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
"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.
"Gripping to the eng"
Built slowly as with all Reacher books. The unexpected twist at the end was riveting
Yes. I am having to write more words in here than I want because the review page requires at least least 15 words in each field or you cannot submit. Probably best not to ask questions that promt a single word reply then
No. Again I'm having to fill here. Synics might day this is to dissuade people from submitting negative reviews in the first place.
This is not an opportunity to give a review is a series of very specific questions. I have no idea what the narrator could have done better with this plodding tome
Pardon me? Very soft and fluffy man. It inspired me to get through it fast as possible and delete it.
Aha! Finally. Worst reacher yet for me.
"Jack on top form"
You never know what is coming next. great suspense
The last part in the strange building/storage facility
Lee Child certainly keeps producing great story lines. |Long may it continue
"Sponsored by McDonalds"
The worst Reacher novel by far, boring, repetitive and 11 times proudly product placed a well known fast food chain.
Think this is turning into a cash cow, needs to take a break, go back to the drawing board and come back with a little bit of a different storyline.
"JACK REACHER ADDICT"
Who wouldn't want Reacher on their side in a fight? I am now finding the Reacher series very repetitive and hard to tell apart. Maybe there are only so many plausible (a bit, anyway) plots available for a homeless, rootless man. Of the later books in the series, the only one which really grabbed my interest was the one set in the past when Reacher was still a military policeman (The Affair). Perhaps that's the way to go.
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