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Tripwire Audiobook

Tripwire: Jack Reacher 3

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1999 Lee Child (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

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    Amazon Customer 04-27-14
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    "Formulaic"

    Seems the author has developed a set formula and sticks too it just making the bad guys more bizarre. Probably my last Reacher novel

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alessandro Blacktown, Australia 07-31-13
    Alessandro Blacktown, Australia 07-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Very disappointing!"
    What would have made Tripwire better?

    Cut out all the endless description of every movement, room etc that added nothing to the story or characters.
    These days we all own calculators, so endelss calculations of how many seconds how many metres etc were just waffle put in to stretch a poorly developed plot to a never ending story.

    I am a fan of all the Reacher stories, but this one was the exception - it was just plain boring.

    The reader made things worse, he would be more suited to reading cook books for old ladies.

    Why, why would ask anyone else but Jeff Harding to read Reacher ??????


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Definitely nothing read by Mr Hagon, sorry mate look for something else to do.

    Not many Reacher books left on here, but you can't go wrong with Jeff Harding, he makes bad writers sound good and good writers sound better!


    How could the performance have been better?

    A complete re-write.


    What character would you cut from Tripwire?

    None, I would turn it into a first person novel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Greg 04-28-15
    Greg 04-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Utterly disappointing"

    Clichés & implausible sequences. Teenage romance comic meets cheap gun-slingin' Western. An insult. Time waster!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Eddie
    8/1/14
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    "Jack Reacher.. Don't mess with this man"
    Would you listen to Tripwire again? Why?

    Reacher novels have me hooked. I was not disappointed by this one and it kept me on the edge of my seat.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Michele
    Cranleigh, United Kingdom
    5/27/14
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    "Really poor production spoilt story"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have to say that whilst we enjoy Jack Reacher stories (and will try another one) this was spoilt by the poor production quality. There was hardly a pause as the reader went from one story line to another making it confusing. There was a persistent hiss in the background and sound quality was poor. Couple this with a boring American drawl and you have poor production. And to cap it all off one of the story lines was left hanging by Lee Child. Damned annoying


    What will your next listen be?

    I'm listening to The snow flower and the secret fan at the moment.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Garrick Hagon’s performances?

    Certainly not


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Tripwire?

    None, I'd just finish off what the hell happened to Chester Stone and his wife Maryline.


    Any additional comments?

    Grrr

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Andy Murray
    UK
    4/8/16
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    "Another Jack Reacher hit!"

    A good story, not as good as the killing floor, but better than die trying. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • N. Cosh
    Essex, UK
    7/29/15
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    "Great story awful recording"

    Great story but the worst recording ever. You have to listen to it in mono because in stereo the sound drifts from ear to ear but in a really bad way. High notes in one ear and low notes in the other like some fake mono to stereo conversion

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • SheilaZ
    Poland
    9/21/16
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    "Good Plot concept -but a fail as a novel."
    Any additional comments?

    This is my third book of the Jack Reacher series and i was disappointed. The author had an excellent concept - interesting characters, and an adequate narrator. However this book failed to live up to the caliber of the first books of the series. On several occasions, the reader is forced to plod through meaningless dribble. For example the scene that describes how the villain took of his clothes is just plain pointless. There are several other occasions that serve to add only to word count. I was also disappointed in the character development of Reacher. It just softened him up too much. (not physically, but mentally. )So will I try the next book in the series? Maybe, but not for a couple of months.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D. M. York
    Manchester, UK
    7/11/15
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    "Jack Reacher - The Pantomime"

    Having read the first Jack Reacher book, and listened to the second (which was acceptable) I thought this was worth a try. Generally in the case of a series of books the story and characters improve with each one, this seems to be a break in that rule.

    Once again Jack Reacher is the indestructible and charismatic Greek God you have come to know from the previous books, once again quickly finding a helpless (and very attractive) young woman to protect from the antagonist. The story just seemed very tired after a while, with bad guys invariably being so unpleasant and evil that it went beyond my ability to think them real. That said, the story is entertaining enough even though it is very predictable.

    The narration however utterly spoils this. The narrator seems horrendously out of his depth, frequently confusing which of the characters he is voicing and occasionally forgetting to change his pitch when switching between Reacher and the female character. Moreover he has an embarrassing habit of making the main antagonist sound like a pantomime villain, which at times just really ruined the sense of tension that I think should have been building. The timing between characters speaking was far too hurried and without a skilful mastery of different voices (which this narrator lacks) it makes it very confusing as to which of the characters is actually speaking from one moment to then next.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/2/17
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    "Complex tale in which truly evil enemies do battle with Jack"

    Lee Child doesn't write bad books and this is no exception.

    Like all quality storytelling many characters are introduced and play their part in the overall picture that forms in the listeners imagination.

    I found myself continually engrossed in each sub plot and cameo segment that was presented to me, so much so that I positively resented being flicked into the next scenario as the plot twisted and turned, only to become submerged in the new twist within seconds.

    I travel a lot each day with my work and this audible offering was an entrancing companion on my car journeys for four hours a day until it finally ran out.

    If you like action, convoluted plots and a wealth of characters to observe and admire/loathe get this offering.

    I was entranced throughout and as usual consistently useless at guessing what would happen next.

    Never read/ listened to a bad Jack Reacher book yet can't believe there aren't more films of all these books.

    Derek Jackson

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela
    6/1/17
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    "Not as good as the previous books"

    I found this one hard work. The story didn't interest me that much and the action was sparse. The twist at the end was obvious too. Think I'll have a little break from Jack Reacher books before trying another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • evilpickle
    5/21/17
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    "So Reacher is a deviant then?"

    Almost dreadful. As many have pointed out, the sound quality is poor. Very poor. Lee Child seems to have submitted the draft of his book and the publishers didn't check and published it anyway. There are so many instances in the book where Child seems to be describing the least interesting scene in painful detail. Possibly to get the word count up. But what I found most annoying was Child writing Reacher as a creepy deviant. So he was infatuated with the 15 year old daughter of his boss? And then, years later, beds her after a lot of disturbing dialogue? Very uncomfortable to listen to. I liked the Narrator. Just a shame he had to work with such poor material.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James Drayton
    UK
    5/16/17
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    "Excellent Reacher"

    Very much enjoyed this JR book. Very well read and an excellent story. The pace of reading was just right. Thoroughly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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