In this story Reacher has a team with him. Story has some holes in it and pace has problems. It takes too long for Story to get started and then ending comes too soon. One of the biggest problems is boring nemesis.
Long time LibraryThing member. Love to read a variety of books, usually more than one at a time.
Reacher is reunited with the team, or at least some of them, as there seems to be a force out to destroy them all. Hidden in the fugue of L.A., they try to unravel the mystery.
I enjoy these books now and then as a light escape from reality. About the same way I can enjoy a chick-lit, only different. It was enjoyable for what it is, a pretty good escape. My only complaint is that the author makes his hero to be the "super-intelligent-bad-ass-warrior" only he makes some stunningly stupid errors, which make it seem like he is a parent playing hide-n-seek, only pretending not to see or be seen and letting the child/bad guy get the advantage of him for a time.
And enjoyable enough listen. Good story, the narrator has a slightly annoying accent. The biggest irritation was the lack of knowledge by the writer about fire arms. You would think he would've done a little bit of research to have a more accurate story but no. Otherwise not too bad.
I would listen to this book again. I believe that it was one of the better Jack Reacher Novels. I have been listening to it in order and this is one of my favorites.
Bad Luck and Trouble is Lee Child's 11th Jack Reacher novel. This time out, Jack is drawn into following up on an investigation that led to the deaths of some former military police comrades in their current civilian roles. Jack reunites with the remaining members of the former elite squad as they systematically run down the clues and piece together a complex puzzle whose origin is not even clear.
All the relevant Reacher attributes are on full display, including his superior fisticuffs and "Holmesian" deductive reasoning. There is also some insight into Reacher's military days that demonstrates both his "reluctant" leadership skills as well as the respect and admiration offered by those under his command. As usual, Child weaves a twisting mystery with several unexpected plot turns that sustains the tension to the end.
As usual Dick Hill's narration is in a class by itself. His voice "is" Jack Reacher and the range of other voices is exceptional in terms of distinction. Tone and pacing are well suited to the ups and downs of the plot.
My husband and I listened to this story on a driving vacation through Colorado. We enjoyed it immensely. As usual, Lee Child has brought us a superior story and Dick Hill did a great job with the narration.
Dick hill does a fantastic job reading this book. I would recommend this to everyone that likes jack reacher
Dick Hill is terrific for male characters, but his female "voice" is painful to listen to over & over. He gives them a weak southern accent. It was fine for one character, but it fails when used repeatedly.
If a female reader would do those parts I'd enjoy the Audio experience much much more!!!