When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose patched with silver duct tape - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia, so he doesn't quit. And at last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman. But within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys....
Will they get through because the three are innocent? Or because the three are now four? Is Reacher just a decoy?
With his signature Swiss-watch plotting and heart-thumping suspense, A Wanted Man shows Lee Child at his sublimely skilful best.
©2012 Lee Child (P)2012 ISIS Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks
“He could take out Bond, Dirty Harry, Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt with both hands tied behind his back. And then sleep with their girlfriends two at a time before getting the last bus out of town” (Sun)
Right up there, probably the best so far.
Excellent plot . This one totally changes as you go along. One of Lee Child's best in my view. He seems to be getting better each time. So looking forward to the next one.
Jeff Harding is my favorite reader. He has the ability to capture all the different voices with total conviction. You forget about the reader and are swept along by the personalities of the different characters. Keep it up Jeff.
Yes, absolutely. Totally absorbed in story. Loved the changes in the plot. Needed to listen non stop.
Lee Child always my favorite. May Jack Reacher never age or change as he is one in a million.
Not Lee Childs best work. Reacher has been my favour character for years but this was a dull & boring book. I am very glad that I read all the other Reacher books before Tom Cruise was chosen to portray the character. Every now and then one pictures the diminutive Tom Cruise wearing lifts as Reacher.... it does not help
"A Wanted Man"
I nearly did not listen to this book owing to bad reviews! I have been reminded not to act solely on the views of others especially since they were heavily negative. Why would Lee Childs write a bad book I asked myself? Anyway I decided to ignore the thoughts of others and listen to it myself! I enjoyed it! The storyline was a little weak in places but altogether the book is worth reading/listening to. David S
"Another great Jack Reacher book"
Unusually 61 Hours, Worth Dying for and A Wanted Man all follow in quick succession in Jack Reachers life, the Affair is slipped in between the latter two as a historical story, but until this point each book (excluding the novels set in Reachers Army days) have usually been set about 6-12 months apart, I guess Jack is getting on in years and Lee was possibly mindful of his hero getting a bit too old for some of his adventures.... Ok maybe not... But this means you need to read these in this order as it tells the Story of Jacks adventures while trying to get to Virginia, won't spoil the reason why but they are all excellent, looking forward to what appears to be the conclusion in Never go back, can't wait!
"Well done Lee Childs"
As it says on the tin. Excellent story and reader. Keep up the good work.
yes here we are again another good story written well as usual and a very good narration as well just the same as always '' can't wait for the next one which I have and going to list to know
"Don't bother if you liked Jack Reacher"
A very tedious listen. A thin plot for a short story spun out to a whole novel. Far too much description and uninteresting detail particularly in the bunker chapters. Blue dots on doors, tearing through plastic door seals, who cares? Very little about the quirks that make Reacher interesting.
"not the best Reacher story by a long way........."
a bit disappointed with this book. it was ok but nothing more in my opinion
"Not vintage Reacher"
The narration is superb and I am a huge fan of Lee Child. I already have another book queued up
The ending is quite simply pathetic and probably knocked up in a couple of hours. It is so unrealistic especially compared to the main narrative
The gas station when Reacher has a small window of opportunity to alert someone of the danger by telephone.
I could see it as a film (the poor ending would ironically suit the large screen). Anybody taller than Tom Cruise would do for the role of Jack Reacher.
Lee Child is clearly a very successful writer and his Jack Reacher books are gripping but I have to say that I think he short changed us, especially with the ending of this book. He should create something else (non Reacher) as the last few books are feeling somewhat stale. This one hasn't put me off entirely but I'll take a break before tackling the next two in the series (I've read all of the others).
"Not enough depth"
Not much to this one I'm afraid, all a bit too linear and lacking a defined bad guy. Won't stop me listening to the next one though
"another Reacher novel that never gets old"
this time Reacher is minding his own business looking to hitch a ride to Virginia to meet the woman he spoke to because she sounded attractive!! meantime his ride with 2 men and a woman turns out to be more interesting than even he knew!
A gripping story line right to the end, each chapter leaves you wanting more. The only downside is that like all good story it has to end somewhere.
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