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The Hitman's Guide to Making Friends and Finding Love

Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
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What happens when a snarky hit man and a by-the-book PI cross paths?

Leland
Being a hit man has its perks, but I never thought getting an accidental mooning by an attractive PI while he’s caught on a fence would be one of them. While it’s not exactly love at first sight, he’s captured my interest and won’t let go.

Suddenly, I find myself caught in a game of cat and mouse, determined to attract the attention of Jackson, the PI who should be my enemy. He pretends like he’s not flattered by my flowers and the mentions of my totally-not-fictitious blow-up doll, Randy (or was it Dandy?), but I know better. Why else would he be teaming up with me to bring down Hardek, one of the city’s most ruthless criminals?

Jackson
Even though the cops are telling me that the hit man is a notorious contract killer, I can’t help but admit that I’m drawn to him. He’s funny, charismatic, and attractive. There’s no way this ridiculous man can be the person the cops are after.

But when Leland ends up at my doorstep injured, I’m faced with a tough choice. It’s my duty to hand him over to law enforcement, but my heart has other plans. I want to keep him. To protect him. To be with him.

Though one question remains: Why in the world does the man have so many d*mn guns?

Contains: shenanigans on a swing that you would not find at a playground, a car chase that sadly doesn't have flips or explosions, a horsey ride sans horse, cuddles, an exuberant mutt, a suspicious chief of police, and lots and lots of laughs.

©2019 Alice Winters (P)2019 Alice Winters

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literal tears of laughter

Quite possibly one of the funniest books of the year, I was in literal tears of laughter listening to this narration (definitely do not listen whilst driving, you will only endanger yourself & others when you can't control your laughing). Having Leland and Jackson brought to life in my ears may just be the greatest gift I've given myself, such a joy to listen to and Michael has nailed Leland's hilariously ridiculousness and Jackson's attempt at seriousness perfectly. COULD NOT RECOMMEND MORE!

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entertaining

Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Were there any parts I found annoying: no
Did I feel an emotional connection to the characters: yes
Would I listen to it again: yes

• Story is entertaining, dialog amusing and characters likeable. If you go into this book expecting general silliness and nothing particularly deep you won't be disappointed.
• Michael Ferraiuolo does a fantastic job on the narration, his sweet, snarky always enthusiastic Leland is spot on and Jackson comes across as the perfect straight laced PI.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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A brilliant, funny, riveting listen.

Alice Winters has become an auto buy for me and each story she crafts has been superb. Hitman’s Guide is highly original, laugh out loud funny and kept me riveted from the first page.
Michael Ferraiuolo is a relatively new to me narrator and he has fast become one of my top five. His voice acting is pitch perfect and perfectly encapsulates each character.
Highly recommended!

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The best love story EVER!

This is by far the most fun I have had listening to a book. It was a great love story. Leland had me laughing in the first 5 minutes. And kept me rolling throughout the entire book. Jackson was just the best partner and love interest. Micheal delivered the best narration I don't think anyone could have pulled it off. Thanks for this joy.

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Sooo funny!!

I haven't laughed this much in so long. Storyline Was great. Characters were awesome. Narration was spot on. Totally worth a credit. !!

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Funny!!!!

Loved it! Actually made me laugh and cry. This one was great. You should give it a try.

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Funniest Book EVER!!

I absolutely loved this book! The narrator did an excellent job. The humor was on point, so much so I laughed from chapter 1 on to the end. The banter between Leland and Jackson was too much (in a good way)! The story kept me hooked until the end. The sexy times were mild but the chemistry and humor during them made me think of how real these two felt! I actually plan to listen to this book again!

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Hilarious!

This book was amazingly hilarious, to the point where I had to pause it because I was laughing too hard to hear! I undoubtedly need more Leland in my life!

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loved it!!!!

I loved this story! The narrator was awesome and you can't help but fall in love with the characters.

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Funny great book

I’m so pleased with this book. I enjoyed every minute of the book with as much as it made me laugh out loud I was rewinding frequently so I was sure I didn’t miss anything while laughing. Oh thank you so much for the excellent book.

