Audiobook Review - Hit Me by Peter J. Thompson

Hit Me by Peter J. Thompson
Narrated by Gary Tiedemann
Publisher: Peter J Thompson
Publication Date: March 15, 2019
Date Read: April 6, 2019
Length: 7 hours 30 minutes
Source: Audiobook Boom
Who put the hit on Charley?

Hitman. Husband. Daddy. Dead man?

Charley Fieldner appears to have the perfect life: a well-paying job, a loving wife, two great kids, and a beautiful home. He also has a big secret.

Charley is a hit man with a huge complication - he is his own next target.

The background file contains the sort of details only someone very close to him could know. The suspect list is short but devastating: his wife, father, sister, and best friend. Charley always thought he could have it all, but the secrets, lies, and betrayals are piling up.

Charley needs time to unravel the mystery behind who wants him dead and why, but time is in short supply. Another killer has the contract. He now has a choice - roll over and die or fight for his life.

Dripping with suspense, mystery, and chills, this thriller will keep you hooked until the very end.

My Review

I really enjoyed this book.  The premise of this story is what really drew me in.  Stories involving hit men can be quite entertaining but a hit man who learns that his next target is himself sounded like something that I needed to have in my life.  It was really easy to slip into this book and I found it to be a wonderful listen.

Charley is a lot of things.  He is a husband and a father living a pretty average life.  Except for the fact that he works as a hit man.  No one knows who is his or what he really does.  Everything pertaining to his occupation is handled anonymously.  Or so he thought.  When he finishes up a job and gets his next assignment, he is in for a huge surprise because he is the next target. 

When Charley learns that someone wants him dead, he is determined to learn who exactly wants him dead while he protects himself from other would be assassins.  In order to do this, he must really look at his life and try to find if there is anyone someone knows about his chosen career path or if the hit was sparked by something else.  Everyone is a suspect and Charley knows that he should trust anyone at this point.

I had fun watching Charley try to determine who it is that would like to see him dead.  Some of his initial assumptions didn't quite pan out but I liked how he was willing to look at everyone in his life.  Charley ended up being a rather good detective and I found myself working to put the pieces together right along with him.  There were some pretty exciting scenes that kept things interesting and the mystery did keep me guessing.

Gary Tiedemann did a fantastic job with the narration.  He really became the voice of Charley and helped to bring the story to life.  I loved the way he was able to make Charley sound sensible and analytical at times but completely ruthless at other times.  He had a wonderful voice that I found very easy to listen to for hours at a time.  I wouldn't hesitate to listen to more of this narrator in the future.

I would recommend this book to others.  It had a really interesting premise and I think that it was executed very well.  I wanted to see Charley work out who was out to get him and come out of this okay.  I plan to check out more of Peter J. Thompson's work in the future.

I received a  review copy of this audiobook from the narrator via Audiobook Boom.
About the Author

Peter Thompson grew up in Illinois, and lives near Chicago. He remembers how excited he was when the first astronaut stepped on to the moon. He has had an appreciation of space, and the possibility of aliens ever since. His love of children’s books developed while reading to his three sons. He has always been a reader, the writing came later. His first novel, Living Proof, a thriller, was published by Berkley Press and sold 40,000 copies. Summer on Earth is his first novel for young readers. In his free time he hikes, reads, writes, paints and is planning his next trip to an out of the way location.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads 


  1. Ohh, nice. The next target is him, ha

  2. i hope he didn't really ask his wife: "hey honey, did you hire someone to kill me?"

  3. What a great idea for a story! It'd make an awesome movie, too.

  4. Oh I'm intrigued! It looks really interesting there and I love the cover!

  5. A hit man sounds like an interesting character. I wonder who put the hit on him now.

  6. I am drawn to the cover of this book, also, glad to hear this was an exciting listen.

  7. This sounds like a book I could enjoy! :)

  8. My first thought would make for a great movie. Right there with Priscilla Bettis.

  9. Wow fascinating premise and creepy if you are Charley. lol Great review! oh and it's in KU. Anne - Books of My Heart

  10. I love the synopsis and from your review imagine I would enjoy this. I will add to my watch list.


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