read the book. the performance was bad. monotone and boring. It was like the narrator has to pause after every sentence. No movement, did not convey any action.
The Informent was great.
Say something about yourself!
Elizabeth Waring and of course "The Butchers Boy", Michael Schaeffer. I love a book that makes a "Bad" guy the guy you love.
I love the scene in the church and of course the ending scenes that brought the story to an end.
Michael Kramer does a great job as a narrator, and will now check out more Thomas Perry books, as this was my first, but NOT my last.
The suddenness of the ending threw off the whole pace of the book. Just prior to the end we are presented with, "Three weeks later...". Then it is tidily, though unbelievably, wrapped up in several paragraphs. It seems the author ran out of ideas, or words.
All of them.
A likable killer.
Well read and well written, I found this book enjoyable despite not having read the rest of the series. The main character the aptly named "Butcher's Boy" was both scary and at the same time, likeable. It kept me interested right till the end.
Without a doubt. Michael Kramer is a fantastic performer.
Constantly on the edge of my seat. This is the third and last in The Butcher's Boy series and I was on the edge of my seat throughout the first two books....and was the same here. Listened for hours at a time. It is a very detailed and tightly woven plot and every thought and action of the assassin is performed.
Have not heard Michael Kramer before, but I have listened to all three of The Butcher's Boy series and Kramer is at the top of my list. Will seek him out now.
It kept me riveted for hours.
Do not miss even one of The Butcher's Boy series.
So i skipped to this one because of the reviews and I was not disappointed. I can be a bit squeamish however this book is not overly graphic. Based on the summary I put off getting it for a while and in this respect it really exceeded my expectations. It is fast paced throughout. I will only say that the ending seemed a bit abrupt to me, though this is only a minor gripe.
The Butcher's Boy series of Thomas Perry is my favorite of all time. I also have to say that Michael Kramer is my favorite narrator. In fact, he and Johnathan Davis are the only narrators I ever search for just to listen to their performances. I recommend the Butcher's Boy series is best enjoyed in order, but you can pick them up in any sequence and pick up seamlessly. I am now listening to this wonderful suspense thriller for the second time and enjoying it just as much as the first. Thank you Mr Perry and Mr Kramer. You make a great team.
That is true of any book for me. It's all in the narration. If the voice doesn't grab me, or convince me, I won't purchase it.
When he saves the woman who had been hunting him.
He did them all so well, but The Informant himself is what sold me to purchase the book.
In the men's room with the honest wise guy. He showed his metal. He was a man of honor.
I was testing out books, looking for something like Michael Connelly's books. I have read and listened to all of Michael Connelly's works, two and three times. It's was the Narration of, The Informant, that sold it for me. I listened to this book first and then searched for others by Thomas Perry. I did purchase Butcher's Boy not knowing Michael Connelly was going to give a recommend to this author and such a great one at that. I liked the Butcher's Boy but I like this one, The Informant, much better.
There are books I thought looked interesting but I didn't purchase because I didn't like the narration. The voice was wrong. The narrator wasn't matched well to the material or wasn't as good as I was hoping to hear.
Due to audible I am enjoying the written word so much more. I would read a book maybe every other month and now I am going through books like a scholar. I listen to each book several times. This is perfect for me.
More Thomas Perry, more Michael Kramer please.
The butcher boy is an unforgettable character. There is something fascinating about assassin stories and here is one you can root for, albeit in a semi-guilty way. The book is well written, chilling and humorous at the same time, fast paced and original. I enjoyed each one in the series.