Kill Me
Stephen White
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Kill Me
Stephen White
narrated by Dick Hill
Brilliance Audio
10 CDs, 12 hours
March 2006
rated 5 of 5 possible stars

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In this amazing thriller by Stephen White, an anonymous protagonist tells his tale in prose rich with sarcasm and sardonic humor. The protagonist, a wealthy thirty-seven-year-old man in the prime of his life, has sold his medical business for a huge sum of money and has a beautiful wife and young daughter. This man is an adrenaline junkie into high-risk sports - skiing, climbing, and biking - a real X-games type. After an unfortunate accident that severely injures a friend who is subsequently kept alive by machines, this man has his own brush with death on a Canadian skiing trip that makes him question his own mortality and quality of life. He tells a friend that if he would ever become so incapacitated, if his quality of life would be like their friend, that he would please find a way to "kill me."

And the friend does hook him up with a shady organization: for a one million dollar fee, they will end a person’s life. After hastily agreeing to this, things change for our anonymous rich man. He finds out -- via showing up at his doorstep -- that he has a fifteen-year-old son and that he has a ticking time bomb - an aneurysm in his head - that could speed up the agreed-upon situation for this organization, the Death Angels, to perform their duty. The anonymous man tries to fix the wrongs with his newfound son before the Death Angels - or the time bomb in his head - explode.

The audio performance by Dick Hill is, in a word, phenomenal. You could throw in amazing as well, because this is an award-winning caliber performance. Dick Hill not only performs it well but he nails the material perfectly. The acting, the pauses, the cadence – it is all in synch with a riveting tale that is both thought-provoking and quite funny in its appropriately sardonic way. With the pitch perfect performance by Dick Hill and the tremendous writing talent of Stephen White, Kill Me is a must-listen audio book.

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