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The Butcher's Boy Audiobook

The Butcher's Boy

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Publisher's Summary

Thomas Perry's Edgar Award-winning debut novel follows a professional hitman on the run from both the mafia and the government.

©2003 Thomas Perry; (P)2008 Tantor

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    John P. 10-09-12
    John P. 10-09-12

    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!

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    "Entertaining Listen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Butcher's Boy to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What other book might you compare The Butcher's Boy to and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?

    The lead character, of course. However, Kramer does a great job with all, even with female characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, not really. The entire books is full twists and turns to keep the reader/listener off balance and entertained.


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked this book and am anxious to listen to another by Perry.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Northridge, CA, United States 09-25-12
    David Northridge, CA, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Crime Fans? Snap This One Up!"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    hj skip fowler KENNEWICK, WA, US 08-20-12
    hj skip fowler KENNEWICK, WA, US 08-20-12
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    "Good book, interesting character"
    What did you like best about The Butcher's Boy? What did you like least?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Kramer’s performances?

    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.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Manhattan Beach, CA, United States 07-26-11
    James Manhattan Beach, CA, United States 07-26-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Moderate your expectations"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    02-05-10
    02-05-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Really good and fun"

    Lots of action. Like this author - too bad it was so short. Highly recommend.

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    Mike & Jan Geihsler 01-18-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoy Thomas Perry"

    Action packed drama from the beginning. Enjoy all Thomas Perry books because he has my attention from the first sentence and is able to maintain action throughout the book.

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    Charlie Brunswick, GA, United States 01-22-10
    Charlie Brunswick, GA, United States 01-22-10 Member Since 2013
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    "The Butcher's Boy"

    Awesome listen. Enjoyed every minute of it.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Stone San Diego 06-17-09
    Andrew Stone San Diego 06-17-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow Moving, Average book"

    If you are looking for a book that keeps you interested then pass on this one.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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