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A Wanted Man Audiobook

A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

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Publisher's Summary

Reacher is back! A Wanted Man is a new masterpiece of suspense - from number-one New York Times best-selling author Lee Child.

Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don’t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, a huge man with a broken nose, hitching a ride east to Virginia.

An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there.

All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat - to both sides at once.

In Lee Child’s white-hot thriller, nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale.

©2012 Lee Child (P)2012 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was." (Esquire)

"Indisputably the best escape artist in this escapist genre." (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times)

"Lee Child [is] the current poster-boy of American crime fiction." (Los Angeles Times)

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    Nelisile Roswell, GA, United States 10-08-12
    Nelisile Roswell, GA, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Not his best book."
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    Definitely


    Would you recommend A Wanted Man to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. I would still warn readers to try another Jack Reacher novel to experience Lee Child at his best


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is superb. He brings the characters alive.


    Do you think A Wanted Man needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. I would like to see what happens when Reacher gets to Virginia


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    Ken Corvallis, OR, United States 10-08-12
    Ken Corvallis, OR, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Hit"

    Lee Child again brings Jack Reacher to life in a big and wonderful way! The narator Dick Hill is just the best. I hope that Lee never ask anyone else to be a Jack Reacher narator.

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    Martha Washington, DC, USA 10-06-12
    Martha Washington, DC, USA 10-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "couldn't believe how awful this was"
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    probably not


    What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

    the characters and the plot were incredibly boring and hard to follow.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    hearing someone reading with a broken nose for almost the entire book was excruciating -- the other voices were not good either.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Wanted Man?

    I would not have published this book


    Any additional comments?

    I've been buying audiobooks for years and this is the only one I would advise readers to skip.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer GRAIN VALLEY, MO, United States 10-06-12
    Amazon Customer GRAIN VALLEY, MO, United States 10-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Sad"

    Sorry Mr. Child but I can't believe how bad and boring this book is. Where did Jack go? No action and blinking out a "code" in the car... seriously? I've read all of the books in the series and love Jack but this was just unbearable. And the broken nose portrayal was excruciating. I will not blindly buy another Reacher book again without waiting for other reviews of the book.

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    L Centennial, CO, United States 10-06-12
    L Centennial, CO, United States 10-06-12

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    "The Only Reacher Dud"

    I recommend that Lee Child sell the dwarf the rights to this. That way I won't have to feel bad about refusing to see the movie and all of the other Reacher gems will be safe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Harrison, TN, United States 10-06-12
    Mike Harrison, TN, United States 10-06-12
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    "Reacher....You let us down."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Without killing the story I'd reduce the first third of the book by more than half, add half to the middle, and cut the ca-ca about the mysterious woman from Virginia. Who is this Mata Hari?


    What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

    It's kind of like Mr Child "phoned it in" Way too many Reacher "norms"...serious number skills, way out deductions and it was all for moot.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sad to say, but it was the end because I was glad it was over.


    Was A Wanted Man worth the listening time?

    I'm a big fan of Jack Reacher and was sorely disappointed at this attempt and I do mean "attempt"


    Any additional comments?

    I'll buy the next Jack Reacher of course, but after that if it's not better I won't buy it the day it's released, I'll read the reviews. Mr Child, please step back up to the plate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Wichita, KS, United States 10-04-12
    Greg Wichita, KS, United States 10-04-12 Member Since 2010

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Getting Old"

    Same story - same Jack. I like the idea of Jack Reacher, but the story line needs to change. If you never read one of these books, then you are in for a treat (just pick a different one!) Sounded as if Dick Hill was in an echo chamber - otherwise, I love how Dick Hill reads the story!

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    Lydia Orange, NJ, USA 10-04-12
    Lydia Orange, NJ, USA 10-04-12
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    "Epppp!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story.


    Has A Wanted Man turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was nice to see Reacher again.


    Any additional comments?

    I have to agree with many of the negative reviews for this book. If I could do this all again, I would skip this book. The story stalled somewhere in the middle and never regained its momentum. After all the build up in the car if just fell flat. All the things I really loved about Reacher seemed to be left out of this book. And what is with all the mindless travelling. I struggled to finish this one. A definite miss!

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    Matthew San Rafael, CA, United States 10-03-12
    Matthew San Rafael, CA, United States 10-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Once Again"
    What made the experience of listening to A Wanted Man the most enjoyable?

    Dick Hill reading Lee Child is the best that Audible has to offer.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    As always, great performance by Dick.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted this to last forever.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tim 10-02-12
    Tim 10-02-12
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    "Big fan but not of this one!"
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    I have listened to all of the books in the JR series.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lee Child again?

    Yes


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good voice actor.


    Was A Wanted Man worth the listening time?

    Just barely kept me commited.


    Any additional comments?

    Lee Child can explain in detail about our traffic signs but fails to grasp the fact that storms in the midwest would never make it to Oregon! The wind does not blow that way for very long and the rockies are in the way! I live in NE Kansas so I know these little details about this book. Lee your better than that. Did they rush you?A "Bent" cop in england is callef a crooked cop over here!I was supprised that he failed to bed anyone.Now that Hollywood has ruined the whole thing the love affair is over. Good luck Jack!

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