Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz @GreggHurwitz @ScottBrick @BrilliancePub

the setup…
We learned in the last book who really was behind the mission to eliminate the remaining Orphans in the program…Jonathan Bennett, the President of the United States. He’s the man who created the program and Evan Smoak, Orphan X, is his next target. But Evan is turning the tables on him, putting him on notice that he’s coming after Bennett. The President knows his only chance for survival is Orphan A, Judd Holt, who he activates from prison. It’s an unevenly matched battle as Bennett has the full resources of the Secret Service and law enforcement behind him but Evan is prepared to die trying.

the heart of the story…
Well, now. This was the ultimate showdown! I was riveted from the start and the story never let up. Going after a sitting US president is a formidable, seemingly impossible task and Evan was sorely challenged and engaged with some unusual bedfellows. The action was over the top and über exciting, utterly breathtaking at times. Bennett and Orphan A knowing his moves and logic made things even more dicey for Evan with a lot of point/counterpoint.

the narration…
Scott Brick was in his element as there were multiple points of view and he shifted easily. I’m really glad I chose to listen to this story as he is particularly skilled at ramping the tension up and down with perfection.

the bottom line…
I was edgy about listening to this story because I knew it would be nerve wracking and it was that and more. Everything about it surpassed my expectations with nothing the least predictable. The motive behind Bennett’s obsession with eliminating Orphan X was more explosive than I’d imagined, too. And! He was also juggling a Nowhere Man request at the same time. This is my favorite so far and that’s saying something.

Book Info

  • Release Date: January 29, 2019
  • Series: Orphan X #4
  • Narrator: Scott Brick
  • Audio Length: 12 hours, 49 minutes
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio



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16 thoughts on “Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz @GreggHurwitz @ScottBrick @BrilliancePub”

  1. I can’t wait to read this one. I love this series and #4 sounds like a particularly good one. It definitely fills in a lot of gaps I have from starting with five or six (I forget which). Excellent review!

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  2. They just keep getting better, don’t they. I am so glad that you love this series as much as I do, Jo. I need to listen to the latest one, thanks for the reminder about Evan Smoake.

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