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The Hit: Will Robie, Book 2 | [David Baldacci]

The Hit: Will Robie, Book 2

When government hit man Will Robie is given his next target he knows he’s about to embark on his toughest mission yet. He is tasked with killing one of their own, following evidence to suggest that fellow assassin Jessica Reel has been turned. She’s leaving a trail of death in her wake, including her handler. The trap is set. To send a killer to catch a killer. But what happens when you can’t trust those who have access to the nation’s most secret intelligence?
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Publisher's Summary

The trap is set. Failure is not an option.

When government hit man Will Robie is given his next target he knows he’s about to embark on his toughest mission yet. He is tasked with killing one of their own, following evidence to suggest that fellow assassin Jessica Reel has been turned. She’s leaving a trail of death in her wake, including her handler.

The trap is set. To send a killer to catch a killer. But what happens when you can’t trust those who have access to the nation’s most secret intelligence?

©2013 David Baldacci; ©2013 Hachette Audio US

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    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 08-19-13
    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 08-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "GREAT BOOK , GREAT NARRATION!!"

    I CAN ALMOST GUARANTEE I AM GOING TO ENJOY A BOOK NARRATED BY RON McLARTY AND ORLAGH CASSIDY AND THIS ONE WAS NO DIFFERENT. THE DAVID BALDACCI BOOKS JUST FEEL A CUT ABOUT THE OTHER AUDIO BOOKS. THE CHARACTER OF WILL ROBEY IS MEMORABLE AND I HOPE BALDACCI WILL CONTINUE WITH THIS CHARACTER.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jill Baldivis, Australia 05-19-13
    Jill Baldivis, Australia 05-19-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it"

    This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. The characters are human and you find yourself gunning for them. No unexpected twists or turns but still a really good read. Well worth the credit.
    I have read all David Baldaccis books and this is up there as a favourite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Geelong, Australia 05-27-13
    Peter Geelong, Australia 05-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Probably a good book, but spoilt by narrator"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.It is the narrator that brings a book to life, and 'value adds' to the experience. Ron McLarty does NOT have this skill.P.S. I absolutely hate "Sound Effects". Save that stuff for the movies and the big screen.


    What was most disappointing about David Baldacci’s story?

    This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.


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

    This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.


    Any additional comments?

    It is the narrator that brings a book to life, and 'value adds' to the experience. Ron McLarty does NOT have this skill.I will make sure that any future purchase does not involve him.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Gill
    United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "Sound Effects"

    If, like me, you prefer your audio stories without sound effects, this is not the story for you.



    The sound effects, gun shots, music, bangs, etc., are intrusive, annoying and completely unnecessary.



    For me, the sound effects completely ruined the book.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Clem
    LIMERICK, Ireland
    7/18/13
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    "Will Robie rocks!"
    What did you like most about The Hit?

    It's a crime thriller that is happy to exist in it's own skin. Doesn't try to be anything else. I bonded with Will Robie, serious dude in book one... and felt that I got to know him a bit more in this. It's just a great listen.
    The fade-in/fade-out music and sound effects that had me raising an eyebrow in book 1 only added to the experience here. I've bought into it.


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

    Ron McLarty is great - I'll bet he is just like Will Robie.


    Any additional comments?

    When is book three?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Danny
    Stevenage, United Kingdom
    5/6/13
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    "A good balanced overall action book..."

    Enough twists and turns to keep the suspense going.
    I really enjoyed this book it has a great plot and nice balance of action vs politics and scene setting.....as a listener, time well spent.

    (Only as a desirability) I Would have liked just a little more technical detail included to really enhance the credibility of the characters levels of skill and expertise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    NUNEATON, United Kingdom
    5/3/13
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    "Why Oh Why? So Derivative....."

