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.
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.
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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.
The narrator leaves a lot to be desired. I am used to really good narrators like George Guidall, Scott Brick and Dick Hill. I like the character of the story but the narrator detracted from the story. I have already bought the second book in the series but after listening to the first book, if I hadn't already bought "The Informant" I would have bought the book and read it instead of listening to Kramer again.
No. I am sorry that I bought the first two books in this series at the same time. If I hadn't done that I would have opted to read the second book instead of listening to Kramer again.
This was an okay book, particularly for a new author. Nonetheless, the book didn't live up to the outstanding reviews it got on Audible and Amazon. For example, many of the positive reviews highlighted the writer's research of the subject matter and the authenticity of the story. However, there were some parts of the book that seemed foollish ... after Oklahoma City, would law enforcement officers really not know that fertilizer could be used for a bomb? Also, the overall depiction of the mafia didn't ring true and was sometimes almost clownish. I actually enjoyed the book, but I might have enjoyed it more if there wasn't so much unwarranted hype.
Lots of action. Like this author - too bad it was so short. Highly recommend.