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Bad Luck and Trouble, Jack Reacher Book 11. The 2 FBI agents continue their fruitless search for Jack Reacher this time they find Frances Neagley, Reacher's sergeant from his MP days. (Neagley also appears in Without Fail, Book 6, and The Affair, Book 16 as well as in one of the Reacher novellas. She is likely the old squad mate to whom he is closest, although the relationship is platonic.) Neagley has a large security business in Chicago.
The book is quite good, but the narration is not. Kelley Hazen's voice is simply wrong for he book.
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What disappointed you about Get Back Jack?
The whole premise of these books is that they have something to do with the Jack Reacher character from Lee Child's books. They really don't, but in this one some of the other characters from the Jack Reacher stories are used, that's the whole story. I've made it to chapter 10 in this second one and I can go no further, it's unbearable.
If you’ve listened to books by Diane Capri before, how does this one compare?
This is the second one and it might be slightly better than "You don't know Jack" but if so it's only because of the familiar names/characters from the Reacher novels. The juvenile nick names the lead characters have for each other are so out of place it's like chalk on a black board. Other little touches that I find annoying are phrases like "she looked at her Sieko", repeatedly. In the real world people glance at their watch. "she was thinking, in her head" (where else?)
How did the narrator detract from the book?
She is just terrible. Her cadence is off, pauses in the wrong places, and the male lead character's voice is impossible. I've tried this second book thinking maybe I could get used to her but it's not going to happen. Interestingly, she occasionally seems to go along reasonably smoothly for short periods and then reverts right back to robot mode.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Get Back Jack?
I'm not sure any of it is worth saving.
Any additional comments?
No, I think I've given it a good try, just can't do it. I'm returning these.
I do wonder if the stories would be a bit more interesting if someone like Dick Hill was doing the narration. What's done is done so that's it for me.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
Can't understand why Lee Child would allow his books to be savaged in this manner
Has Get Back Jack put you off other books in this genre?
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Any additional comments?
This book has a ridiculous premise as a story line
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I have listened to and enjoyed every Jack Reacher story ever written but this is in a different league.
The story is poorly written but the main fault is that the reader sounds like a ROBOTIC DUCK ! Delivered in a metallic monotone, after 15 mins I couldn't listen to it anymore. You should be ashamed to release this.