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.
The first book I've listened to of Thomas Perry's, and the first book he wrote. I was entertained.
Retired RN with 28 years in the operating room. An nurse educator specialized in surgical lasers and high risk equipment. Married for 36 years to my wonderful wife and mother of 3 men. Still waiting on the grand babies! While waiting, love to read & listen to books. I am a HUGE FAN OF AUDIBLE. COM!
This book is simular to just about every book that I have read by Michael Connelly, mostly the ones in the LAPD Detective Harry Bosch series because of the writing style of Connelly is very similar to this author's work.
The lead character, of course. However, Kramer does a great job with all, even with female characters.
No, not really. The entire books is full twists and turns to keep the reader/listener off balance and entertained.
I really liked this book and am anxious to listen to another by Perry.
I initially grabbed this one out of sheer fandom for the reader Michael Kramer, who was SO good on Richard Stark (Westlake)'s 'Parker' series. He doesn't disappoint here. The story too is worthy of it's accolades. In fact, it is not dissimilar to the Westlake books: a solitary (anti) hero on a relentless mission against those who wronged him. Except the focus here is not on a caper, but a hitman (and the addition of a third party - Waring from Justice Dept). Now to find out if the other 2 'Butcher' novels are available via audiobook.