Audible Plus

$7.95 a month

Try our newest plan – unlimited listening to select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
$7.95 a month after 30 day trial. Upgrade or cancel anytime.
Buy for $17.47

Buy for $17.47

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Professional assassin and counteragent Matt Helm has been given a distasteful assignment. He is to disguise himself as gangster Jimmy "the Lash" Petroni and assault a fellow agent in order to help establish her cover in a top secret operation. But things don't quite go according to plan, and now Helm must take her place on a dangerous mission. Alone in Chesapeake Bay, pursued by his own government, Helm must carry out an assassination - before his employers catch up to him.

©1962, 2013 Donald Hamilton (P)2014 Skyboat Media, Inc.

What listeners say about Murderers' Row

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    65
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    61
  • 4 Stars
    12
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    49
  • 4 Stars
    18
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

My Least favorite of Matt Helm SO FAR.

Where does Murderers' Row rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the bottom with Cardinal of the Kremlin. Its good. But none of the characters were interesting (except matt) and the tale itself just didnt grip me. It lacked the BEAUTIFUL tension of the other Matt Helm books ive read so far. It brought up some interesting changes in pace from the other books but it just wasnt great.

Would you recommend Murderers' Row to your friends? Why or why not?

No, I would suggest starting from the beginning of the series. It is hands down my least favorite one so far and has none of the magic from the other books before. The other books have themes of dire clutch moments, Matt's pragmatism and smart, simple and believable unfolding of the plot. This book had these things but it didnt shine like the other installments.

Have you listened to any of Stefan Rudnicki’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. Just as amazing. He is a fantastic Helm and doesnt sound too silly when trying to emulate the women. His Helm voice tends to melt with some other lesser characters but it's few and far between and quite forgivable.

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

There is a part where Matt get's grabbed and he recalls another character's injury. That shook me up because they did such a good job of painting a picture of the injury earlier. So the thought of it hit me like it hit Matt. Excellent.

Any additional comments?

By no means bad it just didn't wow me. As a stand alone it's lackluster. As part of the series it's a low point. I get that it was suppose to be different and the differences in tone are crucial to a big part of the story.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

first rate as usual

having read and reread the book, this reading of the book series is really well done, maybe a mistake here and there, but if there actually is a mistake i haven't found it,Michael caine said he memorized all the scripts by going over and over a thousand times, this reading of the series seems to be really gone over the same way, because the readings are so well done!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Little more than traditional Helm

Matt inadvertently kills another agent. He begins to doubt himself after others get hurt. He sets out to prove himself by going against orders to complete the dead agents mission. He has to do a little soul searching to determine if this line of work is for him.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Definitely Not the Movie

Not a bad story for the time it was written. Can’t expect all sorts of super spy stuff in these books since they tend to pre-date the later super spy movies. Story is a bit simplistic, but it gets there.