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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Tripwire by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding.

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.

©2013 Lee Child (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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Tripwired for Sound!


The crackling brickwork of Child's prose coupled with the crunchy granite of Harding's voice used together to form the human concrete that is Jack Reacher is a combination strong enough to lay a patio that would outlast Stonehenge. These were amongst the first audiobooks I ever listened to on CD and re-visiting them has been pure joy!

This one's a little more staid than the previous two, we get to see a lot of what's going on under the hood with Reacher and it's more about his investigative work and background rather than the brutal violence that he's famed for.

In truth this one could arguably have done with some tighter editing but it still delivers lots of classical Reacher deduction and the central story line is compelling. It retains the stark directness of approach and a relatively simplified world that characterizes the earlier Reacher books. I would guess that your old English teacher would never use them to demonstrate the finer points of the literary art but I bet he secretly has a copy of a couple of them stashed away at home!

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Not my favourite reacher novel but great narration

Well I'm three books into the Jack Reacher series. I would say this was the slowest of the three with more intrigue than action and of course as we learn more and more about reacher, the more we like him, so this maybe compensates for the lack of pace.

The major positive was the narrator. He is probably the best yet for the reacher books and actually makes the female characters sound feminine and believable. I guess this is an ongoing issue in all audio books but it's a major plus and helps you get immersed in the story.

So still a 4/5 for the story and I'm already onto book four which I note has the same narrator!

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best by far

fantastic book the most enjoyable jack reacher book I've read. buy it now you'll not regret it

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Another Winner for Me

Terrific, love the way it's read, voice fitting well, even the ladies, in spite of Jeff's distinctly male voice.

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best one so far

really enjoyed this one, had some lovely twists and turns and of course the action is brilliantly described

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The slowest of the first three books

It’s a typical jack reacher story. I enjoyed it; however, I found it terribly slow. This book is a lot about reflection. There are only two distinct action sequences. Good and intriguing story. But very slow.

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Poorest book out of first three

The story was kinds of 'mehhhhh' compared to the last one.

It just didn't impress me and I struggle through the book. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Brilliant

Another winner 🏆for Lee Child and Jeff Harding, the storyline was full of suspence and surprises, very enjoyable, look forward to the next story

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A fabulous read!

Loved the plot. Loved the mystery. unpredictable. full of everything a reader could hope for. Detailed, but far from boring - like the first JR book.

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Awesome

Absolutely loved it!!! Jack is awesome and a great bad guy:-) had me glued right to the end.

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  • LINZI
  • 31-07-18

Not his best.

A typical Reacher but the ending felt really rushed. There were several characters who were right throughout the book and at the end you heard nothing about them. The ending was less realistic than usual, with the police effectively ignoring a trail of damage and dead bodies because 2 police officers had been killed. I doubt they have that much leeway ito overlook things. Resulted in a sloppy unfinished feel.

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  • zulfilee
  • 19-05-18

not the fast reacher book you are looking for

By far the slowest Jack Reacher I read. after reading half way you feel like quitting.