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Exit Strategy Audiobook

Exit Strategy: Nadia Stafford, Book 1

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Regulars at Nadia’s nature lodge don’t ask what she does in the off-season. And that’s a good thing. If she told them, she’d have to kill them. She’s a hit woman for a Mafia family. Tough and self-sufficient, Nadia doesn’t owe anyone any explanations. But that doesn’t mean she always works alone. One of her contacts has recruited her in the hunt for a ruthlessly efficient serial killer cutting a swath of terror across the country. The assassin is far too skilled to be an amateur - and the precision of the killings is bringing the Feds much too close to the hit man community for comfort. To put an end to the murders, Nadia will have to turn herself from predator to prey as she employs every trick she knows to find the killer. Before the killer finds her….

©2007 KLA Fricke, Inc. (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Anne Stuart Greensboro, VT USA 05-27-14
    Anne Stuart Greensboro, VT USA 05-27-14 Member Since 2011

    NYT writer of romantic suspense with a serious addiction to audiobooks.

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    "Breathtaking!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Exit Strategy to be better than the print version?

    Jennifer Ikeda does such an outstanding job on this that I can't imagine it without her voice. She does everyone so well, including the male characters, that I'm searching for more of her work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Exit Strategy?

    When Jack makes Nadia hot chocolate.


    What does Jennifer Ikeda and Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She's the perfect voice for Nadia, helping you get into the complicated heart and soul and mind of a contract killer, plus her Irish brogue for Jack is downright sexy.


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

    The scene when Jack's leaning over her and she begins to realize she's attracted to him. Plus the scene in the closet.


    Any additional comments?

    This is violent, fascinating, angst, funny, and the romance is so subtle it's deliciously addictive. Jennifer Ikeda does a great job of bringing out out a wonderful story, and Richard Ferrone's villain and victim POV are excellent as well.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Me & My Girls 10-17-13 Member Since 2017

    It is better to sit quietly and appear an ignoramus; than open your mouth and remove all doubt. Mark Twain

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    "some strong elements, but...."

    In the beginning I was thinking I'd found a great new author for my collection. A strong main character and a good plot line in the first few chapters soon devolved into an overly detailed mess. The constant back and forth inside the mind of the female protagonist soon became tiring. As did the moody non-communicative 'mentor' Jack. The protagonists patience with and submission to this character became tiresome as well. If three or four hours had been eliminated from this selection this might have been an excellent listen. As it was, it became a tiresome slog through the underbelly of criminal society. Ms. Armstrong is a talented writer and the book was well narrated. Hopefully her next mystery book will avoid the short comings of Exit Strategy.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S FRAMINGHAM, MA, United States 10-23-14
    S FRAMINGHAM, MA, United States 10-23-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. It kept me bitting my nails start to finish. I like the characters and the focus on human emotions and non-verbal communication.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack I suppose. He's enigmatic and with his silences and grunts leaves a lot to be interpreted.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Jack and Nadia go back to Evelyn's house and they are all pointing guns at each other.


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

    Yep.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to get the rest of the series!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    HellyBelly 04-30-14
    HellyBelly 04-30-14
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    "Female narrator not for me"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have read the book, years back, and liked it. Instead of re-reading, I bought the audible to listen to in the car.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like Kelley Armstrongs writing, it is solid, and she is a master at suspense.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jennifer Ikeda and Richard Ferrone ?

    Kristine Hvam is one of my favourites


    Any additional comments?

    Reminder to myself: always listen to the complete audible sample: the narrator can really ruin a very good book, if she/he is not your cup of tea.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ashley 08-21-17
    ashley 08-21-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Bad editing"

    The very very long pauses throughout every part of the story were distracting and annoying. I kept thinking my phone died. It was in the middle of the sentence sometimes. I have listened to many other books narrated by this same person and they have been great. Not sure what happened here.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julie K. 05-22-17
    Julie K. 05-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!"

    Excellent start of this series! As soon as I finish this review, I'm going to get the second book. Totally awesome!

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    Matt 07-06-16
    Matt 07-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I liked it but..."

    I thought the story was GREAT! I even enjoyed the swap between readers. What I did NOT like was the micro pauses that happened through out the reading. I feel it was an editing issue. And really ruined the flow of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 04-27-16
    Robert 04-27-16
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    "Much Melodrama"

    The breathy narration and melodramatic story line were just too much. Could not finish the book no matter how hard I tried. Conceptually the story has great potential but was lost is the soul searching of a professional assassin. Two mutually exclusive concepts..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 02-23-16
    Susan 02-23-16
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    "Story was captivating..."

    Story was captivating but slowed down in places. Overall, enjoyed the book and would recommend to a few choice personal friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roy 04-26-15
    Roy 04-26-15
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    "Strong characters, Great story line."
    Would you listen to Exit Strategy again? Why?

    Excellant finish to the series. Enjoyed the characters and their very human dilemmas in a very non traditional jobs.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story flowed and kept my interest.


    What about Jennifer Ikeda and Richard Ferrone ’s performance did you like?

    Excellant characterizations. Made the characters come alive.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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