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Hit Man | [Lawrence Block]

Hit Man

Keller possesses all the qualities of a professional killer. He's cool, confident, reclusive, icy, and ruthlessly efficient. But this seasoned hit man is also prone to self-doubt as he finds himself caught in the clutches of a mid-life crisis.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: After hearing Robert Forster's narration, it would be hard to imagine anyone else playing Keller, the contract killer suffering a mid-life crisis. Forster manages to elicit empathy for a cold-blooded murderer, while perfectly capturing the wry wit of Lawrence Block's writing. —Steve Feldberg

Publisher's Summary

Keller possesses all the qualities of a professional killer. He's cool, confident, reclusive, icy, and ruthlessly efficient. But this seasoned hit man is also prone to self-doubt as he finds himself caught in the clutches of a mid-life crisis. Between contracts, he learns a few crucial truths about himself and the ways of the world he's become detached from, and winds up a wiser - if not better - man.

Copyright ©1998 by Lawrence Block; Copyright (P)1998 by Dove Audio, Inc.

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    Anthony MARGATE, FL, United States 06-26-09
    Anthony MARGATE, FL, United States 06-26-09
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    "Enjoyable"

    I got just a little bored near the end with the whole hobby thing, but the vast majority of this book made for a great listen.

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    Scott Greensburg, PA, USA 10-09-08
    Scott Greensburg, PA, USA 10-09-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Robert Rocks"

    Narration is the best.
    Thank you Robert

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    Patsy Wichita, KS, USA 09-18-08
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    "Each chapter is a short story and complete."

    I expected Kellar to be a James Bond: swave, strong, fast on the uptake, emotionally restrained. But he is much more interesting than that. Narration is truely superior. He delivers just the right note of restrain to make this book shine. In one way Kellar is like Bond.

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    Robert Hicksville, NY, USA 07-23-08
    Robert Hicksville, NY, USA 07-23-08
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    "Very entertaining"

    Interesting premise and well written. Forster's narration is excellent and made the book come alive.

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    Easy pezie 01-03-08
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    A little slow and not much action.
    An okay story line, wanted to hear it because of the movie coming out. Don't think I much care to see the movie now.

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    Johnna Elmwood Park, IL, USA 12-25-07
    Johnna Elmwood Park, IL, USA 12-25-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Engaging"

    I was sad when the story ended. I wanted to know more about the man and his every day life. The writing is superb and the narrator fit the role.

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    Jay Morris Burlington, VT, USA 12-01-07
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    "Block is Good"

    A little difficult to get into. Lots of "I said", "Susan said", "I said", "She said", "he said". Very annoying for first few chapters. You either get used to it, or settle into it and don't notice after a few chapters. Story line is great. Couldn't wait to listen to next chapter.

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    Eric Stone mountain, GA, USA 11-08-07
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    "Really enjoyable"

    I really enjoyed this book. It's offbeat humor and story line is really fun. I would recommend it highly.

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    Marvin Shavano Park, TX, United States 10-26-07
    Marvin Shavano Park, TX, United States 10-26-07
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    "No Twists- Nothing Happens"

    Light fare. Nothing happens. Goes from one job to another. A series of unrelated scenes. Save your money.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Madison, OH, United States 08-08-07
    Brenda Madison, OH, United States 08-08-07 Member Since 2001

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    "Didn't want it to end..."

    A great story. Great narrator. Out of the box gentle humor. You can't go wrong with this one!

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