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 expected the reasons to be so personal - and twisted.
©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Penguin Audio
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.
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.
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.
tighter editing, better narration
cut out about half of the book, so much of it is irrelevant filler
terrible accents, flat, boring voice
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
Fool series by Christopher Moore. Liked Horse soldiers and the Heart and t he Fist also.
Slightly different tack on the Jack Reacher series.
Jack comes full circle and introduces his first commanding officer character.
Absolutely but I never have that much time. I prefer the unabridged series.
If you are a Jack Reacher fan (movie version not withstanding) you will not be dissapointed!
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.
I love books, writing, writers....these are my favorite things. I never have to stop learning! Have a lot to learn still.
I love the story. Jack Reacher is one of the top characters in suspense and thriller. I've heard the narration done better so I couldn't give this one 5 stars. I almost didn't get this audible, in fact, because I had to get used to a different voice. I didn't start listening to the Reacher novels in order. I'm trying to do that now.
Once I got into it, I got lost in the story as usual. The narrator was very adequate. He did a very good job with changing the voices and you know who is talking.
MINOR SPOILER*** I have a couple of favorite parts in this book. one is that Reacher is in love and it's reciprocated. He deserves that. The other is a part where you see true heroism and also the true tragedy of war. I know that that sounds trite, but this part just kind of hit me in the face.
I know that there have been complaints about the narrator being change for a couple of books and they're right. It does take some getting used to. I heard that they did this so that the character of Reacher would sound more like Tom Cruise who plays that same character in a movie. Whatever the reason, it was unnecessary. Still, the narrator did a fine job, and if I hadn't heard it in someone else's voice, I probably would have given this 5 stars.
Either way, it was worth the credit to me. As usual, good reading, and I hope you like it as much as I did.
I had to listen at 3x speed and still had to skip through parts. The plot was predictable and full of holes. The villain could have been easily subdued with a swat team and the book would have been over in three hours instead of fifteen long hours of predictability.
It was so contrived. After four of these novels, I'm going to have to stop.
Try the john rain series or the victor the assassin series instead.
Great story. Miss having Dick Hill as narrator. Good buy and worth listening to if to cold to go outside or while you travel for the holidays.
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