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Bad Luck and Trouble Audiobook

Bad Luck and Trouble: Jack Reacher 11

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Publisher's Summary

You DO NOT MESS with the Special Investigators!

The events of 9/11 changed Jack Reacher’s drifter life in a practical way. In addition to his folding toothbrush, he now needs to carry photo ID to get around. Yet he is still as close to untraceable as a human being in America can get.

So when a member of his old Army unit manages to get a message to him, he knows it has to be deadly serious. The Special Investigators always watched each other’s backs. Now Reacher must put the old unit back together. Someone has killed one of them, and he can’t let that go.

©2007 Lee Child (P)2011 Random House AudioBooks

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    Emma 14/04/2016
    Emma 14/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome!!"

    Another top Reacher book, great story and Jeff Harding was great as usual. If you're a Reacher fan then this will not let you down

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    Chris 01/01/2016
    Chris 01/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "One of Child' best."
    Where does Bad Luck and Trouble rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to this twice now, it is enthralling and I enjoyed every second of it. I am a huge Jack Reacher fan and this is one of the best so far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending,


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The last scene leaves the listener itching for more, well it did for me.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes but I would spoil the book if I told you.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a gripping tail, well worth listening to. I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachael 07/12/2015
    Rachael 07/12/2015
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    "My Favourite Jack Reacher"
    What made the experience of listening to Bad Luck and Trouble the most enjoyable?

    Jeff Harding is Reacher in my head. His voice is Reacher and brings the character to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bad Luck and Trouble?

    I LOVE the sayings that are now part of my mantra. YOU DO NOT MESS WITH SPECIAL FORCES and THE MORE PREPARED YOU ARE THE BETTER LUCK COMES YOUR WAY. not exact quotes but how I remember them.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    This story gave us more Reacher because of his colleagues. It was sadder than the rest because of the personal relationships with the victims and their demise.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I am always grabbed from the beginning of each book. I painted 2 rooms non-stop listening to this book. I was totally invested in this book from the beginning.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Joe
    Coventry, U.K.
    15/07/13
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    "Jack has mates = more trouble, more action."
    What made the experience of listening to Bad Luck and Trouble the most enjoyable?

    The story is nonsense, but don't let that put you off, Lee Child sells you all of this ridiculousness to the point that you will take a bullet for it. You will probably not want to talk about it in two weeks time down at the pub, but you will buy the next Jack Reacher audiobook from Audible. Jack is an enigma, the improbability of your primordial genetic code. What is not to love with touching your reptilian brain with so much relish? I love the fact that it is such nonsense - so loveable and so enjoyable. Perfect fiction and escape.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It Jack, he's back and he's got mates. Baddies fear and tremble!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first scene, no, correction the last scene.... Hum, in reconsideration the middle bit.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Moved me? What kind of question is this for a Jack Reacher novel? It does not move, it kicks your butt.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rosemary
    11/12/12
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    "Don't mess with the Investigators"

    Jack with some of his old team. Not the usual loner this time, but still good, revenge, naive baddies, a little laboured with the constant drives through LA, but overall enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marion
    Cronulla, Australia
    9/10/12
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    "Think Jack's showing his age"

    Have been a constant Reacher fan but whether it was the almost tired voice given to him by Mr Harding or my personal attitude at the time, I felt that Jack was also tired of being leader of the push. There was certainly plenty of action but not the usual edginess to his character. Maybe there were too many characters to contend with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jackie
    Sydney, Australia
    11/08/12
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    "Terrific"
    What made the experience of listening to Bad Luck and Trouble the most enjoyable?

    Story line made me think, the characters role was interesting and they played their part well


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I was constantly thinking and hoping for a good result in the end


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The visit to the morgue was one of finality and hope


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mr Rupert Seymour
    Stromness, United Kingdom
    7/04/13
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    "There's something about that man."

    I have now either read or heard all the Reacher books and oh I wish there were more. With the voice of Jeff Harding - surely the finest voice blending stern threats and machismo on the block - along with the words of Lee Child our creator of Reacher there must be so much more to come. Why? Reacher is both sensitive lover and thug with a heart, 6' 5" of unforgiving justice who carries two fists packed with bone breaking deliverance married with just a scintilla of irony. A caring ex-army major who finds comfort in helping the weak whilst breaking the arm of the town bully. This is why we need more. There's a twisted morality to the character. A flawed hero with neither an address or pretensions.

    In this story his old army team highlights the unbreakable loyalty they have to Reacher and each other when one of their number is threatened. I would spoil the reading for you if I went on save to say it is 22 carat Reacher. Listen but don't mess with that man!

    In this strory his old army team highlights the unbreakable loyalty they have to Reacher and each other when one of their number is threatened. I would spoil the reading for you if I went on save to say it is 22 carat Reacher. Listen but don't mess with that man!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Roderick Paterson
    Slough, Berkshire United Kingdom
    16/04/13
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    "Jack Reacher at his best"

    When Reacher teams back up with his former team there is more opportunity for the character to interact and less of the statement "Reacher said nothing". Brilliant balance of crossing plots and an epic ending.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Nr Taunton, United Kingdom
    10/04/11
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    "a long long time getting anywhere!"

    I don't think I've ever read a Lee Childs book that takes so long to get anywhere. It's as if he was being paid by the word / page, rather than the storyline. One of my least favourite Reacher books!Disappointing!

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    8/09/15
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    "Classic Reacher!"

    Jack Reacher fans know what they want and Child delivers in spades with "Bad Luck and Trouble". It's classic Reacher and scenes like him making a decision about how high the helicopter should fly are perfect Reacher moments - you'll see what I mean. If you like most of the other books, this is one of the best and you're going to enjoy it!

    For anyone who hasn't read any of the previous books this is fairly uncompromising thriller fiction. Like most books in the genre you have to suspend a certain amount of your brain's logic processing but it's glorious fun if you like your main characters in the hard, uncompromising mould. You don't mess with Jack Reacher!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Folkestone, United Kingdom
    1/12/13
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    "Lee Child is always reliable"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Lee Childs always writes a great book that is very good to listen to.Great characters and Jack as solid as ever


    What did you like best about this story?

    Strong women with well thought out background. Jack is such a strong chracter that I feel like I know him personally


    What about Jeff` Harding’s performance did you like?

    Jeff sounds just like I would expect Jack to sound like and it is like he is telling the story


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

    Neither made me laugh or cry but still kept me looking forward to the next installment untill the end and then to look forward to litening again another day


    Any additional comments?

    If you like this you will like them all. They are all very different

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eddie
    15/03/14
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    "A real thriller"
    What did you like most about Bad Luck and Trouble?

    My favourite Jack Reacher so far. Back with his old Army buddies and seeking revenge for their murdered friends. Don't mess with the special investigators!


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • RavenBow
    Farnborough, United Kingdom
    16/09/16
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    "Good fast pace action . Really enjoyed it ."

    The narration was superb with clear distinction between the characters. The plot was different and worked mostly, so did not stop me enjoying the experience. I would recommend this as definitely one of the better books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ben
    21/07/16
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    "excellent listening"

    Recommended as my first Reacher book to read. Really enjoyable. Now for my next 1

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    Ashford
    8/06/16
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    "Bad Luck And Trouble"

    Thought this was a better plot line than normal, more complicated,but fear not ,a little Reacher violence soon sorts everything out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR J D HOOK
    1/01/16
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    "Reacher's A team"

    This was one of my favorite Reacher books, it was good to have Neegly back, and the other members of his team, working together, kicking ass.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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