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Tripwire: Jack Reacher, Book 3

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Reacher's anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who's come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's trail back to New York, Reacher's compelled to find out who was looking for him and why. He never expects the reasons to be so personal - and twisted.

©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Paul Fountain Valley, CA, United States 09-11-16
    Paul Fountain Valley, CA, United States 09-11-16 Member Since 2002
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    "Great til THE END"

    *** Spoiler Alert***
    FIRST what the H**L happened at end when Reacher had gun trained on Hoby and the end... The audio did not say....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    clifford United States 01-01-16
    clifford United States 01-01-16 Member Since 2016

    akitonmyers

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    "I wish I could get into this series"

    I have tried very hard to enjoy this series. This is my 4th or 5th Reacher novel. I just don't understand the love for Lee Child. I don't see why people fall over for these books.

    What I appreciate about Reacher is he is not a 'super hero'. Yes he can do more than any mortal man and has a flawless personal ethic. But unlike many series', he is still based in some sort of reality.

    I also appreciate that his novels are not 'end of the world' affairs. So many military thrillers are poised on world changing disaster if the protagonist doesn't pull through. The Reacher stories are a little more human. Smaller stories. This is good because its more believable.

    What I don't like is Reacher has really no flaws. The guy can do no wrong. It gets boring. He also always finds some sophisticated lady to fall in love with him for the duration of the story. The villains are a little ridiculous as well.

    Here in TripWire, what cracks me up were the bad guys. The main dude is a twisted little psycho. I guess he was ok. But not plausible or well developed. He has some minions. I don't understand why they stick around. I couldn't figure what was in it for them. Are they killing left and right and each other for $70k and a pension? There is real estate involved. Vietnam legacies, old ties to Reachers past, but ties are goofy.

    I don't agree that this is a good suspense novel because I could not get into the plot or the characters. Because I could not get into those characters, I could not take the ridiculous plot seriously. HOWEVER, if you like other Reacher stories, this is not any different, so you'll probably enjoy this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jay Pruitt Ruston, La 11-17-14
    Jay Pruitt Ruston, La 11-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "WHO DONE IT NOVEL?"

    This book was pretty good overall. Sort of felt like a mystery to me. I did enjoy learning about the remains of our fallen soldiers and the lengths that are taken to bring everyone home. This book kept up a faster pace than others that I heard.

    Everyone hates on Johnathan McClain but I find his reading very good. It's not the best but it's not the worst either.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 03-10-14
    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 03-10-14 Member Since 2012

    I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.

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    "Another good one"

    This is not my favorite series but it is very solid. I enjoy the storyline and there is enough suspense to keep me very interested. I plan on continuing the series to the end.

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    Paul 07-17-13
    Paul 07-17-13
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    "Rambling storyline meets lousy narration"
    What would have made Tripwire better?

    tighter editing, better narration


    What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    cut out about half of the book, so much of it is irrelevant filler


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    terrible accents, flat, boring voice


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    HIII 05-11-13
    HIII 05-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Continuing saga: Reacher is bigger than life"

    Reacher always has almost miraculous physical prowess but in Tripwire he moves bigger than life and the rest have pretty impressive abilities also. You can beat Reacher to solving the senerio but probably not to soon in the story

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    Chris 03-17-13
    Chris 03-17-13 Member Since 2009

    Fool series by Christopher Moore. Liked Horse soldiers and the Heart and t he Fist also.

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    "One of the best in Jack Reacher series."
    What did you love best about Tripwire?

    Slightly different tack on the Jack Reacher series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jack comes full circle and introduces his first commanding officer character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely but I never have that much time. I prefer the unabridged series.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a Jack Reacher fan (movie version not withstanding) you will not be dissapointed!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 08-21-15
    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 08-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Reacher settling in: drift, solve crime, repeat"

    Tripwire is Lee Child's 3rd Jack Reacher adventure. Jack Reacher is the prototypical man without a home. connections, or long term goals. He is also gifted with innate deductive reasoning and excellent investigator skills from the military. Finally, he possesses his own sense of right and wrong as well as justice. This time out, Reacher is sought out by a private detective who shortly thereafter ends up dead. In delving into the cause for the interest in him, he stumbles onto a criminal conspiracy, reunites with an unrequited flame, solves a Vietnam era mystery for the military and soothes the despair of a dying elderly couple. Pretty much all in a day's work for Jack.

    The classic Reacher analytical deductions are in full display with plenty of opportunities. At the same time, Child weaves a more complex web of connections with multiple intersecting plotlines that give the tale a more relaxed pace that takes its time to unfold. The one constant in force is the slight mental instability in the main villain. This tale includes quite a bit of introspection on Jack's part that is likely to direct Reacher to a path that ensures the franchise remains on theme for the foreseeable future.

    The narration is superb with an excellent range of voices, solid pacing and delivery.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David Northridge, CA, United States 10-01-13
    David Northridge, CA, United States 10-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't Get Tripped Up On This One"


    Having read & enjoyed the first 2 Reacher books, I was ready to continue to enjoy the series in order. Seems like I hit a dead end with Book 3.

    This one was a tough one to get through...the 2 parallel story-lines (one boring and under-motivated, one corny when it's not cruel) take forever to merge...and when they do, the 'twist' involving the villain (one that any reader can see coming a mile away) just isn't enough to reward the slog to get to that point.

    Along the way, the reader is treated to endless descriptive scenes that come off not as useful exposition, but page-filling. We all know what an airport or a row of apartment mailboxes looks like, or that it's hot in Texas, thanks. The cumulative effect is exhausting.

    Contrast that to Baldacci's "John Puller" books that involve a similar character...but with a tighter, much leaner approach.

    A production annoyance (not Child's fault): there's not enough of a narrative pause when changing scenarios from one story-line to another, so the reader is forced to take a second to realize who we're talking about...never a good thing when you're trying to get involved with a story.

    One bright spot is Jonathan McClain's great read...much more enjoyable IMO than Dick Hill, who I'm not a fan of.

    This one is probably an anomaly in the series, but it's going to be a while before I'll feel like checking in on Jack Reacher again.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David L. Miklos Southern Cal 09-29-16
    David L. Miklos Southern Cal 09-29-16 Member Since 2014

    Supa Dave

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    "Great Story Telling"

    I really enjoyed the story line, the characters and the detail about many unexpected things. I enjoyed the reading by John Mclain. A very well produced audiobook.

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