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Orphan X
Orphan X: A Novel | Gregg Hurwitz
"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 GerritsenThe 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 no legend. 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 part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets---i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear. Now, however, someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan's weakness---his work as The Nowhere Man---to find him and eliminate him. Grabbing the reader from the very first page, Orphan X is a masterful thriller, the first in Gregg Hurwitz's electrifying new series featuring Evan Smoak.
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TheAliceEvers
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Some presents passed on to me from @MummaBear 😍 Has anyone read either of these? Which would you recommend I read first? 😃

CoffeeNBooks The Time Traveler's Wife is great! 10mo
TrishB Loved Orphan X - didn‘t like the other one! They‘re very different books though. 10mo
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Kay_Kurkles
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Smoak did a good one on this. But you just can't live good in the world of evil.

blithebuoyant One of my favorite series! My preorder for the fourth book just came through a few hours ago 10mo
Kay_Kurkles @blithebuoyant wonderful!! Just started the series, but gotta hand it to Hurwitz he did a good job on this. 10mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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Day 15 #Adventrecommends @emilyrose_x

I am loving the Orphan X series and so happy that book 4 is out in February 2019. This is an action packed thriller with a Bourne feel. If you like thrillers, secretive operatives, action and well-written characters then this is a series you should get involved with

#KickAssAction #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #OrphanX #Recommendation #Christmas #Hurwitz #EvanSmoak #GetReading

DGRachel I LOVE this series! 12mo
Andrew65 @DGRachel @JaneyWaneyB Not read any but if you both enjoy them I definitely need to. 12mo
DGRachel @Andrew65 I picked this up based on @TrishB ‘s recommendation, if you need an extra push to try them. 😉 12mo
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JaneyWaneyB @Andrew65 it is a good series with lots to give in the stories I think we agree @DGRachel and @TrishB ? 12mo
DGRachel @JaneyWaneyB Absolutely! 12mo
JaneyWaneyB @DGRachel 👍📚 12mo
TrishB Can‘t wait for the new one! I checked and have ready on pre-order! @DGRachel (edited) 12mo
TrishB @Andrew65 these are great 👍🏻 12mo
Andrew65 Certainly going up to the top of my list. @TrishB @JaneyWaneyB @DGRachel 12mo
blithebuoyant I JUST GOT IT ♥️ As soon as I finish rereading Hellbent tomorrow I‘m on it 10mo
JaneyWaneyB @blithebuoyant enjoy! Let me know if it good...I'm sure it is 😁 10mo
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Jack Reacher fans you will love this! I loved this book and totally wouldn't kick Evan out of bed. I was literally pulled into this book and I couldn't put it down. Meet Evan, picked for the orphan programme by the government at a young age and trained to be the best of the best in undercover operations, but what happens when the orphan programme is dismantled, what happens to all the orphans? You've gotta read it, it's bloody brilliant!

TrishB Yep! Carry on reading the series- it‘s great 👍🏻 13mo
Michellesibs @TrishB I definitely will do as I loved this book! Glad to hear the rest of the series is just as awesome 🙂 13mo
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Sometimes you just want a quick, fun read perfect for a long plane ride or an afternoon at the beach. If that‘s you, or me last night, this book might be for you. This is the first in a series about Evan Smoak, an assassin who left the program that made him, disappeared, & then turned his skills to helping people in desperate need. Only, he‘s been found & now he‘s the hunted. An entertaining read. (Book 27/50)

