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A thrilling new story featuring Gregg Hurwitz's New York Times bestselling Orphan X! Joey Morales was the last recruit of the government's full black operation, the Orphan Program. Trained to be an assassin until she washed out, she was rescued by Evan Smoak, the former agent known as Orphan X. Now Joey, still a teenager and under the watchful eye of Evan Smoak, lives on her A thrilling new story featuring Gregg Hurwitz's New York Times bestselling Orphan X! Joey Morales was the last recruit of the government's full black operation, the Orphan Program. Trained to be an assassin until she washed out, she was rescued by Evan Smoak, the former agent known as Orphan X. Now Joey, still a teenager and under the watchful eye of Evan Smoak, lives on her own (with Dog the dog) and attends college. While on campus, she tries to stop a young woman's suicide attempt - and fails. Then Joey uncovers the reason for Becca Morgan's desperate act - a document called The List, which ranks and rates women around campus based on their sexual appeal and performance. Determined to find the boys behind The List, the ones whose callous acts drove Becca Morgan to suicide, Joey recruits the help of her mentor, Orphan X, and uses all her skills to uncover and expose the ones responsible. Usually working from the shadows, Joey has to put herself on the line and in harm's way this time to not just avenge the dead but to protect the rest of the women who are targets of the hidden cabal behind The List.


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A thrilling new story featuring Gregg Hurwitz's New York Times bestselling Orphan X! Joey Morales was the last recruit of the government's full black operation, the Orphan Program. Trained to be an assassin until she washed out, she was rescued by Evan Smoak, the former agent known as Orphan X. Now Joey, still a teenager and under the watchful eye of Evan Smoak, lives on her A thrilling new story featuring Gregg Hurwitz's New York Times bestselling Orphan X! Joey Morales was the last recruit of the government's full black operation, the Orphan Program. Trained to be an assassin until she washed out, she was rescued by Evan Smoak, the former agent known as Orphan X. Now Joey, still a teenager and under the watchful eye of Evan Smoak, lives on her own (with Dog the dog) and attends college. While on campus, she tries to stop a young woman's suicide attempt - and fails. Then Joey uncovers the reason for Becca Morgan's desperate act - a document called The List, which ranks and rates women around campus based on their sexual appeal and performance. Determined to find the boys behind The List, the ones whose callous acts drove Becca Morgan to suicide, Joey recruits the help of her mentor, Orphan X, and uses all her skills to uncover and expose the ones responsible. Usually working from the shadows, Joey has to put herself on the line and in harm's way this time to not just avenge the dead but to protect the rest of the women who are targets of the hidden cabal behind The List.

30 review for The List

  1. 5 out of 5

    Terence M (Spring is in My Step!)

    5.0 Stars - It was amazing!" "The List - Orphan X, #5.5 - by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz" Audiobook (Novella) - 01:32 Hours - Narrator: Scott Brick A well written and touching short story of the developing relationship between teenager Joey Morales (Joey) and Evan Smoak (Orphan X). The excellent narration presents Scott Brick at his very best. He is, in my mind, an outstanding reader who can develop emotional, vocal interpretations that make the listener feel at one with his story telling and his characte 5.0 Stars - It was amazing!" "The List - Orphan X, #5.5 - by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz" Audiobook (Novella) - 01:32 Hours - Narrator: Scott Brick A well written and touching short story of the developing relationship between teenager Joey Morales (Joey) and Evan Smoak (Orphan X). The excellent narration presents Scott Brick at his very best. He is, in my mind, an outstanding reader who can develop emotional, vocal interpretations that make the listener feel at one with his story telling and his characterisations. One and a half hours have never flown by so quickly and it was a great pleasure to lay back and contemplate all that happened in that short, but very satisfying time. This is a must listen for Orphan X fans! At the end of the audiobook, the summation of the characters of Evan Smoak and Joey Morales by various listeners to the story, plus delightful interview/comments by Gregg Hurwitz about the development of these two key characters, now, and in the future, are an absolute bonus.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Scott A. Miller

    Not your average .5 novella. Joey is an excellent character who I believe could lead her own series. At the very least, I hope Hurwitz gives her increasingly bigger roles in future Orphan X books. In this story she handled some truly horrible college boys/men in a way only an Orphan would or could, with very satisfying results. Hurwitz continues to develop her relationship with Evan. Really fun little read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

