A great listen! I've become a great fan of Bernard Cornwell. He has a wonderful ability to create believable characters and weave them into a fascinating story, while making the history of the event come alive. His battlefield descriptions are brutally real. He vividly shows what war does to those involved - the raw fear, the incredible bravery and the trembling cowardice. I will listen to all of his books, and hope he keeps on writing for a long time.
I can't understand the negative comments about this series. It is a great listen. It's in a series, so naturally, one is left wondering what is coming next. The writer is great at building and keeping the suspense going!
I've enjoyed listening to books by Thomas Perry. I listened to the Butcher Boy #1 and 2, then I thought I'd try Death Benefits. It's different than the first books I listened to, but I definitely would recommend it for a great listen. I've become a fan of Thomas Perry!
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.
Rich character development, bringing out deep flaws as well as tremendous strength combined with building tension make this a captivating listen. It brings out the strengths as well as the tests of friendships. I highly recommend this book.
This was one of the best books I've listened to - great character development and action. In the beginning I didn't know who to root for as every character seemed to have serious flaws. But one of the characters begins to evolve into a more positive person. There are many twists and turns in the plot that kept me guessing.
I have become a fan of Bernard Cornwell. I haven't always been greatly interested in history. Many of the classes on history I took were dry and boring. This certainly is not the case with Cornwell, and his series featuring Sharpe have been captivating. This one was a wonderful listen. I wanted to draw the listening time out, but I found that I couldn't stop listening to it.
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