TrishB The rest are just as good 👍🏻 14mo
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bookworm29
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Started reading this and it‘s so action packed. I can‘t seem to put it down! That‘s me and my best friend - Sooty my labradoodle love him so much! 😍

blithebuoyant Cute dog! Super great series! I met Gregg Hurwitz last year at the Hellbent signing, he is hilarious! 1y
bookworm29 Aw thank you! Oh wow slightly jealous, that‘s amazing you got to meet him ☺️ nearly finished Orphan X, but got the next book in the series so it‘s all good! 1y
blithebuoyant @bookworm29 i didn‘t even see you replied to this until I went to the #orphanx hashtag lol He went to Houston this year instead of Dallas, I am DISTRAUGHT 😩 😂 10mo
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jessinikkip
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This was a fantastic read for me and I am so glad that it came my way as part of the #LMPBC this time! I usually don't like the James Bond type heroes but Evan Smoak is just to amazing to not like. Full review on my blog: https://infinitepagesbookreviews.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/review-orphan-x-by-gre...

blithebuoyant I‘m sure I‘ve said this before but I‘m so glad you liked it! ♥️ book 4 out in January I can‘t wait! 1y
jessinikkip Me either! I checked out the other two after reading this one. theyre all so amazing 1y
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jessinikkip
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I think my dog is hoping that between the brown blanket and brown teddy bear, I dont notice him snuggling ever closer while I read my #LMPBC book for this month @blithebuoyant @j9brown @maximoffs

blithebuoyant Sweet pupper! Are you enjoying it? :) 1y
jessinikkip He is, he always wants snuggles and kisses. And yes I am LOVING it 1y
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j9brown
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How are my #lmbpc friends doing? 😄 @jessinikkip @blithebuoyant @maximoffs

Just finished this action-packed adventure, very fun. It was a little James Bond, a little Jason Bourne, and, dare I say, a little Batman. I'd like to see some new young action star play this part but I'm afraid it'll just be Tom Cruise if/when it gets adapted, lol

Only criticism, it was very heavy on the guns-n-gadgets details. Like, a ton.

jessinikkip Sounds like a good one to me! I blew through my book (Keeper of Lost Things) this month, I thought it was super good! 1y
blithebuoyant Bradley Cooper bought the film rights and intends to play Evan himself! 😍 1y
blithebuoyant It is very heavy on the guns details. Honestly, it‘s meant for people who read a TON of true crime and action books. But I‘m glad you liked it! 1y
j9brown @blithebuoyant Yeah fun choice, thanks ! And Bradley Cooper would work, hehe! 😁 1y
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AmyG Pretty much. 👍🏻 (edited) 1y
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thereadingowlvina
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My first action thriller read and I enjoyed it!

✔ The right mix of Jason Bourne and The Equalizer
✔ Jam-packed with action
✔ Good descriptive writing
✔ Fast-paced

❌ Good but not great plot

Rating: 3.5🌟

For full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2485695272

Shout out to @vivastory for recommending this book to me! 😁👍

Richryan52 What a great review! I‘m adding it based on your recommendation (edited) 1y
thereadingowlvina @Richryan52 Hope you enjoy it! 😁👍 1y
vivastory I'm glad you enjoyed it! 1y
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Richryan52 I am sure I will. Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan? 1y
thereadingowlvina @Richryan52 Yes, I am! 😊 1y
Richryan52 I write Holmes pastiches. If you are interested I‘d be happy to send you one. Check out The Vatican Cameos and The Druid of Death 1y
thereadingowlvina @Richryan52 Sounds intriguing! I'd be happy to read them 😊 1y
Richryan52 Which one would you like? There is some adult content in Cameos 1y
Richryan52 I also need your email. PDF is okay? 1y
thereadingowlvina @Richryan52 The Druid of Death. You may send it to thereadingowlvina@gmail.com 😁 Thanks! 1y
Richryan52 As soon as I go on my computer 1y
thereadingowlvina @Richryan52 Got it! Thank you! 👍😁 1y
Richryan52 Hope you enjoy it 1y
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intothehallofbooks
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HOLY WOW. What a fun book! Super suspenseful and there were twists everywhere. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. No dull moments here.

ALSO what a fantastic audiobook! Scott Brick narrates flawlessly.

