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Publisher's Summary

The trap is set. Failure is not an option.

When government hit man Will Robie is given his next target he knows he’s about to embark on his toughest mission yet. He is tasked with killing one of their own, following evidence to suggest that fellow assassin Jessica Reel has been turned. She’s leaving a trail of death in her wake, including her handler.

The trap is set. To send a killer to catch a killer. But what happens when you can’t trust those who have access to the nation’s most secret intelligence?

©2013 Hachette Audio US; 2013 David Baldacci

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GREAT BOOK , GREAT NARRATION!!

I CAN ALMOST GUARANTEE I AM GOING TO ENJOY A BOOK NARRATED BY RON McLARTY AND ORLAGH CASSIDY AND THIS ONE WAS NO DIFFERENT. THE DAVID BALDACCI BOOKS JUST FEEL A CUT ABOUT THE OTHER AUDIO BOOKS. THE CHARACTER OF WILL ROBEY IS MEMORABLE AND I HOPE BALDACCI WILL CONTINUE WITH THIS CHARACTER.

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Great story

Love the characters and the story is immersive and entertaining. Love this series of books and engaging narration - with just the right touch of sound effects.

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Good read

Loved it...the narrator really brought it to life...Will is a cool character. Baldacci does tell a good story

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  • Jill
  • Baldivis, Australia
  • 05-19-13

Loved it

This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. The characters are human and you find yourself gunning for them. No unexpected twists or turns but still a really good read. Well worth the credit.
I have read all David Baldaccis books and this is up there as a favourite.

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  • Peter
  • Geelong, Australia
  • 05-27-13

Probably a good book, but spoilt by narrator

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.It is the narrator that brings a book to life, and 'value adds' to the experience. Ron McLarty does NOT have this skill.P.S. I absolutely hate "Sound Effects". Save that stuff for the movies and the big screen.

What was most disappointing about David Baldacci’s story?

This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.

Any additional comments?

It is the narrator that brings a book to life, and 'value adds' to the experience. Ron McLarty does NOT have this skill.I will make sure that any future purchase does not involve him.

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  • 12-02-13

Very Good Read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Because it is a very good story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Will Robie. He may be a killer but he has a limit to who he kills.

What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

They each tell the story from male and female perspectives.

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

Yes it is.

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  • Ian
  • 11-30-14

A plot that follows a theme for Baldacci

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you like crime thrillers then David Baldacci doesn't disappoint. His books all vary around a theme, Robie and Reel are a variation on a theme to King and Maxwell. That doesn't detract from the plots which tend to be well thought out with several potential villains. If you like conspiracy plots with lots hung ho go get em action, this is for you.

Ron and Orlagh are great narrators, that add that extra dimension to the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Robie is the main stay of the books, comes across as a logical thinker but someone scared of getting involved to to the risk of emotional attachment. Expected to be a robot and follow orders, there is a side to Robie that shows a compassionate streak that he keeps well hidden.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

It's difficult to outline a scene you like without flagging a spoiler alert. The roof top assignation was interesting as this is where Baldacci exploited the emotional play that Robie clearly tries to suppress much to his own inner detriment.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

You can't help but get dragged into the plot and feeling compassion of one of the main characters. The storyline gripped me as there were many strings that eventually all come together. As it all comes to a climax the tension rises as you are routing for Robie to win.

Any additional comments?

If you like King and Maxwell you will more than likely enjoy Robie and Reel. I would recommend giving the first book in the series a go. You should read them in order as they make more sense that way and you get the relationship between the main players. You can pick any one up and read it, but that wouldn't be my choice.

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  • Clem
  • 07-18-13

Will Robie rocks!

What did you like most about The Hit?

It's a crime thriller that is happy to exist in it's own skin. Doesn't try to be anything else. I bonded with Will Robie, serious dude in book one... and felt that I got to know him a bit more in this. It's just a great listen.
The fade-in/fade-out music and sound effects that had me raising an eyebrow in book 1 only added to the experience here. I've bought into it.

Have you listened to any of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Ron McLarty is great - I'll bet he is just like Will Robie.

Any additional comments?

When is book three?

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  • Stephen
  • 01-03-18

I like it but

I'm really enjoying this series so far and it's narrated really well. I'm not sorry keen on the music and sound effects. feel like they are not needed with such a good narrator.

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  • Forest Resident
  • 09-26-17

Loved it

Another gritty Baldacci story. Ron McLarty adds strength to the Will Robie character. Once again the American's ruling the world in their own way. The additional characters are beginning to develop too which adds a nice undertone to the main story. Will continue with this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-30-17

Review For The Wonderful Book

Plot was carefully thought out and brilliant, reading pace could increase just a lil though.

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  • Alex Dunlop
  • 02-03-17

YET ANOTHER FANTASTIC BOOK AND NARRATIVE BY BALDACCI

Yet again another fantastic book and narrative from this brilliant Author. Only criticism wood be the music this audio didn't need it. Would
Recommend this this book and audio to anyone.

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  • Robert J O'Connor
  • 08-04-16

Excellent book

Great story very exciting good series can't wait to listen to the next book
David Baldacci does it again

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-24-16

superb as ever

first time i've combined reading and audio and what brilliant idea. I do lots of fri hog and wonderful to not have to put the book down.

David baldacci superb as usual and the narration works well.

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  • john barzey
  • 02-16-16

great book second journey for will Robie

great story lots of twist and turns fast pase lots of action good charictors outstanding

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  • Rex
  • 07-07-16

Gripping

Great as usual kept you in edge and unable to put down till the end

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  • Carl
  • 12-20-17

Fairly good story

It seems strange that the voice of Ron McLarty has changed it was much more throaty in the first. It's a good story and I have downloaded the next. hope everything is ok with the narrator?

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  • Janette Gorman
  • 03-13-17

Great Read

Another great book in the Robie series.
Excellent narration and story line.

I have read these in the wrong order so now moving on to book 4