    Why oh why do I keep buying books from David Baldacci? The readers are , as per usual, excellent. However, the characterisation is poor, the dialogue is awful and the plotting nonsensical.
    I paid good money for this Audiobook but I cannot for the life of me understand why I keep falling for the same old storyline. Please, look elsewhere for your thrills and spills ( Vince Flynn or John Connolly to name but a couple ). If you do still go ahead and buy this book, please listen to the dialogue. People simply do not converse in this way! Never ever! Baldacci makes a point of telling the reader that the main protagonist is super tough, every half chapter. It's tiresome in the extreme. This is the equivalent of paint it by numbers.
    Look elsewhere.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    11/30/14
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    "A plot that follows a theme for Baldacci"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like crime thrillers then David Baldacci doesn't disappoint. His books all vary around a theme, Robie and Reel are a variation on a theme to King and Maxwell. That doesn't detract from the plots which tend to be well thought out with several potential villains. If you like conspiracy plots with lots hung ho go get em action, this is for you.

    Ron and Orlagh are great narrators, that add that extra dimension to the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Robie is the main stay of the books, comes across as a logical thinker but someone scared of getting involved to to the risk of emotional attachment. Expected to be a robot and follow orders, there is a side to Robie that shows a compassionate streak that he keeps well hidden.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    It's difficult to outline a scene you like without flagging a spoiler alert. The roof top assignation was interesting as this is where Baldacci exploited the emotional play that Robie clearly tries to suppress much to his own inner detriment.


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

    You can't help but get dragged into the plot and feeling compassion of one of the main characters. The storyline gripped me as there were many strings that eventually all come together. As it all comes to a climax the tension rises as you are routing for Robie to win.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like King and Maxwell you will more than likely enjoy Robie and Reel. I would recommend giving the first book in the series a go. You should read them in order as they make more sense that way and you get the relationship between the main players. You can pick any one up and read it, but that wouldn't be my choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • POS
    County Cork, Ireland
    12/2/13
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    "Very Good Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Because it is a very good story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Will Robie. He may be a killer but he has a limit to who he kills.


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

    They each tell the story from male and female perspectives.


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

    Yes it is.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pauline
    Andover, United Kingdom
    7/30/13
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    "Action all the way!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Already have. We have similar tastes


    What did you like best about this story?

    the fast-paced action


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

    They make it come alive - like actually being there.


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

    No. I enjoyed it all


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    United Kingdom
    7/2/13
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    "Gripping, fast paced"
    What did you like most about The Hit?

    Taken in isolation the story line is a bit far fetched, but the writer makes it not only plausible, but perfectly believable. I really enjoyed the main characters, and the fact that the plot unravels a bit at a time.
    The twists and turns kept me wondering and wanting more.
    I especially like the fact that this is an action story with "real" men, but there is no foul language, something that is very rare these days.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hit?

    When they were found on the train and had to jump


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

    Yes they are both first rate


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

    On the plane to Dublin when Jessica invites Will to go to bed with her. I felt for her when he turned her down and for Will when I realised that he was still hurting. I was so pleased that Jessica handled it the way she did realising why Will turned her down. This one little incident made they both more real and more likeable


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the Camel Club. I enjoyed The Innocent, the first Will Robie book. I think this series will be just as good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M
    WARRINGTON, United Kingdom
    6/30/13
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    "Great Action Thriller"

    This is a good action book with a twist - the hero is a trained killer. The author has created a nice complex character and delivers a really good action thriller. I have read both the Will Robie books and enjoyed them both - fast action and clever. If you like Jack Reacher, John Puller, Jason Bourne then I think you will like Will Robie.

    The use of two narrators (both really good) works very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. J. Jackson
    knutsford cheshire uk
    6/18/13
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    "David never lets you down, can be counted on"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hit to be better than the print version?

    I do not see well so Audible books are my life line to literature, the narrater is important no problem with this book at all.


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

    I would say read any of Davids books and the same thrill will be there. I would not compare them because of their diversity


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Always when the bad men get their come up-once


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

    excited in many places


    Any additional comments?

    I like the way he treats men & women on the same level. and gives his characters a life before the events in the storey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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