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Hit Me

A Killer Mystery Thriller
Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Who put the hit on Charley? 

Hitman. Husband. Daddy. Dead man? 

Charley Fieldner appears to have the perfect life: a well-paying job, a loving wife, two great kids, and a beautiful home. He also has a big secret. 

Charley is a hit man with a huge complication - he is his own next target. 

The background file contains the sort of details only someone very close to him could know. The suspect list is short but devastating: his wife, father, sister, and best friend. Charley always thought he could have it all, but the secrets, lies, and betrayals are piling up. 

Charley needs time to unravel the mystery behind who wants him dead and why, but time is in short supply. Another killer has the contract. He now has a choice - roll over and die or fight for his life. 

Dripping with suspense, mystery, and chills, this thriller will keep you hooked until the very end. 

©2019 Peter J Thompson (P)2019 Peter J Thompson

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Very Suspenseful...

I think this book is as good as Peter Thompson's first book, LIVING PROOF. If you haven't listened to that one I recommend it. So far all of his books are stand alone, that's just a really good one!
This book hits the ground running. The protagonist is Charley Fieldner. He's a hired killer. He's average in everything, his looks, height and build. What's not average about him are him hand to hand fighting skills. He works for The Agency autonomously as did his father. They don't even know his real name so it's not too surprising when they offer him a contract to kill himself. Unfortunately for him, even though he remains anonymous, so does the client. Charley accepts the job and is given two weeks to complete. But then he gets contacted from the Agency, they want to job completed quickly. Charley now needs to find out who wants to have him killed and remove the contract or kill that person. But WHO? His wife? Best friend? Someone else? And can he spot another hit man before gets to him? Was another killer hired also to make sure the job was done?
This book is fast paced with a completely unexpected ending.
Gary Tiedemann does a fantastic job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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Gary Tiedemann was methodical in his portrayal of

This is my second title from author Peter J. Thompson. The premise intrigued me; a hit man who gets assigned to his own hit. Crazy, right? The story was a psychological masterpiece as Charley tries to decipher who put a hit on him. His wife? His best friend? His sister? Or his dad? The list is not that long but it certainly presents its challenges. I was thrilled with the story until the end. It seemed anticlimactic and rushed.

As the narrator, Gary Tiedemann was methodical in his portrayal of Charley. Tiedemann embodied the character and it resonated with me.

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Great Story and an equally great Narrator.

Peter Thompson weaves a very believable tale. Gary Tiedemann brings it to life.

There are very few audiobooks I've listened to in one day... This is one of them. "Hit Me" held my attention from beginning to end.

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Inside the mind of a Hitman.

I found this story very interesting and from the perspective it was written. Most of the story takes place in the mind of Charley Fieldner a hitman who's life seems to be falling apart and who has become the hunted not the hunter. It is all about his thought processes, how he sees the world, himself and those around him. I have read a previous book by the author that takes place in the same 'universe' and when I read that book (The Runaway) I thought it would be interesting to have a book based more around 'The Agency' and this one definitely involves it quite a bit.

The author does a great job making you feel for Charley and even root for him which is fairly impressive considering he is a Htiman and he does some pretty terrible things but you still want him to come out on top. The mystery and action in the book were also very well done.

Gary Tiedemann did a great job with the narration in the book and with the characters, he set the right tone and just fit this novel and character very well.

I enjoyed this book and find that there could be even more stories told about 'The Agency' and people surrounding it in future novels.

"Please note I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Interesting mystery

I'm more of a sci fi girl, but I decided to try this book out as it was offered for free for an unbiased review. There was mystery and suspense and I did not see the ending coming. The pace moved along quickly. One hole in the plot was the wife to me. Talk about jumping to conclusions. This is someone she was married to for ages with no prior suspicions, and boom. I definitely liked the performance, the narrator had this conspiratory tone of voice through out. Only thing, and that might just be me because I am from Chicago, I noticed so much of name dropping of towns surrounding the city, just kind of weird to hear. Naperville and Schaumburg just strange in a novel for me. Overall good listen, I was not bored at all.

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You might be better off skipping this one

I am not even half way through this loooooonnnnnggg, drawn out, repetitive book. Soooo. much. repetition. It kills.
The story likely could have been half as long as it is and had more impact.
The narrator has a super monotone voice, but, it makes the material, sort of chilling.

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Who put the hit on Charley?

