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Bad Luck and Trouble Audiobook

Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Publisher's Summary

A decade postmilitary, Jack Reacher has an ATM card and the clothes on his back - no phone, no ties, and no address. But now a woman from his old unit has done the impossible. From Chicago, Frances Neagley finds Reacher using a signal only the eight members of their elite team of army investigators would know. She tells him a terrifying story about the brutal death of a man they both served with. Soon Reacher is reuniting with the survivors of his old team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day.

In a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they'd better be ready for what comes right back at them.

©2007 Lee Child; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Winning." (Publishers Weekly) "Highly recommended." (Library Journal)
"The action is intense, the pace unrelenting, and the violence unforgiving. Child remains the reigning master at combining breakneck yet brilliantly constructed plotting with characters who continually surprise us with their depth." (Booklist)

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    David L. Oppenheim 08-24-13
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    "- little more violent than usual."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    its just a little too much meaningless graphic violence even for Reacher. Still it proves the slogan "dont mess ....,


    What did you like best about this story?

    math code


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    reacher of course


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    mary 06-01-13
    mary 06-01-13

    I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.

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    "Not As Good as the One Written Just Before It"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book just seemed like a cookie cutter Jack Reacher novel. Yes, he has sex with the girl, surprise, yes, he's a tough guy, what a shock, but the plot falls far short of the Jack Reacher novel just before it in the Reacher series. It felt like Lee Child wanted a vacation from Jack Reacher so he just threw in all of the elements and gave it to his publisher. There's nothing compelling about the novel. I finished it because I paid for it and I kept hoping something exciting would happen. It didn't.


    What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Create some suspense and intrigue that isn't so predicatable.


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    I love Dick Hill's performances, this one included.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bad Luck and Trouble?

    How about just throw the book away and move on to the next one.


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    christine Marlton, NJ, United States 05-26-13
    christine Marlton, NJ, United States 05-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Boring book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anybody who likes a men running around killing each other with no story or mystery. No thrills. No plot. I kept waiting for a surprise to happen.


    What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

    No excitement at all. No mystery. Boring.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Mediocre. Nothing to get me excited.


    What character would you cut from Bad Luck and Trouble?

    Who knows. None of them were exciting. Hard time making a connection with any of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Don t bother reading his one.

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    Dennis United States 04-26-13
    Dennis United States 04-26-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great Lee Child Book !"

    This one will hold your interest and leave you wanting more. Very enjoyable. I often listen to audiobooks while I ride my bike and this one kept me on the saddle. I wanted more. Great book.

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    Henry Houston 03-31-13
    Henry Houston 03-31-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining but a bit long"

    Lee Child's Reacher is always reliable. He would be happy living a dull life with no responsibilities but his bad luck get's him in trouble - once again. In this book duty calls in the form of loyalty to his friends, ex-members of his old investigative team. A simple investigation turns more complex and deadly as the story unfolds and things are not what they seem. In a departure from other Reacher stories, this time he is not working alone, making for interesting dialogues and situations. The bad part is that midway into the story the pace slows down; almost seems that Child had decided on the ending but had to buy some time - or rather pages - before getting there. Another minor complain is that the action scenes are a bit silly, but in his defense, this not the reason why we read Reacher's stories. Dick Hill's narration was excellent as usual.

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    Shahram Khorsand Karlstad, wermland Sweden 03-26-13
    Shahram Khorsand Karlstad, wermland Sweden 03-26-13 Member Since 2016

    Shahram Khorsand

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    "another great story by Lee Child"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bad Luck and Trouble to be better than the print version?

    Reliable Reacher story. If you like them this one will not disappoint you.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Just enough drama and well read.


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    Sid BEREA, OHIO, United States 03-26-13
    Sid BEREA, OHIO, United States 03-26-13
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    "Reacher bad luck was a good story"
    If you could sum up Bad Luck and Trouble in three words, what would they be?

    Good story but dragged toward the end. Not sure if Lee wanted to kill of anyone else before ending the story. I will continue the rest of the series because I like Jack Reacher's character :-)


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    Ari New York, NY, United States 03-18-13
    Ari New York, NY, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Reacher Thriller w Solid Character Backstory"
    Any additional comments?

    I have read several of these and enjoyed them all. I would highly recommend this book. Along with being a fast paced thriller, it was one of the only story (I have seen) to provide detail on the Army team he served with. Other books mention his training but not the team he worked with. Reading the different Reacher novels makes each one even better IMO because you are uncovering the more of Reacher's charachter in a cummulative manner as you go through them. I don't think the series really has a strong order I have skipped around and read other sequentially and haven't seen much of a difference. But this is one of the better ones to get the Army side of Reacher. Also for another good read The Hard Way. As for performance, Dick Hill is the only narrator for me. I didn't get the early versions that now aren't sold w/ Dick Hill narrating, I will now not purchase those - note to audible.

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    James Herndon, VA, United States 03-11-13
    James Herndon, VA, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Reacher working with a team"
    Would you listen to Bad Luck and Trouble again? Why?

    This was a great twist to the typical Reacher story to have him working with his old team.


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    scogre San Diego, CA 02-22-13
    scogre San Diego, CA 02-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Reacher is finally a TEAM PLAYER!"
    What did you love best about Bad Luck and Trouble?

    I really enjoyed the other characters that came into play and the interaction Jack Reacher has with them. I find part of what I love about Reacher is his solo act in every story, but I love how the "Old Team" gets together in this novel.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Reacher being Reacher and causing total havoc in what I think is his most "revengeful" mission yet.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dick Hill IS Jack Reacher in my mind now. He has a great tone, moves the story along and just has a great voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The Reacher Novels do not make me laugh or cry, but I do get excited and think, GET EM!


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my more favorite Jack Reacher novels. Great book and gives some good insights into a character that everyone loves, but we still do not know that much about. Read it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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