Evan Smoak

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 36,766 ratings

Orphan X Publisher's Summary

The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It's said that when he's reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them.

But he's no legend.

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

Now, however, someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan's weakness - his work as The Nowhere Man - to find him and eliminate him.

Grabbing the listener from the beginning, Orphan X is a masterful thriller, the first in Gregg Hurwitz's electrifying new series featuring Evan Smoak.

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  • Book 1

    • Orphan X

    • By: Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,044
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,745
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,706

    Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Distraction

    • By A. Musser on 06-03-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Orphan X

    • By: Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Nikki on 04-15-19

    Regular price: $22.27

  • Book 1.5

    • Buy a Bullet

    • An Orphan X Story
    • By: Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Would Love to know someone like this!!

    • By shelley on 01-03-17

    Regular price: $3.49

  • Book 2

    • The Nowhere Man

    • Evan Smoak, Book 2
    • By: Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,649
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,168

    Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This book is awful!

    • By sekaly on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • Hellbent

    • An Orphan X Novel
    • By: Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,891
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,548
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,523

    Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily earns 5 stars!

    • By Wayne on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Hellbent

    • By: Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    To some he was Orphan X. Others knew him as the Nowhere Man. But to veteran spymaster Jack Johns, he was a boy named Evan Smoak. Taken from an orphanage, Evan was raised inside a top secret programme designed to turn him into a deadly weapon. Jack became his instructor, mentor, teacher and guardian. Because for all the dangerous skills he instilled in his young charge, he also cared for Evan like a son. And now Jack needs Evan’s help....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Installment To The Series

    • By Lia on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $26.17

  • Book 3.5

    • The Intern: An Orphan X Short Story

    • Evan Smoak
    • By: Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433

    Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. But he now lives by hiding in plain sight, keeping his head down and his eyes clear. So when a local summer intern for a tabloid news site finds herself trailing an aggressive reporter into a crime zone, things go terribly awry. The only person who can help her is a man with the background and the skills of the Nowhere Man.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit disappointing

    • By RJA on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $2.69

  • Book 4

    • Out of the Dark

    • An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak, Book 4)
    • By: Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,249
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,083
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,070

    Taken from a group home at age 12, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past in the Orphan Program is reaching out to him. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SMOAKIN' HOT!!!!

    • By shelley on 01-30-19

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Out of the Dark

    • Orphan X, Book 4
    • By: Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from the orphanage he called home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Trained as a lethal weapon, he and his fellow recruits were sent round the world to do the government's dirty work. But the programme was rotten to the core. And now the man responsible needs things to be nice and clean. All evidence must be destroyed. That includes Evan. To survive, Evan's going to have to take the fight to his nemesis. There's just one problem with that. Jonathan Bennett is President of the United States, and Evan isn't his only victim. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little disappointed

    • By Carol on 02-25-19

    Regular price: $26.17