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The Nowhere Man

Orphan X, Book 2
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Orphan X (Evan Smoak), Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (263 ratings)

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Ambushed and drugged, Evan Smoak wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him. As he tries to piece together what's happened, he receives a desperate call for help. With time running out, he will need to out-manoeuvre a powerful opponent to have any chance of escape. He's got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him...or die trying.

©2016 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2017 Brilliance Audio

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I could listen to Scott Brick read the phone book.

However, reading this series just makes it all the better. Great story, very exciting. Kinda James Bond without being a wanker. I will read this series back to back.

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Went on and on but finished well

I love the character which is what kept me interested. I think the situation in this book was very overdone it just kept on going and going and going and going, could have been limited to most a chapter or two. Anyway finished well and I'll read the next one and hope it's a little bit more exciting.

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great read

good read well paced good characters and well narrated i would recommend starting at the beginning of the series

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great story

very interesting story. kept me riveted. a sad but at the same time happy story

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Unputdownable

Well, almost. I did have to sleep now and again! But there are many omg moments when you think he can't possibly survive that. Highly recommended.

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Frustrating at times.

Overall a good story line bur overly drawn out in some sections. The character made some decisions that I thought didn't fit in with the intensive training he'd grown up with.

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  • Jan
  • 15-10-2018

Great book

Enthrawling,kept you wanting to no more. Great interesting book. Looking forward to the next book.

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Bingeing on this series.

love this series, can't stop listenig to it. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

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kept me on the edge of my seat...fabulous series.

fantastic series breath holding...saga and drama..can't wait for next one. so exciting and so well read.

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Great sequel

Loved it. It was a slower pace than the first, being based predominantly in one location. I enjoyed this as it allowed more depth to be derived from Evan. Definitely a great sequel

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  • Lia
  • 21-07-2017

Another Good Installment To The Series

In the much-anticipated sequel (to me, anyway) to Orphan X, Evan Smoak is back. Evan had been a part of the secret "Orphan" project, a project that took orphaned kids and made them into hardened assassins, sent in to do the jobs that the Government wanted "off the books'. Following the death of his mentor, Evan instead chose to work pro bono to help those desperately in need of his specialised services. The deal is, you call him, he solves your problem, then you have to give his number to someone else in need.

Following his most recent job of removing a lowlife human trafficker from the world, he realises that there is one more girl out there in the process of being shipped to a buyer. He knows he has to help her, but before he gets too far, he himself is kidnapped by a sociopath, hell bent on staying young and robbing as many people as he can. He identifies Evan through an online transaction and captures him for the purpose of forcing Evan to transfer a large amount of money. No one, except maybe Evan, realises the implications that this one action will bring about.

This is a nail-biting, action-packed thriller that keeps the plot twists coming right up to the last moments. I admit that I started to wonder whether Evan would actually make it out of captivity alive, with the odds so stacked against him, but I should never have underestimated his ingenuity.

Scott Brick was outstanding with the delivery of the story

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  • Joni J Mielke
  • 07-12-2019

Good book, but could have been better

Unlike my experience of Orphan X, book 1 of this series, I struggled with Nowhere Man because of the sheer repetitiveness of the cycle Ethan Smoakes got himself into. Capture, escape, do something bad, recapture, and repeat ad nauseum. I know that this plotline was included to emphasise the hero's perseverance and will power in the face of incredible odds, but I found it more annoying than anything else. The appearance of a key character at a later point in the book - after the cycle broken - introduced a very welcome breath of fresh air into what had devolved into a dull and repetitive series of events. Suddenly, what was futile has a chance at meaning once more, meaning which largely extends into book 3 of the series, which I will be listening to soon. Scott Brick's narration was excellent, and I can't fault his performance at all. I look forward to listening to more of his audiobooks, Gregg Hurwitz-authored and otherwise.

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  • Werner van Rensburg
  • 16-09-2018

Gripping!

It kept me up long after my sleep time and had me reach for my earphones whenever I woke up, be that close to getting up time or in the middle of the night. Can't wait to get more of this!

