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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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    Diana Perris, CA, United States 06-02-13
    Diana Perris, CA, United States 06-02-13 Member Since 2007
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    "not spectacular but a good read"

    interesting story, makes you really wonder about the inner working of the government and how little we regular guys are ever told

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    John Playa Del Rey, CA, United States 05-31-13
    John Playa Del Rey, CA, United States 05-31-13 Member Since 2012
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    "QUICK MOVING,FAST RIVOTING READ"
    If you could sum up The Hit in three words, what would they be?

    FAST, RIVOTING, QUICK


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

    YES, MIND TEASER


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

    IN SYNC WITH SCRIPT/BOOK


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

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    GREAT FIRST SPY BOOK TO SELECT GREAT FIRST DAVID BOOK TO SELECT

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Michael Williams Jr. North Carolina 05-31-13
    T. Michael Williams Jr. North Carolina 05-31-13 Member Since 2013

    tmwilliamsjr

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    "Twists and turns"
    What did you love best about The Hit?

    Unpredictable except to know that Baldacci is always going to be unpredictable as to where he's going.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed getting to know Agent Will Robie. He showed not only his stone cold ability to be superhuman in sparring, but he also gave us an emotional image within his mind and heart.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were so many scenes to choose from that were action packed and thought provoking in this entire story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nettie 05-30-13
    Nettie 05-30-13

    Yorkie Lover

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    "Great Story and very well done"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hit the most enjoyable?

    The narration was excellent and the sound effects where exciting.


    What other book might you compare The Hit to and why?

    None so far but I will keep listening. lol


    Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favorite?

    They were both excellent, great narration.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but this book was exciting from the beginning, very suspenseful.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 05-29-13
    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2009
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    "4 Star Work"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I liked how the characters weaved in and out. I was not surprised of the relationship the leads developed. I thought the addition of the sound effects made the story better as did using two narators.


    Have you listened to any of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Always pretty well done


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No to either question but it did keep me interested and I finished it in two days which is unusual for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Menlo Park, CA, United States 05-16-13
    Craig Menlo Park, CA, United States 05-16-13
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    "A good story ruined by Cassidy's narration"

    As many others have stated, Orlagh Cassidy's narration is irritating and lackluster. The female characters sounded similar and were delivered in a whiny monotone that detracted from an otherwise good story. Dual narration and sound effects aren't necessary when listening to a gifted storyteller.

    Baldacci is going to lose readers if Cassidy becomes representative of the women in his books! I don't usually write reviews, but this one is so poor it warrants an exception.

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    Joe lexington, KY, United States 05-11-13
    Joe lexington, KY, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Baldacci at his finest!"

    The Hit is a big hit. It has great characters that are defined and developed to continue the Roby series. It captivates from beginning to the end, a must read. I couldn't put it down and I hated it to end. Roby's character is well defined and made more human without taking away his edge. The plot was different, intense and riveting.

    Ron McLarty is vintage as Baldacci's reader and Cassidy is growing on me. The editor have gotten the sound effects to fit well with the authors intent without being overbearing.

    I wasn't sure how he would close it but but he blindsided me and without giving anything away was justify fitting and unusual. While I'd like another dose of The Camel Club, I'll take Roby a few more times.

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    LB 05-11-13
    LB 05-11-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "love it!"

    excellent reading, looking forward to read the series.
    Great narration by the way; great story.

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    Carol L. Riegel Louisville, KY United States 05-10-13
    Carol L. Riegel Louisville, KY United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2000

    Love mysteries

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    "Ho Hum"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    OK but not as good as his books usually are. Good narrator.


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

    Julie


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Nothing stands out.


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

    Not that I would watch.


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    Kaye Napa, California, United States 05-06-13
    Kaye Napa, California, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing"

    I have always been a big David Baldacci fan starting with Absolute Power and since have read everything he has written. Unfortunately he has strayed a long way from his earlier books and this last one was really nothing but a lot of shooting and blowing things up. There was very little actual story and consequently I felt very little if anything for the characters. Now I don't mind a bit of violence as long as there is a good story that goes with it but come on, give us someone to care about!

    I do realize there are some that like that sort of thing and I guess DB has decided to appeal to those people but I for one long for the stories of Oliver Stone, Absolute Power, Wish You Well, etc, etc.

    The readers were quite good and the sounds impressive sadly, that's about the only good thing I can say about the book.

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