TrishB Great series 👍🏻 1y
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blithebuoyant
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Book sale! ❤️❤️❤️ http://gregghurwitz.net/orphan-x-thrillers/ This is a wonderful series and the author is super sweet and cool!

minkyb Love Evan! 1y
blithebuoyant @minkyb me too I can‘t wait for book 4! 1y
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intothehallofbooks
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Halfway thru! This one is so good!!!

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intothehallofbooks
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Pretty excited to be starting Orphan X now. I‘ve seen SO MANY enthusiastic fans of this series here on Litsy and on Goodreads!! Plus Scott Brick is narrating 🙌🏻

TrishB Love this series👍🏻 1y
DGRachel Yay!! Enjoy!! I will forever be grateful to @TrishB for introducing me to this series. I ❤️ Evan Smoak! 1y
TrishB @DGRachel we have a bit of an Evan fan club on the go ❤️ 1y
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Guildedearlobe I‘ve listened to the first. Thanks for the reminder to get book 2 1y
intothehallofbooks @TrishB @DGRachel I‘m about half done and it is SO GOOD!!! Oh my gosh! 1y
intothehallofbooks @Guildedearlobe Absolutely! I‘m so glad I went with the audio for this one. It‘s fantastic. 1y
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KJHowe
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On BBC 5 radio last night with Phil William and Gregg Hurwitz. Gregg writes the Dark Knight and his Orphan X series of thrillers. If you like fast paced super-spy thrillers with just a touch of sci-if you will love Gregg‘s books. If you are currently in the Harrogate area the Crime Writers Festival on now is well worth checking out.

DGRachel I ❤️ Evan Smoak 1y
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When there‘s just not enough time in the day to read with the eyes. Thanks Voice Dream and a nice selection of downloadable voices!

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blithebuoyant
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My markup buddies will be getting a special message from my niece in this one. To be fair, I know better than to leave my bedroom door open with my highlighters out 😂 Thank god it‘s a markup copy! #LPMBC

jessinikkip Haha tell her that I at least think its gorgeous! 1y
tournevis Aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwww 1y
blithebuoyant @jessinikkip @tournevis She saw me marking in it last night and probably just wanted to participate 😂 Don‘t worry, girly, Aunt Kadie will teach you to annotate properly in a couple years! 1y
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ferskner Great color scheme! 1y
j9brown She's a little artist! 1y
CouronneDhiver Ha! Well done 1y
rather_be_reading 😂😂 1y
suvata That‘s so sweet! 1y
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blithebuoyant
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Reading and listening because I can‘t imagine Evan without Scott Brick! 😍 Here we go, ladies!

jessinikkip Whoo hoo!!! 1y
tracey38 And they have mint chocolate klondike? 1y
j9brown 😁😁😁 1y
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rather_be_reading @tracey38 i was about to ask the same thing!! 1y
rather_be_reading *brb* going to the store asap! 1y
blithebuoyant @rather_be_reading they‘re delicious! 1y
tracey38 @rather_be_reading seriously! I'm gonna be looking for these this week! 1y
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Literary_Siren 😂😂😂 1y
DebbieGrillo I thought this was funny. Showed my 19yo son and he said, "Humph, not a laughing matter. " 1y
Soubhiville 🤣😂🤣 1y
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Matilda @DebbieGrillo 😂😂😂 1y
blithebuoyant 😂😂😂 I adore this series 1y
Matilda @blithebuoyant I inhaled the first one and look forward to the series! 1y
blithebuoyant @Matilda Book 4 comes out in January! Ahhh! .) 1y
Matilda @blithebuoyant I need to get to reading lol 1y
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MicheleinPhilly
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I know what I‘m reading this week! #netgalley

DGRachel These are so good!!! I can‘t wait for book 4. 1y
TrishB Great books 👍🏻 1y
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TrishB
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#adrenaline #getmovin
Adrenaline fuelled books 😁 great all action thrillers with a fab MC.

Cinfhen I‘ve heard good things about these books 2y
Nikki15 I love the Orphan X series 🧡 I didn‘t know there was a new one out!! 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen just straight up thrillers - a bit like the Gabriel Allon series- govt involvement etc and a good back story 👍🏻 2y
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TrishB @Nikki15 it‘s just as good 👍🏻 2y
JaneyWaneyB I love this series😍 just waiting for the price to go down on the new book 😶 the first book is brilliant I read it in a day when I was sunning myself on holiday 😃 2y
TrishB @JaneyWaneyB exactly 👍🏻 excellent page turners! 2y
RadicalReader @TrishB no greater joy for bookworms than binging on a book collection when it is a series and the bookworm has the entire series 2y
Cinfhen I have book one but I loaned it to my SIL - I will read it when she returns it 😀 2y
TrishB @RadicalReader exactly 😁👍🏻 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen 👍🏻 you‘ll get to it eventually! 2y
DGRachel 😍 Evan Smoak 😍 2y
TrishB @DGRachel exactly 😁 2y
eanderson I need to read this series. I have the first book! 2y
emmaturi Have u read The Nowhere Man? 2y
TrishB @emmaturi yes-I‘ve read all these 😁 2y
emmaturi How is it? I have it to read! 2y
TrishB @emmaturi I really enjoyed it - this is one of my fav series at the moment! 2y
ReadingisMyPassion I loved Orphan X but have not read the other two yet. 2y
TrishB @ReadingisMyPassion the other 2 are as good 👍🏻 2y
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Aleida
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Anyone interested in reading Orphan X with me? #buddyread

blithebuoyant If you still want to do this, I‘m so down 1y
blithebuoyant We can run it together? 1y
Aleida I couldn‘t finish it. But I‘ll give it another go if you want. 1y
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TrishB
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#helpinghand #marchintooz
Evan offers a helping hand to those with no where else to turn 😁

Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Melissa_J Good choice 👍🏻 2y
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DeborahSmall
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5* thriller, read in 2 sittings. Jumping straight into book 2 The Nowhere Man ❤️

Leniverse Ooh, I've been eyeing this one at the library. 2y
DGRachel Yes! This series is so good! 2y
TrishB Yay 😁 they‘re great 👍🏻 2y
TrishB Number 3 has just come out 😁 2y
DeborahSmall @TrishB I ordered it, only Qd on amazon at minute xx 2y
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Akash333
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Very exciting

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo just put some together. 2y
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blithebuoyant
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I can't believe I forgot to post this! I just finished Hellbent yesterday morning and I cried way more during that book than I want to admit. 😂 The book signing was amazing! Gregg Hurwitz was super sweet and funny, I'll have a full recount of the book signing/vodka tasting on my blog in a few days!

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"I'm gonna require a crate of Redbull. And a costco tub of Twizzlers."
"You'll have what you need."
"And Zac Efron. I want Zac Efron."
"Who is Zac Efron?"
"God, you're old."

I am absolutely loving Hellbent. It hasn't been added to Litsy yet but I'm hoping it will! Book signing/Vodka Tasting with my brother tomorrow to see Gregg Hurwitz! AHHHHH!

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 new one not out here yet! 2y
blithebuoyant @TrishB Girl, it's so good! Should I mark this post as a spoiler just in case? Do you think it gives anything away? 2y
TrishB No it‘s fine 😁 there are some other fans here too 👍🏻 2y
blithebuoyant @TrishB I haven't met any except my brother and only because I basically threatened his life if he didn't read the book and enjoy Evan with me. XD I need all the Orphan X friends! 2y
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Melissa_J
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Thanks to @DGRachel for bringing this thriller to my attention! I enjoyed it thoroughly, and definitely plan to continue with the series. Cc: @Cinfhen

Have you read this one @Andrew65 ? If not, I think you‘d like it.

