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Tripwire Audiobook

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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    Long Columbia, SC, USA 01-05-16
    Long Columbia, SC, USA 01-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Contrived and full of plot holes"

    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.

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    Edward 01-03-16
    Edward 01-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Tripwire: Jack Reacher, Book 3 (Unabridged)"

    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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    clifford United States 01-01-16
    clifford United States 01-01-16 Member Since 2016

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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.

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    Patti Smith 12-15-15
    Patti Smith 12-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Love That Reacher!"

    I love the Jack Reacher series! Really enjoyed this audio book. Johnathan McClain is excellent!

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    fairway1040 11-25-15
    fairway1040 11-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The Dr. Evil voice...yikes..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It's o.k. Good enough to waste some time with.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tripwire?

    If you read or listen to a Reacher book you're in it to get to Reacher beating up bad guys. It takes awhile to get there and I know he's still developing a character here, but his angst gets tiresome after a while.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    So I'm listening to this and I swear it's Dr. Evil (Austin Powers etc.) every time the head bad guy is speaking and it's more than a little distracting. So I look to see the narrator and it's the same person who did the last Jack Reacher book I listened to, the second of the series. In that one, the top baddie sounded like Dr. Tongue by John Candy in SCTV, if anyone can remember that show. So perhaps the narrator could tone it down some.


    Did Tripwire inspire you to do anything?

    No, not really.


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes the torture segments are a bit too much.

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    Amazon Customer 11-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Liked it like Molasses"

    I did enjoy the story but it took forever to get there. Seems like the author wanted to offer rabbit trails as the main dish instead of just moving it along. I like molasses, but there is a point where it gets old.

    The reader is excellent. The characters and even Reacher was a bit more human in this account. The twist on the villain was anticipated but still neat how it all worked out in the end. Lee Child did a good job of holding the suspense and keeping you trying to connect the characters. Still, too much detail at points.

    I will still anticipate listening to the next in the series. Hope it is a continuation of a work in progression toward a great read at the end.

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    Steven Big Rapids, MI 10-22-15
    Steven Big Rapids, MI 10-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good listen"

    It kept me interested enough, but the voice characterization of Hobie lack something. It made me visualize something like the penguin from the batman t_v series. It sounded like somebody more, pompous and well to do than somebody who was a soldier in Vietnam

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    calvin ormerod 10-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "good for a long drive"

    the usual Jack reacher novel. good enough for a road trip and as an audible credit book!

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    Dave 10-20-15
    Dave 10-20-15
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    "Disappointing volume with a whiny Reacher"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I like the Reacher series, so yes. But there were a number of dissapointments...


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The backstory of the villain was interesting. The least interesting part was the romantic interest. Blah.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He does really well overall. Solid narrator. However ----

    The villain had a badly burned face. Apparently, in THIS narrator's interpretation, that turned him into Dr. Evil - straight out of Austin Powers. It was terrible and distracting EVERY. TIME. the guy spoke.


    Any additional comments?

    Reacher is a tough guy with a particular skill set and the appropriate amount of self-confidence that comes with his level of experience. His little temper tantrum / meltdown when he thinks his gut instinct has betrayed him is not worthy of Jack. I understand it may have been included as a plot point to help emphasize his abilities after the twist is developed, but it came off as whiny, self-doubting and terribly self-indulgent.A similar moment occurs when another character delivers some news to Reacher. Reacher has him repeat it FOUR. TIMES. What??? In a career of investigations, he has absorbed countless pieces of information - some shocking, some not. I don't care how stunning this bit of info was supposed to be, this was absurd. Felt like laziness from Child. Does he not know how to describe a certain level of surprise and incredulity? Where was his editor when this page came across the desk? I'll keep reading Reacher. I just hope we avoid nonsense like that going forward.

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    An Engineer and a Gentleman 10-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This book put me off of the Reacher Series"

    The ending was just silly! The final "standoff" was thoroughly implausible given the characters present.

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