    Short story. Quick read involving sexual harassment and cyber bullying. Joey is at UCLA. She comes upon a college student who feels socially eviscerated, humiliated to death by nasty frat boys. Joey brings the dickwads to rough justice. Evan (Orphan X) and Dog the Dog play their part. I enjoyed all the interactions between Joey, Evan, and Dog. No big surprises here. A bit predictable. But I enjoyed it. And Joey’s pain felt almost authentic.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Skip

    37 page story about Orphan X's protégé, Joey, who now attends UCLA. She witnesses a girl throwing herself off of a 7-story building, and then breaks into her phone to see that the cause was a list ranking girls for looks, body, and their sexual prowess. Joey decides to seek retribution. The depth of emotion from Joey in dealing with the dying girl and her parents are the only bright points for me. Otherwise pretty weak, with cameos by X. 1.5 stars, rounded up.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Darcy

    I like this series, but I really liked this short story. I think what I best about it was that Joey was front and center in it, instead of the side kick in the main series. Being the smart cookie that she is Joey quickly caught on to what was going on and after being around Evan, she was not capable of letting the bad people go unpunished. While Joey had things under control I liked that Evan was there just in case.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tom Mc Kenna

    4.5 Stars rounded up to 5 Stars. This series is definitely top shelf. It was great reading about how the character of Joey is progressing and how she is starting to allow her inner emotions to surface. The author nailed the whole female 16 year old teenage angst crap. Absolutely cannot wait for the next "Nowhere Man" installment. And let's not forget a shout out to Dog the dog because he is such a good boy!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sean Peters

    Joey Morales was the last recruit of the government's full black operation, the Orphan Program. Trained to be an assassin until she washed out, she was rescued by Evan Smoak, the former agent known as Orphan X. Now Joey, still a teenager and under the watchful eye of Evan Smoak, lives on her own (with Dog the dog) and attends college. While on campus, she tries to stop a young woman's suicide attempt - and fails. Then Joey uncovers the reason for Becca Morgan's desperate act - a document called Th Joey Morales was the last recruit of the government's full black operation, the Orphan Program. Trained to be an assassin until she washed out, she was rescued by Evan Smoak, the former agent known as Orphan X. Now Joey, still a teenager and under the watchful eye of Evan Smoak, lives on her own (with Dog the dog) and attends college. While on campus, she tries to stop a young woman's suicide attempt - and fails. Then Joey uncovers the reason for Becca Morgan's desperate act - a document called The List, which ranks and rates women around campus based on their sexual appeal and performance. Determined to find the boys behind The List, the ones whose callous acts drove Becca Morgan to suicide, Joey recruits the help of her mentor, Orphan X, and uses all her skills to uncover and expose the ones responsible. Usually working from the shadows, Joey has to put herself on the line and in harm's way this time to not just avenge the dead but to protect the rest of the women who are targets of the hidden cabal behind The List. One of my favourite authors, one of my favourite characters in Orphan X, Evan Smoak, but this was a little too short to give a great review, the idea I guess is to bring another character to the main, but in all honestly I feel this character Joey is better as a sidekick in the main books... Waiting for the next Orphan X book, January 2021.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Eric

    The List by Gregg Hurwitz is a novella focusing on Evan Smoak's protege Joey more so than Orphan X. Joey has discovered a degrading social network document describing sexual and physical attributes of her fellow female students and The List details her way of dealing with the fraternity and its members regarding The List.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Abibliofob

    Great little short story with Joey as the main character. We get some insight into the private world of the Nowhere man. I am really hooked on this series. Sadly I found the story to short, but I have an arc of the next full lenght novel and are really looking forward to reading it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Keri

    That was a sad, sweet read in the Orphan series. I hope Joey gets more stories by herself, because she can carry it! Evan had just the right amount of interaction...loved it!

