A Wanted Man

A Wanted Man

A Jack Reacher Novel

Audiobook CD - 2012
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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.--Container
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio Publishing Group ; Books on Tape, p2012
ISBN: 9780307749604
0307749606
9780307749628
0307749622
Branch Call Number: CD FICTION Chi, 12 disc
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (14 hr., 22 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Hill, Dick

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c210flyer
Apr 17, 2013

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

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billmacrotarian
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.

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jkpayne
Dec 03, 2012

The Full Record tab says it is unabridged.

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pegasus60
Oct 30, 2012

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

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nitetraino
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

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Grammi
Mar 23, 2012

Hopefully this is not abridged.

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