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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,195 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Child Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780307749611
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A Wanted Man is a new masterpiece of suspense—from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child.

Four people are in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man is driving, eyes on the road. Another man is next to him, telling stories that don’t add up. A woman is in the back, silent and worried. And next to her is 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The indomitable Reacher burns up the pages. USA Today
  • Furious action . . . [Lee] Child keeps the pacing swift and the surprises rolling. . . . [A] feverishly thrilling series. The Miami Herald
  • Smart, breathless . . . [with] one of the best female characters in the whole Reacher series. The New York Times
  • Subtle and nuanced [with] seductive writing and irresistible plot twists. Newsweek
  • “Subtle and nuanced [with] seductive writing and irresistible plot twists.”

    Newsweek

  • “The indomitable Reacher burns up the pages.”

    USA Today

  • “Smart, breathless…[with] one of the best female characters in the whole Reacher series.”

    New York Times

  • “Furious action…Child keeps the pacing swift and the surprises rolling…[A] feverishly thrilling series.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Child’s surprise-filled seventeenth Jack Reacher novel takes the ex-military policeman on a wild road ride that builds to a terrific slam-bang climax…While the erratic trip through America’s heartland doesn’t always follow a logical path, Reacher displays his acuity, patience, endurance, and military skills in the exhilarating fashion series fans have come to expect.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “To survive, Jack must use his wits more than ever. His statistical knowledge, analytical thinking, and insight into human behavior help him dig deep into a multilayered puzzle well before the need for an all-out physical confrontation builds to a heart-racing climax. VERDICT Fans will devour this volume quickly and long for the next Reacher novel.”

    Library Journal

  • “Lucky listeners who are unfamiliar with previous Jack Reacher adventures by Lee Child and narrator Dick Hill are in for a treat. They will have the extra thrill of learning what Reacher is all about. To the uninitiated, Reacher may appear to be a villain who is picked up by two men and a woman while hitchhiking in the Midwest. But Reacher fans know he’s somehow involved in pursuing the greater good. Hill brings out the personalities of the men, who are killers, and the woman, a reluctant witness. His flawless performance builds tension as the listener wonders how Reacher will save the day. Hill gives his special twist to the characters, making them all a little edgier. A notable challenge, Reacher has a broken nose, which is reflected in his speech.”

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book, September 2012
  • Longlisted for the 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Clewley | 2/15/2014

    " If you're a Reacher fan you will like this. Not the best but certainly not the worse. I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/10/2014

    " This was my first Reacher book. It took me awhile to get into it, and I kept feeling like I was missing something. Guess I should have started with book number one! I still found it exciting, once I got into it. If the older ones are better, I definitely need to go back and start at the beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 1/20/2014

    " I liked it! Toward the end I couldn't put it down! I live in Des Moines and much of the book is set in Iowa. My only complaint with the book is that it's obvious that the author did not visit Iowa as part of his research for the book. Small complaint, because the book was a fun read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey Burnette | 1/16/2014

    " Just Jack Reacher doing what Jack Reacher does... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jimajima9 | 1/12/2014

    " Jack Reacher teams up with 2 smart women, Sorenson and Delfuenso, to defeat a terrorist banking system named Wadiah, meaning safekeeping. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy | 1/4/2014

    " This may be my last Jack Reacher book. It was boring, formulaiic and it lacked energy and action. There was too much focus on the directin of the roads, north south... Then , when the shooting started, I thought he was in a carnival it was so one sided. Against to many and, and and. Lee Child needs a better editor. He also kept using the same sayings throughout the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tatiana | 1/4/2014

    " As usual a quick, entertaining, completely surreal read. Jack Reacher is super man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Axley | 1/3/2014

    " Fairly typical of the series, which means it was an enjoyable read and kept my interest until the end. It was entertaining and kept you guessing and had some good twists and surprise deaths. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carter | 12/31/2013

