Dealing with a health issue and wanting a good story I could listen to, I tried "A Wanted Man," written by Lee Child and read by Dick Hall. The result was an unexciting, boring story.
Jack Reacher is hitching a ride to Virginia because he liked the sound of a woman's voice and wants to meet her. He's picked up by two men and a woman who are dressed alike - as if they were members of a band.
We learn that there has been a murder and the killers in the car need Reacher in case anyone has given a description and have set up road blocks.
Dick Hall does the reading. Unfortunately, in the story, Reacher has a broken nose so we spend the time listening to a nasally impaired person attempting to determine what is going on. The interpretation of the nasal sound almost sounded as if Reacher had escaped from a mental institution.
In the story there is little suspense. Much of the action is unimaginative and unexciting. With four characters in the car and the woman attempting to communicate with Reacher through blinking her eyes in Morse code, this goes on for lengthy periods and is monotonous.
Finally, the ending was implausible. I'm a fan of Lee Child and have enjoyed his past work but was very disappointed with this novel.
For Jack Reacher, the car that finally stopped that Nebraska night meant that Reacher was finally going to be able to move along on his quest to see a woman in Virginia. Wintertime in Nebraska does not mean warm weather. Reacher was glad to get out of the cold. Especially as it had already been a long day and his busted nose was still bothering him pretty good. When he climbed into the backseat of the car next to the woman it didn’t take long for him to realize something was off … more