The Intern: An Orphan X Short Story: Evan Smoak Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The Nowhere Man is a figure shrouded in secrecy - a near legendary figure who helps the truly desperate, those with nowhere else to turn who are lucky enough to be able to reach out to him. When darkness closes in, the Nowhere Man is your last, best hope.
Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. But he now lives by hiding in plain sight, keeping his head down and his eyes clear. So when a local summer intern for a tabloid news site finds herself trailing an aggressive reporter into a crime zone, things go terribly awry. The only person who can help her is a man with the background and the skills of the Nowhere Man.
From New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz comes an electrifying, original story in his “nerve-shredding” internationally #1 bestselling Orphan X series.
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|Listening Length||30 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||December 18, 2018|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #8,811 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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Aurora, realizing she is about to go through a very brutal experience attempts to put up a fight. she makes a fist, hammers it into one of her attackers’ groin. As she does that, she falls to the ground and notices on the roof a figure of a man. Then, she notices her attackers backed away and hears grunts, hears cracks of skulls, tendons and muscles tearing, gasping. Then, a calm voice reassured her, the urban legend they had been after, calm and relaxed. Not even breathing hard after that ordeal, the Nowhere Man!
Then as fast as he got there, as fast as he dispatched the assialants trying to have their way with this young Intern, he was gone. She goes to leave and notices Lucas parked up the street. She goes up to his car, gets in, hands him back his watch and notices he’s been crying!
A very cool short story that will give you a small Orphan X fix before the highly anticipated Out of the Dark is released on 1/29/2019. This short story takes place between Hellbent and Out of the Dark, as the scene – the church is where Evan took out the MS-13 gang in Hellbent in order to save Xavier, the son of Benito Orellana. If you remember that scene, Evan had a tracking device in his stomach which activates when he eats. He gets there, face to face with Freeway, the gang leader surrounded by his men with guns trained on him, Orphan X pulls out and eats a snickers candy car. Then a Black Hawk full of operators and Van Schiver’s and Candy comes and a deadly battle ensues. Whats left… the ruins of a church described by Lucas in The Intern. Check it out, absolutely nothing Gregg Hurwitz writes is boring. While short – hence the name, The Intern: An Orphan X Short Story. It was most definetely fun to read.
As a bonus, you also get the first 9 or so chapters of Out of the Dark. I don't like to read a portion of a book and then have to wait 6 weeks for the actual book because I will forget details. So, .99 cents was ok to pay for what I got out of it. It was more of an advertising tease.
Lucas is more than happy to give out advice to his intern. Some of it may be good, but it’s all laced with haughty, down-his-nose pettiness. When they decide to take a closer look and go into the church, things get a little dicey.
This story is very short. I can’t tell because of those Kindle e-numbers, but maybe 20 pages. Frankly, it’s too short, and Evan Smoak comes out looking more like a pseudo-superhero than a real-life human. Predictable plot, and a thumb-nail look into his “character.” I really like the aspect of The Nowhere Man from a different POV, but I needed more.
If you want to advertise that is fine - but do not try to sell your readers as stupid... This is a waste of money - do not buy it!
“According to the reports, a lot of people had died there.”
His reputation is legend; his existence, mysterious.
“They say this is the last place anyone saw him,” Lucas said. He never used the name, like he was afraid it was some spell that might conjure the man himself.”
Vivid descriptions put readers right into the scene.
“Yellow crime-scene tape, long dismembered by weather, curiosity seekers, and criminals, fluttered about the perimeter, snared on scraggly dead bushes like spiderweb strands. The steel front door, scorched from an explosive charge of some sort, hung crookedly from a bent hinge. The stained glass windows were blown out, pebbled glass teeth rising from the frames.”
“The Intern” is a short character sketch to fill in some history for readers of the “Orphan X” series. It is quick to read and reminds readers that it is always good to have a phone set to record when one is threatened by thugs and punks.