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“Brilliantly conceived and plotted... Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” - David Baldacci

The first in the international bestselling series!

Who is Orphan X?

The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he’s not merely a legend.

“Excellent...A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller...might give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books a run for their money.” - The Washington Post

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X - until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan’s secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him.

“Hurwitz melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry...in this excellent series opener.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

©2016 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Ce que les critiques en disent

"The most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity. Fans of Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, and Jason Bourne will LOVE Evan Smoak. A new thriller superstar is born!" (Robert Crais)
" Orphan X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time. Hang onto your seat because Gregg Hurwitz will take you on a dizzying ride you'll not soon forget!" (Tess Gerritsen)

Ce que les auditeurs disent de Orphan X

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Au global
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Great story, fantastic reader

I enjoy ever book that I have listened to with Scott Brock as the reader.

Thanks

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tom
  • 2018-09-18

Not your usual tough guy stuff

Nice twist on your Jack Reacher type character. Narration is excellent as well. Very enjoyable - even if you don't read the previous Orphan X novel. #Audible1

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Nic
  • 2018-09-15

Fun and fast paced

Found this book to be fun to listen to. Always curious to see what was going to happen next. Good story, well read. #Audible1

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars

Alright

The narrator was quite good, but the story seemed too cliche and style could've been a little better.
not bad if you like a Jason Bourne style book.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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I'm going to stick with it, but....

I am going to stick with it as the story is good and makes the listener want to find out what happens, however the narrator is just not for me. The combination of melodramatic detail that is intrinsic to a novel of this genre with this narrators' style makes me cringe to the point where I almost want to stop listening. It's the same problem I have with the Clive Cussler novels (same narrator) where I find the plots and stories interesting, but I can't enjoy the listening experience because the syrupy, over the top almost worshippy delivery of the narrator transports it to spoof territory.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

A fantastic thriller/espionage novel

I was hooked on the novel from the second I started it, and was always excited to get back into continuing the story.

voice actors performance was fantastic he really did do an incredible job I'm delivering the story written by Gregg hurwitz.

I hadn't heard anything about this off there before I picked up this book but after fully reading it a very glad I decided to make the purchase.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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cool action

excellent narrator. 'page turning' action. why does it say optional review section but then doesn't let you submit unless there's 15 words in the review section?

  • Au global
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Detail oriented ...well done...adjectives well placed

Disliked unnecessary graphic details in chapter 12 no need!
Disliked swearing...not necessary!
Disliked graphic violence

  • Au global
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    4 out of 5 stars

Straight-up Brain Candy Done Well

This stuff will rot your brain if you're not careful. 'Orphan X' is cartoonish, juvenile, violent.. and addictive. Gregg Hurwitz presents a character who was kidnapped as a child for some reason, trained in espionage/ weapons/ combat/ assassination, used as a human weapon by the government, and lives as an adult secretly using his training to heroically fight evil and help wretched anonymous victims in society one at a time. The tech/tactics are well-researched, the scenarios are grim & gritty, and the descriptions are graphic - this 'Equalizer meets Jason Bourne' effort is strikingly clichéd but includes pulse pounding scenes. It's well-written and paced well enough to get adrenaline flowing and dopamine bathing your nucleus accumbens (provided you can set aside enough logic - plot holes like "Where does his money come from?", "What happened to his Foster Parents?", and "Why did Black-Ops train him to have threesomes?" are *huge*). Whatever.. It's still Crack for Action-Thriller afficianados.

Scott Brick turns in a typically professional performance: his tone and timbre are excellent and his voice-acting is commendable (even considering fairly weak female and child interpretations). The main deficiencies in Brick's narration are also typical for him: an annoyingly lazy drawl and a plodding pace - both corrected somewhat with playback set at 1.15X. I highly recommend this technique anytime you encounter Mr. Brick.

This story requires the ability to suspend disbelief, but if you can do so - compared to others in the genre - it merits 8 stars out of 10. Fans of Ludlum, Child, Greaney, or even Clancy will enjoy this stuff - but I advise taking it in moderation. As for me? On to Book 2.

  • Au global
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a different approach......

to a hero story. I very much enjoyed this story because it wasn't presented in a standard hero delivery. it gave action and a little mystery with heart thrown in for good measure

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Sarina Chopra
  • 2016-03-27

It was good

What made the experience of listening to Orphan X the most enjoyable?

The story was good, it kept me entertained. Believable? No. It was like Batman, but not really

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I TRY really hard to like Scott Brick, but it's really HARD for me to listen to him. Didn't pay attention to who the narrator was until it was downloaded and then I was, "shoot." But it wasn't tooooo bad.

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

Nope

Any additional comments?

Not may favorite author, but the book was not that bad, but nowhere near GREAT.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • A. Musser
  • 2016-06-03

An Excellent Distraction

I've recently gone through several suspense/thriller type books lately that had good reviews and found them to be completely dissatisfying with unreliable characters, messy plot holes, and lazy writing. As such, I've been skirting away from this genre for a bit. However, this book had such high ratings, I was curious to give it a go even though suspense and thrillers aren't usually my go-to reading for a distraction. In my experience, most of the most popular writers of this genre tend to write protagonists with egos that make them absolutely hateful to me. Evan Smoak, while certainly not humble, maintained enough humanity to make me like him and want to root for him.

The story is good. The writer clearly did his homework in the research department. There was one technology the writer included with microchips the size of sand particles that were activated by digestive juices and I thought that it sounded absurd and made-up only to find from a google search that such technology does actually exist and even operates in the way the author described. It gave me a lot more respect for the author and for the plot. An author that takes care with the research definitely shows in the writing and it went a long way in making the story more enjoyable for me.

