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Jack Reacher, Book 3
By: Lee Child
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (245 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Tripwire by Lee Child, 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.

©2013 Lee Child (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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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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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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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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This is the Reacher book Tom Cruise should have made

Probably the best Reacher book so far. A little less predictable and had a nice tight plot.
Gratuitous killing from the bad guys and a good ending.
This one should be made by Cruise.

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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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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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Very bloody

Too bloody for me and Jeff Harding's matter-of-fact reading enhances the impact of the callous killers.

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Great Story

Some chapters hard to listen to because they were full of so much over information but in context added to the story. looking forward to the next one

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Excellent listen

Always satisfied with lee child’s books. The character jack reacher is addictive exciting and thrilling. I’ve not listened to a bad book yet. Loved every moment of this book and all its characters. The narrator is also fantastic.

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My opinion

Good story great narration. An enjoyable experience to listen to. Nothing exceptional but still good

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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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  • zulfilee
  • 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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  • 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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  • Judith Bicknell
  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-2019

good standard, makes me keep listening

if you have listened to 1 and 2 it's not as good, but you'll like it if you liked them, I will get number 4 after a little Jack reacher rest

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  • Sammy
  • 01-04-2019

Gripping

didnt want it to end. Awesome story brilliantly told.
I’m a Reacher fan for sure

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  • sarah
  • 28-03-2019

Reacher really is the best

Great book, lots of twists and turns. Lots of action and awesome narrator. Thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-03-2019

third book

Third Reacher book as good, if not better than the first two narration excellent giving feeling to all characters, just wish he stoped saying he said she said as its not needed. Will be reading the next one in the series.

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  • lucy costelloe
  • 08-03-2019

Enjoyed it

Good story. Bit of romance, like as much as some men can manage.
Lots of military references. Good pace. Nice little twist. Lots of action.