Listen free for 30 days

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection - including bestsellers and new releases.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, celeb exclusives, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
Orphan X cover art

Orphan X

By: Gregg Hurwitz
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £16.99

Buy Now for £16.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Listeners also enjoyed...

First to Kill cover art
Occupation cover art
The Gray Man cover art
Kinetic Star cover art
The Terminal List cover art
Comes a Horseman cover art
The Soul Stealer cover art
Straight Shot cover art
Scar Tissue cover art
Blood on the Tracks cover art
The Violet Darger Mystery Thriller Box Set cover art
Noble Man cover art
The Never Hero cover art
Secrets Boxset cover art
Free the Darkness cover art
American Assassin cover art

Summary

Do you need my help?
It was always the first question he asked.
They called him when they had nowhere else to turn.

Raised and trained as part of a top-secret programme, he was sent to the worst places in the world to do things his government denied any knowledge of.

Then he broke with the programme and disappeared. But now someone's on his tail. Someone who knows he was once known simply as Orphan X.

©2015 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2015 Brilliance Audio

Critic reviews

"Outstanding in every way." (Lee Child)
" Orphan X blows the doors off most thrillers I've read and catapults the readers on a cat-and-mouse that feels like a missile launch. Read this book. You will thank me later." (David Baldacci)
" Orphan X is his best yet-a real celebration of all the strengths Gregg Hurwitz brings to a thriller." (Lee Child)

What listeners say about Orphan X

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2,456
  • 4 Stars
    907
  • 3 Stars
    272
  • 2 Stars
    75
  • 1 Stars
    33
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2,482
  • 4 Stars
    704
  • 3 Stars
    162
  • 2 Stars
    33
  • 1 Stars
    26
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2,180
  • 4 Stars
    817
  • 3 Stars
    284
  • 2 Stars
    77
  • 1 Stars
    37

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding

One of the best books I've listened to in a long time!

Fantastic performance
Exceptionally written
Non stop action & suspense from beginning to end

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

48 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Became tedious!

I only really finished this because I'd started it. It seemed like it was going to be an intriguing story, at first, but it was just the same old thing I've read before. There was not enough description of the early life of the main character, who was supposed to be some sort of genius assassin, but who actually made dumb decisions all the time and he wasn't all that interesting. I suppose this story seems exciting and interesting, if you're 15 and you've not had a chance to do that much reading yet.
I'm going to have to start taking audible reviews with a massive pinch of salt. The highest rated views are always shown first, I can't see a way to skip to the lower rated reviews for a balanced view.

Anyway, if you're young and looking for a bit of an adventure in a book, go ahead, you'll probably enjoy it. But I wouldn't recommend this to a more experienced reader.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

44 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Yep, I'll be back for more...

Good premise, pace & writing... definitely more going on and more twists and turns than I expected. Kept me hooked and I'm looking forward to book 2 now!!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

41 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

READ THIS BOOK!!!

This book is legend! Read it and give yourself the most amazing literary experience ever.
From start to finish; captivating, nail biting page turning genius.
Greg Hurwitz, you are the man!!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

39 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Action packed

Orphan X is packed with action from start to finish, I highly recommend this book.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

22 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

good, spolt with overacted main character

a good plot and entertaining characters. some of the situations were a bit far fetched though and it did twist and turn with characters turning up that were only briefly mentioned at the start with an expetion for you to remeber who they were and what the relationship was.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

20 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • AB
  • 05-04-17

wow, Orphan X is very good...

Any additional comments?

An excellent vigilante / government conspiracy thriller. Wasn't sure I'd enjoy this given its not my preferred genre, however I found it very gripping, and really didn't want to put it down.
Once again Scott Brick turns in a flawless performance.
I'll be looking out for more Hurwitz stories for sure.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

18 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good but not his best.

This is a complex and gripping story by an excellent writer. I've been waiting quite a while for a new release from Greg Hurwitz and I wasn't disappointed. But in my opinion it was not his best. But still very enjoyable! It finished with plenty of space for a follow on or a series of the nowhere man. Here's hoping we're that lucky!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

17 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

great story

captivating action. great narration. plot sometimes a bit contrived. great concept. looking forward to sequel.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Gripped from word 1

This is a book you want to end so you know what happens but you don't want to end because it's so good. Scott Brickputs his usual enthusiasm into the narration and I bought the next book of the series before even getting to the end of this one as I want to know what happens to Evan next.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

10 people found this helpful