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The Hit Audiobook

The Hit: Will Robie, Book 2

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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 David Baldacci; 2013 Hachette Audio US

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    Judith 22/04/2015
    Judith 22/04/2015

    I am an avid multi tasker, I love to listen as I walk, ride, clean... Mostly love crime novels but have an occasional foray into other genre

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    "Enjoyable"

    I can't say I was gripped by this story but it was a serviceable thriller. The two narrators dud an excellent job. Not sure about the strange sound effects popped in from time to time though!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ian 30/11/2014
    Ian 30/11/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    POS County Cork, Ireland 02/12/2013
    POS County Cork, Ireland 02/12/2013 Member Since 2010

    Padraig

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    "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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Clem LIMERICK, Ireland 18/07/2013
    Clem LIMERICK, Ireland 18/07/2013 Member Since 2015
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    "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?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris NUNEATON, United Kingdom 03/05/2013
    Chris NUNEATON, United Kingdom 03/05/2013 Member Since 2015

    cogitusergosum

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    "Why Oh Why? So Derivative....."

    Why oh why do I keep buying books from David Baldacci? The readers are , as per usual, excellent. However, the characterisation is poor, the dialogue is awful and the plotting nonsensical.
    I paid good money for this Audiobook but I cannot for the life of me understand why I keep falling for the same old storyline. Please, look elsewhere for your thrills and spills ( Vince Flynn or John Connolly to name but a couple ). If you do still go ahead and buy this book, please listen to the dialogue. People simply do not converse in this way! Never ever! Baldacci makes a point of telling the reader that the main protagonist is super tough, every half chapter. It's tiresome in the extreme. This is the equivalent of paint it by numbers.
    Look elsewhere.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gill 14/04/2013
    Gill 14/04/2013
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    "Sound Effects"

    If, like me, you prefer your audio stories without sound effects, this is not the story for you.



    The sound effects, gun shots, music, bangs, etc., are intrusive, annoying and completely unnecessary.



    For me, the sound effects completely ruined the book.

    12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Robert J O'Connor 04/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "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 24/04/2016
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    john barzey 16/02/2016
    john barzey 16/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "great book second journey for will Robie"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip 22/09/2015
    Phillip 22/09/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "David Baldacci is amazing !!!"

    Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy narrate the book soooo well time to down load another one :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kim
    Port Macquarie, Australia
    19/08/13
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jill
    Baldivis, Australia
    19/05/13
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    Geelong, Australia
    27/05/13
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    "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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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