The story has a lot of graphic violence in it. If you're sensitive to high body counts and violence, this won't be the book for you. However, somehow it did not seem to be gratuitous as it was definitely all in the interest of furthering the plot and creating suspense.

Perhaps the ending wrapped up slightly more "happily ever after" than I had anticipated but I didn't feel dissatisfied with the ending. One of my pet peeves is a story that ends without wrapping up all the story lines and this book accomplished that wrap up without having to drag us along through excess fluff to accomplish it.

While suspense and thriller isn't my usual cup of tea, I definitely will be checking out this author again. And, I must admit, I found myself getting excited and having a hard time hitting the pause button during the height of the action in this book. As far as suspense and thrillers go, this is one of the best I've read.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • DBDelMar
  • 2019-04-29

Martial Arts Mashup

Unless you want to abide too much martial arts terminology and alleged techno talk, or endure endless macho-spiked violence allegedly for societal benefit, skip this one. Easily guessed plot and development. I had hoped for much more given review s.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Janice
  • 2016-01-23

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional

This is my favorite of Hurwitz’s books that I’ve read. Within the usual need to suspend disbelief required of action thrillers, the characters feel real and Evan Smoak emerges as a hero to invest in. His commitment to help those in genuine trouble with all the skills needed to succeed makes for exciting reading when he takes on some really really dangerous opponents owning the same skills. What adds the human dimension is the supporting cast of his neighbors in his apartment building who only know him as an importer of industrial cleaning supplies and expect him to act as a normal neighbor should - attending owners association meetings and watching kids in an emergency. This adds a messiness to his life that is not entirely unwelcome, but his previous experience has never prepared him for. His advice to a neighbor child being victimized by a school bully (take out his knees) causes a big problem with the mom and school.

The central conflict Evan needs to solve is who is after his latest client. Nothing seems to add up but he can’t quite figure out why. Distracted by the above mentioned messiness, he struggles to maintain an emotionless detachment using his 10 Commandments that govern all decision making. The most sacred of the commandments, “Never let an innocent die”, is in jeopardy as danger comes from multiple directions, placing multiple innocents in danger at once – how to choose who to save? How this plays out is both exciting and emotionally satisfying. I don’t get invested in too many character series, but this is one I am eager to revisit.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • John C
  • 2019-08-28

Cliche

Idealistic unrelatable protagonist, one-dimensional characters, with every Bourne-esc cliche you could pack in. There's just nothing interesting or unusual here. It's like watching a re-run of a predictable suspense/action movie.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • DobieChuck
  • 2016-01-20

Stellar Start to a Masterful New Series

This is among the best thrillers I've ever read!!! It hooked me from the very start and didn't let go... Finished it in one sitting even though that meant losing a night of sleep... Simply couldn't put it down... The hero is unique and will be mentioned in the same breath as genre icons and stalwarts immediately.... The pace and plot are simply excellent. The characters are drawn w/ magnificent clarity and effortlessly have you invested from the outset. It's a wonderful adventure fraught w/ superior intensity, great introspection, and deft and timely action... There's some aptly placed and clever humor to go along w/ this total package as well... Put simply it is an outstanding work that will appeal to any reader, especially those enjoying the mystery thriller genre... The narration surpasses excellent as usual and makes the total experience one to inspire awe in the reader... I'd give it 6* if allowed... This series will be talked about and enjoyed by all, and is certainly worth the credit and a sleepless night...

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Chantal Noordeloos
  • 2020-06-04

It was okay

I think that this book will be more fun for people who really enjoy weapons and elaborate action scenes. It sort of lost me here and there. On the whole it was an interesting story. A bit more melodramatic than is my personal taste but I think a lot of people might enjoy this

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Lia
  • 2017-07-21

Great book

If you are a fan if Jack Reacher, here is another series that you may like. Evan Smoak is a man cloaked in mystery. The reader discovers that at the age 12, Evan went away with a man and was trained as a killer. He was part of a government project called Orphans and he was Orphan X. He went off the grid after refusing to kill a fellow Orphan. He now helps people who cannot help themselves and is known as the Nowhere Man.
He lives in a penthouse in LA. He interacts with fellow tenants but truly is a man alone.
All of the sudden, Evan feels he is being set up but he doesn't know why or who.
The story got a little bogged down toward the end, but on the whole and enjoyable listen with an interesting premise.

Scott Brick was outstanding with the delivery of the story

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Wayne
  • 2016-01-20

Masterpiece of suspense! Magnificant!!

The day will come when Evan Smoak, Orphan X, reaches the same level of recognition and following as Mitch Rapp, Jack Reacher, Jack Ryan, Jonathan Quinn, and Jason Bourne. Orphan X is that good and Evan Smoak has the same potential as those characters. Gregg Hurwitz's concept is new and different, even unique. Orphan X is the start of a new series.

This wonderful novel was narrated by Scott Brick who is the best. His narration is, as always, flawless.

VERY, VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Orphan X is a must listen.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Victor @ theAudiobookBlog dot com
  • 2016-04-05

Smarter than Reacher, deadlier then Bourne

If you could sum up Orphan X in three words, what would they be?

Thrilling, Entertaining, Awesome

Who was your favorite character and why?

Orphan X, he is smart, OCD, antisocial and yet amazing

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending

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

Yes, lots...

Any additional comments?

Amazing performance by Scott Brick

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