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The Hit | [David Baldacci]

The Hit

Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst - enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims.No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Thriller/Suspense, 2014

From David Baldacci - number-one best-selling author and one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers - comes the most thrilling novel of the year.

Will Robie is a master of killing.

A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst - enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims.

No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency.

To stop one of their own, the government looks again to Will Robie. His mission: bring in Reel, dead or alive. Only a killer can catch another killer, they tell him.

But as Robie pursues Reel, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.

©2013 David Baldacci (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 06-19-14
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 06-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A Hit with me"

    Here you have a complex plot that grips you right from the start. The plot is not only complex but an ingenious, if also scary, premise. The addition of agent Reel to the story keeps you from putting the book down. Once again the narration and sound effects are great.

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    Amy Echeverria 06-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hit the most enjoyable?

    Just as enjoyable as the first book!


    Would you recommend The Hit to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this to those that like The Innocent.


    What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

    Like there ability to interpret all the different characters in the book.


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    Unity 05-19-14
    Unity 05-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointed"
    What would have made The Hit better?

    The story moved very slowly


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Baldacci again?

    I might, but it would need to be a better storyline.


    What didn’t you like about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance?

    I hated his voice. It was monotone and at times lulled me to sleep.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas E. Ertz Bolingbrook, IL USA 04-17-14
    Nicholas E. Ertz Bolingbrook, IL USA 04-17-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Exciting fun espionage candy"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hit the most enjoyable?

    There really isn't much to like about this book - but it is so likeable! You know so much of what happens is a real flight of fancy, but it hangs together so well, you just got to have more. This is candy for the action junky. The characters are people you'd like - and would want to spend some time with. Now I'm waiting for the next in the series.


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    Stephen Bakersfield, CA, United States 01-11-14
    Stephen Bakersfield, CA, United States 01-11-14 Member Since 2015
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    "The female narrator almost made me stop listening."
    Where does The Hit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Don't know. I have hundreds of books


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance?

    McLarty is great. Cassidy is a fine actress, but the voice is wrong for a younger heroine. You're thinking a 35 year old and Cassidy's voice makes you picture a 50 plus year old office manager. This is NOT the role for her. And the southern accent, for every female voice drove me nuts. I kept thinking "make it stop!"


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no.


    Any additional comments?

    As usual, a wonderful book, great plot. Baldacci is one fine story teller.

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    Rusty New Jersey 12-24-13
    Rusty New Jersey 12-24-13

    Good Books Don't Promote Violence

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    "Love Robie"

    Another great book by Baldacci! Only he could make a government hit man such an interesting and sympathetic main character. He also makes the females in Robie's life both diverse and interesting. Lots of suspense, not too much gore.

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    Dan Potomac, MD, United States 12-16-13
    Dan Potomac, MD, United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2012

    Reading is so fulfilling!

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    "Baldacci, McLarty & Cassidy deliver The Hit!"
    Where does The Hit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As good as any of the spy stories I've heard.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Plot definitely kept me on the edge. It wasn't completely predictable and the dynamic between the two main characters was great.


    What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They seem to really understand the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


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    J. Stafford FL 11-28-13
    J. Stafford FL 11-28-13

    safe in FL

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    "Nice twists and loved the politics"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hit to be better than the print version?

    About the same, I would guess, which is a compliment to the audio version.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The politics was best, the relationships least interesting


    What three words best describe Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance?

    A little colloquial.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Dale North Hills, CA, United States 11-09-13
    Dale North Hills, CA, United States 11-09-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Poor performance coupled with a unbelievable story"
    What would have made The Hit better?

    The narration especially by the woman was poor.


    What could David Baldacci have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I have been a fan of Baldacci in the past but this story line was so confused and unbelievable that it was a struggle to just get through it to the end. I think he has just made my do not buy future books list.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The female voice was twangy with a contrived accent but the script she had to read from didn't help her performance.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I do not recommend this book to anyone especially those that have been fans of Baldacci in the past.

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    Harry 10-25-13
    Harry 10-25-13
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    "Eh"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This is the weakest, thematically, of this series. It lacks depth - this character needs a stronger back story.


    Has The Hit turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No way.


    What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

    Everything. The performance is fantastic. I love that team.


    Could you see The Hit being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Eh


    Any additional comments?

    It's a decent representation of the genre, but for me, the weakest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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