to the next Installment.