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Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Will Robie Series Release Date: April 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781619696228

Publisher Description

Master assassin Will Robie must track down a deadly rogue agent, but the attacks conceal a larger threat that could send shockwaves through the U. S. government and around the world in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst--enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims. No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency. To stop one of their own, the government looks again to Will Robie. His mission: bring in Reel, dead or alive. Only a killer can catch another killer, they tell him. But as Robie pursues Reel, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world.

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Quotes

  • “Guaranteed to be a #1 bestseller.”

    - Barnes & Noble, editorial review
  • “A winner…nonstop action and twists…The best Baldacci novel in years.”

    - Associated Press
  • “[The Hit’s] pace is relentless, and Baldacci’s reworking of his perennial theme—absolute power corrupts absolutely—gives the book a sense of urgency and cultural relevance that many thrillers lack.”

    - Richmond Times Dispatch
  • “I pictured this book in a ten-word review: Page-turning, pulse-racing action, with surprises and thrills galore. Or as a one-word review: Mesmerizing.”

    - Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
  • “This is a page-turner of a book. You will see where it is going long before you get there but you won’t see who’s pulling the strings. Baldacci sets up a raft of villains that will keep you looking over your shoulder to the very end.”

    - Daily Express (UK)
  • “An engrossing, action-packed thriller.”

    - Examiner.com
  • “With a lightning pace, captivating characters, and astonishing twists throughout, The Hit is guaranteed to keep your attention from the first page to the last.”

    - Times-News (North Carolina)
  • “Agent Will Robie is a master of killing, and David Baldacci’s thriller is an excellent match for audio. Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy prove a formidable team in ramping up the tension…McLarty does the lion’s share of the narration, finding unique voices for Robie and the various agents, while Cassidy smoothly and clearly portrays the various women involved. The use of two narrators helps provide tension and a theatrical atmosphere. Great narration skills and plotting will grip listeners.”

    - AudioFile

Awards

  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, April 2013
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today bestseller
  • A #1 nWall Street Journaln bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " another great robi and jessica series keep them coming "

    - marsh, 10/15/2020
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " fantastic book and a great character. I keep reading (listening to these books!!!! "

    - david, 5/21/2019
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this series. This one does not disappoint. Keeps you listening. The characters come to life and there is lots of drama "

    - villager, 5/9/2019
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The Hit was even more enjoyable than the Innocent from the same author. I really liked the storyline centered on the two characters (I won't say more to avoid any spoilers). Nice writing, plenty of action and a bit of espionage make for a great experience! Recommended. "

    - Flo, 10/22/2018
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The book was exciting and compelling. I felt a bond with the characters and I enjoyed trying to get into their heads. The change of locations was believable and well done.The primary characters Reil and Robie are even more relentless than I expected, I’m not sure if that’s good,but It kept me listening whenever I had time. My only complaint is that Jessica never put a bullet In Tucker. "

    - Jim Crofoot, 1/17/2018

About the Author

David Baldacci is one of the world’s favorite storytellers and a global bestselling author, with twenty-one of his novels making the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. In 2011 he was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. He is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America.

About the Narrators

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning nine Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.

Orlagh Cassidy, an American actress of stage, television, and film, is an audiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, as well as many AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a graduate of SUNY at Purchase and a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. She has been seen on and off Broadway and in films, including Definitely Maybe and Calling It Quits. Her television credits include roles in Law & Order and Sex and the City and as Doris Wolfe on Guiding Light. She has done voice work for commercials in which she is probably best known for her role as the mom in the “BFF Jill” spots for AT&T.