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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (871 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hallgrimur Helgason Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With some 66 hits under his belt, Tomislav Bokšic, or Toxic, has a flawless record as hitman for the Croatian mafia in New York. That is, until he kills the wrong guy and is forced to flee the States, leaving behind the life he knows and loves. Suddenly, he finds himself on a plane hurtling toward Reykjavik disguised as American televangelist Father Friendly. With no means of escape from this island devoid of gun shops, this country with absolutely no tradition for contract killing, he is forced to come to terms with his bloody past and reevaluate his future, to tragicomic effect. Toxic paints Iceland as an icy netherworld where in spite of peaceful appearances danger lurks — in the guise of terrifying romantic overtures with tough-girl Gunholder, fear of being caught in his blasphemous deception, and the threat of punishment at the hands of Thordur...whose name seems to be pronounced “Torture.” 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 by Lindsay | 2/16/2014

    " This book was excellent in that it was out of the ordinary. Not many books are set in Iceland and the change of scenery was refreshing. However, I felt like the book stopped and started a lot as if in some sort of traffic jam. Just when things would get going we would suddenly grind to a halt. I also felt like the depth of the characters could've been explored more, but perhaps this lack in quality has to do with the fact this is the author's own English translation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cabe | 2/13/2014

    " Good fun - the narrator has some good turns of phrase (more early on when he's establishing his voice than later when he's mostly narrating the action) and he's an interesting enough character writing about Croatia and Iceland, two places where even surface-level insights would be new to me. If you're in the mood for another Sardonic Assassin book I would also highly recommend The Sisters Brothers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Alex Rogers | 2/12/2014

    " Quite enjoyable, and certainly quirky, but ultimately didn't grab me "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Liisa | 2/3/2014

    " The story was okay but the author went overboard on all the similes, metaphors, and imagery in general. In some places, the book was almost unreadable. "

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