It has to rate at the top of the many books I've listened to so far. I wasn't familiar with Thomas Perry before, but he's a very engaging writer, keeps the story moving so you wonder how The Butcher's Boy can possibly get out of this situation. I highly recommend it.
FORTY SOMETHING THUG FOR HIRE WHO ENJOYS A GOOD BOOK.
I HAVE BEEN A BIG FAN OF THOMAS PERRY'S WORK FOR A LONG TIME; AND ODDLY ENOUGH HAD NEVER READ HIS BUTCHER'S BOY. I SAW IT ON AUDIBLE, AND GAVE IT A TRY. TRUTHFULLY, IT WAS A BIT OF A LET DOWN. WHEN I THINK OF HOW GOOD BIG FISH, THE ISLAND, AND METZGER'S DOG WERE; THIS ONE JUST DIDN'T MEASURE UP. IT'S NOT A WASTE OF TIME, JUST COMPARED TO THOSE PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED TITLES IT'S A BIT OF A LET DOWN. IT'S PACE IS MORE LACONIC THAN IT IS EXCITING. NARRATOR MICHAEL KRAMER, WHO I NORMALLY ENJOY LISTENING TO, JUST DID NOTHING TO ELEVATE THE MATERIAL. EVEN THE STORY ITSELF WAS NOTHING I HAVEN'T READ IN ONE VERSION OR ANOTHER BEFORE. HIT MAN DOUBLE CROSSED BY HIS EMPLOYERS, TAKES THEM OUT ONE BY ONE. BEEN THERE DONE THAT.
This is my 5th book by Thomas Perry and I am only into the first few chapters. I haved enjoyed each thoroughly starting with the Jane Whitfield mysteries. He is now one of my favorite authors along with Michael Connolly. They are like pistachio ice cream and chocolate fudge cake-I love both but cannot choose between. Each one satisfies a craving at a particular time of desire.
Another reviewer wrote that it is difficult to imagine having sympathy for a contract killer but this book accomplishes that. The Justice Department comes off as a bit bumbling, the mob is portrayed as ruthless and our "hero" as the smartest of the bunch. Hmmm.
1st time dog owner
This is the best hit man novel series of the genre.
Hard to pick one out. Too many great scenes to remember.
The writing is amazing, and Michael Kramer has a great voice for the Butcher's Boy.
Well listen to it Great reader great story and a fantastic writer. I on the other hand listen to #3 then #2 then #1. All were outstanding Sad that the reader has chaned
entertaining interesting fascinating
The main character is fascinating.
I like His Michael Kramer interpretation of the main character. the characters is so methodical as the characters goes about killing people. After all that is what he does for a living.
My wife and I listened to the series (3 books) twice.
He is my fovorite.
No much too long
Really, this book is hard to put down.