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Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Jonas Jonasson

From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden-a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life. In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers-a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison-accidently collide with darkly hilarious results. Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders' "missions." Using the media's obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent's superb "skill," they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they're making an altogether different kind of killing of their own. But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they've built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders' newfound and decidedly fervent faith. Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson's trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it's never to late to start over-and to discover what truly matters.

From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden-a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life. In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers-a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison-accidently collide with darkly hilarious results. Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders' "missions." Using the media's obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent's superb "skill," they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they're making an altogether different kind of killing of their own. But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they've built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders' newfound and decidedly fervent faith. Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson's trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it's never to late to start over-and to discover what truly matters.
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Genres:

Fiction

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From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden-a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life. In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers-a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison-accidently collide with darkly hilarious results. Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders' "missions." Using the media's obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent's superb "skill," they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they're making an altogether different kind of killing of their own. But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they've built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders' newfound and decidedly fervent faith. Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson's trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it's never to late to start over-and to discover what truly matters.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rachel Willson-Broyles, Peter Kenny

Length:

7h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:20


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

14:16


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

10:08


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

17:52


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:43


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

04:17


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:30


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

15:56


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

06:07


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

09:48


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

09:23


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

06:08


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

02:45


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

05:24


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

06:19


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

08:08


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

08:47


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

08:13


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

05:35


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

05:35


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

03:58


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

01:06


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

03:57


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

06:35


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

03:30


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

03:32


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

13:31


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

04:57


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

04:43


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

09:51


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

06:54


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

07:31


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

04:25


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

05:46


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

04:30


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

05:11


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

11:10


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

02:58


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

07:15


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

05:46


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

02:48


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

03:36


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

01:53


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

02:07


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

12:28


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

04:12


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

03:03


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

02:32


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

04:51


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

05:37


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

05:32


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

05:22


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

02:30


Part 2, Chapter 53
Part 2, Chapter 53

14:50


Part 2, Chapter 54
Part 2, Chapter 54

05:27


Part 2, Chapter 55
Part 2, Chapter 55

06:49


Part 2, Chapter 56
Part 2, Chapter 56

04:41


Part 2, Chapter 57
Part 2, Chapter 57

07:15


Part 2, Chapter 58
Part 2, Chapter 58

09:12


Part 3, Chapter 59
Part 3, Chapter 59

07:13


Part 3, Chapter 60
Part 3, Chapter 60

06:22


Part 3, Chapter 61
Part 3, Chapter 61

05:23


Part 3, Chapter 62
Part 3, Chapter 62

05:01


Part 3, Chapter 63
Part 3, Chapter 63

08:55


Part 3, Chapter 64
Part 3, Chapter 64

04:36


Part 3, Chapter 65
Part 3, Chapter 65

01:23


Part 3, Chapter 66
Part 3, Chapter 66

05:16


Part 3, Chapter 67
Part 3, Chapter 67

08:25


Part 3, Chapter 68
Part 3, Chapter 68

05:13


Part 3, Chapter 69
Part 3, Chapter 69

10:33


Part 3, Chapter 70
Part 3, Chapter 70

02:50


Part 3, Chapter 71
Part 3, Chapter 71

06:55


Part 3, Chapter 72
Part 3, Chapter 72

07:57


Part 3, Chapter 73
Part 3, Chapter 73

02:49


Part 3, Chapter 74
Part 3, Chapter 74

00:33