I really enjoyed this book. The premise of this story is what really drew me in. Stories involving hit men can be quite entertaining but a hit man who learns that his next target is himself sounded like something that I needed to have in my life. It was really easy to slip into this book and I found it to be a wonderful listen.

Charley is a lot of things. He is a husband and a father living a pretty average life. Except for the fact that he works as a hit man. No one knows who is his or what he really does. Everything pertaining to his occupation is handled anonymously. Or so he thought. When he finishes up a job and gets his next assignment, he is in for a huge surprise because he is the next target.

When Charley learns that someone wants him dead, he is determined to learn who exactly wants him dead while he protects himself from other would be assassins. In order to do this, he must really look at his life and try to find if there is anyone someone knows about his chosen career path or if the hit was sparked by something else. Everyone is a suspect and Charley knows that he should trust anyone at this point.

I had fun watching Charley try to determine who it is that would like to see him dead. Some of his initial assumptions didn't quite pan out but I liked how he was willing to look at everyone in his life. Charley ended up being a rather good detective and I found myself working to put the pieces together right along with him. There were some pretty exciting scenes that kept things interesting and the mystery did keep me guessing.

Gary Tiedemann did a fantastic job with the narration. He really became the voice of Charley and helped to bring the story to life. I loved the way he was able to make Charley sound sensible and analytical at times but completely ruthless at other times. He had a wonderful voice that I found very easy to listen to for hours at a time. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to more of this narrator in the future.

I would recommend this book to others. It had a really interesting premise and I think that it was executed very well. I wanted to see Charley work out who was out to get him and come out of this okay. I plan to check out more of Peter J. Thompson's work in the future.

I received a review copy of this audiobook from the narrator via Audiobook Boom.

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Another solid thriller from Peter J. Thompson.

Over the last year I've become quite the fan of Peter J. Thompson. He writes gripping, fast paced thrillers. Hit Me kicks off with an intriguing premise. Our hero Charley is a hitman, and when he receives his next assignment he is shocked to learn he's the actual target. And now with the clock ticking Charley must discover who wants him dead and why. It's an intriguing story with a great cast of characters. There were a few plot holes and I thought the ending felt a bit rushed, but overall it was definitely a fun story and I look forward to seeing what Thompson does next.

As always Gary Tiedermann's narration is top notch. He does a great job of bringing the characters and story to life.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

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great mystery

a wonderful mystery very well-written the narrator was very good and the story was very very interesting I loved it the book was wonderful

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Good Read

Hit Me: A Killer Mystery Thriller was a good read by Peter J. Thompson. Charley is a hit man, husband and dad. Charley gets another job but his next target is himself. He starts to create a suspect list and starts to try and find out who wants him dead. I really enjoyed reading this mystery thriller.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 04-06-19

To life: the taking and the giving.

Charles Fieldner is a fortunate man. He has a beautiful wife, whom he loves, two children, a girl and a boy, who love him, a nice home, and the income to maintain a comfortable lifestyle for them all. And as he approached 40 he'd started to think about retiring even though he's still good at his job - as a contract killer. Then the Agency contacted him with the information on his next target: himself. He has two weeks to find out who wants him dead before the contract passes to someone else.

This is an intriguing plot line and one which could go horribly wrong without the author's first gaining the reader's sympathy for his main protagonist. But Peter Thompson achieves this by writing in the first person, opening up the inner fears, hopes and memories of Charlie showing him to be just an average, ordinary man like most everybody else. He's a problem solver with his own code of ethics: everyone he removes is 'a bad man' who should not be allowed to live. But despite his being well written, for this reader it was the excellent narration by Gary Tiedman which made Charlie the hero, or rather, the victim we want to survive. Mr.Tiedman's very pleasantly hypnotic voice softly brings to us a real presence of the character, removes the threat and emphasizes his likeability. And his frailties. A very fine performance.

This is a book which involves the reader from the start and maintains tension throughout. Not perfect, however: their are some inconsistencies along the way which finally become irritating. But again the narration is able to eloquently gloss over these until the ending at last re!eases the reader from it's spell,
I am indebted to the rights holder of Hit Me, who, at my request, freely gifted a complimentary copy via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much. I will definitely be looking out anothers by this author, curious to see if the style of writing here is his normal one. Despite some flaws or unanswered questions in the plot, I really enjoyed this book and can recommend it as a light, fun, imaginative mystery thriller.