• Kill for Me

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 8
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Kill for Me

By: Tom Wood
Narrated by: Peter Noble
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Publisher's Summary

For years, two sisters have vied for the turf of their dead crime boss father. Across the streets of Guatemala City, bodies have piled up; the US Drug Enforcement Agency, operating far from its own borders, is powerless to stop the fighting. 

But now one sister has a weapon that could finally win the war - a cold, amoral hitman known, fittingly, as 'Victor'. 

Freed from previous employers the CIA and MI6, Victor is a killer for hire whose sense of self-preservation trumps all else. Yet as betrayal and counterbetrayal unspool in the vicious family feud, Victor finds himself at the centre of a storm even he could be powerless to stop.

Acclaimed best seller Tom Wood blows the competition away with his twisting, relentless new thriller, perfect for fans of Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X, The Nowhere Man), James Swallow (Nomad, Exile) and Terry Hayes (I Am Pilgrim, Day of the Locust).

©2018 Thomas Hinshelwood (P)2018 Thomas Hinshelwood

Critic Reviews

"Terrifically fun and explosively propulsive." (Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X)

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A Good Victor book

I enjoyed this book, as I have all the others. I quite like the small incidental details that go with the character's day to day existence.

Peter Noble did a good job of narration, similar to the others but still well listenable. Another reviewer found it to be too rushed and fast - I found this not to be the case at all, it was a good pace - perhaps they had the playback at 1.25x?

Only one thing really grated with me with some details in the middle of the book, its not really a spoiler but it was annoying. There was a shooting, the gun described was a heavy revolver - but a following scene with the investigators described the 5 shell casings found on the floor, for the 5 shots for 5 kills. Revolvers do not eject their casings upon shooting like a semi automatic pistol. So this detail is lacking in the understanding of a basic pistol - with all the other sharp details in this story, for me it is this was one that is noted for its innacuracy. Victor with his care and attetion to detail is unlikely to eject the casings manually then fling them around just for effect, if he had there woud be an unspent bullet with the 5 casings as that's how you remove casings from a 6 shot revolver etc,etc.
Tom Wood, (or your editor) pop down to the shooting range and plink a few shots with some different handguns for a refresher.

Regardless of this annoyance, it was a good listen, worth the credit.

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Good!

Seems people are whining about the new narrator. I actually really liked Peter Noble's performance. Not at all 'rushing'. We all know it's quite hard to get used to a new performer when we are so accustomed to another, but I've leaned to give it a chance and it will re-grow. It was easy with Mr Noble. He conveyed Victor's essence quite convincing, interpreting the menacing gentleman quite effectively. Good story, culminating the spinning lines into an interesting and victorious ending. I'll definitely buy the next one.

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New narrator sucks - Huge disappointment

I have bought all previous Victor audiobooks which were narrated by Daniel Philpott.
I do not know what happened, but it is a huge disappointment that he doesn't do it anymore.

The new narrator, Peter Noble, reads so very fast and in an unpleasant, nonstop aggressive way, that I had to turn it off.
And now I am really very frustrated.

I think, I have to give back the audiobook and buy instead the ebook. I was so excited about the release of "Kill for me" and when I had downloaded the audiobook this morning happily to my iPod and heard the first 30 minutes, I got in a bad, bad mood due to the very aggressive voice and super fast narration. If Daniel Philpott wasn't available anymore for the Victor books, one could certainly have found a better narrator than Peter Noble. Was Peter Noble in a hurry to getting somewhere, or was this a speed-reading contest, when he narrated the book? One could think that.

And what happened to Daniel Philpott btw? I do not understand why he's not narrating these series anymore. I am not English and maybe therefore the reading of Peter Noble's performance is too fast for me. However, I have listened to hundreds of English audiobooks and never had a problem with comprehension.The listener wants to transfer the information of the situation and the story into images in his brain. This is called VISUALISATION. The visualisation of read data cannot happen when every sentence is fired up like a machine gun. Too fast and much too aggressive.

