Kill Me

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen White

Narrated By: Dick Hill

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: March 2006

Duration: 12 hours 16 minutes

Summary:

Throw out everything you think you know about twists, turns, and surprises. Get ready for the next big thing. Get ready to meet the Death Angels. We've all been there. A loved one or a dear friend becomes desperately ill or is tragically injured. Someone - maybe even you - says, "If that ever happens to me, I wish someone would just . . . kill me." What if you could choose when to die? But once you decide, you can't change your mind. Ever. No matter what. Welcome to the next step in the evolution of suspense fiction, to an in-your-face/what-would-you-do? topical thriller. Kill Me is a brilliantly conceived roller-coaster ride that zeros in on some of the most contentious issues of our time, the human yearning for connection between the choices we make about our lives and deaths. Kill Me brings Alan Gregory face-to-face with the most challenging case of his career. As always, White's characters are indelible and the dialogue is dead-on, but Kill Me is fresh and thought provoking in a way that's so uncommon in crime fiction. Kill Me delivers on all the promise of White's earlier work and then raises the bar in an unforgettably inventive tale of life and death. This is the book that you won't be able to put down, but more to the point, this is the book that won't go away. Listeners will be asking each other: "What would you do?" "If you could sign up - really - would you?"

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  • nab6215

    In order to really appreciate this book, you should read "Stephen White On Kill Me"from his website. I put the link at the end of this review. Alan Gregory is framed in the story but is not in the meat of it. A side note is Stephen White must LOVE cars in order to give some of the descriptions he does in this book. This is a striking book that brings up a lot of end-of-life questions. It makes you think.

  • BKB

    I found this book to be very engaging. The first part is a well thought consideration of end of life issues and the latter is an intense thriller. Throw in a strong, emotional story with a twist ending and you have one compelling story. Highly recommended.

  • Sly

    After the first disk I was bored...but I have a long commute and have to have something to listen to. I have now listened to the 5th CD. It's like when you were a little kid and your mother forced you to eat brussel sprouts, you didn't like them from the start but you're doing it, your chewing and swollowing and you think you can take it but then you come to a point when the thought of one more brussle sprout causes your stomach to heave. That's the feeling I get thinking about that 6th CD.

  • DON WZ

    BORING: I COULD ONLY GET THROUGH 4 DISKS. NOT AN INTERESTING BOOK AND I COULD NOT RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE.

  • Grandy

    Well, I've read all of Stephen White's previous books. This one threw me. I didn't think I'd like it at first. But the more I listened, the more I liked it. Alan Gregory is actually a very small part of this story. An unnamed man is the main storyteller. Even the author's introduction is different. White explains where the concept for the book came from, but not what he's about to say. The story dragged a bit through the last third or so, but overall, I liked this story. It surely gives one food for thought.

  • Anonymous

    after listening to 7 of the 10 disks i was thinking kill me. this novel dragged on too long. author should have stopped while the story was still interesting.

  • Anonymous

    This is really innovative somewhat clever book. Dr. Gregory is not a big part of this book. His main character who is never named is really unique. Overall a good read.