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Tripwire: Jack Reacher, Book 3 | [Lee Child]

Tripwire: Jack Reacher, Book 3

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.
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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 expected the reasons to be so personal - and twisted.

©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Amazon Customer TIGARD, OR, United States 11-14-12
    Amazon Customer TIGARD, OR, United States 11-14-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Warning"

    If you're a Jack Reacher fan, you might already have this in your Library. After I downloaded it and listened to it, I found I had a Dick Hill version of Tripwire I downloaded in 2009. It doesn't seem to be available in the Audible store, but I'll take Dick Hill over this narrator any day. McClain isn't a bad narrator, and if I didn't already feel that Dick Hill IS Jack Reacher, I would have probably liked him OK.

    If you think Tom Cruise is going to make a believable Jack Reacher in the movie, you might like this narrator, and if you don't already have this book in your library, and you're a Jack Reacher fan as I am, you might not have any choice but to go with this book. The Dick Hill version doesn't seem to be available.

    It was difficult to rate this book. McClain is an OK narrator. It's just that he's not Dick Hill, and after downloading this version, I discovered I already had the Dick Hill version. Luckily, after 3 years and 700 or so books, the story was fresh. I had forgotten most of it. I might go back and listen to the Dick Hill version to compare the two. Since I already had that one, it was a waste of a credit.

    19 of 26 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    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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    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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    Schnelle 07-27-15
    Schnelle 07-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story"

    Another great story in the Jack Reacher series, fast pace and you never know what will happen next.

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    Debb Collierville, TN, United States 07-19-15
    Debb Collierville, TN, United States 07-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great Reacher story!"

    I have become a Reacher addict. No other way to describe it. As soon as I finish one book, I immediately start the next. Trip Wire has only increased the desire for me next fix. Will Jack as stop wandering? Will he actually have a woman in his life that lasts more than one novel? Guess I better start on Running Blind to find out.

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    APA06 07-14-15
    APA06 07-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Riveting"

    The book started off with jack seemingly relaxing but that was short lived. Jack springs into action Nan's saves the day.

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    susan rio 07-10-15
    susan rio 07-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "To right a forgotten wrong."

    Liked the history behind the story. Very vivid descriptions of the scenes and actions. Teacher is a complex character. I would recommend to readers that like detective, mysteries and action fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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