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"Angela Dawe's narration makes YA author Elle Cosimano's debut novel for grown-ups a wild and funny romp...Dawe offers Cosimano's laugh-out-loud moments with just the right sparkle." (AudioFile Magazine)

IT’S MURDER BEING A HIT-MOM

"Getting the job done" for one single mom takes on a whole new meaning in Finlay Donovan is Killing It, a deliciously witty adult debut - the first in a brilliant new series from YA Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano.

FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT...except, she’s really not. The new book she promised her literary agent isn’t written, her ex-husband fired the nanny without telling her, and this morning she had to send her four-year-old to school with hair duct-taped to her head.

When Finlay’s overheard discussing the plot of her new novel with her agent over lunch, she’s mistaken for a contract killer and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet...and she soon discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart.  

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books

©2021 Elle Cosimano (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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  • 03-15-21

So fun!

I loved this audiobook. The narrator is awesome and the story is delightful! It was smart, laugh out loud funny, and full of twists and turns. The premise is a bit like the show Breaking Bad - ie a normal person and their sidekick enter a life of crime without really meaning to get into the crazy, escalating situations they find themselves in. Loved it and didn’t want it to end!

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The narrator’s voice is making it hard to finish!

The story is great but the narrator’s voice is AWFUL when she’s reading as anyone other than Finlay. Literally toe-curling terrible. I am about to buy the book so I don’t have to finish listening to this terrible voice!

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A Hilarious Hit Gone Awry

Struggling single mom Finlay Donovan gets mistaken for a hit woman. All hell breaks loose in fantastic hilarity.

As a constantly sticky mom of toddlers, I identified with Finley Donovan from the very first sentence of the book. Fortunately, that’s where our similarities ended. She goes on to make colossally horrible decisions but instead of detracting from the story, they enhanced the ensuing circus of events. There were some glaringly unbelievable elements, especially when it came to Findlay’s involvement in every aspect of the storyline. All in all, Cosimano somehow stacks these silly concepts together and makes a house of cards that precariously but defiantly stands on its own. Fast paced and entertaining, it was an enjoyable read, fondly reminding me of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evonovich.

Audiobook This was a great narration. Dawe’s rendition fits Finlay perfectly. She has amazing character definition! I knew exactly who was speaking before being told so.

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Cute, but unrealistic

The characters are well-developed and I like the whole woman power vibe of the book, but the plot was a bit fantastical.

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Fun, Smart, Fantastic Mystery

The book was brilliant and funny with just enough twists to keep you guessing.

Angela Dawe captured Finlay’s voice and really brought the audio to life. Great voice.

Definitely need to find more books by Elle Cosimano.

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OMG!!

OMG!! This book will have you laughing, gasping, guessing and sitting on the edge of your seat for the next twist and turn of events. Make sure you have plenty of free time because once you start you won’t want to stop until you’ve finished. Waiting until February for the next one is going to be torture! Don’t waste time debating if it’s worth using a credit or purchasing it… just do it already!

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It was hard to get past the readers voicing of the children’s dialogue. I couldn’t get past the performance to finish the book.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE!

This was truly a mystery unlike any other it's read. It's amazing how easily we can get ourselves caught in a situation we really don't want to be in. Finley was a magnet for just those types of situations. With her nanny/accountant by her side, this book is laugh out loud funny, cringe worthy and just hands down, really good overall. This book should so be turned into a movie starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and it would be an absolute hit at the box office. If you've read it, you know what on talking about. If you haven't, what are you waiting for?!

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Not the book for me

I bought this book based on the high stars, but my goodness this was a snooze-fest. I kept speeding it up faster and faster so maybe something besides a ton of circular conversations that kept repeating the same things over and over. But no.

And please, why do they keep casting Canadian actors with strong Canadian accents to play American characters? The Canadian accent was so strong in this I kept being ripped away from what story there actually was.

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great story, not predictable!

I loved it! It was recommended to me by my sister and did not disappoint. It's fast paced, cleverly woven and very rich in characters and dialog. I liked the' reader, too-- great voices. Can't wait for next book!