Tripwire

Jack Reacher, Book 3
By: Lee Child
Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
Series: Jack Reacher, Book 3
Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
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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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Give it a pass

Give this one a pass. The story is marred by too torture-y a villain, made almost laughable because the narrator Jonathan McClain made the serious error of using a voice exactly like the Austin Powers' villain Dr Evil. The girl is more than usually bland, her character mainly delineated by her extreme thinness, and the romance is anemic. Child must have been tired when he got to this one, and in many passages he simply repeats sentences—at one big reveal, Reacher actually has someone repeat a piece of news (which we've seen coming for about an hour) four times. Four times. Skip to the next, this one was a dud.

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A formula that keeps on working

Yes this is a Jack Reacher novel. He still owns nothing, replaces his dirty clothes with new ones, has a girl in the picture and a few references to past books. Beyond that is a whole new adventure. Well paced. Exciting. Just plug in new data into the formula and you have another good Jack Reacher novel. If you like these books, you won't be disappointed. If you are trying it out for the first time, you won't be disappointed. I'll keep listening as long as Lee Child keeps writing! Would like the original narrator to come back though.

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Slower pace than first 2 books

I found the narration to be involving and nicely done. Some others have voiced displeasure with the narrator, but he does an excellent job of giving each character a distinct voice that is consistant through the entire book. Makes it very easy to disinguish who is who in conversations. This is the third book in the series and it moves at a slightly slower, more controlled pace than the first two. Sort of gives us a more detailed view into Jack Reacher's mindset and motivations overall and I for one, enjoyed that. There was a decent twist to the story and if you're paying attention you will figure it out pretty early on and if not, then it's a nice enough surprise at the end. On to book four now.

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Good book but missing part of critical chapter .

I liked everything about it until Chapter 17 cut off mid sentence leaving out critical information to the conclusion of the book. I went back twice to see if it was just a player error but no luck. Disappointing.

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What you expect from Jack Reacher

Where does Tripwire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It meets expectations for a Jack Reacher book. If you liked the first two, you will like this book.

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Frequent Listener

I continue the saga of the Jack Reacher series, this one was performed very well by Mr. McClain. I think I read a review that was a little rough on this narrator in the series, I would have to say that Jonathon did an excellent job in my eye. I really like this series, different than a normal cop and robber story line, but still every bit as engaging. I think of this as a Columbo on steriods. A bit odd, but great story lines and character development. Good work.

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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.

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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....

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Story Alive!!

What did you love best about Tripwire?

The narrator

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack Reacher is an interesting character-Tough but kind.

What about Jonathan McClain’s performance did you like?

His various voices just brought the story to life. He made the story exciting!!!

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Lost in the detail

The book examines every fart dropped in excruciating detail, I had to slow the speed to make it sound like I wasn't being propelled from one needless fact into another. terrible!

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