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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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    Diogenes Lamplighter Tempe Arizona 10-08-12
    Diogenes Lamplighter Tempe Arizona 10-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Welcome claustrophobia"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Wanted Man to be better than the print version?

    A summary of the premise for this book sounds a bit of a turn-off. Much of it occurs while JR rides in a car with three people, one of whom is essentially mute and the two others not chatty. However, the inner psychology of the work is sufficiently compelling to make this book not only different but quite good.


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    Tanya D. Butler 10-08-12 Listener Since 2009

    Off teller

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    "Love Reacher but hate this book"

    As previous reviewers have noted, a large part of the problem of this book is the narrator's rendition of Reacher with a broken nose. On top of that, the plot is boring. I listened until I only had two hours of the book left, and I couldn't take it anymore. I didn't care what happened to the characters...even after 12 hours of time invested into their story. The FBI agents were caricatures of bumbling, inept police. Leave it to Reacher to step into the gap--except 12 hours into the book, he still hadn't. I've loved this series, but this book is terrible. Save your money and get something else.

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    Patricia United States 10-08-12
    Patricia United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Lee Child, you still have it!"

    This was a great book. You would think after 16 books, the 17th would be not so great, but it was very good.

    Even though I won't see the Jack Reacher movie because of the ridiculous casting of Tom Cruise as Reacher, I will continue reading Lee Child. I have heard Lee had nothing to do with casting someone 5'6 150 pounds to play a man who is 6'5" 250 pounds and I really hope that is the case. We have to save Jack Reacher and boycott the film.

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    David 10-08-12
    David 10-08-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Not Lee Child's best!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Reacher's broken nose? What was that all about, we never get to know how he broke his nose. There was no value in this, it only gave purpose to Dick Hill's nasal voice interpretation that became increasingly annoying as the story droned on.


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

    If you had never read one of Child's Reacher books before, you might like this one. However, if you are a "Reacher Afficiando". you will likely be disapointed with this book


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It was a disappointing narration by an otherwise good reader.


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

    No, the plot was too convaluted to condense into a 90 minute movie


    Any additional comments?

    I will continue to buy Child's Reach stories even though this one was not his best.

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    John Kelso, WA, United States 10-08-12
    John Kelso, WA, United States 10-08-12
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    "Decent Reacher"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Recommend yes, but only with credits. Not worth the full price.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Best part, Reacher in action.


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

    Dick Hill is REACHER, no other narrator can do Child credit.


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

    Good anticipation but easily left for a time.


    Any additional comments?

    Not as much action, but, Reacher is the great thinker and able to put things togethor fairly quickly. There are some good humorous moments.

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    Carol Froisy North Carolina 10-08-12
    Carol Froisy North Carolina 10-08-12 Member Since 2017
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    "This Reacher is Tom Cruise"
    Where does A Wanted Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Jack Reacher novels, so this one wasn't a disappointment. Worth the time and money to read.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I listened to this straight through two days. It did hold my interest.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    I liked the narrator; he stayed in character well.


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

    You don't cry in a Reacher book, but there are humorous tension breakers along the way.


    Any additional comments?

    Just try to keep Tom Cruise out of the mental picture of Jack Reacher, and you'll be fine.

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    Bigapple134 10-08-12
    Bigapple134 10-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointment at this Lee Child/Jack Reacher tale"
    What disappointed you about A Wanted Man?

    everything...from the nasal narration to the lame story line


    Has A Wanted Man turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no...hope springs eternal...


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Jack Reacher with a broken nose had the narration become a most annoying portrayal. May have been accurate but it was a distinct turn off


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Wanted Man?

    i would scrap this book and start over


    Any additional comments?

    a pure waste of time slogging through the whole story. This book was beyond boring and dull...but i'll hope that enough people get to Lee Child that he'll do better next time

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    Gatambwa Dublin, Ireland 10-08-12
    Gatambwa Dublin, Ireland 10-08-12
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    "Great Book"

    There is nothing better then listening to Jack Reacher converse with the world around him. He was a little bit more vulnerable because of the broken nose but it was very good book to listen to. Waiting for the next one.

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    Thomas 10-08-12
    Thomas 10-08-12 Member Since 2017

    Fiction reader/listener: law enforcement, spy, military, science thriller, disasters.

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    "Long time Lee Child fan!"

    I have been a fan of Lee Child long before Audible, since I'm now of fan of both, Child seems to write even better. This is a gripping story made even more interesting by the narrator (Dick Hill). Author and narrator are a good pair, Jack Reacher is a fictional character made uber interesting.

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    Robert 10-08-12
    Robert 10-08-12 Member Since 2011

    I wish Audible would provide a better product. I continually have to go back and try to find my place to listen. Audible apparently disables the ability to burn a book to even one disk so I can listen to it. The iPod just doesn't do well on audiobooks (probably unless you buy them from Apple). It is impossible to get a book burned to CD so I can listen to it and it never plays right on the iPod.

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    "Keeps you interested"

    This is a typical Reacher book, keeps you interested and involved. We listen to it in the car and we almost went out to drive around just so we could listen to it! Excellent performance, especially the performance by Reacher with a broken nose, it seems almost too real.

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