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3.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen White Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dr. Alan Gregory Series Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781597109406
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Throw out everything you think you know about twists, turns, and surprises. Get ready for the next big thing. Get ready to meet the Death Angels. We’ve all been there. A loved one or a dear friend becomes desperately ill or is tragically injured. Someone - maybe even you - says, "If that ever happens to me, I wish someone would just . . . kill me." What if you could choose when to die? But once you decide, you can’t change your mind. Ever. No matter what. Welcome to the next step in the evolution of suspense fiction, to an in-your-face/what-would-you-do? topical thriller. Kill Me is a brilliantly conceived roller-coaster ride that zeros in on some of the most contentious issues of our time, the human yearning for connection between the choices we make about our lives and deaths. Kill Me brings Alan Gregory face-to-face with the most challenging case of his career. As always, White’s characters are indelible and the dialogue is dead-on, but Kill Me is fresh and thought provoking in a way that’s so uncommon in crime fiction. Kill Me delivers on all the promise of White’s earlier work and then raises the bar in an unforgettably inventive tale of life and death. This is the book that you won’t be able to put down, but more to the point, this is the book that won’t go away. Listeners will be asking each other: "What would you do?" "If you could sign up – really - would you?" Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Stephen White has always been a rock solid writer. But this book should turn heads. Big, provocative, and downright gripping, this is his best yet.”

    Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Bizarre, thrilling, and oh so much fun.”

    Booklist

  • Kill Me is that rarest of creations—a thinking person’s thriller. In this age of the same-old, same-old fiction, White’s novel stands dizzyingly above the pack. The concept is unique (and brilliant), the writing is sharp, observant, and wry (White’s trademark), and every page of this compelling tale is filled with perfectly realized human emotion—about life, death, and family. Superb.”

    Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author

  • A 2007 Barry Award Finalist for Best Thriller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 2/14/2014

    " This was my first Stephen White book and it remains my favorite. It was an interesting plot with an ending that did not disappoint. But what makes it my favorite is the unique way the story is told. It bounces between narrators and skips through time forward and backward, but the story is easily followed. That is good story telling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse Menoni | 2/8/2014

    " I liked it until the horrible ending. Not to mention why does he love his illegitimate kid so much more than his two legitimate ones that he practically forgets them all together?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc Wambolt | 2/8/2014

    " I enjoyed the interesting plot and subject matter of this book. It was really a thought-provoking look at one man's attempt to plan the end of his life. His desire to avoid suffering or prolonging life in a vegetative state led him to hire "Death Angels." A contract with this anonymous group was to ensure that his wishes came to fruition after his illness became serious. The ending was a surprise, of course, and I give it a thumbs up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra Gore | 2/4/2014

    " I have loved the whole series of Stephen White's Alan Gregory books. This book was meant to be a "stand alone" book with Alan Gregory as a minor character in the book. For me, when I read a book and I continue to think about it after I am done- that is an amazing book. Well, I read this book when it came out in 2007 and I still think about it. This is a book I would recommend to anyone - it is definitely one of the best books I have ever read. Now what was interesting to me was that many of Stephen White's fans were angry about this book. He writes one book at a time and it takes any where from a year to 18 months until the next book comes out. So, those who were Alan Gregory fans weren't too happy about the wait of nearly 3 yrs for him to be the star again. I am so glad that I wasn't so invested in the series that it clouded my opinion. Stephen White is winding down this series after the 20th book. Personally, I cannot wait to see what else he writes about because I think there is so much more to him than Alan Gregory. And I love this series. He is the only author that I have followed faithfully from start to hopefully finish. I would love to hear from others who have read this book and hear what they thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trevor | 2/3/2014

    " A fast-paced read. This is a book that is hard to put down. "

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

    " I have always enjoyed Stephen White's books about clinical psychologist, Alan Gregory, and this book is my favorite of them all. Dr. Gregory only plays a tiny role in this book. We get to see him practicing his therapy from the patient's perspective--the main character, a rich, thrill-seeking, happy family man. On one high-adventure skiing trip he almost ends up as a parapalegic, which makes him begin to wonder at what point would life not be worth living? He is approached by a highly expensive and highly secret group that offers "death" insurance, or your right to end your life when you want. According to your parameters, they will contract to kill you when you think life is not worth living. And so begins a fast-paced and highly thought-provoking story. The storyline is well-crafted and complicated, flashing back and forth in time. The action almost never slows down. THe characters are real and complicated and intriguing. I really, really enjoyed the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 1/22/2014

    " Dr Alan Gregory hears story of told by a patient who has set himself up to be murdered, changed his mind, but is unable to change his fate. Absolutely thrilling! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 1/19/2014

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Dr. Alan Gregory; Gregory has a more minor role as one of his patients decides his life should be ended, then tries to back out of the deal he made with the "Death Angels" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 1/14/2014

    " This would have been a good beach read. Unfortunately, I read it in the middle of winter. I like a good mystery, but this one was a bit too convenient. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 12/5/2013

    " Expected a "usual" mystery. THis was very different - thriller and very though provoking about our relationship with our own death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luckngrace | 9/26/2013

    " Stephen White is one of my favs. Recommend all his Alan Gregory books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/22/2013

    " I love his whole Alan Gregory series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeffrey Jarrett | 7/23/2013

    " Laughable premise that can't be overcome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lilia | 6/25/2013

    " Fast-paced and completely kick-ass!! Loved it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry Stewart | 6/16/2013

    " My book club talks about this book ALL - THE -TIME!! Hence we are reading it again for our 4 year anniversary book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 5/1/2013

    " If you have any tolerance for or interest in mysteries, try this. I'm not one for thrillers and this, frankly, verges on the genre, but I come out of my English-cozy mode to pick up his books. This might be his best so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget Pekah | 11/24/2012

    " this is the first Stephen White book I have read and it was pretty good, not GREAT but okay. I will read another one just to see if I want to keep on going. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/12/2012

    " Great mystery - fast action all the way. Also makes you think if there is ever a point when your life is no longer worth living. Great narration by Dick Hill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Price | 6/18/2012

    " I found this book somewhat depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/7/2012

    " What a fun wild ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathie | 3/17/2012

    " I haven't read any Stephen White books for awhile and finished this one in two days. Reminded me why I like his books, his writing, and his characters so much. Now I want to start reading him again. If you live(ed) in Colorado, you have to read his books. He is a Colorado author living in Boulder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Gullickson | 10/23/2010

    " This book is a little different than the others in this series. Dr Gregory doesn't have much of a part, but is still present. The opening note by the author explains much. It grows on you as you read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci Wickham | 3/7/2010

    " especially fun to read if you live in or are from Colorado. incredibly suspenseful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy DePaolo | 2/12/2010

    " I could not put this book down. I read it in one sitting. It's an easy read, it's entertaining, and it's thrilling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 2/20/2009

    " I just lost a review I wrote. So I'll just say you won't be able to put it down & it will stay with you after you've read it. Stephen White I one of my favorite writers. I'll continue to read my way through his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chregister | 12/15/2008

    " I didn't like it. Wouldn't recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 12/1/2008

    " I really enjoy this book, although Alan Gregory wasn't the primary character like he is in the other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marnie Cushing | 11/26/2008

    " Amazing story! Gotta read if you like thrillers! "

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About the Author
Author Stephen White

Stephen White is a clinical psychologist and the New York Times bestselling author of Cold Case, Manner of Death, Critical Conditions, Remote Control, Harm’s Way, Higher Authority, Private Practices, and Privileged Information. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and son.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.