Mark D

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Great book, let down somewhat by the narration

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Reviewed: 28-10-19

This was my first time listening to a Bill Bryson book and whilst the story had all the ingrediants I enjoy about his work, the narration made it difficult to fully appreciate. The author has a very soft voice without huge range and as such, I often found myself having to rewind and turn the volume up high to hear what had just been said. It didn't stop me enjoying the material, but it definitely sent me back to the kindle version for large sections. I'll continue to invest in Bill's books - but I don't think i would choose another audio book where the author has narrated the work himself.

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Not the best Jack Reacher novel....

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Reviewed: 02-05-14

What did you like best about Tripwire? What did you like least?

The underlying story isn't bad, but is dragged down by overly focusing on the (sometimes slightly disturbing) relationship between Jack Reacher and Jodie.

Would you recommend Tripwire to your friends? Why or why not?

No, there are too many other novels I would recommend above this.

What aspect of Garrick Hagon’s performance might you have changed?

Most of it, unfortunately. His performance just didn't resonate - and his interpretation of some of the characters was, at times, unpleasant to listen to.

Was Tripwire worth the listening time?

Not really...

Any additional comments?

Not a great listen, unfortunately. There are at least a dozen better Jack Reacher novels to work through.