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  • Kat
  • 11-18-19

Be Prepared to Laugh

Alice Winters is a genius at writing gripping stories full of action, while also stuffing it full of enough humour to have you literally laughing out loud. A Hitman's Guide is a fantastic addition to her repetoire, and I was beyond excited to see it not only in audio, but narrated by the amazing Michael Ferraiuolo. The story is incredibly unique - Leland is a hitman, raised to the job from a rough childhood. He expresses himself through humour and rarely takes any situation seriously, much to Jackson's dismay. Jackson is a PI whose current case overlaps Leland's job. An unfortunate encounter with a fence exposes about more than he meant to, and draws Leland's eye and mild (ok...pretty intense) obsession. Leland uses his wiles, guns, and unflagging enthusiasm to get Jackson reluctantly on his side and hijinks ensue. Aside from the humour, an absolute stellar cast, and an enthralling plot, there is real heartfelt romance. Really a fantastic book all around. The narration done by Ferraiuolo is the literal cherry on the sundae. Because Winters gives her characters such personality I was worried the narration wouldn't match my internal voices for the characters, but Ferraiuolo managed to get it PERFECT. Leland is snarky, sweet, and fast. You really get his emotions and how much he enjoys himself, while catching glimpses of his hidden depths. Jackson is the perfect straight man to Leland, but has moments of softness as he accepts and loves Leland for who he is. The pacing is fantastic, and there are so many lines that forced me to stop so I could catch my breath laughing and made me wonder how many times the narrator had to do the same. A fantastic read only enhanced by an amazing narration!

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  • Delano
  • 11-18-19

Very funny and Thrilling book

I really like Alice Winters style of writing and this book exhibits all her best skills. The wit, banter, drama and heart are amazingly linked to produce a book which I did want to end.

I Highly recommend to everyone as this book will make you laugh out loud and keep you on the edge of your seat.

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  • henry parsons
  • 12-11-19

Wow just Wow

That book was amazing, I laughed and was constantly keeping me smiling if not on the edge of my seat, truly 5/5 and definitely recommend a listen

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  • Alison
  • 12-09-19

Sweet and funny.

A slightly ridiculous storyline, but very entertaining, laugh out loud funny in places. I would buy a sequel.

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  • Book addict
  • 12-02-19

Very enjoyable

Really enjoyed listening to this. Although there was a lot of lighter silly humour, there was deeper stuff within their relationship too, so it balanced nicely.

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  • Starwarslover
  • 11-25-19

sooo good

ok so... i loved this so much. the characters.. the emotions.. the personalities and this narrator did an amazing job with the personalities of these two haha..
my only complaint is that the narrator has like a 5 second quiet between the end of the chapter to the beginning of the next.. it drove me crazy!

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 11-21-19

So much fun

Leland is my new BBF I loved him and poor Jackson. It's so funny that I was snorting like a child(husband kept giving me the side eye) Leland is a hit man and good at what he is meant to do, when on a stakeout he meets Jackson that had me laughing out loud......Poor Jackson doesn't stand a chance. The best few hours spent listening to this.Michael Ferraiuolo was fabulous on this, I wonder how many breaks he had to take. This is definitely going to be one that I will listen to many times to get the full effect of the genius who wrote this,

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  • Katie townsend
  • 11-20-19

fun with action that have asking for more

Jackson and leland stole my heart from the moment i met them

The hitman's guide to making friends and finding love was fun hilarious action packed hot intense beautiful powerful and incredible

I was so excited to see what was going to happen from page to page

Leland and Jackson had me on the edge of my seat at times I did not want to put the book down

one minute your laughing the next your crying and then crying with laughter

I can't wait to see what will happen next with Jackson and leland's journey

michael ferraiuolo did such a beautiful job bringing leyland and jackson to life he didn't just narrate the story he gave me a incredible performance

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-19-19

Do not listen to this audiobook in public....

Do not listen to this audiobook in public.... People will look at you funny. Trying to surpress laughing out loud gives your face this kind of smirk and at times giggels WILL escape.
Great storyline and caracters and Michael Ferraiolo's narration is amazing, best ever ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • Alan Verhagen
  • 11-30-19

Loads of fun!

Loveable airhead, Leland, is a deadly hitman who seems to be modelled on the Jack McFarland character in Will & Grace. When their paths cross, he utterly charms and frustrates Jackson, a private investigator who takes life much more seriously. As usual, Michael Ferrauola captures the humour perfectly. Ridiculously amusing!