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Bad Luck and Trouble Audiobook

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)

What Members Say

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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!

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    Kevspark76 02-04-13
    Kevspark76 02-04-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Great story and narration."
    Where does Bad Luck and Trouble rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not his best but in the top 5. Dick Hill does a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    Get past the first chapter and then it will make sense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Brandon, FL, United States 02-02-13
    Ronald Brandon, FL, United States 02-02-13
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    "Bad Luck & Trouble Review"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The title lacks imagination as does the story. Equally poor is the seeming need for the author to include unnecessary detail where there should have been more attention to the story line itself. I would not listen to it again nor would I recommend it to anyone else. The performance by Dick Hill saved it from a rating of one star.


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

    C-above


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

    I think the 6' 5" giant of a man described by Child as Jack Reacher.


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

    All of the driving directions & lengthy descriptions of people and equipment.


    Any additional comments?

    Attention to the interactions of the characters appreciated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marsha 01-30-13
    Marsha 01-30-13
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    "I'm in love with Reacher"
    Would you listen to Bad Luck and Trouble again? Why?

    No, I don't like to repeat things.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I'm inclined to love to listen to any book about service men.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Burke, VA, United States 01-30-13
    Debra Burke, VA, United States 01-30-13
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    "another great Jack Reacher Novel"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Reacher. love the sarcasm & matter of fact delivery.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    nice baritone voice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Orange Park, FL, United States 01-25-13
    Karen Orange Park, FL, United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2007

    I love to read books but due to vision problems it is very hard. I have fond that listening is almost as good as reading them for myself.

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    "Best story line todate"
    If you could sum up Bad Luck and Trouble in three words, what would they be?

    We get to know some of the people from Reacher's past. This story gives him more of an outlook as to how the rest of his past team is doing in the "real" world.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed getting to know Frances L. Neagley. I look forward to more of her, Dixon and O'Donnell


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

    A few sections were a bit teary but quick


    Any additional comments?

    A must read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Santa Ana, CA, United States 01-23-13
    Roger Santa Ana, CA, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent and Riveting"

    I loved this book. This was my first opportunity to read a Lee Child work. It kept me at the edge of edge of seat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 01-23-13
    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "If you like Reacher, you'll love this"

    I do like the Jack Reacher books, I just don't find them "challenging." Lee Childs develops the story well, but always overlooks what ultimately becomes the cause of the problem. I listen to these stories when listening may not get all of my attention. It's no biggie if I miss parts of the book...I usually have them figured out halfway through anyway. I will buy more, and if you like the genre, you should definitely give this one a shot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David L. Wilson 01-21-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "What goes up must come down."
    What made the experience of listening to Bad Luck and Trouble the most enjoyable?

    You know what Reacher is going to do, you're just not sure how he will pull it off.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Dick Hill is Reacher. He knows the character and is consistent with Reacher and the others.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 01-21-13
    Farrell 01-21-13

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Riveting"

    Very Good. A terrorist plot, corrupt police, and Reacher.. What's not to like?

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