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
"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)
It just didn't compel me like some other of the Lee Childs.
Very slow. Not particularly clear. Also his doing Reacher with his broken nose became annoying.
No. It's slow and repetitive which makes it very unlike the previous Reacher books.
More suspense. More action.
I really enjoy Dick Hill. He really does bring the various characters to life. He does a good job with the women as well as the men.
Nope. Let's go back to the old Jack next time. Or let's change him just a bit if it's needed to keep story interesting.
I'm just so disappointed. I had really been looking forward to this book.
Retitle it to How Reacher Thinks.
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.
Kind of disappointed. Started from nowhere and ended up there.
Jack's broken nose should have healed. Listening to a voice with nasal blockage the entire book got old very fast.
The book was going great until the end. To much detail of rooms and builtings and then 2 mintues of wraping up the story.
Get medical help for Jack;s nose.
Lee Child can do better.
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.
Lee Child, yes. Narrated by Dick Hill, no.
The storyline was intriguing and kept me listening despite the narration.
Almost anybody. I guess since Reacher has a nose injury, the intent was to have a nasal narration. Bad, bad idea.
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!
Loved Jack Reacher's assualt on the compound. The description of the building interior made visualizing it possible and put me right inside.
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.
yes, and I tried
A very disappointing story and listen, so not Lee Child, or Jack Reacher, that I am questioning if LC even wrote it.
The thing about Jack Reacher is his spontaniety and the edge to his stories...this one riding in a car for hours, has neither.
I actually made it, because I made myself keep listening, through 3/4 of the book and finally said no way.
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.
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!
yes, can't wait
Pretty much any scene where Sorenson learns how to investigate from Reacher
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