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Tripwire

Jack Reacher, Book 3
By: Lee Child
Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7,421 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Rick
  • Trussville, AL, United States
  • 04-07-13

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.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

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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.

30 of 33 people found this review helpful

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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.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • Paul
  • Fountain Valley, CA, United States
  • 09-11-16

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....

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Nicholas
  • CLUTE, TX, United States
  • 03-11-13

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.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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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.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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!!!

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Tarango
  • Pearland, TX, United States
  • 03-16-14

Good Story But...............

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I wouldn't recomend this book too highly. The story was good but sometimes the author goes into way too much details at the wrong times.

What did you like best about this story?

The story takes the reader into different directions, where you're not sure of the outcome until towards the end of the book.

Did Jonathan McClain do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

No, I wasn't too impressed.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, again becasue the details comes up at times when the story starts to get interested.

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  • Nyoka
  • Brownstown, MI, United States
  • 09-16-13

Good book BUT

I really enjoyed the story, but not the narrator, which is the most important part to me...

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Buyer beware!

Two of the three books rolled out and purporting to fill the gap in the Jack Reacher series were already available on Audible read by Dick Hill. This one read by Jonathan McClain is not totally awful but it is a pale imitation of the real thing. If you are a Jack Reacher fan from the previous books available in the Audible series, you will be sadly disappointed.

30 of 40 people found this review helpful