A Wanted Man

A Wanted Man

Audiobook CD - 2012
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Reacher is back! A Wanted Man is a new 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
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780307749604
Characteristics: 12 compact discs (ca. 14.5 hrs.) :,digital ;,12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hill, Dick


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Jan 18, 2020

Typically a huge fan of the Reacher series and its audio adaptations, I was disappointed by this outing. Two most obvious issues: (i) unusually thin plot, with repetitions galore, twists that seem added only to fill pages (think: banking system? Say what?), and red-herrings/complexities to add further padding. And (ii) since Reacher opens the novel with a broken nose, his character sounds, appropriately, like a guy speaking with... wait for it... a broken nose. Which is distracting at first, and increasingly irritating as CD after CD spins away.

Apr 17, 2013

Maybe I'm just a hopeless Reacher shill, but I really liked this book. 8 of 10 for me.

Mar 29, 2013

A Wanted Man begins where Worth Dying For ended. Reacher is hitch hiking to Virginia to meet a woman with whom he conversed in an earlier novel. With his broken nose and dishevelled appearance, Reacher’s prospects for getting picked up are not promising. However, he does get a lift from 2 men and a woman who are not what they appear to be. Murder and mayhem ensue but initial progress is slow. As always Reacher is invincible and figures things out on his own. He will survive. The bad guys won’t and it’s best not to get too comfortable with the good guys either.
Child writes great action scenes but so do many authors. What distinguishes Child is the detailed analysis that takes place at the split second level. One punch or gun shot can have a fascinating, multi-paragraph build up.
All in all, Worth Dying For is another excellent entry in the series.

Cdnbookworm Feb 12, 2013

Jack Reacher continues to find himself in interesting and dangerous situations, and thinks things through as events unfold, measuring and trying to choose the best course of action. He is a man dedicated to justice, not wanting the limelight. He does what he needs to do, and he moves on.
Here, he is on a lonely highway in Nebraska in the winter, hitchhiking eastward, when he is picked up by a sedan carrying two men and a woman. As they group travels on, Reacher notices some inconsistencies in what he notices versus what he is told, and can see that the woman doesn't appear to be as much a part of the team as they've told him she is.
Meanwhile, back in Nebraska, a man is dead, the FBI has started an investigation and people are starting to go missing. Agent Karen Sorenson is on the case and following her own intuition for what to believe and who to confide in.
With page-turning action and lots of suspense, the reader is never disappointed.

Dec 03, 2012

The Full Record tab says it is unabridged.

Oct 30, 2012

Quick read, interesting story line, with plot twists and a formidable main character who keeps you wanting more!

Oct 08, 2012

Those of us who have become accustomed to the "Reacher Way," will be greatly disappointed by this story. Too much time is spent in automobiles and driving around the country in effort to come up with twists at the expense of a solid Reacher novel. 2 of 10 stars

Mar 23, 2012

Hopefully this is not abridged.

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