As I am not able to listen to this audiobook, I give Tom Wood nevertheless the credit of 5 points for the story.
I'll buy the book today and read it myself.





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  • Dofeman
  • 07-26-18

Peter Noble is not Victor Daniel Philpott is.

Peter Noble is not Victor Daniel Philpott is.

I have been waiting so long for this audible book to come out only to be let down
Why why why do they keep doing this Daniel Philpott is Victor not Peter Noble can't get my head round it completely ruind the book for me, Listened to 20 mins utter disappointment and returned the book,

It was the same with Mitch Rapp series George Guidall has always been Mitch they changed it to Scott Brick and completely ruined it.

In the Jack Reacher series by Lee child Jeff Harding is Jack Reacher, the earlier books were read by different people but now they have been reread by Jeff Harding Brilliant move Lee Child
So come on Tom Wood do the same make all your listeners happy

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-28-18

Buy the paperback

So disappointed...the new narrator is Just NOT Victor...! Please can I have my credit back.?

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  • Christopher Millington
  • 07-30-18

disappointed

waited for so long for this book and was shocked to hear some stranger narrating it, first thought, woah who's this random guy,
Daniel Philpot IS victor!!! why change narrators now? completely ruined the book for me :(

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  • BillyP
  • 08-04-18

Narrator change, Why?

Why has the narrator changed? This made it difficult to enjoy as Victor, seemed to be different. please revert back to the original narrator. He wasn't bad but he wasn't Victor.

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  • Zorro
  • 10-21-18

Dont Worry - the narration is great!

Lots of people worried about the change of reader - me too! However, the reader us excellent, Victor sounds slightly tougher at first but this seems to be dialled back as the story progresses. I used to enjoy the irony of soft spoken civility combined with deadly lethality but the new guy does a great job. Good story as well!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-05-18

enjoyable

enjoyed the new reader of the book. victor at his best and almost letting his guard down.


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  • NJL
  • 09-14-18

Best yet... loved it another great Victor

great book... brilliantly narrated ... great dialogue .. loved it.. next level exciting.. well done

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  • Jill
  • 09-07-18

Absolutely brilliant

Great narration. Great story
Can’t wait for the next one
Not sure how I can like an assassin this much!

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  • Mrs. J. A. Palfree
  • 09-04-18

Stick With This and You Won't Regret It

It is always difficult when a reader changes in a series. We get used to a reader and associate their voice with the main character, so a different voice is initially a shock, but stick with Peter Noble. Once his voice had 'warmed up' he sounded very like Daniel Philpott.... and then Victor. The Victor we know and... is 'love' the right word?

Thrilling book, one of the best, so very worth the effort of acclimatising.

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  • Andy Simms
  • 08-19-18

I liked the new narrator

I must admit the previous reviews about the change of narrator put me off for some time but after taking the plunge I must admit I enjoyed the change. After all I believe the previous narrator has retired.

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  • Barney
  • 01-20-19

kill for me Tomorrow Wood

another cracker. love this series. seriously captivating story every book is a delicious mystery. unwrap it.

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  • Mark
  • 12-19-18

Awseome!!!

can't wait for the next book!!!! this is one of those stories you wish never ends!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-13-22

change of narrator

solid story and very well written. the change of narrator was a little difficult at the start but didn't stop me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-27-20

Yeah Nah Bloody Good

Victor is a mad lad, good book.
Narrated well even after change of voice artist

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  • JenB
  • 12-09-19

Extremely enjoyable

While the narrator for this book was great I was so used to the voice of the original narrator that I felt like this book was about a whole different character. The storyline was true to Victors style and full of the unexpected, with a lot of twists and turns.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-22-19

Change in Victor the Assassins

The book was still good but there was definitely a change in Victors character. Seemed to be a bit much reflection and explanation compared to previous books in the series. still enjoyable though.