  11. 4 out of 5

    David Dalton

    A fun little story to tie us over until the next Orphan X novel. This one is about Joey branching out on her own, almost as if she was Orphan X. She is pretty tough and is learning from X. She might become a hybrid of sorts. Not quite the unfeeling killer that X used to be, but more like the character that X turned into.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Deirdre

    This one is a really short one, but it gives more insight into Joey, and Orphan X through Joey's eyes. This series never fails to please! I am eagerly awaiting the release of #6.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Brenda H

    4 stars. Very good for a short story

  14. 5 out of 5

    Brandy

    God I love Joey so much 💙💙💙

  15. 5 out of 5

    Raymond Gettins

    Good shorty.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kristine

    Well, first of all I need to make it clear that Evan Smoak is one of my favorite characters and The Nowhere Man one of my favorite series. I have even been able to get the last couple of Nowhere Man ARC's beforehand and with the way I read books, to completely drop everything to be able to read a new book (BEFORE the audio version comes out!) is a big deal for me. I saw this last night and bought the audio version right away. This is a short story or novella that deals with a situation involving Well, first of all I need to make it clear that Evan Smoak is one of my favorite characters and The Nowhere Man one of my favorite series. I have even been able to get the last couple of Nowhere Man ARC's beforehand and with the way I read books, to completely drop everything to be able to read a new book (BEFORE the audio version comes out!) is a big deal for me. I saw this last night and bought the audio version right away. This is a short story or novella that deals with a situation involving Joey. It has been interesting to see the relationship develop between Evan and Josephine (a 16 year old Orphan who washed out of the program but is a brilliant hacker, among other things) that Evan has taken under his wing. She is SUCH a typical teenager with her vocabulary and emotional peaks and valleys (and trust me, I raised one, so her behavior sounds perfect) but, she is also lost in the outside world because she is so very intelligent. She is attending college at 16 and honestly thinks that she should be the one teaching the graduate courses and she is probably right. The pairing works so well because she is able to somehow humanize Evan and Evan is somehow able to give her the stability that she doesn't think she wants, but that she really needs. I am looking forward to the future as she gets older to hopefully progress to being able to better partner with Evan on his missions. Their relationship is more Mentor /Mentee but they are both a bit lost in the ways and behaviors of "normal" people so they make a good team. She loves to make fun of him and he tries very hard to look out for her without her knowing what he is doing. Anyway, this is a very short story that has a complete arc, but I liked it because we get to see the dynamic between the two of them and see that they are finally becoming a little more comfortable with each other. Believe me, it's still awkward as heck, but it is better than it was. The other good thing about the audio version that after the story, there is a session with the author Gregg Hurwitz and some other people (I'm not sure who they were honestly) but they discuss the author's reasoning for keeping Joey as a character and where he sees this going in the future. It is always fun to hear from the author about characters that you enjoy. So - all in all - this one was a win!

  17. 4 out of 5

    XOX

    The list is a short novella focus on Joey and Evan. Joey is sixteen and tried to live a normal life. She is now in university and feel uncomfortable when some dickhead making comment about her ass in yoga class. Some guys are dicks. So she didn't act out. Just feel uneasy about it. Then she met a random young woman who killed herself after saying something to Joey. Joey was with this woman when she died and that impacted her. Joey has her phone and started investigating her life. She found out th The list is a short novella focus on Joey and Evan. Joey is sixteen and tried to live a normal life. She is now in university and feel uncomfortable when some dickhead making comment about her ass in yoga class. Some guys are dicks. So she didn't act out. Just feel uneasy about it. Then she met a random young woman who killed herself after saying something to Joey. Joey was with this woman when she died and that impacted her. Joey has her phone and started investigating her life. She found out that some dickheads in Alphas listed all the women they met or have sex with and made rude comments on them online. Joey was on the List too and so was the woman who killed herself. So Joey told Evan about it. She wanted to feel independent so she started this mission on herself. Going to a party when she could find out who are involved in the List. It is about university online bullies in a way. And the fun part is about how Joey interact Evan as Evan is acting as a best big brother ever. Nice little story.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Darlene

    Another story in the Orphan X universe, this time featuring my favorite kick-ass teenager, Joey Morales, who sees herself as Robin to X's Batman only if Robin were the snarkiest, most sarcastic, smart-ass human ever. But the situations and problems are as current as today's headlines when young women are objectified, ranked, and harassed online at a major college campus. Joey brings her own mad skilz to the table and provides a soul-satisfying tale of revenge, righteousness and retribution. It wa Another story in the Orphan X universe, this time featuring my favorite kick-ass teenager, Joey Morales, who sees herself as Robin to X's Batman only if Robin were the snarkiest, most sarcastic, smart-ass human ever. But the situations and problems are as current as today's headlines when young women are objectified, ranked, and harassed online at a major college campus. Joey brings her own mad skilz to the table and provides a soul-satisfying tale of revenge, righteousness and retribution. It was just what I wanted to read.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Deb

