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The Boyfriend Audiobook
The Boyfriend
Written by: 
Thomas Perry
Narrated by: 
Robertson Dean
The Boyfriend Audiobook

The Boyfriend

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Publisher's Summary

Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly's age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case.

It was discovered after her death that the victim had been working as a high-class prostitute, and the police are content to assume she was killed by a client, common in such a dangerous line of work. Yet as Till digs deeper, he realizes that the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way - all had strawberry blonde hair, and all were shot with a 9mm handgun in the sanctity of their apartments.

Till must find his way around the tawdry and secretive online escort business, and decode ads placed by young women who all use false names, sometimes advertise using other women's pictures, and move from city to city every few months. Yet when Till is finally able to catch up with the killer, he finds that the man he's after is far more dangerous and volatile than he ever could have imagined. As the body count rises, Till must risk his life to find this seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree masks a far deadlier agenda.

©2013 Thomas Perry (P)2013 Tantor

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    Jennifer 06-06-14
    Jennifer 06-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good detective story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Boyfriend the most enjoyable?

    Till was so likeable


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes it kept surprising the listener


    Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?

    Till


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes it kept you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what was going to happen next


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    Trina Nycol United States 05-15-14
    Trina Nycol United States 05-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "FANTASTIC from start to finish!"
    Where does The Boyfriend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the most suspenseful books I've ever listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved the characters.


    Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?

    Robertson Dean's performance was SUPERB!


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    Jellie 04-20-14
    Jellie 04-20-14

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    "Disappointing"

    Perry has given us a well-paced story of a retired homicide detective from LA and the sociopathic assassin he chases. There is, for the most part, a logical development of the plot without too much reliance on magical happenstance.
    That's the good news.
    The bad news ? The characters are almost all paper dolls. The assigned homicide detectives are jaded and incompetent. The women, with the exception of his daughter, an extremely high functioning woman with Down's syndrome, are easily manipulated and not too bright. No one, not even our hero, has any depth.
    The plot also has issues. For example, in the book, the investigation into the serial killer/assassin" is done by a single detective rather than the FBI. Finally, while the ending resolved the primary plot, the book felt unfinished.

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    Karen W 03-18-14
    Karen W 03-18-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not bad"
    What did you like best about The Boyfriend? What did you like least?

    The wasn't all bad but it did drag on a bit. I lost interest after a while


    Would you be willing to try another book from Thomas Perry? Why or why not?

    Definitely.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    There wasn't a lot of difference or variety in the presentation


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 03-14-14
    Teresa 03-14-14

    It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.

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    "Good story with some good twists."
    Would you listen to The Boyfriend again? Why?

    I would probably listen to this story again. It was a good story with some unexpected twists. It may seem boring to some people but it was relaxing for me and not too gritty .


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Boyfriend?

    The diamond necklace trail.


    What does Robertson Dean bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice is relaxing to me. No highs and lows but I will say that his woman's voice sounds funny.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not yet. I'm still listening to this book but enjoying it. It flows pretty well.


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone reads for different reasons. I read for relaxation and enjoy a book that has good flow with a good story that's realistic. The narrator has a lot to do with my enjoyment or lack of with a book. I would reccomend this book.

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    Sharon United States 03-02-14
    Sharon United States 03-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not bad, but not great"

    This book want particularly bad, but it wasn't suspenseful. If. I love the book, I spend every available minute listening. I was in no rush to finish this one. Mediocre.

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    Peter 03-02-14
    Peter 03-02-14 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "PRETTY GOOD STORY, OVERALL A GOOD LISTEN."

    I enjoyed this book, it pulled me in. I start listening to alot of books, in which I do not finish. I finished this one, although, I didnt like the ending. I would have liked to learn more about the killer. I would have liked to see more of the story through his eyes. I enjoyed the protagonist, and his point of view. As the story, drew to a close, and then ended, I felt unsatisfied. I wanted more of the story. It ended ubruptly, I thought. I would recommend this book, if you like this genre. Murder, mystery, thriller(maybe).

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    Jennifer Gulf Breeze, FL, United States 03-01-14
    Jennifer Gulf Breeze, FL, United States 03-01-14
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    "Good suspense. Very viable storyline."

    Well done detective novel. Would definitely be interested in more from this author. Flows well and you will want to hear the finish.

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    bracken mocksville, nc, United States 02-23-14
    bracken mocksville, nc, United States 02-23-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!"

    I was very impressed. I expected alot of sex junk, but this book focused on detection and I liked that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 02-22-14
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 02-22-14 Member Since 2011

    I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.

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    "Murder Without Remorse"

    There is a man who grew up having committed his first murder at 15. He continues to murder because it's easy, enjoyable and pays well. I believe he could defined a sociopath of the worst kind.

    John goes on like this for years. The police do not investigate thoroughly because they do not see any connection or pattern to the murders. However, there are two parents who want to know who killed their daughter. They realize only after their daughter is killed that she had been lying to them about her job since she graduated from college. She's not ashamed but knows that others will not think highly of her profession. She's an independent call girl, drives a Mercedes, wears expensive clothing and is extremely good looking.

    John Till, a retired detective is now a Private Investigator. He has a partner, who has to step in from time to time and bring John back to the resting state. They will meet and review their evidence and plan the next step. John Till is hired and begins a long and arduous job to find a murderer.

    The characters are not difficult to define. Their personalities are provided as the story develops. The mystery is a good one. I read it in a couple of days. The narrator made listening a good experience. I was able to envision the crimes as well as the challenges that the PI's were facing in order to capture a man who possessed no value on life.

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