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A Wanted Man Audiobook

A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. 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.
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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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    Dianne New Bern, NC, United States 12-11-12
    Dianne New Bern, NC, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "not one of my favorite listens"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    to much Jack Reacher


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

    less politcal stuff


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    fair


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    not sure I will listen to any more Reacher based books. Childs need to invent another focus character.

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    Shahram Khorsand Karlstad, wermland Sweden 12-07-12
    Shahram Khorsand Karlstad, wermland Sweden 12-07-12 Member Since 2016

    Shahram Khorsand

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    "Great Reacher story"
    What made the experience of listening to A Wanted Man the most enjoyable?

    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!!


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    Kindle Customer North pole, AK, United States 12-06-12
    Kindle Customer North pole, AK, United States 12-06-12
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    "Jack Reacher saves the day"
    If you could sum up A Wanted Man in three words, what would they be?

    Fast moving, Jack at his best, great storyline


    What other book might you compare A Wanted Man to and why?

    Any other Reacher book


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

    I like his voice


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Kept my heart beat going with all the action


    Any additional comments?

    Must listen to Reacher story

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    Rick 12-01-12
    Rick 12-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Typical Fantastic Reacher"
    What did you love best about A Wanted Man?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Dennis Salem, OR, United States 11-30-12
    Dennis Salem, OR, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Jack Reacher is an impelling character."
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Wanted Man to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the book. The audio let you know about his nose. Reading the book you would miss some of those details.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Reacher. Always the best.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Approaching the hidden building.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Another thriller by Jack Reacher.


    Any additional comments?

    Tom Cruise should not be Jack. He is too short, and does not fit the image I have of Jack.

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    J. Dingle 11-30-12
    J. Dingle 11-30-12
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    "Good listen"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    love the narrator voice and inflection...worth listening...Reacher is tops


    If you’ve listened to books by Lee Child before, how does this one compare?

    average Lee Child...a bit out there at times, but entertaining


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the car ride where Reacher is using eye blinks to communicate and his time with Sorrenson


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

    Russel Crow, julliette Moore


    Any additional comments?

    great narration, story is a bit out there at times, but engaging

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 11-14-12
    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 11-14-12 Member Since 2016

    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.

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    "Book after book in this series gets better"

    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.

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    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 09-28-12
    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 09-28-12 Member Since 2005
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    "A Deductive Reacher"

    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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    Joy Park Ridge, NJ, United States 09-26-12
    Joy Park Ridge, NJ, United States 09-26-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyed this. First Reacher novel for me."
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Wanted Man to be better than the print version?

    n/a


    What did you like best about this story?

    The end, which was more exciting than the rest of the novel.


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

    no.


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

    At times.


    Any additional comments?

    Want to know if, when, and how Reacher gets his nose fixed. Don't envy the narrator to sound like that throughout the story.

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    Zach San Antonio, Tx, United States 09-25-12
    Zach San Antonio, Tx, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Not Child's Best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Wanted Man to be better than the print version?

    Audio for me is better since being blind print books are worthless.


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

    I would recommend it for those who already enjoy Child's work, but not as a first time Child reading selection.


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

    The narrator is quite good, and I greatly enjoy listening to him.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series, but sadly Wanted just didn't have the same riveting plot I've come to expect from the author. It just seemed like he was putting out another novel, instead of really putting his all into it like prior books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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