    A quick fast-paced story in the Orphan X series. This was more about Joey, the young girl that X has taken under his wing. The story involved a list that was being passed around online, rating the girls in college. Joey is almost as much of a badass as X is!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    37 pages. The listing noted 92 pages, but most of that is a "preview of the next book." So, that was disappointing. The short story itself was decent. Joey, X's young protege, always reminds me of Juno (the movie's main character), but with misery and the ability to kick the crap out of people. The List wasn't terrible. At 37 pages, it is what it is.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Joanne

    but soooo short, should have been included as a freebie in his next novel!!! over half of this Kindle story is an excerpt from the next book coming out, would have liked more of this story!!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Matt Halvorson

    I really loved the insight to Joey!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mean Drake

    Less an action short story than a blog about a teenager's life. Disappointing.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Patti

    I just saw Gregg Hurwitz on the library site and put it on my hold list immediately. Bummed to realize it was just a short story. Still, I liked it lots. I liked seeing Joey get a little bit of attention, and cause a little bit of commotion, in an all-t00-real scenario.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mindo'ermatter

    Fun Read about Joey, the Last Orphan! Wow! Great short story to develop Joey Morales character in the Orphan X series. In 27 pages focused only on Joey and her less-than-routine university experience, the author let's the reader inside Joey's thoughts without the distractions of a longer novel's plotline. Hurwitz's laser-focused storytelling always makes it a fast-paced, action thriller with both surprises and unpredictable situations that fans have come to love. This short story was perfect for Fun Read about Joey, the Last Orphan! Wow! Great short story to develop Joey Morales character in the Orphan X series. In 27 pages focused only on Joey and her less-than-routine university experience, the author let's the reader inside Joey's thoughts without the distractions of a longer novel's plotline. Hurwitz's laser-focused storytelling always makes it a fast-paced, action thriller with both surprises and unpredictable situations that fans have come to love. This short story was perfect for a fast read when you need an intense but quick escape reading experience. Well worth it! I bought Audible's narration, even though it wasn't directly linked to my Kindle version. Even with this short work, I was not disappointed. The Kindle version included several chapters of the next Orphan X book, coming out in January 2021. I have mixed feelings about these teasers, but now look forward more to the next installment. The Audible narration also includes an interview with the author, something that I found interesting. My only issue with with the author is his unnecessary overuse of distracting obscenities and profanity. Hurwitz's exceptional writing doesn't need this, and he'd probably appeal to a wider audience. Can't see how readers would choose him for including objectionable language, while I know it keeps many readers away.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ken Karcher

    Wow, what a ride! I was delighted to see this novella hit my Kindle, fully prepared to enjoy a quick romp with Evan and Joey and a chance to catch up with Dog,but what I got was an opportunity to see deeper into the bond between Joey and Evan; which made this even more enjoyable than I had anticipated. Seeing their relationship from Joey's prospective opened my eyes to how much their bond means to both of them, and how much like family they have become in such a short time. This story had me laug Wow, what a ride! I was delighted to see this novella hit my Kindle, fully prepared to enjoy a quick romp with Evan and Joey and a chance to catch up with Dog,but what I got was an opportunity to see deeper into the bond between Joey and Evan; which made this even more enjoyable than I had anticipated. Seeing their relationship from Joey's prospective opened my eyes to how much their bond means to both of them, and how much like family they have become in such a short time. This story had me laughing out loud before finally bringing tears at the end, and that happens so rarely that I now understand why I love Hurwitz's writing, he makes me see and feel what his characters do. From the first Tim Rackley book I read of his until today, my respect and appreciation for his craft has grown. If you don't enjoy this story more than any Orphan X story yet, you simply are missing the point and I pity you for it. The ONLY thing I could find to criticize was the fact that the small excerpt from Prodigal Son ended just as it was getting good! I think it may have made the wait for the rest of the book unbearable.

  27. 5 out of 5

    M

    Fantastic short story featuring Joey Morales. I recommend the Audible version with super-narrator Scott Brick. Read the publisher’s synopsis with a pinch of salt, because the last 1/3 is hype. Joey Morales, grudgingly takes easy-peasy computer-sciences classes at UCLA, to please Evan Smoak. She prefers to sit in on graduate level classes, like bioinformatics, especially when she can tell the professor that he’s screwing up his algorithms. Uni is going okay until Joey tries to stop another studen Fantastic short story featuring Joey Morales. I recommend the Audible version with super-narrator Scott Brick. Read the publisher’s synopsis with a pinch of salt, because the last 1/3 is hype. Joey Morales, grudgingly takes easy-peasy computer-sciences classes at UCLA, to please Evan Smoak. She prefers to sit in on graduate level classes, like bioinformatics, especially when she can tell the professor that he’s screwing up his algorithms. Uni is going okay until Joey tries to stop another student’s suicide attempt. Becca Morgan throws herself off the seventh floor balcony—in front of Joey. Becca takes her last breath on the ground outside Boyer Hall, Joey cradling her. Like her mentor, Orphan X, Joey can’t the overlook the cruelty of the frat boys who caused Becca to jump. So Joey plans to exact vengeance in a sort of fairish and squarish manner. The kindle version includes a teaser of about 50 pages of Hurwitz’s next Orphan X book, “Prodigal Son.” The Audible version includes an audio-exclusive interview with Gregg Hurwitz and several Orphan X fans. Enjoyed it.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marsha

    Teen-age Joey Morales was part of the Orphan program for the government and trained to be an assassin. Recruits had to be orphans with no ties, so if they disappeared (killed or captured) no one would look for them. Evan Smoak rescued her and despite her complaints watches over her as she tries to build a civilian life. One night at college, she tried to prevent a girl from committing suicide but fails. When Joey gets home, she realizes she still has the girl’s cell phone. It’s smashed, but that’ Teen-age Joey Morales was part of the Orphan program for the government and trained to be an assassin. Recruits had to be orphans with no ties, so if they disappeared (killed or captured) no one would look for them. Evan Smoak rescued her and despite her complaints watches over her as she tries to build a civilian life. One night at college, she tried to prevent a girl from committing suicide but fails. When Joey gets home, she realizes she still has the girl’s cell phone. It’s smashed, but that’s no problem for Joey’s hacker talent. What she finds horrifies her. There is a “list” emailed to most of the other students. It’s a rating sheet by a Frat group called the “Alphas.” It has the names of the girls the men slept with and ratings of their figures, sexual positions they will try, and how good they are in bed. Joey knows “The List” is why Becca Morgan committed suicide. Evan will not be happy, but Joey will put herself in danger to find out who created this list and exacting a suitable punishment.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Scott Vout

    I am a huge fan of the Orphan X series. I have become a big fan of the Joey character. I got this as an ebook and didnt really pay attention to the size of the file to realize it was a freaking novella. I was stoked for a full on novel with Joey taking the lead. I even thought that maybe a spin off series or maybe Orphan X was winding down and Joey was going to became the new Orphan. I was hip deep into this story, it is going great, just loving it and it ends. WTF Gregg, IT ENDS. No way was this o I am a huge fan of the Orphan X series. I have become a big fan of the Joey character. I got this as an ebook and didnt really pay attention to the size of the file to realize it was a freaking novella. I was stoked for a full on novel with Joey taking the lead. I even thought that maybe a spin off series or maybe Orphan X was winding down and Joey was going to became the new Orphan. I was hip deep into this story, it is going great, just loving it and it ends. WTF Gregg, IT ENDS. No way was this one long enough, you are started to really really develop Joey and it freaking ends. Gregg you owe me huge. If you are a fan of the Orphan X series you should very much enjoy this one. Spoiler alert. it is a Novella and just when you think it has taken off and gotten really good, IT ENDS. enjoy

  30. 4 out of 5

    Todd Oliver

    Gregg and Scott have done it again! Another excellent book. This time we get a short story about Joey Morales! She's definitely a badass! I think shes just as dangerous as X, but in a different way. She makes an excellent counterpart to Evan. It's hard to imagine how she managed to constrain herself the way she did instead of going all "X" on these guys. I'm glad Gregg made this short about Joey. It makes me appreciate her character even more. I'd love to see more short stories with a few other Gregg and Scott have done it again! Another excellent book. This time we get a short story about Joey Morales! She's definitely a badass! I think shes just as dangerous as X, but in a different way. She makes an excellent counterpart to Evan. It's hard to imagine how she managed to constrain herself the way she did instead of going all "X" on these guys. I'm glad Gregg made this short about Joey. It makes me appreciate her character even more. I'd love to see more short stories with a few other characters in the series. As always, Scott does an outstanding job with the narration!

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