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Keller is a regular guy. He goes to the movies, works on his stamp collection. Call him for jury duty and he serves without complaint. Then every so often, he gets a phone call from White Plains that sends him flying off somewhere to kill a perfect stranger.

Keller is a pro and very good at what he does. But the jobs have started to go wrong. The realization is slow coming, yet when it arrives, it is irrefutable: Someone out there is trying to hit the hit man. Keller, God help him, has found his way onto somebody else's hit list.

©2000 Lawrence Block (P)2005 Recorded Books

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Gallows humour at its best

What did you love best about Hit List?

The dry humour and the dry wit.

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

The overall plot is less important than the mini-plots as Keller's ingenious plans unfold, while negotiating this dangerous profession.

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

He perfectly captured Keller's dead-pan dry humour.

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

Just sheer enjoyment, transports you out of your daily humdrum life and keeps you on the edge of your seat rooting for Keller, while also caring about some of the victims (but not too much).

Any additional comments?

Keller's sense of place: I love New York and stories set in New York. I discovered Keller years ago. Being able to enjoy Keller in another medium was such a treat (not always a given). In this case it was a Bull's Eye.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A BIT TEDIOUS AND BARELY WORTH THE CREDIT

Another reviewer commented that this novel was like watching paint dry. That comment came to mind several times as i persevered through to the end and reached it with a sigh of relief. I like Block usually but this was badly in need of an editor or someone to say 'Enough with the cross-talk between Keller and Dot - it is really starting to grate!'. Listen at your peril.

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Like watching paint dry.

What would have made Hit List better?

Nothing!

What was most disappointing about Lawrence Block’s story?

It was not a story. It just a total waste of time. This was i first book by this author and if this is one of his best works then I have actually listened to two of his books...first and last!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of George Guidall?

No one, he is the only reason I purchased the book in the first place.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hit List?

Everything after the first page. It moved along like the Titanic powered by a 5 horsepower Johnson outboard.

Any additional comments?

Read the reviews and remember the names of the people who recommended this book...they are very easily entertained.

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Great listen.

Some parts I had to listen to twice. But this series is getting better and better? George Guidall is the best and he really brings these characters to life! I hope he reads more of this series.

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It was surprisingly funny and witty in places

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I am not sure if my friends read the same type of stuff I do, but I would recommend it just for the narrator and dialogue.

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

George Guidall could read a physics text book and make it interesting.

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  • Lynn
  • Maineville, Ohio, United States
  • 08-26-16

It's hard to be a Hit Man out there....

What did you love best about Hit List?

Love the character of Keller.....he just goes along clamly killing people and he is so inventive!

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

Plot was great enough to have me obtain the second book...good one also.

Which scene was your favorite?

Killing the guy in the restaurant was very ingenious.....I always thought hit men just shot people.

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

I listened to it in a cuple of days and looked forward to getting back to it each time.

Any additional comments?

If a series about a killer can be "gentle" this is it.

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  • LB
  • 01-01-17

Disappointed

I loved this serie but this book was really hard to finish. It felt like the hit man was under therapy and was being analyzed and judged. Not my favorite, waste of credit...

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  • Shari
  • COLUMBUS, GA, United States
  • 10-31-16

Well........

If it wasn't for George Guildall I wouldn't have been able to make it through this book. Enough with the stamps!

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Outstanding but......

If you could sum up Hit List in three words, what would they be?

Great Suspense Novel

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

Always a good storr from this author

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

He's one of the best in the business. Great voice, easy to listen to, great acting out the different voices of characters. Top Notch. The author thinking he could replace George Guidall on the next book is just beyond ridiculous.

Any additional comments?

Author is great author and George Guidall is a great reader. HOWEVER AUTHOR IS NOT A GOOD READER, HE HAS A WHINEY NASALY VOICE AND DOES NOT DO ANY OF THE CHARACTERS SO DONT GET THE NEXT BOOK THAT HE READS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THROUGH AND I RETURNED IT

0 of 2 people found this review helpful