    " Two stars is generous. Is Child running out of steam on the Reacher character? It certainly seems so. Boring as hell book. Reacher sits in a car much of the time, trying to work out a crime. What happened to our over-the-top man of action? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 11/28/2013

    " I've read a few of Lee Child's books, and they have all been good, readable books. This is one of the books where the main character is Jack Reacher, who is a staple character for him. This book was well-written and an smooth read, so go for it if this book is your type of book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janani Gopal | 11/18/2013

    " An unbelievably boring one of Jack Reacher series. Only read if u are an avid fan like me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Huston Murray | 11/1/2013

    " Only one of two authors I buy in hardback, Lee Child's books are always ones I hate to put down. While this one didn't seem as fresh as others--how could it after 17?--I still enjoyed every page and regret the long wait for the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 11/1/2013

    " I liked the book. While it is not great literature, Child follows his successful formula for the Reacher series. A good quick action read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pearl Drolet | 11/1/2013

    " I love Lee Child's writing and this book, like all the others in the series keeps you interested and reading on throughout. I can hardly wait for the next book to be published. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 9/24/2013

    " This is not the best Reacher book, by far,but it was entertaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philippa | 8/21/2013

    " Another great Jack Reacher book (how on *earth* could Tom Cruise think he could be Reacher?). Not as clever as some have been, but still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Charlton | 8/1/2013

    " Lee Child is always good. This is no exception--Jack Reacher(not Tom Cruise)in great form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 7/25/2013

    " I was giving up on him but he's bounced right back with another cracking read. Some folks will be disappointed though, no gratuitous language, sex or violence. Very cleverly plotted & scripted - a real page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Orange | 7/8/2013

    " Always a good read! This one was a little different in from the rest as it was not quite as action-packed. Still, the action was there and it was satisfying! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 6/21/2013

    " Lee Child spins a good tale ..... Jack Reacher - "superman"! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luan | 5/26/2013

    " I'll be listening to Lee Child and thinking to myself, "How does he do it? How does he describe things in such minute detail and still manage to hold my interest?" And he did it again with this book. Setting up a situation and pulling me through it masterfully. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 5/18/2013

    " I love Jack Reacher mysteries, usually, but this one while starting off interesting lost me half way through. There were too many characters who didn't quite fit with the story and I never could quite figure out who the bad guys really were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P.e.lolo | 4/26/2013

    " A really good story fast paced and good characters. Just another good book in the Reacher line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanne | 3/28/2013

    " Great return to form in this latest Reacher thriller. The story is fast paced as always, the plot twists are brilliant and Reacher himself is kicking ass as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed Schwartz | 12/31/2012

    " Typical Reacher, with a few surprises thrown in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 11/12/2012

    " LOVE Jack Reacher! Another solid page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 10/24/2012

    " Poor Dick Hill forced to read Reacher with a broken nose. Would that broken nose be more explicable if I had read/listened to the previous Reacher novel? So absolutely far fetched. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaron | 10/20/2012

    " I am sorry to say that I think the Jack Reacher series has just about run its course. After a lethargic start, the action slowly picks up, but by the time I reached the end (which was a foregone conclusion) I was just ready to be done. Too bad! I really enjoyed so many of these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Z28 | 9/15/2012

    " Not as good as earlier Jack Reacher books but a pretty decent outing nevertheless for this immensely popular and entertaining character. It's good lightweight fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie M. | 9/8/2012

    " I know some have hated this book but I honestly thought it was very enjoyable and a worthy addition to this great book series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly W. | 9/5/2012

    " I've generally enjoyed previous books in this series so this one was an unpleasant surprise. I simply couldn't believe how awful this book was and how painful it was to read. This will definitely be my last Jack Reacher novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick R. | 9/3/2012

    " Jack Reacher is an iconic character and his 17th outing is a real doozy. 'A Wanted Man' is a very satisfying and entertaining read with plenty of twists and turns. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andy J. | 9/1/2012

    " Too many slow sections and too little action. Skip this Jack Reacher outing. "

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