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Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel | [Lee Child]

Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

Jack Reacher reunites with the survivors of his old Army investigative 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.
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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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    Joe 05-26-07
    Joe 05-26-07
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    "Reacher is back!"

    Jack Reacher is at it again. This time with the help from old friends he continues to use his experience, skills, and size to right all wrongs!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Ann gainesville, FL, USA 05-20-07
    Mary Ann gainesville, FL, USA 05-20-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Very,very bad and extremely troublesome"

    This novel is very, very bad and extremely troublesome. The plot, if you wish to call it that, is at best childish. The bad plot is supplemented by an extremely bad reader who has a lot of trouble keeping track of the voices of the various characters in the book. I wholeheartedly suggest that you bypass this one and spend your money more wisely. If I could have given this a zero rating I would have.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    B. C. ginsburg Alabama 07-13-07
    B. C. ginsburg Alabama 07-13-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Lee Childs struck out on this one"

    as much as i loved every one of his previous novels, i didnt even finish this one. maybe it got better, but i listened for quite a few hours and put it down. sorry Lee.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karen N 01-29-13
    Karen N 01-29-13

    Karen Nichols

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    "You do not mess with Special Investigations."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bad Luck and Trouble to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely. Dick Hill's intonations and phrasings give more depth to the characters, underscore the dry humor -- and overall make the plot more interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The existential hero, who is steadfast in his loyalty and his retribution, creating a bit of fairness in our unfair world.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roynetta Aurora, CO, United States 08-20-12
    Roynetta Aurora, CO, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Another run of the mill Reacher."
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    I am committed to finish the series


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lee Child? Why or why not?

    I will be finishing the series.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    I love the modulation of Hill's voice and that is usually one of my criteria for choosing a book.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    knowing what I know about the series an emphatic no.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 04-14-12
    Lisa 04-14-12
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    "Narration detracts from characters"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bad Luck and Trouble to be better than the print version?

    No, only because the style of the narration created an old school feel.


    Would you recommend Bad Luck and Trouble to your friends? Why or why not?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    Probably not. If it was for a 50's detective novel, like a film noir feel, he might be appropriate. But I'm not in to that genre.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The unit that stays together...pays together.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator is very talented but just not the right fit for this series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael DENVER, COLORADO, United States 09-22-11
    Michael DENVER, COLORADO, United States 09-22-11
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    "DON'T DO IT!!!"

    This download is only half the book! It ends at chapter nine and te4lls you that it was split for downloading purposes.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy East Meadow, NY, United States 02-03-11
    Dorothy East Meadow, NY, United States 02-03-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Disappointing"

    I am a huge Lee Child fan and have listened to nearly all of the Jack Reacher novels from audible within the last two months. This one is a huge disappointment. To start, the recording quality is poor -- one chapter is suddenly louder than the last, then reverts to quiet again at a whim. Not pleasant to have in one's ears. Second, Jack is better than he is portrayed here. As are his SI friends. They stumble around in this book as if they have no training at all. Finally, Jack often find himself in bed with someone at some point -- in this novel that entire line of subplot is absurd. This won't stop me from listening to every last Lee Child book (particularly if Dick Hill continues to narrate them), but I can't help but think he phoned this one in.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Allan Whitesburg, TN, United States 12-06-10
    Allan Whitesburg, TN, United States 12-06-10 Member Since 2008
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    ""Reacher" Do you really know him?"

    I started the Lee Child novels with “The Killing Floor” and was immediately captured by the talent of this Author. I was insanely addicted and went through book after book to where I am now “Nothing To Loose”. In my journey through these novels I have came to the conclusion that this Author has a agenda. To start his agenda he gets his readers addicted by pure, raw, talent and then slowly starts feeding his messages and as the books go on the message gets plainer, louder, and more outspoken.

    After the first few books it is clear that Reacher (Lee Child) is a Atheist but he doesn’t pound away at it, he just makes a few jabs at believers. In every book he has to sleep with different women and makes it clear that sleeping with a woman doesn’t and shouldn’t mean any kind of commitment to that said woman. By the time I had gotten to the book “The Enemy” it was clear that Reacher (Lee Child) was also a homosexual supporter and in favor of homosexual’s in the military! So now we have the big brute “Reacher” going around killing everyone and beating up every man he comes across but has a sensitive spot for having homosexuals in our military!

    Now for the Clincher!!! I have now gotten to “Nothing To Loose” and Lee Child shows every color in his soul!!! Now Lee is taking huge blows to the believers and now this big bad brutal man (Reacher) is supporting military deserters (who don’t believe in the cause)!!! What a guy this Lee Child is!!! In this book he comes out swinging like Nancy Peolosi!! I am truly amazed at the agenda Lee has by this book. I am angry and sad that now I have purchased every “Reacher” novel that I was pulled in to this trap and now funded him to write more books on his agenda!!! I am sad that Lee obviously doesn’t know anything about a higher power, moral values, and the commitment of a armed soldier!!! If Lee Child shares your personal idea’s then by all means his books will be of great satisfaction to you and you have the right to that belief syste

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles D. Dennis Jupiter, Fl United States 05-23-10
    Charles D. Dennis Jupiter, Fl United States 05-23-10

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Political plugs unnecessary"

    I have enjoyed the Jack Reacher stories up until this one. Though I did not read them in order and have not read/heard all of them (I have just 8 books) I have enjoyed Reacher vs. the world.
    I thought this would be another good story because Reacher was going to hook up with former comrades-in-arms to battle the bad guys. However, when the author wishes to interject his personal political views, in this book those being: anti-Christian, anti-hunting and pro PETA shout outs, then I must spend my money on other books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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