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Publisher's Summary

Do you need my help? It was always the first question he asked. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn.

Raised and trained as part of a top-secret programme, he was sent to the worst places in the world to do things his government denied any knowledge of.

Then he broke with the programme and disappeared. But now someone's on his tail. Someone who knows he was once known simply as Orphan X.

©2015 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2015 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Outstanding in every way." (Lee Child)
" Orphan X blows the doors off most thrillers I've read and catapults the readers on a cat-and-mouse that feels like a missile launch. Read this book. You will thank me later." (David Baldacci)
" Orphan X is his best yet-a real celebration of all the strengths Gregg Hurwitz brings to a thriller." (Lee Child)

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Excellent!

I love action and spy and good guy kicking bad guy's butt. This is all that and much more. And...and...it is well written. Which is not always a given. I do not like to compare characters, so suffice it to say, if you like action, read this

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Orphan X had me on edge from the start.

This is a great storyline, very well narrated & I can't wait for the next installment. Look out Jack Reacher & Greyman, there's a new kid on the block - Orphan X !

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Great story with plot twists.

Loved this book, can't wait for the sequel. Enough action and great story. Sad and feel good moments alike.

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  • Alan
  • 01-25-17

Outstanding

One of the best books I've listened to in a long time!

Fantastic performance
Exceptionally written
Non stop action & suspense from beginning to end

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Clare
  • 11-29-16

Yep, I'll be back for more...

Good premise, pace & writing... definitely more going on and more twists and turns than I expected. Kept me hooked and I'm looking forward to book 2 now!!

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-19-16

Action packed

Orphan X is packed with action from start to finish, I highly recommend this book.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • sarah
  • 12-28-16

READ THIS BOOK!!!

This book is legend! Read it and give yourself the most amazing literary experience ever.
From start to finish; captivating, nail biting page turning genius.
Greg Hurwitz, you are the man!!

22 of 23 people found this review helpful

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  • anne
  • 10-07-16

Good but not his best.

This is a complex and gripping story by an excellent writer. I've been waiting quite a while for a new release from Greg Hurwitz and I wasn't disappointed. But in my opinion it was not his best. But still very enjoyable! It finished with plenty of space for a follow on or a series of the nowhere man. Here's hoping we're that lucky!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Fiona Keates
  • 10-08-16

good, spolt with overacted main character

a good plot and entertaining characters. some of the situations were a bit far fetched though and it did twist and turn with characters turning up that were only briefly mentioned at the start with an expetion for you to remeber who they were and what the relationship was.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • rev
  • 10-29-16

great story

captivating action. great narration. plot sometimes a bit contrived. great concept. looking forward to sequel.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Angela
  • 03-22-17

Gripped from word 1

This is a book you want to end so you know what happens but you don't want to end because it's so good. Scott Brickputs his usual enthusiasm into the narration and I bought the next book of the series before even getting to the end of this one as I want to know what happens to Evan next.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Salter
  • 04-05-17

wow, Orphan X is very good...

Any additional comments?

An excellent vigilante / government conspiracy thriller. Wasn't sure I'd enjoy this given its not my preferred genre, however I found it very gripping, and really didn't want to put it down.
Once again Scott Brick turns in a flawless performance.
I'll be looking out for more Hurwitz stories for sure.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • frank
  • 12-16-16

Solid but formulaic

Enjoyed the listen a lot but not a huge amount to differentiate it from other similar stories in the super-hero type genre. Saying that will listen to the next book for sure!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Shalleycat
  • 02-18-18

new action hero

Great fast moving with plot twists and excellent action scenes. slightly less enjoyable narrator's style.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-26-17

Really excellent audio book

Wonderful narration & really interesting story line. Edge of the seat stuff throughout,
Highly recommended for listeners who enjoy action & revenge story’s.

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  • Simon Porter
  • 08-02-17

Good fast paced story

Well read, good use of tone and accent.

Great story, full of twists that keep you guessing. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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  • Mark
  • 04-21-17

Loved it

Totally mesmerising, couldn't stop listening. Great story and very well read. Look forward to the next one.

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  • Grahame
  • 03-23-17

Believeable and action packed

This is a great book. The book builds nicely and is enjoyable from beginning to end.

I have not read anything from this author previously but am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • shopper27
  • 02-27-17

Cheesy 80s action flick turned into a book

even has a cutesy single mom with an adorable kid! it's ridiculous but if 80s action flicks is your thing, it's not half bad.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-18

Amazing book differently recommend.

Amazing book differently recommend, I found it frilling and exciting all at the same time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-23-17

Doesn't live up to expectations

Consider reading the book instead. It might me better. The selected reader sounds old and dorky. It's a contrast to the character.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful