One of the best books I've listened to from audible. The chapters are more like short stories, but they tie together in a broad way. I'm not sure why some people don't like Robert Forster as a narrator, I think he's fantastic for this kind of material. Highly recommend.
While you do you feel empathy for Keller and the narration was great, the story was dull and bland...I finished it but that's because I thought it would pick up...It never did...
The narrator reads this story in a sentence run on fashion sounding a bit like drag net meets Michigan! I never finished the book but I sure gave it a good try! I attempted to listen to it at least 3 times and just couldn't do it.
I figured this would be a boring story or bad quality (considering its price). But this was a GREAT listen...check it out!
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I initially purchased Hit Man because it was so inexpensive--that and the rave reviews. What a bargain! A most excellent read, and the narrator is perfect. I laughed and even held my breath at times, waiting to hear what would happen. Best novel I've listened to for quite some time--and I listen to a lot of novels.
In spite of the subject, I found myself relaxed and enjoying the being the fly on the wall of the life of the hit man. In the end, I did not want the book to end. A mark of an ejoyable read or listen! Try it!
I very, very much enjoyed this book and in part because Robert Forster is one of my favorite readers. His voice always seems to fit with the characters and the characters in each book all have the personality of his voice (does that make sense?).
I stumbled onto this book because of the featured daily cheap price, and I'm so glad I found Keller the Killer. Funny, dry, witty and a sociopath...who could ask for more? Block's imagination is so bizarre and creative, it's just a good thing he doesn't apply that talent to actually being a hit man. Hmmm...maybe some cold cases should be reviewed for similarities to Keller!
Anyway, great hours of entertainment supplied by this book. One of my all time favorite listening experiences.
This book is a great listen, you find yourself developing a fondness for the character even though you know his profession is far from honorable. Robert Forster does a great job as the narrator. I hope there will be a sequal in the near future.