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3.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 3.25 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Child Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780307749598
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A Wanted Man is another 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • “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

  • “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.”

    AudioFile

  • “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

  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 2/14/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay Clement | 2/14/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stan | 2/9/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 2/4/2014

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Randy | 2/3/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige | 1/29/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Brenton | 1/29/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 1/21/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/17/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Glow | 1/16/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Graves | 12/29/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gavin Chin | 12/18/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane Lynn | 12/16/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/15/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 12/14/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Wood | 12/9/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 12/3/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 12/2/2013

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carlo Franco | 10/28/2013

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 10/23/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 9/11/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenny McGinnis | 7/23/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sgt Bilko | 5/31/2013

    " 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... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mahita | 5/6/2013

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lawfully | 11/20/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicity | 11/14/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jandblock | 9/9/2012

    " Entertaining crime fighting and Reacher his usual self. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 8/31/2012

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

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About the Author
Author Lee Child

Lee Child is the author of more than twenty Jack Reacher thrillers, including several New York Times bestsellers and number-one bestsellers. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. He is a native of England and a former television director.

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 dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.