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A Wanted Man: Jack Reacher 17 | [Lee Child]

A Wanted Man: Jack Reacher 17

When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose patched with silver duct tape - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia, so he doesn't quit. And at last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman. But within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys....
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Publisher's Summary

Winner: Crime & Thriller of the Year - Specsavers National Book Awards 2012

When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose patched with silver duct tape - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia, so he doesn't quit. And at last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman. But within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys....

Will they get through because the three are innocent? Or because the three are now four? Is Reacher just a decoy?

With his signature Swiss-watch plotting and heart-thumping suspense, A Wanted Man shows Lee Child at his sublimely skilful best.

©2012 Lee Child (P)2012 ISIS Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"He could take out Bond, Dirty Harry, Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt with both hands tied behind his back. And then sleep with their girlfriends two at a time before getting the last bus out of town" (Sun)

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    Rob Yeovil, United Kingdom 11/10/2012
    Rob Yeovil, United Kingdom 11/10/2012 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent listen - Lee Child is back on top form"

    Yep, Lee Child is back to some of his best work and is supported wonderfully by Jeff Harding.



    I really like the way that this book follows straight on from his last couple of books as it maintains a good threat and narrative to Jack Reachers world. Nothing here on the plot but its well written with enough twists and turns to please everyone who knows Lee Childs' creation.



    Jeff Harding is excellent at reading this work - not too fast, great characterisation and really clear diction make this an easy listen.



    Well recommended especially when taken with the other books in this range.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Hartlepool, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Sandra Hartlepool, United Kingdom 07/04/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "A Wanted Man is another winner from Lee Child"

    The eventful life of Jack Teacher continues to unfold as he finds his unique skills in demand again very quickly as his previous encounter with the bad guys!

    All he is trying to do is hitch a lift to get him to Virginnia...eventually.......but his ride proves to be his latest challenge when he discovers that 3 people in the car are not what they seem.

    The next 24 hours are typical Reacher hours, but this is no predictable story line! This is Lee Child at his story-building best. To the rescue once again, Virginnia seems like it`s a VERY long way off..............

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 02/12/2013
    Michael MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 02/12/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "Not his best work but still entertaining"
    Would you try another book written by Lee Child or narrated by Jeff Harding?

    This was a great performance of Reacher by Jeff Harding but the story and writing were ok at best. The story seemed far fetched, even for Reacher, and did not seem to be a challenge for him. There was almost no suspense or anything really interesting happening; it seemed to plod along. It is still worth listening to if you are a Reacher fan.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Seemed too easy, but showed Reacher's character quite well.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Harding – was your favourite?

    Reacher


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anshu Nottingham, United Kingdom 05/05/2013
    Anshu Nottingham, United Kingdom 05/05/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Usual brilliant story, Great narrator"

    This book has everything that you expect from a Jack Reacher novel - action, murder, great plot. I especially liked the narrator - a very good choice for the the voice of Reacher. Exactly how I imagine him to be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. M. Curtis Bristol UK 13/04/2013
    Mr. M. Curtis Bristol UK 13/04/2013 Member Since 2011

    Mark

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    "DON'T GET IN THE CAR JACK... Opps too late."

    Other than Jeff Hardings female voice that always disturbs me a bit, This is classic Reacher you won't be disappointed.



    Even though Child's books work to a tested formula you find yourself immersed in a will he won't he frenzy that grabs you early in the book and just won't let go.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Olgabridge Romford, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Olgabridge Romford, United Kingdom 07/04/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "Definitely not Tom Cruise"

    Jack Reacher is a man you would not want to meet on a dark night unless you were in trouble and needed a strong, tough, take charge kind of a guy.

    This novel makes a long drive go as fast as a roller coaster - there is hardly any action during the first half of the book but every page is gripping and you find yourself on the edge of the seat trying to catch up with the "baddies". A good listen as you walk novel that makes you slow down so you can listen to more before you arrive home.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen Kirby Muxloe, United Kingdom 21/01/2013
    Maureen Kirby Muxloe, United Kingdom 21/01/2013 Member Since 2009
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    "oh dear!"

    Well this is the worst Reacher novel that I have read, the story was boring, and Reacher overdid the 'statistics' and detail. On top of the dreary tale the narration was absolutely horrendous, Jeff Harding has a most annoying way of speeech that sounds as if he is reading a shopping list - with a 'matter of fact' downturn at the end of his sentences that is irritating in the extreme. His female voices and intonation is odd, to say the least.



    Such a disappointment!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    Richard United Kingdom 23/12/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "RichieB12"

    I have read all the previous Jack Reacher novels and enjoyed them. This was my first audio book but it was a very weak story with next to no storyline. There was no pace or excitement, the narrators tone was repetitive and dull, as was the text. Where the early Reacher books were fast and exciting this was, sadly, so slow I wonder if Lee Child is a spent force.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    HMG UK 20/08/2014
    HMG UK 20/08/2014 Member Since 2010

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    "disappointed"
    Would you try another book written by Lee Child or narrated by Jeff Harding?

    Yes. I am having to write more words in here than I want because the review page requires at least least 15 words in each field or you cannot submit. Probably best not to ask questions that promt a single word reply then


    Has A Wanted Man put you off other books in this genre?

    No. Again I'm having to fill here. Synics might day this is to dissuade people from submitting negative reviews in the first place.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    This is not an opportunity to give a review is a series of very specific questions. I have no idea what the narrator could have done better with this plodding tome


    Did A Wanted Man inspire you to do anything?

    Pardon me? Very soft and fluffy man. It inspired me to get through it fast as possible and delete it.


    Any additional comments?

    Aha! Finally. Worst reacher yet for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martyn LINCOLN, United Kingdom 26/07/2014
    Martyn LINCOLN, United Kingdom 26/07/2014
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    "Jack on top form"
    If you could sum up A Wanted Man in three words, what would they be?

    You never know what is coming next. great suspense


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The last part in the strange building/storage facility


    Any additional comments?

    Lee Child certainly keeps producing great story lines. |Long may it continue

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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