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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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    laall MS, United States 04-29-13
    laall MS, United States 04-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another good book fro Baldacci"

    I always enjoy Baldacci reads. Of course they strain credibility at times, but that's expected in this genre. I don't care for the sound effects at all....just find them distracting and pointless. Also don't really care for Cassidy's portrayal of the female characters. I do like these characters and hope he will continue the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 04-25-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 04-25-13 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.  

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    "Fast paced"
    Any additional comments?

    Right from the start this book jumps right in and is fast paced throughout.  A great story of two top, government assassins, Will Robie and Jessica Reel, who are pitted against each other.  They are all business and when it comes down to kill or be killed they are more than capable, but there is certain amount of respect between them that makes things a bit muddled. When suspicious activity starts within the agency Will starts to wonder to whom his allegence belongs. The agency or Jessica?

    At the same time they are trying to kill each other, (or not), there is an "unknown" who is trying to kill both of them, as well as anyone else who gets in the way of a widely hidden agenda. When more questionable evidence starts to develope they decide to fall off the grid and start their own investigation. Because of some oddly familiar covert groups that keep trying to get at them, their attention is redirected toward upper levels of the government for some answers. "Who can they trust"?  All of the agencies start pointing fingers at each other.  Conspiracy and counterintelligence provide many twists and turns.

    The narrators did a good job and there were occasional sound affects that added to the story.  A good, fast read with intriguing characters. 

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    Regina Seattle, WA, United States 98109 05-15-13
    Regina Seattle, WA, United States 98109 05-15-13 Member Since 2007
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    "The Hit isn't"

    David Baldacci has always been sentimental about his characters, the good in his all-good vs. all-bad universe. Back when he debuted "The Camel Club," it was forgivable, but now its simple-minded and heavy-handed literalism is impossible to take.

    Plus, I don't like multiple-voiced narration. Ron McLarty is fine on his own. And Jesus, the music to add drama drives me crazy. Here, we even have the sound of bullets pinging off hard surfaces.

    I keep thinking I'm going to like something David Baldacci writes, and I keep being wrong.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 04-25-13
    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "The Hit...."

    First let me say the narration and production of Baldacci's books is exceptional.
    I do not purchase all of DB's books but most of them are memorable. This one had so much "fill" it muddied the story. The story was not what I have come to expect from DB. The dialog was flat. The Innocent was so good. Maybe it is the events in our country lately that makes this repugnant to me. The killing of human beings given as much importance as killing robots. But I know what he writes about so I have no excuse on that point.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gil Plymouth, PA, United States 05-18-14
    Gil Plymouth, PA, United States 05-18-14 Member Since 2011

    audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world

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    "edge of your sit thriller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    David Baldacci and the way the man can write will leave you on the edge of your sit, add to it Ron McLarty , Orlagh Cassidy giving it great life.


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

    Yes it did, The way both the main Will Robie character and Jessica Reel move and the thought process with the amazing action sequences


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

    I loved them all, I guess if i had to choose I would pick the main Characters both Will Robie and Jessica Reel


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

    YES! I did not I repeat did not want to stop.


    Any additional comments?

    David Baldacci is a great and gifted Writer and this story moves as does the series. Both Ron McLarty , Orlagh Cassidy give this story so much real life feel you will love it

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa Richland Hills, Texas, 76118 08-16-13
    Theresa Richland Hills, Texas, 76118 08-16-13 Member Since 2010

    I love audio books. As I spend hours a day driving they keeps me going. Thank you great performers and delightful writers.

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    "What a surprise"

    I was ready for ok the good wins. Well maybe. Maybe not. Made a long drive very short.

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    Sherri L. Mendenhall Oregon 06-18-13
    Sherri L. Mendenhall Oregon 06-18-13 Member Since 2011

    Amazon Queen

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    "Just gets better and better"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I stayed up listening to it


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

    Will


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

    It captivated me


    Any additional comments?

    I am a huge fan of this genre but rarely do I find a writer who I keep looking for more books from, Baldaacci's latest series is his best work by far!

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    Pat Newcastle, ME, United States 05-27-13
    Pat Newcastle, ME, United States 05-27-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Memo to Self"

    There were reasons why you said to yourself that you were giving up Baldacci after the last book. This book confirms all of them.
    Horrifyingly unnecessary sound effects
    Double narration that is ridiculously tough guy - but some how appropriate to the ridiculous story
    Main character - ridiculously over the top superhero. And this time he is accompanied by Wonder Woman!
    Have I said ridiculous enough?
    Save the world, black and white plot complete with hero to the rescue.
    Lapses in credibility. Ok, the whole thing lacks credibility. But really, the side trip to Ireland in a private jet so the heroes can bring their guns? How about the hero's private farmhouse hideaway that nobody has found yet in two books despite the fact that he keeps bringing people there? Burned, with multiple wounds, sleep deprived and yet superman soldiers on without flinching or any change in ability. Etc etc.

    Yeah, yeah, I know - it is the way this genre works, but remind me not to read another one unless something truly different and unpredictably well done comes along - without sound effects and super macho heroes.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Meg E Dobson United States 05-27-13
    Meg E Dobson United States 05-27-13 Member Since 2011

    Avatar by The Domestic Goddess at allavatars

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    "2nd Verse as Good as the First!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    To be honest, the main character and the 14 year old simply light up the whole book. I wish she had a larger role as she did in the first book. The new female assassin was excellent too.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Come on, spoiler alert?


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Again, spoiler alert...


    Any additional comments?

    Your directed review is for the birds....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    AdobeGuy Corrales, NM, United States 05-24-13
    AdobeGuy Corrales, NM, United States 05-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story line"

    It was a good story line I did have a difficult time keeping track of all the characters I would have to go back and re listen to parts of it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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