DGRachel Hooray!!!! 2y
Andrew65 Thanks @Melissa_J No not read any work by this author. Thanks for the recommendation and also to you too @DGRachel 2y
DGRachel @andrew65 @Melissa_J I wish I could take credit, but when @TrishB loves something, you know it‘s going to be good! 2y
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Andrew65 @DGRachel @melissa_J @TrishB 😂 But you passed on the message. 👍 2y
TrishB @DGRachel @Andrew65 they‘re good stuff👍🏻 2y
Cinfhen Have not read this yet Melissa, but I'm gonna move it up...I totally trust @trishb & @DGRachel 💕💕and u 2 2y
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blithebuoyant
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Preordered! Can't believe I'm going to meet Gregg Hurwitz! AHHH :)

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Melissa_J
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Finally sitting down to read with a cup of Forever Nuts herbal tea, which smells and tastes like an oatmeal cookie fresh from the oven 😊 The book is a total #blameitonLitsy read cc: @DGRachel

Hey @LeahBergen do you like my new mug? It glows in the dark (not sure why one would need a glow in the dark mug, but it‘s cool nevertheless). I‘ll debut my other new mug tomorrow 👍🏻

DGRachel Yay! I hope you enjoy the book! 2y
Eyelit Is that forever nuts tea from DAVIDsTEA? I love that one! 😋 2y
Melissa_J @Eyelit it sure is! It‘s so delicious 😋 2y
LeahBergen Oh, I love it! I can‘t wait to see the other one. My order arrived today but it‘s only tea this time. 😆 2y
CouronneDhiver That is my most favourite tea EVER! 😋😋😋 2y
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DGRachel
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Since @Cinfhen has already posted about my favorite Israeli #iassassin Gabriel Allon, I‘ll share another #blameitonLitsy pick. My obsession with Evan Smoak is entirely @TrishB ‘s fault and I couldn‘t be more grateful! #NuYear

CocoReads Yes, I like Evan too. 2y
Melissa_J Is Orphan X the first book? If you and @TrishB enjoy these books I‘m sure I will too 😊 2y
DGRachel @Melissa_J Yes! Orphan X is the first. 2y
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Melissa_J Thank you! I‘ve stacked it 📚 2y
TrishB @Melissa_J @DGRachel these are great 👍🏻 Evan is awesome 😁❤️ New one in Feb 🎉 2y
DGRachel @TrishB Already preordered! 2y
Cinfhen I own the first book, should really give it a try!! Thanks for the reminder 😁😘 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen all action thriller with a good guy at the centre 👍🏻 (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Excellent! @TrishB right now it's #somanybookssolittletime 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen I hear ya 😁 2y
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Craighooghiem
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Great read for fans of Jason Bourne, Jack Reacher or Mitch Rapp.

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DGRachel
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Where did November go?!? I‘m rather disappointed in my stats for the month, but I did have a couple of truly fantastic reads and only one bail. Of course, I stuck with a couple of other books that I probably should have run screaming from, so...

Orphan X, The Strangler Vine, Kissing Tolstoy, and Discovering Tudor London were my favorites and five-star reads.

vivastory How was the infidel stain? 2y
DGRachel @vivastory I‘m about 1/2 way through the audiobook. I‘m a little disappointed in the change of setting (London instead of India) and the narrator isn‘t doing quite as good a job on this second book, but overall it‘s good. I‘d say the first half has been 3 1/2 star-worthy. 2y
mcipher What a cute way to share your thoughts on all your books for the month! I love this collage. ❤️👍 2y
DGRachel @mcipher Thanks! 2y
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DGRachel
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Orphan X is my last 5 Star read. When I finished, my mom had to grab a tissue for me. I dare not say more.

Congrats on the Litsy milestone @Booksandcooks 🎉🎉 #7777giveaway

Megabooks I‘ve read good things about this 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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DGRachel
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This was an absolutely incredible thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat, turning pages as fast as I possibly could. Evan Smoak is a man with a very special set of skills who finds himself on the wrong end of a hit squad. I absolutely must read the rest of this series. I haven‘t been this excited about a book since Morning Star. #blameitonlitsy - thanks for the recommendation @TrishB
5 ⭐️!

