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Why we think it's Essential: After hearing Robert Forster's narration, it would be hard to imagine anyone else playing Keller, the contract killer suffering a mid-life crisis. Forster manages to elicit empathy for a cold-blooded murderer, while perfectly capturing the wry wit of Lawrence Block's writing. — Steve Feldberg

Publisher's Summary

Keller possesses all the qualities of a professional killer. He's cool, confident, reclusive, icy, and ruthlessly efficient. But this seasoned hit man is also prone to self-doubt as he finds himself caught in the clutches of a mid-life crisis. Between contracts, he learns a few crucial truths about himself and the ways of the world he's become detached from, and winds up a wiser - if not better - man.
©1998 by Lawrence Block (P)1998 by Dove Audio, Inc.

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  • Brenda
  • Madison, OH, United States
  • 08-08-07

Didn't want it to end...

A great story. Great narrator. Out of the box gentle humor. You can't go wrong with this one!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Nubia
  • warner robins , GA, USA
  • 07-25-06

Don't Bother

This one is a complete bore and goes nowhere.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Didn't even warrant finishing.

I have only put down a couple of books in my life before finishing. This was one of them. I gave it a good shot, kept listening to see if it would improve and it just didn't. I was hoping for some interesting or inventive kills, a plot, something to warrant further listening. But it just wasn't there. Honestly one of the worst books I have every tried. I would recommend skipping this book.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Jacob
  • Brundidge, AL, USA
  • 11-01-09

hit man

it was confusion,never nowing witch way but nowing it was always murder listen to it several times and could not get into it

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Kimberly
  • cottage hills, IL, USA
  • 01-19-09

Couldn't make it through this one

very dull. I feel as if I wasted a lot of time waiting for this audio to get better, finally gave up after two days.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Marie
  • La Jolla, CA, United States
  • 11-28-07

Hit, Hit and more Hits

Take heed of this title and be forewarned. The main character is a hit man. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this one! I am too easily influenced by the ratings and this one was over rated by far.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful