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Hostile Takeover Audiobook

Hostile Takeover: A John Lago Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

Professional assassin John Lago faces off against his deadliest adversary yet - his wife - in Hostile Takeover, the exciting sequel to Shane Kuhn's best-selling debut The Intern's Handbook, which the New York Post called "a sexy, darkly comic thriller."

At the end of The Intern's Handbook, John tracks down his nemesis, Alice, but instead of putting a bullet in her head, he puts a ring on her finger and marries her. Together they execute a hostile takeover of Human Resources, Inc., the "placement agency" that trains young assassins to infiltrate corporations disguised as interns and knock off high-profile targets. As HR's former top operatives, they are successful until conflicting management styles cause an ugly breakup that locks John out of the bedroom and the boardroom.

But when Alice takes on a new HR target, John is forced to return to the office battlefield in a role he swore he would never play again: the intern. What starts out as a deadly showdown turns into the two of them fighting side by side to save HR, Inc. - and their marriage.

"Those who like Dexter will love John Lago" (Booklist), and in Shane Kuhn's sequel to The Intern's Handbook, listeners will be rooting for this smart, witty antihero to come out on top.

©2015 SK Media LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    D 07-25-15
    D 07-25-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Ultra entertaining from start to finish!"

    I listen to a lot of audio books but have never felt compelled to write a review until now. This title was so entertaining and well written and narrated, I spent extra time just sitting in my car at the supermarket listening!

    The writing is tight and clever, the plot unexpected, and unique. By far the most suspenseful and exciting assassin novel I've listened to. I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes the genre, and likes that Kill Bill style whimsy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 12-23-15
    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 12-23-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Power in well thought out"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I enjoyed the banter between Mr. and Mrs. Hitman. The hotel setting on the weeding day and the explosive nature of what happens is really best seller material.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Love Hits the Hitmen


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    roni 10-06-16
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    "Great finish to The Intern"

    I liked the Intern a little better but this was a great follow up and finish to the first book.

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    Glenn Parris Lawrenceville, GA, US 04-20-16
    Glenn Parris Lawrenceville, GA, US 04-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun follow up to the Intern's Handbook"

    More of the adventures of John Lago and Alice?. It's a fun romp in the tradition of The Interns Handbook, but not very much new. Definitely enjoyable for someone who wants more of Lago's wisecracking exploits.

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    Tristen Talbot USA - West 10-06-15
    Tristen Talbot USA - West 10-06-15 Member Since 2016

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    "guilty guy read"

    just good guilty guy read. I would suggest both of the books. just stop thinking 9f buying and do it. reading is perfect.

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    Mike G Poinciana, FL, United States 10-03-15
    Mike G Poinciana, FL, United States 10-03-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Not as much fun as the first book"

    John Lago, from The Intern's Hanbook, is back. He's together with his wife Alice and throughout the book they romp from one unbelievable exploit to another, gleefully assassinating as many bad guys as they can, and there are plenty of them to go around. The relationship with Alice does get a little bizarre with some almost deadly results, but amazingly it comes together. What is really amazing is how they get themselves in and out of impossible situations, and they do it with an unbelievable level of "cool."

    This is a book that I would think about using a credit on. Knowing what I know now, I would wait for it to go on sale.

    Pete Simonelli's narration is once again, superb. It raised it to 3 stars.

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    Lester 09-24-15
    Lester 09-24-15 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Fast paced and fun."

    This was an enjoyable read. It was a fast-paced action packed thrill ride. However, it was often times cheesy and very unbelievable. If you don't take it too seriously ( I know, I know) you will enjoy it.

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    Gary Melchor 09-19-15 Member Since 2009
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    "What a great sequel to the Intern's Handbook."
    What about Pete Simonelli’s performance did you like?

    Simonelli can't do a female voice worth a crap, but he's got one of the best ranges of rich to poor, country to urban voice imitations I've heard. His "street hip" speak is perfect pitch! Can't wait to hear him again.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Revenge is best served hot!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next in the series with John and Alice!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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