Good story, but not as good as many of the Reacher series. Some serious logic flaws - characters not paying attention to obvious details. Great narration except too quiet in many places for listening in the car which is the best place for audio books.
I enjoy listening to Action Adventure books during my daily, (45 + mins) commute to work.
Yes I would recommend this one. It kept me wanting to hear more, whats going to happen next?? .....
I just love Reacher's adventures. I listen to this in two days
Exceeded my expectations and I got to know Reacher's old crew. Audiobook holds your attention I had to listen after hours as I was hooked.
I first listened to this book about two and a half years ago and since I've gone through all of the Jack Reacher books and did not want to wait a year for the next one I decided to listen to this one again, and I loved it just as much, even forgot a few details that kept me engaged. The best kept secret about these books is that you can get as much enjoyment going through the second time. Just like how you can watch a good movie more than once. I am going to be saving a lot of money because now I am going to go through them all again! And the narrator Dick Hill Rocks!
Reacher is as cool as they come. I love the plots, and in this one we get to meet the Special Investigations crew that he worked with in the army. That alone is worth the time for this book. But...They long descriptions of putting bullets into guns, starting up cars, the helicopter instrumentation, etc... gets very tedious. And the ending is, as usual very predictable, but in this case i found it too easy and extremely anti-climactic. I felt like Reacher should have had to work a little harder for this one.The writing is still good, the dialog especially is crisp. All in all, a great book for Reacher fans, but don't start here if you are new to the series.
If they were Reacher fans.
Love Dick Hill's narration.
Yes. You don't have to deal with some of the tedious details in a movie.
You Don't Mess ...with the special investigators
Out of the Reacher novels, I would recommend The Enemy, which is the first Prequel written by Child, it introduces some of the characters in this novel.
Always a fantastic performance.
Bad Luck and Trouble continues a string of good Reacher Novels. For the first time we see Reacher in an entirely different setting - part of a team - not as he is usually portrayed as a loner with a side piece. This book was very enjoyable, but about 2/3 through, Child slowed down the narrative way too much - He spent an hour describing how the team acquires some guns. The biggest question I have is why is Reacher always broke!? In the last book he received a million dollars, 4 or 5 books ago he inherited a $400,000 house from Garber. Dude should have plenty of dough.Biggest takeaway from this book was the toothbrush scene - I haven’t laughed that hard in any previous Reacher novel....those bastards!!!! Hilarious.
Better than others (in the series)
A bit more history on Reacher. Good questions as to why he remains a loner wanderer that are not really resolved, but at least asked.
Honestly, if not for Dick Hill performing, I probably would have dropped off the series after Reacher was shot in the chest with a .38 within a room, and the round failed to penetrate his skin.
Nope, and didn't. I listen to books as entertainment on my commute.
It's a good book. Worth a credit. One day, I'll try and learn why the author seems to think every law enforcement agency in the US is corrupt, but I got over that by book 4 and just go with the flow. The title just seems to be something to call the book rather than anything really pertinent to the story.
I already listened to several Lee Child stories and am going to try some more. Dick Hill reads nicely and fitting to Jack Reacher's character.
It was light entertainment but I had to fast forward over the scenes describing torturing.
The story is ok'ish but a bit too simple and in many ways unrealistic. For example why did Reacher not find time to reload the gun before going downstairs to meet the two ladies?
And I really don't like torturing scenes. Why does every author of a thriller story nowadays feel the need to describe horrible torturing scenes? I'm not a surgeon and do not enjoy detailed descriptions of how it looks when a human being is being cut open.