Well-ReadNeck Sold! Stacked 2y
DGRachel @Well-ReadNeck @Emiller I just want to add that it is VIOLENT, in case that‘s a trigger for anyone. No animal cruelty, no rape, but we‘re dealing with skilled assassins. There is a lot of physical violence. 2y
TrishB Yay 👍 Evan's great isn't he! Onto Nowhere Man now 😀 2y
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DGRachel
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This is the first month in ages that I don‘t have anything pre-ordered. Since I‘m a mood reader, my #NovTBR is just finishing the books I started in October, plus whatever comes in the #LitsyGoesPostal #24HRR package this month. The rest of the month I‘ll fill in with whatever strikes my fancy. Also, I have no idea how to tag emojis, but this counts as my #emojinov 📚🔜 post. #NoteworthyNovember

TrishB Loved Orphan X 👍 2y
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DGRachel
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Today has been a hellish day at work so far and I still have 3 hours to go, plus God only knows how much longer of working at home tonight (I hate month-end close). Full of tricks not treats. #trickortreat I‘m reading on the Kindle app for a bit to try to bring my blood pressure down.
Evan seems to be an either/or character, too. I definitely want to be in his treat side, not his naughty list.
#spookyoctober

Andrew65 Sending positive thoughts. 😊 2y
DGRachel Thanks @Andrew65 😘 2y
LibrarianRyan Don't watch the clock. 🤓 2y
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DebinHawaii Hope it gets better. 😬Hugs💜 2y
TrishB Hope day gone quickly now. Great read 👍 2y
DGRachel @LibrarianRyan Easier said than done with people getting on my last nerve, yelling at me for things that are (a) not my fault and (b) out of my control 2y
DGRachel @DebinHawaii Thanks! 😘 2y
DGRachel @TrishB Thanks! I‘m really enjoying it. Have to do more work from home tonight , but I think I‘ll split my time between work and the book. An hour of suffering, an hour to relax, an hour of suffering...😂 2y
Jas16 I hope tomorrow is a better day 2y
DGRachel @Jas16 Thanks! 😘 2y
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DGRachel
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One last post before I go to bed. I managed to get my old dog to come snuggle. Even with the stairs, he rarely comes up on the bed anymore. (I added a pic of the book I'm reading just to make the post relevant. ?)

Pilot would say "Good night, Litsy" except he's already snoring. #dogsoflitsy

Bookzombie 💕🐶 2y
Tamra 🤗 2y
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mrsmarch Hi Pilot 🐶💕 2y
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DGRachel
Orphan X: A Novel | Gregg Hurwitz
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@TrishB posted the sequel to the tagged book as part of her birthday giveaway. It looked so interesting that I had to check this one out from my library. Gotta say - so far, so good!

Speaking of libraries, I made a librarian at my local branch laugh today. He asked how he could help me and I bowed my head and told him I was there to do a walk of shame as I had a late fine to pay. 😂 #LitsyLovesLibraries

Bookzombie 😂 That‘s how I feel when I have a fine. 2y
DGRachel @Bookzombie This is the first time I've had a fine in more than 20 years. I was mortified. In my defense, I never received the email notification that the due date was approaching and when I remembered to check, it was the day it was due and we had tornado watches in the area and other severe weather so I wasn't leaving the house. 😔 Oh well. I paid my two quarters, so I feel relieved. 2y
BookFreakOut Your consciences are a lot more finely tuned than mine...I live in a permanent state of having a few dimes worth of fines on my account! 😬 I do start to feel convicted once it hits a dollar. 2y
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DGRachel @BookFreakOut I was scared they'd put a freeze on my account if I didn't pay it right away and I like to use Hoopla and their other eBook options quite a bit. 2y
Bookzombie @DGRachel I understand about not wanting to go out in possible bad weather. When we were under threat of flooding in San Antonio, due to Harvey, my library was closed several days and they actually went in and renewed stuff due on those days. I was surprised, but I would have taken the hit by of a fine if they hadn‘t. 2y
Bookzombie @DGRachel I wonder if they have a set limit that they freeze stuff at. I know if you go over $10 at ours they lock you out. 2y
BookFreakOut @DGRachel I doubt they would freeze you that fast, I think ours is at $5 and I haven't encountered any sort of required time frame. Better safe than sorry, though! 😊 You get good citizen points for prompt payment. 2y
TrishB It's a good book 👍 2y
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Thank you @Yanes ‼️
Glad you made me trip up on this book.

