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*My name is Ellis DeAngelo.* I tend to get caught in the midst of trouble quite often. I'm an unlucky guy, but fortunate to have friends to help me out. These aren't the memoirs of a geisha you'll be hearing. And most definitely not some soul-searching discovery that depicts eating, praying, and loving. This is so much better...or worse, depending on your perspective.

*To sum up: I think I'm going to die.* Not of old age, mind you, or in a tragic accident. My boss is trying to kill me. It all starts when I'm....

You don't really think I'm going into all the details now, do you? I mean, come on - look at the size of the space I'm provided here. I couldn't possibly cover everything in such a small area. That's what the audiobook is for. Start listening!

**Language*

©2016 Timothy Dalton (P)2016 Timothy Dalton

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This book is hi-larious.

Well, that was fun!
It's not super complicated (and not in a bad way. It's not super predictable or anything). Basically, a college kid inadvertently gets involved with the mafia. Shenanigans ensue. Hilarious shenanigans.

This book is really funny. It's short, fast paced, full of movie, book, and other pop culture references, breaks the fourth wall in a really funny way, and it is absolutely chock full of lols. I definitely know a Chester in real life. I also love how the cover has him wearing socks with sandals. Because of course he would. Of course.

Jeff Hays is the actual perfect narrator for this. It wasn't just him telling the story, he *became* Ellis. He told Ellis' story very, very well.

This is a great, fun use of 4 and a half hours. :)

#lovedit (Yep. That just happened.)

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Entertaining!

Three reasons why you need to listen to this book:

1. It's fun! Three college guys blunder through the events of the story like the Tarot Fool, running into trouble but still managing to get out of it somehow. There's danger, action and a roommate from hell. You can't go wrong with that :D

2. It's written by Timothy Dalton. No, not the James Bond Timothy Dalton - but this one is also pretty good at what he does. His characters are relatable, and even the most annoying ones have redeemable qualities. I'm looking at you, Chester!

3. Jeff Hays rocks. I heard him narrating before, and it's a pleasure every time. I believed his Ellis completely.

Give this a listen, folks. You'll find yourselves thoroughly entertained.



I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. My thanks!

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Caught in the crosshairs of the mafia

This is undoubtedly one of the funniest books I have ever read. The main character, Ellis De'Angelo, or Ellis D, as his friends call him (as in LSD) provides a rapid fire stream of consciousness barrage of random thoughts and raucous asides as he details how his crappy job got worse from delivering a sub with "extra bread".

The moment it starts the story steamrolls along, and Ellis' troubles pile up like snow cascading down a mountain in an avalanche. One thing happens after another until he and his college roommates all find themselves given a countdown to come up with some missing mob money or they will be sleeping with the fishes. And I don't mean Abe Vigoda & Florence Stanley!

The trio, as dysfunctional as they can be, manage to work together in spite of whatever shortcomings they have. On the other hand, Ellis can never seem to gain any traction because his pals are giant albatrosses hanging from his neck. If there is anything to take away from this story it is to always go for the Princess Bride joke.

The writing is refreshingly witty, wry, and the quips never stop flying. I laughed out loud numerous times, and giggled like a teenage girl most of the rest of the time. Each character brings something to the table that allows the others to play off of, and man they bounce off each other like they were ping pong balls.

This is a great book, and it simply flew by. There was not enough of this, and I really want Ellis to get mixed up with the Yakuza or something else just so we can get MORE. Trust me, you will not regret getting this book.

Now, I will tell you that I only got this book because Jeff Hays narrated it. He is the premiere narrator in our land, and I have come to learn that anything he does is great. He always elevates his material. To be blunt, the man knows how to read dialogue. If you just heard him from this book you would absolutely believe he was Ellis. I cannot say just how skilled and professional he is, and I have so many of his audiobooks that my kids will say to me "Are you still listening to that same book?" I have to tell them that it is a different book, with the same narrator. I usually try to make a comparison to Jeff to some other pop culture character, such as saying that he is like Dr. Strange, only in his case he is the Master of the vocal arts. I'm not going to do that today. I want to keep it real. Jeff keeps his stories fun (by that I mean his enthusiasm for the book he is reading is always clear), and adds life to whatever he reads. If you aren't familiar with him, give him a shot. You won't be sorry.

If this review helped, please press the YES below. Thank you immensely!!!

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LOL for real. not the fake kind you text.

I didn't want it to end. The story was told so well. the main character breaks the 4th wall as its told from his perspective and its seamless. I want this made into a movie. its a buddy comedy that will make you literally laugh out loud.
The reading of the story is great and the characters were done very well. Jeff really made them come to life. I imagined one of the main characters voice, timing and delivery of his idiocy a little different but its still well done. One such part Jeff nailed it for me and i choked on my water because i started laughing. People at work were looking at me weird and thought i was dying.
Overall this is an amazing listen and, again, I need to see this come to life in a movie.

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Such an entertaining listen!!!

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I connected with this listen right away! It was light-hearted and witty and had the best marriage of story and narrator. I had a constant smile on my face. And those pop references just killed me!!!

The narrator stole the show! He put the perfect spin on the unflappable main character, Ellis, and with tongue firmly planted in cheek, delivered an incredible sampling of teens, mafia types and even a Black nurse.

I will look for more from this author and this narrator and count it as a major victory if they've teamed up again.

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On the Hit List

On the Hit List
: Timothy Dalton


This is ultimately the funniest novel I've listened to today, or right up there in a very long time. What happens when college roommates unintentionally get mixed up with the mob. Each of the guys unique personalities take the story along a twisty path. I want more of these characters.


The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Jeff Hays was fabulous at telling this story.



"I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."

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Good story.

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Really liked this one. I deliver newspapers so to find a story that keeps me interested is great and this one did. "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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On The Hit List

If you want a book that has a well thought out storyline and lots of laughs then this book is for you.

I've always enjoyed Jeff Hays. His performance in rhis audio is excellent

I recieved this audio in exchange for an honest unbiased review

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Great Audiobook for Quick Laughs

Where does On the Hit List rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

For easy listening comedy book this would definitely be in the top 10 books I have listened too. The book has a great performance and the voice really brings you into the story.

What other book might you compare On the Hit List to and why?

I can't I have not listened to a book like this before. I am new to audiobooks.

Which scene was your favorite?

Definitely when they go on the hunt for the crooked cop. Super funny!

If you could take any character from On the Hit List out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Definitely the main character, he seems funny enough to keep me entertained but not too stupid to make me annoyed.

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DEFINITELY A HIT!

What made the experience of listening to On the Hit List the most enjoyable?

The presentatioin

What did you like best about this story?

the story line

What does Jeff Hays bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

he brought the characters to life

If you could rename On the Hit List, what would you call it?

would not want to rename

Any additional comments?

I received this audio book freely from the author, narrator or publisher and am freely offering my unbiased review.