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Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Written By: Lee Child

Narrated By: Dick Hill

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: May 2007

Duration: 6 hours 24 minutes


From the first shocking scenes in Child's explosive new novel, Jack Reacher is plunged like a knife into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends . . . and is on its way to something even worse.


  • John B

    Great book, great story. The pace of the book was perfect and Dick Hill does such a great job narrating, much better than others.

  • Craig Temczuk

    Good book. I love the Jack Reacher novels. This one is as good as the rest. I recommend this book.

  • Andrew Soliz

    great story, love that they brought the whole team into the story.I hope there is another story where they come together.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely loved it. Love Jack Reacher and how he works things out. Can't get enough.

  • The Rev

    Unlike almost every other reviewer I thought the narration was GREAT. The guy BECAME Jack Reacher for me. Wonderfully entertaining story, great characters, good plot twists and a good guy with a REAL mean streak. My first, but certainly not last Lee Childs. Good read.

  • Anonymous

    This was my first Lee Child novel. It was average. At times, the book didn't have my full attention.

  • Anonymous

    I really liked this book. It was my first from this author and I have to say, I'm glad I took the chance. I was totally drawn into the story right from the start. It was hard not to want to see what came next which seemed to happen over and over again. Never got real slow or to detailed - yet built on the, very interesting characters, in a methodical manner and just the right amount of detail. Real good listen if you are a fan of the genre and even if you are not. Well written all the way around. My only criticism was the quality of the sound. At first it seemed like it was the narrator, but as time went on it became more obvious that it was the quality of the recording. The narrator did taper of his volume a bit, bit and put emphasis in areas that did not always seem appropriate, but I think it was the quality that bothered me. I kind of liked the narrators style - it grew on me. All in all.....good book and I highly recommend.

  • Rob

    This was my first Lee Child book. Not bad novel to listen to.

  • Deb

    This is a great story. I am so spoiled by Will Patton and his narration, that this reader was excruciating! My goodness, where did they find this guy. Overall, however, its a good listen. Fast paced, with all the fun stuff one looks for! If you can get past the reader is a good listen.

  • Jeff Wesenberg

    I liked it, a couple of nice twists, Reacher is a very interesting and likeable guy