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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (613 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jesse Kellerman Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781101154779
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A masterful, inventive thriller from a remarkably assured and always surprising young writer.

Perpetual graduate student Joseph Geist is at his wit's end. Recently kicked out of their shared apartment by his girlfriend, he's left with little more than a half bust of Nietzsche's head and the realization that he's homeless and unemployed. He's hit a dead end on his dissertation; his funding has been cut off. He doesn't even have a phone. Desperate for some source of income, he searches the local newspaper and finds a curious ad:

CONVERSATIONALIST SOUGHT.
SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY.
PLEASE CALL 617-XXX-XXXX
BETWEEN SEVEN A.M. AND TWO P.M.
NO SOLICITORS.

And so Joseph meets Alma Spielman: a woman who, with her old-world ways and razor-sharp mind, is his intellectual soul mate. How is he to know that what seems to be the best decision of his life is the one that seals his fate? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/14/2014

    " A bit of a disappointment really. The plot took a long time to unfold and was totally unrealistic. A series of hard-to-believe events lead the main character to murder and prison and the story finishes quite unsatisfactorily. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 2/3/2014

    " Probably more towards 3.5 stars. Not what I expected. More of a moral story than anything else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/11/2014

    " The Executor by Jesse Kellerman was a good book. But a little slow for me. There were parts that did keep you wanting to read and kept your interest to the end. Overall an ok book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandon | 12/21/2013

    " This book took a long time to grab my attention, I could only read it little bits at a time. Then after a couple hundred pages it began to get interesting. The author was moving from character development into the actual mystery/ thriller part, when the writing style changed. It threw off the building suspense for a bit, then reverted back. Overall it was not an easy read, which was most likely due to the fact I didn't care for the main character at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 12/17/2013

    " Nothing good can ever come out of a philosophy degree. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda S. | 12/17/2013

    " The first half of the book was great. But the ending was bad. The author wasn't true to the character and just jumped ahead and finished the book quickly. I was really mad by the time I finished it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy | 12/13/2013

    " look how much i know writing style which really put me off. i don't know what the mystery was and i was 75% thru. too slow moving and pretentious for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 12/8/2013

    " Ho- Hum pretty predictable!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon "Ruiz-Schluger" Carvo | 7/4/2013

    " I haven't been able to finish this book yet but. So far it has been pretty long winded and not very capturing. I will pick it up again someday but at this point I don't have the patience for the style of writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Gail Brown | 5/30/2013

    " I liked the book overall, but parts of it were really slow, dull. The plot is a good one, I guess. Never could, however, figure out his reasons to start killing, even realizing he was unstable. The step from unstable to murder did not make a lot of sense to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth H | 5/28/2013

    " This was a disturbing piece that takes the reader into the mind of an obsessive personality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terese Peterson | 2/8/2013

    " This was a fast paced story that captured me on the first page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 2/3/2013

    " Entertaining & clever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 10/3/2012

    " PhD candidate (in philosophy) answers ad in local paper for a conversationalist. The invalid spinster who seeks engaging conversation ends up also offering our protaganist a room in her home. Enter a ne'er-do-well nephew and conflict ensues, particularly after the invalid spinster dies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Harland | 7/7/2012

    " Easy read, not exciting though, wouldn't recommend it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gatorman | 5/2/2012

    " Good, not great. Probably would give it 3.5 stars if permitted. The philosophical slant was interesting but tended to overwhelm the story at times and made it less suspenseful at the wrong times. Overall, though, a good read with a satisfying ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aimee Lavers | 2/18/2012

    " This one just ok "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob Mask | 12/19/2011

    " Poor. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kimberly Ann | 10/28/2011

    " A book about a loser who goes bad. ugh. I won't waste my time with any more of this author's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barak | 5/18/2011

    " Amazing!!!

    The reviews don't lie--this starts out fun, and descends into madness like a great Hitchcock film. And, if you're an academic, philosopher, or love playing with words, language and ideas--big bonus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reese | 4/8/2011

    " A crazy ride... a bit violent and demented but well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 3/23/2011

    " Nothing good can ever come out of a philosophy degree. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin | 3/12/2011

    " Philosopher befriends old lady, and she leaves him her house and belongings in her will. He kills her nephew during a break in at his house, then the cleaner when she finds out. Why does he cover up said murders? His unhinging portrayed well. But... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terrie | 3/8/2011

    " Not nearly as good as his other books. I did not relate to any characters, especially the main one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 3/6/2011

    " I enjoyed this book -- it takes the concept of whether we have free will and makes a "Crime and Punishment" (though certainly not that good) story out of it. Have never read Kellerman before, I will have to read more of his work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 2/6/2011

    " I liked the story-line and the change of pace during the book, but it was nothing to shout about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gatorman | 12/27/2010

    " Good, not great. Probably would give it 3.5 stars if permitted. The philosophical slant was interesting but tended to overwhelm the story at times and made it less suspenseful at the wrong times. Overall, though, a good read with a satisfying ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Iain | 12/23/2010

    " Very slow, boring and lack of anything interesting. Didn't like the main character and the writing style really started to grate on me, with the directness of the conversations ("I said nothing."). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bhhandel | 12/7/2010

    " An intelligent psychological thriller. Voted one of the best crime novels by the New York Times "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 11/27/2010

    " I had a hard time getting into this one, especially after Alma is killed off. I stopped reading after the graveside scene and while I wish I could have felt more into it, I'm not going to beat myself up over not choking it all down. Maybe too much "high flautin'" thinking in it for me? "

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About the Author

Jesse Kellerman is the international bestselling author of The Executor, The Genius, Trouble, and Sunstroke. His books and plays have won several awards. He lives in La Jolla, California.

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered numerous Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.