As far as I found out, there is a series of five volumes planned, all with Evan as main character.

If course, I want to read them all, immediately and cannot wait until they will be published in German language. 😇

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@Yanes Sometimes I thought Hurwitz exaggerates but you need to accept certain circumstances (money, safe deposit) while reading – otherwise you can't enjoy the book. I very much liked Evan as a character and his difficulties with everyday interaction. And also, his discipline and physical fitness which shall seem as if actually no effort is needed to keep it up. 😉
The story in itself is classic, but okay. Entertaining action read. Recommendation.

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Dumm nur, dass dies offenkundig der Auftakt einer Buch-Reihe ist, und meine Leihbücherei die weiteren Bände (noch) nicht im Bestand hat. Denn natürlich will ich sie jetzt alle lesen. Am besten sofort und auf der Stelle. Einfach, weil Evan für mich _der_ Sympathieträger schlechthin ist.

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Stellenweise denkt man: "Das ist übertrieben.", aber gewisse Voraussetzungen (Geld, den Tresor) muss man beim Lesen einfach akzeptieren, sonst hat man keinen Spaß. Evan als Charakter und seine Schwierigkeiten mit der Alltagsinteraktion mag ich sehr. Auch seine unfassbare Disziplin und die körperliche Fitness, die wirken soll, als mache sie überhaupt keine Arbeit.
Die Story an sich ist klassisch, aber okay.
Unterhaltsame Actionlektüre-Empfehlung.

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BeckyBelt
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My reading student chose a book later in this series for us to read together, so I grabbed this to get through first. Its good - especially since the last couple books of this type that I read have been awful. Quick read, good action. I'll take the next one on vacation with me.

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Das ist nicht das erste falsche Leerzeichen, das ich in dem eBook entdecke. Aber das erste Mal, das mir diese Art von Satzfehler überhaupt unterkommt.
Finde ich ärgerlich ?. Unterbricht den Lesefluss.

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Das Buch hat wirklich was von einem Actionthriller auf Papier. Schnelle Schnitte. Ich meine, episodische Kapitel …

Ja, hat was. ?

Ich mag die typische Disziplin derjenigen, die im Geheimen und Verborgenen operieren (müssen). ?? Die Wohnung‼️ Die grüne Wand‼️ ? ? – Und der "Wodka-Tick"‼️?

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Entscheidungskrise‼️
Lese ich jetzt dieses Buch weiter, das noch 18 Tage Leihfrist hat, aber 376 Seiten oder schiebe ich "Ich fürchte mich nicht" von Tahereh Mafi dazwischen, heute frisch entliehen bei nur 250 Seiten, und riskiere dann, dass es mir so gut gefällt, dass ich die beiden Folgebände und die Kurzgeschichten gleich hinterher lesen muss❓

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Nachdem ich mit dem, was ich in der Datenbank und in den weiten des Internets als Klappentext gefunden habe nicht zufrieden war, weil es mir seltsam vorkam habe ich bei "Krimi Couch" das hier gefunden – es erscheint mir tauglich):

http://www.krimi-couch.de/krimis/gregg-hurwitz-orphan-x.html

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Yanes
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Oh man, this book is like a action movie written on paper... 😍