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)
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The author should have never turned Reacher, his successful star character and Dick Hill, his excellent reader into Beavis and Butthead. Reacher's appeal includes being a tuff and smart guy who doesn't lose and who makes bad people suffer and then pay. Audible fans relate Hill's voice to Reacher. So what do we get? A previously invincible hero with a broken nose, therefore less threatening, less intimidating, underscored with a crappy nasual tone thru half the book. I enjoy Reacher for the purpose of escapism with a comfortable set of parameters. I prefer really bad and developed criminals who in the end get their fanny kicked. I don't enjoy waiting for the hero to heal while the usually perfect voice of Dick Hill has to read off key to simulate a broken nose! What were you thinking Mr Child? Would you produce a rock star by putting him on stage with his latest offering a waltz sung off key?
This book should have conformed with the formula that made all the rest of the series highly popular. If you want a different direction, invent a new character and series so that you can always return to Reacher.
Dick Hill is an awesome talent. Unfortunately he doesn't write the script, he performs it. So he trotted into the studio and was greeted with need to change Reachers voice. How about your favorite sports announcer decides to broadcast a game as Donald Duck?
Certainly. It made me appreciate the rest of the series even more, and pray this is the end of the character "fiddling."
I am anxious to see Lee Child return to the superb writer that he really is and anxious to hear Dick Hill reading at his real level of competency. Had this been my first Reacher it would have been my last. In all fairness, no one, not even the greatest, hit home runs at every bat. My criticism reveals an underlying fear that Reacher has ended. I certainly home that fear is unfounded.
Drive for work and listen all day long. Audible is a God send as it lifts me from traffic and off to an adventure!!
A new reader?? First shorty and now this!!! Please realize that readers are the ones that pay the rent and cutting corners....
to much Jack Reacher
less politcal stuff
not sure I will listen to any more Reacher based books. Childs need to invent another focus character.
This is again a great Reacher story ... that is if you like them. However, the readers "role playing" with the voices gets a bit annoying. Reacher has a broken nose and honestly we don't have to listen to a nasal reader to get the picture!!
Fast moving, Jack at his best, great storyline
Any other Reacher book
I like his voice
Kept my heart beat going with all the action
Must listen to Reacher story
Another great story, with enough twists to keep you engaged. As usual, the dialog is very visual, and the characters are interesting and well developed.
The story was over too soon and it will be a long time before the next Reacher. Quality takes time, so I will wait eagerly for my next installment.
I would rather not say, because it would be a spoiler. Actually, there were several that I could call a favorite, but I will allow my fellow listeners to find them for themselves.
Yes, but again that would be a spoiler, so I will not describe it. I am sure my fellow listeners will agree on the particular moment.
This reading is a credit to Dick Hill, to be able to do the whole book with a broken nose. Well, not Dick's nose, but you know what I mean. I have listened to just about 300 books and Dick is my favorite narrator.
Did not read the book. The audio let you know about his nose. Reading the book you would miss some of those details.
Jack Reacher. Always the best.
Approaching the hidden building.
Another thriller by Jack Reacher.
Tom Cruise should not be Jack. He is too short, and does not fit the image I have of Jack.
love the narrator voice and inflection...worth listening...Reacher is tops
average Lee Child...a bit out there at times, but entertaining
the car ride where Reacher is using eye blinks to communicate and his time with Sorrenson
Russel Crow, julliette Moore
great narration, story is a bit out there at times, but engaging
Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.
I have read or listened to every single book in this series. Once again, Lee Child continues the story of Jack Reacher. I love these books. Certainly, if you've been reading any of the previous 16 books about Reacher (I can't believe there have been that many), you'll love this one, too.
I heard that Tom Cruise is playing Jack Reacher in an upcoming movie. Ridiculous. I have my image of Jack Reacher and he sure as he__ isn't anything like Cruise.
And what can you say about Dick Hill - he is the voice of these books. If he ever stops narrating them, I'll go back to the printed page, but if he narrates, I prefer him reading/telling/being the story.
Few authors can hook you quicker than Lee Child, the opening scene usually has Reacher observing something that's not quite right, something with huge implications. Then Reacher uses his powers of observation to solve the mystery as the story unfolds. While there are a couple of big action scenes, and some surprises, this book is more about the mystery and the characters, and it kept me listening intently all the way through. I enjoyed this one a lot more than the last one "The Affair".
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