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Winner of Specsavers National Book Awards 2012 for Crime Thriller of the Year, the legend that is Jack Reacher is back in the unabridged audiobook A Wanted Man, Book 17 in the incredibly popular Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child and narrated by Jeff Harding. Jack Reacher gets into the wrong car at the wrong time. At first he thinks its coincidence, then the chilling clues all point towards the people in the car knowing exactly who he is. Danger lurks in every corner of this story and the hero we know so well will face his biggest challenge yet. Available now from Audible.
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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
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“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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5 out of 5 stars
By Roberto on 11-10-12

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mr. M. Curtis on 13-04-13

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 06-09-12

Good to see Reacher is back

If you could sum up A Wanted Man in three words, what would they be?

A wanted read

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, always something happening, some good twists and turns.

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

Jack Reacher

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

N/A

Any additional comments?

Reacher books are good, but I think Lee is getting carried away with the scene and history descriptions that sometimes appear to go on with no actual relevance to the rest of the story. Sounds a little picky i know, but the first books in the series weren't as bad as they are now. Not bad, but you know what I mean.... :-)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 16-09-15

A bit of a story arc for Reacher now...and this is a goodie

The story had enough unpredictability to be edge-of-seat material, and Reacher is in his prime.

Jeff Harding IS Jack Reacher for me - his resonant slightly nasal voice drives the vocal performance - listen to an early Reacher story narrated by someone else and Reacher somehow shrinks and gets softer. A great match!

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