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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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    jack Spring Branch, TX, United States 10-01-12
    jack Spring Branch, TX, United States 10-01-12
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    "Simile overload. Written more like a screen play"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Retitle it to How Reacher Thinks.


    What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

    Pedantic


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Always stellar.


    Could you see A Wanted Man being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Wait! You mean this wasn't the screen play? "61 Hours" would make a great movie. I'd like to see some fresh Actor's and Actresses.


    Any additional comments?

    Kind of disappointed. Started from nowhere and ended up there.

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    Susan 09-30-12
    Susan 09-30-12
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    "Worst book by Lee Child"
    What would have made A Wanted Man better?

    Jack's broken nose should have healed. Listening to a voice with nasal blockage the entire book got old very fast.


    What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The book was going great until the end. To much detail of rooms and builtings and then 2 mintues of wraping up the story.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get medical help for Jack;s nose.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyance.


    Any additional comments?

    Lee Child can do better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David United States 09-30-12
    David United States 09-30-12
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    "Not Lee Child's best."

    Reacher hitchhikes, gets a ride, drives a car, and blinks his eyes. Too little action takes a long time to read (or listen). This is a monotonous book.

    Lee Child is a favorite author, and I'll read his next book. But this book takes too much time for too little.

    Dick Hill, the reader, does a brilliant job. Since Reacher's nose is broken, Hill has to read with a muffled voice and fuzzy words. He does a letter perfect job.

    Hill's performance is worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Author Tee Pittsburgh, PA 09-28-12
    Author Tee Pittsburgh, PA 09-28-12

    AuthorTee

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    "Terrible, horrible narration"
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    Lee Child, yes. Narrated by Dick Hill, no.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The storyline was intriguing and kept me listening despite the narration.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Hill?

    Almost anybody. I guess since Reacher has a nose injury, the intent was to have a nasal narration. Bad, bad idea.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration turned me off so much I almost didn't listen to the entire book. I love the Jack Reacher series, but the narration on this one was absolutely horrible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 09-27-12
    Linda 09-27-12
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    "Enjoyed the story; will think twice about hitching"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Wanted Man?

    Loved Jack Reacher's assualt on the compound. The description of the building interior made visualizing it possible and put me right inside.


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

    Dick Hill is a great reader. I especially like the way he pronounces the hard 't' at word endings. But, the broken nose nasal sound in this book became so annoying towards the end that I found myself fast forwarding.


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

    yes, and I tried


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn LYNCH STATION, VA, United States 09-24-12
    Lynn LYNCH STATION, VA, United States 09-24-12

    Second childhood.

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    "not worth it"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A very disappointing story and listen, so not Lee Child, or Jack Reacher, that I am questioning if LC even wrote it.


    What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

    The thing about Jack Reacher is his spontaniety and the edge to his stories...this one riding in a car for hours, has neither.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually made it, because I made myself keep listening, through 3/4 of the book and finally said no way.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Keith ROCKMART, GEORGIA, United States 09-17-12
    Keith ROCKMART, GEORGIA, United States 09-17-12
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    "DISAPPOINTED"

    Enough with the female FBI agents, and home groaned terrorist. Why not some Mexican drug lords? And they were times I could not make what Dick Hill was saying.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey 09-15-12
    Jeffrey 09-15-12
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    "Dick Hill is brilliant"
    What did you like best about A Wanted Man? What did you like least?

    I loved this performance. The story was so so. Dick Hill's interpretation of Reacher's broken nose speech was hilarious and made the book worth listening to. The story ending was not Lee Child's best nor did it showcase the many abilities of Reacher. On the other hand I can't wait for the next one!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lee Child? Why or why not?

    yes, can't wait


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Pretty much any scene where Sorenson learns how to investigate from Reacher


    Was A Wanted Man worth the listening time?

    Absolutely


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jack St Petersburg, FL, United States 09-19-12
    Jack St Petersburg, FL, United States 09-19-12

    Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.

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    "Entertaining"

    A typical Lee Child book. It was worth the read! This is the first Reacher book I have read that commented on current politics.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tony G United States 08-17-13
    Tony G United States 08-17-13

    Give a brother a vote.....lol

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    "Holy Moley...the Details???"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    yea less details and more action


    What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    To many tiny details!


    Did Dick Hill do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    To many tiny details!


    Did A Wanted Man inspire you to do anything?

    To many tiny details!


    Any additional comments?

    To many tiny details!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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