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The Nowhere Man is a figure shrouded in secrecy - a near legendary figure who helps those lucky few who are given the means to reach out to him. Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. This is the story of Smoak's first outing as the Nowhere Man, where after completing a mission in Northern California, he happens to spot a young woman at a coffee shop. Brutalized and under the control of a very powerful, unscrupulous man, her life is in danger if she doesn't escape. And the only person that can help her do that is a man with the background and skills of the Nowhere Man.

©2016 Gregg Hurwitz. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Would Love to know someone like this!!

This could have been the first chapter in a book about Evan Smoak's past. Excellent first short story about his first mission on his own. I usually don't like purchasing short stories but have been looking forward to the next book in this series and wanted something to hold me over.
Gregg Hurwitz is such a talented author and I am so glad that he has decided to create a series.
Scott Brick does an excellent job narrating as always.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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46 of 50 people found this review helpful

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Tasty tidbit

All action, little characterization, but fun peek into the beginning of Evan Smoak's presence as a defender of the helpless. Bad guys beware. With this little appetizer I'm ready for the next full length installment.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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My third short story of today

I'm not a fan of very short stories of less than 2 hours in length, but after listening to the 38 minute Buy a Bullet by Gregg Hurwitz and the 27 minute Second Thoughts by Steven James, both today, I may change my mind. Both stories are wonderful (the third short story today is the 84 minute The 4th Man by Lisa Gardner which is excellent, but not as good as the others.)

Before Orphan X I was not a big fan of Gregg Hurwitz. His earlier novels are very good, but I listened as much to hear Scott Brick's narrations as for the content. The beginning of the Orphan X/Evan Smoak series changed that. Buy a Bullet will tide me over until the release of Nowhere Man in two weeks.

21 of 26 people found this review helpful

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So good!!

I could not stop listening to this amazing prequel! Definitely makes you anxious for the new book!

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Good short!

Great for a quick fix of Smoak! It's been several years since he's been called The Nowhere Man. Sitting in a restaurant, Evan sees a woman he assumes needing help. After confirming his suspicions, he decides it's time for The Nowhere Man to return! Excellent performance by Scott Brick!

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Great short story, great narrator!

Can't wait for book 2! Who wouldn't love a character named Evan Smoak! Relistened to book 1 to prepare for book 2 coming out Tuesday and it sounded just as good if not better the second time around!

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Great lead up

I usually don't buy/use credit on short clips. But the @$4 was well worth it for a snippet of Orphan X's "start".

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Etude

This is a pretty satisfying brief study of the character, though it falls far short of providing actual development. Good guy sees damsel in distress with outsize obstacles to surmount to save her. Like a Grimms fairy tale with koi and automatic weapons. More of a study in tactics than revelation of character; more a character trying on a new outfit than growing morally.

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Holy Smoak!

Dang... More! More!
I have to write more words or the review won't post... But it doesn't need more words.

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If you like Orphan X, you"ll like this short story

This is the story of Orphan X's first experience as a do-gooder. It is very short but is an interesting little insight into how Orphan X got started in his quest to help people in trouble.

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