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  • Bridget Radebe
  • 14-07-2018

You won't be able to stop listening

Greg Hurwitz is a marvellous author with exceptional talent to paint vivid images if action scenes with words. Scott Brick... Makes it all come alive with his narration. The build on from the first book in the series, Orphan X is well worth the read in Nowhere Man, and leaves you wanting to down load Hellbent thereafter.

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  • Marisia Robus
  • 17-06-2018

5 star story and narrator!

The only other author;s who have received 5 stars from me are Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney. Gregg Hurwitz keeps you on the edge of your seat with this fast moving book. I was worried Evan was not going to get out .... but I should have just trusted him. Here is a HUGE set up for the next book and I can't wait! Scott Brick is exceptional! What a pleasure to listen to him! Well done all round ..... do not miss this series.

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  • C. Stocker
  • 01-04-2017

Gripping action, brilliant performance.

A thoroughly gripping story following on nicely from the last book. Not to worry if you haven't read the others, this fills in the important details in an entertaining way.
The action scenes are penned in a gripping style and the narrator's performance is 100% convincing. Highly recommend without reservation!

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  • Angela
  • 25-03-2017

A gruelling tale

I'm exhausted - not only is Evan's traumatic life keeping me constantly on the edge of my seat but I also have to keep listening until it's finished which means bed is going to be in the morning not at night!

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  • aa
  • 12-03-2017

Best of its type

Great thriller with a genuinely interesting and engaging protagonist and supporting cast.Knowingly written, several Deus Ex Machina moments are acknowledged within the story. Very well performed- characters are easy to tell apart without sounding false or strained.

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  • despie
  • 03-03-2017

Great book as good as the first one

love the story and characters. Looking forward to the next book hopefully won't be to long before its out

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  • Skegg
  • 14-03-2017

Great Follow Up

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It's a thriller in the Jack Reacher / Jason Bourne style, it's just written really well.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Evan is clearly the reason you return for more, however the supporting cast of villains and acquaintances are well fleshed out. Orphan V feels like she is going to bring more to the party as the series progresses.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

I like the sense of drama he brings, it's a bit slow going sometimes but his Jack and Evan are good. I think my favourite bit of his narration is when Evan answers the phone 'Do you need my help...'

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's violent rather than emotional.

Any additional comments?

Best thriller I've read for years (after Orphan X).

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  • P Robertshaw
  • 05-04-2017

Brilliant!

After devouring Orphan X I couldn't wait to download this and start listening. It didn't disappoint, great story and narration. Lots of unexpected things too which is always the sign of a great author. Roll on Book 3

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  • Alan
  • 23-03-2017

AMAZING!!!

Just brilliant! I loved everything about the first one & had high expectations for this & it didn't disappoint.

The performance was brilliant, the story even better!!

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  • David Fouracre
  • 28-02-2017

The most exhaustingly exciting ride ever.

From start to finish this book is packed with excitement. Evan, a Robin Hood killer that shows no empathy towards his well deserved victims, you feel deserves so much more from life for himself.
The narration was excellent and so perfectly balanced to the storyline and characters that I could have happily listened to another 10 hours.

I just hope there is another in the series, although how you can improve on this is going to be a tall order.

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  • D. Allen
  • 04-04-2017

Enjoyable fluff

It's good, but there are some glaringly obvious 'would never do's, for example holding a pine cone out on an outstretched palm for a sniper to shoot it out of your hand - and hoping he didn't take your hand off! Not as good as Victor The Assassin by Tom Wood, but having said that - I can't wait for book 3!

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  • Andrew Lewis
  • 04-04-2017

Poor sequel

Got boring and is a bit outdated with bond like villain in a villa with henchmen. Superman Evan kills two in his bedroom! Really. Even uses survival doritos to light fire in villa woods to keep warm before escaping. Forgot why he was kept for so long! Silly and not as entertaining as orphan x which had humour. Poor bond/Jason bourne/ jack Bauer bandwagon copy. Shame

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