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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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    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 10-16-13
    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 10-16-13 Member Since 2014

    Nyoka Mullins

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    "Kept me in suspense"

    I couldn't put the book down, it alway's kept my interest, and especially the last part of the book.....a book you won't be sorry you got.

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    Archer 10-12-13
    Archer 10-12-13
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    "A little TOO typical Baldacci"
    Would you listen to The Hit again? Why?

    Yes I would. The story is fast paced, there are nice story twists which I most likely will have forgotten after some time and I liked the performance a lot. The duo McLarty/Cassidy makes the Baldacci audio books come alive!
    What really makes this book less than very good is the fact that it's TOO much like other recent Baldacci productions. No matter whether the characters are called "Oliver Stone (aka John Carr)", "John Puller" "A. Shaw" or "Will Robie" they all seem to be the same guy. So the loner agent/spy/killer/soldier stumbles into some conspiracy, partners up with someone even though he doesn't want to, saves a couple of people, rights some wrongs but in the end the government screws him over a little or totally. The concept still works but it starts to become a little too obvious. No harm done. The whole thing is quite enjoyable and you will have a good time if you liked other recent Baldacci audio books. So four stars overall but only three for the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George Crossville, TN, United States 10-06-13
    George Crossville, TN, United States 10-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Be very patient"

    The action, unlike Baldacci, doesn't start until the mid 20's chapters. David seems to feel we really, really need to get into the head of a hit man. So he spends many chapters going over, and over the same things so we remember!

    After that slugfest, the action begins. The readers are fantastic and truly make the book.

    This is not one of Baldacci's best, but not bad.

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    s 09-09-13
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    "weak. disappointing"
    What could David Baldacci have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    the plot was simplistic, the conversations between the two characters got too cute.


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

    Cassidy's twany voice was annoying.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Brock 08-23-13
    S. Brock 08-23-13
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    "Horrible!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The book hust drobed on and splattered profanity throughout. Nothing could have made this a 4 or 5 for me.


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

    I will still listen to this genre but not this author.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performances?

    No


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

    None


    Any additional comments?

    A waste of a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elana Chanhassen, MN, United States 08-12-13
    Elana Chanhassen, MN, United States 08-12-13
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    ""Page" Turner"
    If you could sum up The Hit in three words, what would they be?

    Insanely entertaining read


    What did you like best about this story?

    The performance and story line, was on the edge of my seat, along with the characters.


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

    No


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

    Yes, the relationship that developed between the characters


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. Patrick Lattore Pasadena , Ca 08-06-13
    Dr. Patrick Lattore Pasadena , Ca 08-06-13 Listener Since 2005

    Patrick Lattore, PHD

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    "Very good listen in both story and performance"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hit to be better than the print version?

    Very well done and certainly better than just reading it


    What did you like best about this story?

    Full of suspense with interesting characters


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

    very good


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

    Listened to it on a nine hour drive, needed to finish at home


    Any additional comments?

    As good as the story is, the ending is not as good as it could be unless it comes back with a book two. Everything shouts for a sequel because of loose ends

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beth down the Road 08-04-13

    Dog Enthusiast! Love the outdoors

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    "Like Jack Reacher, but with more resources!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hit the most enjoyable?

    David Baldacci has a hit with this one. Like I said like Jack but with alot more resources.Gives you a good idea what goes on behind the scenes in govt sinister doings.


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

    I like the way they work together. I don't usually like multiple readers but this duo hits it off well


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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 07-21-13
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 07-21-13 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Very weak Baldacci"

    This was not a bad book but not what I expected from Baldacci. Lame story and distracting narration left me wishing I had saved my credit.

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    Bonnie 07-18-13
    Bonnie 07-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not the normal bad guys"

    If you love a good mystery, you will love “The Hit”. It is a true page turner. There in intrigue, government bureaucracy, conspiracy, double dealing, and unexpected twists and turns as the reader enters the worlds of Will Robie and Jessica Reel. This is not your normal mystery because the “bad guys” aren't your normal “bad guys” and “The Hit” has a totally different look at the end of the book.

    I hate having to wait for the next installment. Heard it comes out in Nov.

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