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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,177 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Robert Forster Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 1/18/2014

    " Story of hit man, how he lives his life, how he works. A bit dry, but well written, and good enough that I went on to read sequels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 1/5/2014

    " I can't say enough about Lawrence Block! I look forward to reading the other Keller stories. He's not a hero type, but he's very likable, if you can like a hit man. There was enough humor and thoughtfulness in his thoughts to keep me reading. Great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 1/4/2014

    " All the Hit Man books are nice fixups of the Keller stories by Lawrence Block. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 1/2/2014

    " I had read Lawrence Block's book on writing. This is the first of his novel's I've read and I now know that he knows what he is talking about. His premise is very interesting. Who would have thought someone could write about a contract killer and make him likeable but Mr. Block has. Each chapter reads almost like a short story and it all melds together into a satisfying novel. I'm going to watch for his other series as well now, just to compare. Would recommend to anyone who wants a fast paced read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kasey | 12/23/2013

    " I read this one last out of the four in the series, and it was okay. The characters were much more developed in the other books which was probably why this one was more iffy for me, but nonetheless I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theron | 11/26/2013

    " I should probably give this 4 stars, because the world of this sociopathic hit man is very interesting, and remarkably (and unrealistically) peaceful. I just can't bring myself to strongly recommend it because of content, even though I have to admit that I really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 11/10/2013

    " I've always thought Lawrence Block was a bit of a hack, but his Keller series is great, starting with Hit Man. Keller being established as an everyman is the joy of the series, and the actual killings are more often than not asides that are treated as such. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Scott Miller | 11/4/2013

    " Bad book and series from an excellent writer. Hit man character has zero personality, kills people so he can buy stamps...wow, woo-hoo. Makes me never want to read another in this dud of a series. More Bernie and Scudder, please! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Faulkner | 10/22/2013

    " Unusual premise but he pulled it off. Read it in one sitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zeeke | 1/19/2013

    " Hated this book at first, but by chapter 3 it hooks you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peg | 12/23/2012

    " The main character is very likeable - a hit man who's completely neurotic. A quick, funny read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rochelle | 10/31/2012

    " Hey, I like bad guys - sympathic, conflicted or maybe its just my own desire to believe that Tony Soprano & Martin Blank are people too. At least Martin has great taste in music, eh? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice Segura | 8/25/2012

    " I can't get enough of Keller. He is a hit man with a heart. Lawrence Block is one of my fav authors and he never fails to satisfy. This is a "you can't put it down" story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/22/2012

    " except for the final chapter, this book was very interesting and fun. who would have thought that you could empathize with a hit man? each chapter was it's own story so it felt like i was flying through the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 8/22/2012

    " Oh no, another good series to read. About of all things a likeable hitman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherri Vigil | 6/10/2012

    " This is the second Block that I've read (not finished this one). As much as I enjoy mystery and thrill stories, the Keller persona as a hired assassin is a little too much for me. I must say that Lawrence Block is an excellent writer. Having said all this I'm not going to rate this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack G | 1/21/2012

    " An easy read ... feels like a collection of linked short stories more than a traditional narrative. The Hit Man is a sympathic and somewhat neurotic type ... your basic " everyman " dealing with the banalities and trivialities of his work with no connection to the issue of being a killer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Gouveia | 10/23/2011

    " Good enough for a hospital waiting room. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 6/16/2011

    " Great collection of short stories about a hit man. Sly and tangential, with murder almost incidental. Great stuff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johnny Kennedy | 5/30/2011

    " Friend recommended this book. It was okay. Guy was a bit of a weirdo. Entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 caitlin Richards | 5/28/2011

    " hjnj "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deby | 4/27/2011

    " Narrated by Lawrence Block. A book about an assassin really cannot get any better than this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 3/5/2011

    " Hit Parade was more episodic than I remember the previous Keller books being, but I still really enjoyed it. It follows the same formula as the other books in the series, but sometimes a formula is just about perfect. Why mess with it? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 2/19/2011

    " This book was okay but the end just didn't end right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/19/2010

    " Keller is definitely my favourite hitman. I love that these books aren't gory, and that with each story you get more insight into the man and his relationships (with Dot, dogs, and stamps)! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 11/30/2009

    " Felt like a collection of short stories that had been linked. Keller remains an interesting character, an introspective hit man. Loved the ending of the book, with Keller caring more about the fate of the rabbits in an audio book than about the woman he just killed. "

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About the Author
Author Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series and dozens of short stories and articles. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of America, and many others. Aside from being a mystery writer, he has also written a number of episodes for television, including two episodes of the ESPN series Tilt; he also cowrote the screenplay for the film My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Block currently lives in New York City with his wife, Lynne.

About the Narrator

Robert Forster is an award-winning film and television actor best known for his Oscar-nominated supporting role as Max Cherry in Jackie Brown.