Copyright ©1998 by Lawrence Block; Copyright (P)1998 by Dove Audio, Inc.
An entertaining story, with a bit of philosophy and wit, nicely written and even funny at times. Other times, it's deadly serious. You are reminded that what this man (The Hit Man) does for a living is dreadful, but can't help but empathize with him, especially since he is a careful, not cold, but thoughtful character.
I am giving this book 5 stars because it is such a great listen for such a low price. I listened to it while I was running on the treadmill, and it was very entertaining.
This book is wonderful in that it keeps the reader/listener wanting more. The storyline keeps moving and does NOT bore you. My opinion of this title would be to suggest it to anyone who likes to listen/read mystery/thriller styles. The main character in the story is at times comical and others very dramatic. Keep your mind open when it comes to predetermined opinions about killers and the MOB. This story does not fit the pattern.
As the title suggests, this book is about a hit man. Apart from his profession, Keller (the main character) is quite an enjoyable and likeable character. The book seems like a collection of short stories, and given Keller?s profession, that makes a lot of sense. I thought Hit Man was well written; humorous with interesting characters. I also thought the author did an outstanding job of keeping the descriptions of violence to a minimum. As an added bonus, the narration was EXCELLENT.
The only downside that I saw to the book is that the character is so likeable and the violence so nondescript ? you lose some perspective about Keller?s profession and just think he?s just doing a normal job. I think this book can desensitize you in a very subtle way.
This dynamic duo have created a piece of work that I often listen to again and again, which is not the case with other books. Great job!
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.
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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