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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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just loved it

this was such a captivating and fascinating story. loved the attention to detail and the character creation.

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great narrator, interesting story

have read a lot of this genre and this stands up well. what i most appreciated was the narrator. being a non-American I usually find the macho aggro tone of narrators of tough guy stories irritating. Scott Brick is a welcome change from this. Story was engaging enough, though as usual with smart and unrealistically capable hero, that i will probably get the sequel but not bother with the prequel novel

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Scott Brigg us an awesome narrator.

As usual Orphan X was a hero. The way Scott reads is is just awesome.

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Enthralling storyline, well narrated

I've just finished Harry Potter, narrated by Stephen Fry. Scott does a good job narrating The Nowhere Man, if I hadn't just listened to Stephen's rendition of the Potter series, it would have been 5 for performance too. The pace of the story is good, the action ebbs and flows but there is never anything (slow) you'd really want to skip through as happens with some stories. Again, Scott reads it well and puts useful colour into the narrative. Clear, good pace and expression of the narration.

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Not bad at all

Plot was a bit confusing, plenty of literary tropes, generally good fun.

Minimum 15 word reviews, thanks.

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  • K
  • 25-10-2020

Bought as a Special, I need to know more.

I have never heard of Gregg Hurwitz. I just wanted an action story and the summary fit the bill. After the first hour, I had plenty of action and not a lot of story. But that is what you get for starting at book 2 of a series.

The action was well written and was enough to keep me listening until the story started to fall into place. Part of the charm of the book is the isolation of the main character. It's a little like Jack Reacher, the good guy doing bad things for good. But by the end, you feel a connection with Evan Smoak. A connection that doesn't always occur with books.

The tempo of the story is unusual and the narration adds to this feeling. At times the narration seems divorced of emotion and distant to the story but that only adds to the feeling of isolation which is Evan Smoak.

I'm going back to start at the first book, and if it captures me in the same way, I will be adding Gregg Hurwitz to my list of authors that I'm following.

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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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