The Hit : Will Robie

  • by David Baldacci
  • Narrated by Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Series: Will Robie
  • 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The trap is set. Failure is not an option.
When government hit man Will Robie is given his next target he knows he’s about to embark on his toughest mission yet. He is tasked with killing one of their own, following evidence to suggest that fellow assassin Jessica Reel has been turned. She’s leaving a trail of death in her wake, including her handler.
The trap is set. To send a killer to catch a killer. But what happens when you can’t trust those who have access to the nation’s most secret intelligence?

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A plot that follows a theme for Baldacci

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you like crime thrillers then David Baldacci doesn't disappoint. His books all vary around a theme, Robie and Reel are a variation on a theme to King and Maxwell. That doesn't detract from the plots which tend to be well thought out with several potential villains. If you like conspiracy plots with lots hung ho go get em action, this is for you.

Ron and Orlagh are great narrators, that add that extra dimension to the book.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Robie is the main stay of the books, comes across as a logical thinker but someone scared of getting involved to to the risk of emotional attachment. Expected to be a robot and follow orders, there is a side to Robie that shows a compassionate streak that he keeps well hidden.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

It's difficult to outline a scene you like without flagging a spoiler alert. The roof top assignation was interesting as this is where Baldacci exploited the emotional play that Robie clearly tries to suppress much to his own inner detriment.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

You can't help but get dragged into the plot and feeling compassion of one of the main characters. The storyline gripped me as there were many strings that eventually all come together. As it all comes to a climax the tension rises as you are routing for Robie to win.


Any additional comments?

If you like King and Maxwell you will more than likely enjoy Robie and Reel. I would recommend giving the first book in the series a go. You should read them in order as they make more sense that way and you get the relationship between the main players. You can pick any one up and read it, but that wouldn't be my choice.

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- Ian

Very Good Read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Because it is a very good story


Who was your favorite character and why?

Will Robie. He may be a killer but he has a limit to who he kills.


What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

They each tell the story from male and female perspectives.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it is.


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- POS

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2013
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd