We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Bad Luck and Trouble Audiobook

Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

Regular Price:$35.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (4420 )
5 star
 (2341)
4 star
 (1548)
3 star
 (417)
2 star
 (69)
1 star
 (45)
Overall
4.4 (3355 )
5 star
 (1859)
4 star
 (1131)
3 star
 (296)
2 star
 (48)
1 star
 (21)
Story
4.6 (3378 )
5 star
 (2205)
4 star
 (938)
3 star
 (182)
2 star
 (33)
1 star
 (20)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 04-16-15
    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 04-16-15 Member Since 2012

    I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    106
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    190
    100
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Can't get enough"

    To me, this is a great book series. I have not been let down yet. The plots remain interesting, the characters continue to grow, and as far as entertainment goes I'm very pleased.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gage SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 02-24-15
    Gage SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 02-24-15 Member Since 2011

    I love a good book

    HELPFUL VOTES
    54
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    68
    28
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Is Reacher just a Killer?"
    Any additional comments?

    I've read the books in the Reacher series up to this one. Occasionally Reacher would kill another character, but in this book, he kills 4 people in a row in a pretty horrible way. As long as he has worked it out that its okay then its okay. I don't know if I can keep reading this series. Smug in his attitudes, full of self importance and superiority, and unforgiving. He's a vigilante, a tough guy, without much of a conscience, a sociopath. Aren't prisons filled with people like this? I did enjoy the narration. Dick Hill is great. It's the character of Reacher I have a hard time with. He's so outside of anything human. I also don't like how Child continues to make fun of conservatives, Christians, and certain groups of Americans. He inserts his liberal ideas like PETA. I don't know. Just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    laurel 02-18-15
    laurel 02-18-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good book"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 02-13-15 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Read for Reacher novel"

    Was a good read for a Reacher Novel, quick dirty and not so predictable as the others. Performance was good to go! I'v

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer United States 01-21-15
    Jennifer United States 01-21-15 Member Since 2013

    I enjoy listening to Action Adventure books during my daily, (45 + mins) commute to work.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wow, I flew threw this one."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this one. It kept me wanting to hear more, whats going to happen next?? .....


    Any additional comments?

    I just love Reacher's adventures. I listen to this in two days

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael Speer 01-20-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    63
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A fun Reacher novel that is vey engaging."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sunshine Wolfy 01-15-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I just really like Jack Reacher personality"

    I have read all of Jack Reacher's adventures. Now I enjoy hearing them while I'm painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    GregBB Houston 09-20-14
    GregBB Houston 09-20-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Listen to it again, you will enjoy it just as much"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Erik J. Larsen st. paul, mn 07-10-14
    Erik J. Larsen st. paul, mn 07-10-14 Member Since 2008
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Starting to see the pattern"
    What did you like best about Bad Luck and Trouble? What did you like least?

    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.


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

    If they were Reacher fans.


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

    Love Dick Hill's narration.


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

    Yes. You don't have to deal with some of the tedious details in a movie.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marcus 06-19-14
    Marcus 06-19-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    31
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    52
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I loved that Toothbrush"
    If you could sum up Bad Luck and Trouble in three words, what would they be?

    You Don't Mess ...with the special investigators


    What other book might you compare Bad Luck and Trouble to and why?

    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.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Always a fantastic performance.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.