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The Hitman's Guide to Making Friends and Finding Love

Written by: Alice Winters
Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Romance, Romantic Comedy
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What happens when a snarky hit man and a by-the-book PI cross paths?

Leland
Being a hit man has its perks, but I never thought getting an accidental mooning by an attractive PI while he’s caught on a fence would be one of them. While it’s not exactly love at first sight, he’s captured my interest and won’t let go.

Suddenly, I find myself caught in a game of cat and mouse, determined to attract the attention of Jackson, the PI who should be my enemy. He pretends like he’s not flattered by my flowers and the mentions of my totally-not-fictitious blow-up doll, Randy (or was it Dandy?), but I know better. Why else would he be teaming up with me to bring down Hardek, one of the city’s most ruthless criminals?

Jackson
Even though the cops are telling me that the hit man is a notorious contract killer, I can’t help but admit that I’m drawn to him. He’s funny, charismatic, and attractive. There’s no way this ridiculous man can be the person the cops are after.

But when Leland ends up at my doorstep injured, I’m faced with a tough choice. It’s my duty to hand him over to law enforcement, but my heart has other plans. I want to keep him. To protect him. To be with him.

Though one question remains: Why in the world does the man have so many d*mn guns?

Contains: shenanigans on a swing that you would not find at a playground, a car chase that sadly doesn't have flips or explosions, a horsey ride sans horse, cuddles, an exuberant mutt, a suspicious chief of police, and lots and lots of laughs.

©2019 Alice Winters (P)2019 Alice Winters

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Hilarious

Honestly, I'm not sure how anyone can read some of these line in this book without even the tiniest hint of a giggle but Michael Ferraiuolo manages to do it. He is absolutely perfect for Leland and Jackson. I read this book prior to it coming out in audio book so I already knew what to expect. What I didn't expect was to find that Michael's delivery made some of Leland's more ridiculous lines even funnier.

Leland is a hyperactive 27 year old hitman who is very good at what he does. He has been The Sandman for a long time and he has never missed a target. Despite the fact that he never stays still when he's on the job he doesn't allow himself to get distracted. That is until Jackson comes along. From the moment he sees the 39 year old private detective he's hooked.

Fair warning this book does not take itself seriously and the humor is absolutely the "dumb" kind so if that's not your thing maybe look for something else. For me though, the often times inappropriate idiocy that is Leland is amazing! I love every bit of him. Jackson is the calm to Leland's storm even if you can feel Jackson's exhaustion at Leland's antics seep through the pages at times.

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interesting twist for the main characters

The story was okay, what made it great for me was the interaction of Jackson with his buddy on the police force. I know that the hit man was his love interest but I found the two main characters story was rather predictable - I did enjoy the listen and it did keep me going to the end.

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Absolute perfection!

This hysterical story is brought to life by the fantastic narration which takes it to another level! Loved it and can't wait for the next one!

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Don't skip this one!

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Narrator Michael Ferraiuolo delivered this hilarious romantic comedy with a vengeance. His narration matched the intense energy as Alice Winters most definitely intended. It is so fucking good! This was such a "pick me up". This audiobook bitch slapped me wide awake at 2 am in the morning, I just couldn't stop listening causing me to pull an all-nighter.
Kudo's to the author/narrator team. I will most definitely recommend this audiobook for a Blue Encore 2020, my first one for 2020!

I absolutely recommend this audiobook. It's so funny, don't skip this one!

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  • Miareadsbooks
  • 2019-11-29

literal tears of laughter

Quite possibly one of the funniest books of the year, I was in literal tears of laughter listening to this narration (definitely do not listen whilst driving, you will only endanger yourself & others when you can't control your laughing). Having Leland and Jackson brought to life in my ears may just be the greatest gift I've given myself, such a joy to listen to and Michael has nailed Leland's hilariously ridiculousness and Jackson's attempt at seriousness perfectly. COULD NOT RECOMMEND MORE!

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  • 2020-01-14

Fantastic narration and characters!

I have never read or listened to this author or narrator before and I was very happy I tried this audio book. I laughed out loud many many times while listening. This author has written complicated quirky characters ( OMG Leland is awesome!) that the narrator really hit perfectly. Just wow, he was fantastic. Book 2 is out but I'm going to wait till the audio because in this case I dont think reading it will do it justice.

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  • Eric S.
  • 2020-01-08

I loved this book!!

It was so funny and the narrator was perfect! He brought both characters to life. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a light hearted book with lots of LOL moments! I can't say enough good things about it!

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  • Lena Belle
  • 2020-01-01

It’s Leland’s World, You Just Live In It

First Michael bringing Leland to life was out of this world funny. Who could not LOVE Leland and Jackson are funny, steamy, loving and caring together. It’s the perfect opposites attract and age gap romance.

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  • Sue C
  • 2019-11-25

entertaining

Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Were there any parts I found annoying: no
Did I feel an emotional connection to the characters: yes
Would I listen to it again: yes

• Story is entertaining, dialog amusing and characters likeable. If you go into this book expecting general silliness and nothing particularly deep you won't be disappointed.
• Michael Ferraiuolo does a fantastic job on the narration, his sweet, snarky always enthusiastic Leland is spot on and Jackson comes across as the perfect straight laced PI.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Janice Birnie
  • 2019-11-18

A brilliant, funny, riveting listen.

Alice Winters has become an auto buy for me and each story she crafts has been superb. Hitman’s Guide is highly original, laugh out loud funny and kept me riveted from the first page.
Michael Ferraiuolo is a relatively new to me narrator and he has fast become one of my top five. His voice acting is pitch perfect and perfectly encapsulates each character.
Highly recommended!

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  • Ra Valencia
  • 2020-03-03

LOVED IT!!!!

Great story! laughed and cried and laughed so much I cried! I want my own Hitman or want to be a Hitman of the 2...or both!!! I want more!!!

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  • 2020-01-31

Hilarious, Touching and Totally Inappropriate

I laughed aloud throughout the performance because hitman Leland has few lines he won't cross. P.I. Jackson has the misfortune to became the target of a bored hitman's interest. But Leland loves to jerk his chain and finds that Jackson is the real deal. Leland's story is actually tragic and his humor is a defense mechanism. I love Jackson because he's a good guy. The only reason for four stars is that I wish the author had reigned in Leland's ridiculousness somewhat. He is beyond crude. But this is both a mystery and a love story that works.

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  • Kindle Paying Customer
  • 2019-12-22

Too stupid to waste time on.

Hated it. Stupid and unbelievable characters. Dumb plot. Tried multiple times but I Could Not finish it

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  • tiger
  • 2020-04-05

heartwarming and hilarious

just listen to it! the narrator is so good at acting and turning the words into voices and people that it is addicting.