A Wanted Man (Abridged): A Jack Reacher Novel Audiobook, by Lee Child Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Lee Child Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Series:The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date: September 2012 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780307749598

Publisher Description

A masterpiece of suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling 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.

 

Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Reacher series

 

“Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly

 

“The truth about Reacher gets better and better.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

 

“Implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit.”—Kirkus Reviews

 

“Like his hero Jack Reacher, Lee Child seems to make no wrong steps.”—Associated Press

 

“Lee Child [is] the current poster-boy of American crime fiction.”—Los Angeles Times

 

“Indisputably the best escape artist in this escapist genre.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

 

“Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was.”—Esquire

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Quotes

  • The indomitable Reacher burns up the pages.

    - USA Today
  • “A Wanted Man has…one of the best female characters in the whole Reacher series…Quick action and solid detective work…Smart, breathless.”

    - New York Times
  • “Lucky listeners who are unfamiliar with previous Jack Reacher adventures by Lee Child and narrator Dick Hill are in for a treat…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.”

    - AudioFile
  • 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
  • “The indomitable Reacher burns up the pages.”

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

    - Miami Herald
  • “Seductive writing and irresistible plot twists…Subtle and nuanced.”

    - Newsweek
  • “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…Reacher displays his acuity, patience, endurance, and military skills in the exhilarating fashion series fans have come to expect.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “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…Fans will devour this volume quickly and long for the next Reacher novel.”

    - Library Journal

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • Longlisted for the 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
  • An iBooks bestseller in Mystery Thrillers

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Ugh. If this is the kind of stuff that's on the best seller list, I worry for America. There's so much better material out there. "

    - Ashley, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The Reacher books are just fun to read. Like with James Bond, we fans revel in the stuff that's expected, and cheer the unexpected. Good stuff. "

    - Jay, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Best Reacher in years. Crisp writing, fast pace, hard to put down. Really enjoyed this one. "

    - Stan, 2/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " As it says a Jack Reacher novel. Very good. Tom Cruise does not fit the part in the upcoming Jack Reacher movie...sorry Mr Cruise. "

    - Larry, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Didn;'t really tie together at the end; a let down of sorts. "

    - Randy, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " So this was my first Jack Reacher book and it will be my last. "

    - Paige, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of Child's best. In fact I think this and the immediate prior book are back to his top works, whereas a couple in the middle were a little less good. "

    - Peter, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I loved the beginning and the end. Just got a little boring in the middle. I still love Jack Reacher and can't wait till the next book. "

    - Jill, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Clever ideas regarding garbage from fast-food drivethrus and nuclear waste. For what it is (fluffy brain-candy thriller/mystery), it's awesome. "

    - Becky, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Classic Lee Child. This is the favorite of the 17 that I have read. My first was in April, 2004. "

    - Tom, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Always love Lee Child's books. Not his best, but very good. "

    - David, 12/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm sad that this is the last book and am looking for the next one "

    - Gavin, 12/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This is definitely my last Lee Child. It started out ok and quickly became tiresome. Maybe diehard fans will find something to like, I didn't. "

    - Diane, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Like his books... Even if they are all the same... Would like him to get to VA already... :) "

    - Lisa, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good story, but not the best. Recommended. "

    - Rick, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book wasn't the best of the 'Reacher' novels, if you like Jack Reacher, you'll still like it, though. Hitching a lift turns into another Reacher adventure, although not a fast-paced as other novels. "

    - John, 12/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Excellent, till the last 50 pages. Jack Reacher is almost done in, then Lee Child does the predictable, to save him. Couldn't he have figured out a better rescue? Then it would have been a 5 star read. "

    - Sandra, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book in the series wasn't near as exciting as all his others. I liked it but it was a slow read. "

    - Wendy, 12/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " This is the first reacher book I didn't enjoy. The first 30 chapters he's in a car. No character development. Didn't care what happened. Steer clear. "

    - Carlo, 10/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not one of his better books, just interesting but too much detail. "

    - Ruth, 10/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Always a wild ride. Read it in a day. He is truly the master of the thriller. I don't know why the violence doesn't seem to bother me. Have read about four of the Jack Reacher books now. Saw the movie with Tom Cruise, he wasn't my idea of Jack Reacher, but he did better than I thought. "

    - Carol, 9/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked less than half of this book - mostly just the beginning and ending. "

    - Kenny, 7/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Reacher is always a good read. However, I found the story a little improbable - I got the impression that the author was more interested in providing unexpected plot twists than in simply letting the story go where it wanted to. And Reacher is a hard guy to push around... "

    - Sgt, 5/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Vastly disappointed with the new Jack Reacher! I did not expect to be disappointed and eagerly opened this book and as pages turned, all I wanted was for it to be over! It just was dull, lacking the Reacher characteristics that I so love in Lee Child's novels. "

    - Mahita, 5/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Rather disappointed... It's the first Jack Reacher book I picked up because of the movie. I always felt a book would be definitely better than movie, but not in this case. "

    - Lawfully, 11/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Slow in parts but builds to much the same interesting and compelling reading as most recent Reacher novels. Enjoyable read as always and finished in one sitting. "

    - Felicity, 11/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Entertaining crime fighting and Reacher his usual self. "

    - Jandblock, 9/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not one of his best but good Reacher story. I was with it about 3/4 through than it rambled "

    - Paula, 8/31/2012

About the Author

Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. Two blockbusting Jack Reacher movies have been made so far, based on his novels. He is the recipient of many awards, including the CWA’s Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction, the International Thriller Writers’ ThrillerMaster, and the Theakstons Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award. He was born in England and now lives in New York.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.