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Out of the Dark

Orphan X, Book 4
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz. 

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from the orphanage he called home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Trained as a lethal weapon, he and his fellow recruits were sent round the world to do the government's dirty work. 

But the programme was rotten to the core. And now the man responsible needs things to be nice and clean. All evidence must be destroyed. That includes Evan. 

To survive, Evan's going to have to take the fight to his nemesis. There's just one problem with that. Jonathan Bennett is President of the United States, and Evan isn't his only victim. 

To save himself - and the country - Evan is going to have to figure out how to kill the most well-protected man on the planet.... 

©2019 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Pure nail-biting suspense." (Harlan Coben)

"Memorable as hell." (James Patterson)

"Outstanding in every way." (Lee Child)

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Edge of my seat all the way.

Scott Brick + The Nowhere Man = unbeatable.
I literally couldn’t stop listening to it. Thank God it’s over as I can finally get some sleep!
This character is fast becoming my favourite action hero. If you’re new to the series then start at the start, sit back and enjoy the ride.

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  • Kemi
  • 10-02-2019

loved it!!

I could listen to the narrator read the phone book. He really brings the story to life. I loved the story and found myself laughing out loud in some parts.
The mix me humour and action is great.

I hope the next book comes out soon. off the find another book narrated by Scott brick now

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  • Phillip
  • 10-02-2019

Outstanding !!!

This book was outstanding loved this series so much, Scott Brick is lovely to listen to, thanks Gregg Hurwitz for this wonderful series :)

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  • Alan Hughes
  • 10-02-2019

Superbly written

one of the best books I have listened to in a while, gripping and gritty, yet emotional

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  • Michael
  • 20-02-2019

Fast non-stop action

Much better than expected! Being the 4th in the Orphan X series I wasn't sure the author would be able to keep me interested, but I was wrong.
Fast paced and very difficult to put down. Yes we all know that Orphan X is fantastical, but the writing is so good you don't have time to philosophies, or question the realism. Fun and a great escape from reality..
The narrators performance was excellent as I've come to expect from Scott Brick who brings the characters to life and adds so much to the whole experience.
The only let down was when I finished and realised I have to wait and hope for more. Keep writing them Gregg Hurwitz.

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  • G. S.
  • 19-02-2019

Good book but not sure about the narrator.

I really like this series but I'm always disappointed by the narrator's bizarrely creepy reading style - which I find extremely off putting!

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  • Steve
  • 18-02-2019

Fantastic again!!!

Gregg Hurwitz has brought yet more depth to Orphan X, freeing him from his past to give way to more glorious action packed books.
Read by Scott Brick once again, a man who for my money brings a great action thriller to life like no other!
As before, I’m left hungry for another chapter in this series.

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  • Susan
  • 18-02-2019

Orphan X

Another great orphan X book. Is this the end of him though... I hope not!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-02-2019

Brilliant

Once again a captivating clever and intreging book. The narrator is excellent performing credible voices for a multitude of characters.

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  • Jenny
  • 17-02-2019

Are we ready?

An action hero for the 21st century.

I came to this series because of it's bestseller status, although I'm not naturally a thriller reader. I stayed with the series because of Evan Smoak - a truly fascinating character. The guns and machines and intricate plotting are all excellent, but for me, it's Evan's internal battle to make sense of his past and how he strives to live in the present that keeps me reading.

Smoak is not homophobic, racist or sexist - which goes to show, you don't have to rely on the old Islamophobic or Russian mafia tropes featuring a macho jerk to write a compelling action thriller/spy story.

Highly recommended.

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  • Helen
  • 13-02-2019

Excellent way to lose yourself

I love this series. Well told page turner that doesn’t disappoint like so many other series. Can’t wait for the next instalment . Enjoy just as I did. Orphan x should be made into a film. It’s complete escapism and brilliantly written.