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Cassel

When I gave up life as a hitman, I thought everything was going to be better. I was going to become a PI, help people, and live normally…and then I met Jeremy, the most perfect man to have ever saved my life (I mean, he might be the only one who has saved my life, but he’s still the best at it). From that point on, it was all over for me - I knew we were meant to be. The issue is that he doesn’t…quite seem to realize that. But when he’s targeted by criminals (literally, someone just shot at his head), he needs to rely on someone, so why not me? He might not know about my past as a hitman or that I don’t need to be protected, but I’m prepared to do everything I can to save the day.

Jeremy

When my past comes back with a vengeance, I’ve never felt so alone and out of my element. That is, until Cassel offers me information that I desperately need, forcing me to drag him straight into danger. The issue is that he’s too sweet and innocent for this world, and I’m not sure that I’m strong enough to protect him, but I can’t bring myself to push him away. As truths come to light, I realize that maybe Cassel isn’t quite who I thought he was, and maybe we’re not so different after all.

While you can listen to The Former Assassin’s Guide on its own, you’ll get maximum enjoyment by listening to The Hitman’s Guide series first. This book contains speedy car chases and not-so-speedy ATV rides, a wager Cassel is determined to win even if it kills him, and way-too-tight sparkly spandex suits.

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©2021 Alice Winters (P)2021 Alice Winters

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Great!

Another great one by Alice and Micheal. They are an unbeatable combination. Kudos to both

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I laughed so much I woke my dog

I haven’t laughed so much since the first Hitman’s Guide book. Ms. Winters is so smart on how she plots how each action that continues throughout the book. It’s not dull and there are no breaks or lulls in the story. I couldn’t put it down. I adore Cassel and I’m so happy for him. He has a family and love. I did not expect to like Jeremy. He was such a jerk before but now I see he just needed a family too. I can’t get enough of this group. Gimme more. Michael Firraiuolo is amazing as usual. I have no complaints or criticism about his performance.

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Amazing!

Alice Winters and Michael Ferraiuolo are the dream team of audiobooks! Ferraiuolo nails Winters’ characters’ voices incredibly well. The snark, the humor and the rare shows of vulnerability, and does it without laughing out loud, which deserves an award.

The story itself is a madcap of action, adventure and romance that would make Leland proud. I’ve been one of those readers who has been waiting for Cas and Jer-bear’s book (and nagging for it) for ages. I was not disappointed. Alice Winters writes amazingly well rounded characters, with laugh out loud humor, and great plot.

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Love it

I really love Castle and Jerbear! They are hilariously funny and sweet. I really can't wait for the next one and hopefully a book about Micah. love the narrator!

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Another great story from Alice Winter’s

I read this book a few months ago and couldn’t wait to listen to the audio version. The characters are fascinating and funny. The twist and turns keep you hooked to the end.

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Fun, cute, and Happy Ending.

It was an overall great story! I loved the relationship that blossomed into Love! Between the Action and the Happy Ending….I’m left satisfied with this Title! I’d definitely recommend.

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Fabulous!

Michael Farriaoulo was just perfection!

Oh I just adored this book! It was everything I was hoping for and more. Cassel finally gets his turn to shine and get his man and I was so happy for him. We met Cassel in the Hitman series, and while this could stand alone, I highly recommend reading that series first to truly fall in love with all these characters. Everyone is back and in epic Alice Winter's style. We have the mystery, the action, the hilarity, and the romance. Everything was done so well. Cassel, who always seemed to take a back seat to Leland previously, finally gets his turn to show us, and Jeremy, what he can do and it was glorious.  Great story, intense action, humor that made me snort out loud, and a sweet HEA for Cassel and Jeremy! I couldn't have asked for anything more. This truly was Cassel and Jeremy's story with the perfect amount of  Leland, Jackson, and Henry along for the ride! I hope there is more planned in the future for this found family!

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MY SIDES HURT FROM LAUGHING...

I have over 1500 books in my library and this series is in my top 10 favorites. The books are beyond funny and Michael always does an amazing job narrating but he out does himself in everyone of Alice's Assassin books. Buy them... love them... you can thank me later ;)

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entertaining

Would I listen to it again: yes (as part of a series re-listen)
Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Was I invested in the characters: mostly

📖 Story comment: Good pace, entertaining plot and interesting characters.
I enjoy this series, and this was a nice addition to the "rag-tag" family these guys have created. Fun and snarky, with underlying layers of vulnerability, Cassel and Jeremy together make a delightful duo.

🎧 Narrator comment: Michael Ferraiuolo does a masterful performance bringing this story to life. He has good timing, rhythm, inflections and intonations and it's easy to distinguish the characters from each other. A thoroughly enjoyable performance and he bought the story and characters to life.

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Where does it fall on my personal scale? 7 (works well as part of a series re-listen, but there wasn't really enough substance for it as a stand-alone.)
• 1 not my thing • 2 didn't like the narration • 3 didn't keep my attention • 4 was good, but once was enough • 5 enjoyed it • 6 will listen again if i'm in the mood for the narrator • 7 goes on the "re-listen" list [4⭐] • 8 kept me up past bed-time [4.5⭐] • 9 recommended to family/friends [4.75⭐] • 10 own it in multiple formats [5⭐] • 11 keep a copy with me at all times [5⭐]
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Always an excellent adventure!!

Great narration, wonderful story and an awesome cast of characters! Every story is action packed and funny as heck!

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  • Flora
  • 11-29-21

Perfection

Ah, the bliss of finding a book, indeed a whole series, that is the perfect mix of intriguing story, action, humour, romance, and amazing characters. I loved this book so much, it made me laugh so much, kept me hooked till the end, and got me so invested in sweet Cassel and big hearted Jeremy and their epic adventure. Thank you Alice Winters for this! 10/10, would recommend to anyone.

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  • 12-15-21

Only just ok

Former hitman, now a PI, Cassel has mooned over a grumpy policeman for months but Jeremy seems reluctant to give him the time of day. When Jeremy’s shady past puts him in danger, both men find themselves bonding over the things they were forced to do. It’s probably me, but I found this only just ok. I’d been hoping to get Cassel and Jeremy’s HEA but this seemed less humorous, the burn too slow, and the storyline more confusing than previous books - there were different shady organisations and a large cast of characters which were harder to keep track of. I was surprised at how incompetent a policeman Jeremy seemed, Cassel had to solve everything. I also think I expected more ribbing and more of a rapprochement between Leland and Jeremy. Definitely not the same standard as the rest of this series. Audio narrator Michael Ferraiuolo put in a good performance.

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  • 11-30-21

So funny with all the classic characters

Another fantastic effort by Alice and Michael. It’s so good to hear Leland and Jacksons voice again and Cassel and Jeremy really added to the book. I would love if there was a whole universe full of characters from this world. Great work and can’t wait to hear the next one.