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Bully Boy Blue Audiobook

Bully Boy Blue

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The new dark psychological suspense novella by ex police officer and child protection social worker, John Nicholl.

Every aspect of Kathy's life is dominated by her abusive bully boy husband. Now she's pregnant and in fear for her life. Can she ever escape him?

A gripping psychological suspense novella. If you like Rachel Abbott, Angela Marsons, and Robert Bryndza, discover John Nicholl's chilling new thriller today.

©2017 John Nicholl (P)2017 John Nicholl

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    MELODY 05-13-17
    MELODY 05-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic short book"

    I was provided this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.
    I loved the suspense- finished it in one sitting

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly watley 05-12-17 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "A Great escape !!"

    A wickedly delicious tale of a woman who gets fed up of being abused by her policeman husband and devises a truly cunning escape, and ultimate payback.. Jake Urry does an outstanding job with the chilling narration..

    highly recommended. must read novella.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wanda Florida 05-07-17
    Wanda Florida 05-07-17
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    "Psychological doesn't do the justice"

    I have read several books by this author before and he always delivers a greatly written book and plays with the mind and heart. Bully boy blue got exactly what he deserved I praise the author for a beautiful outcome to a mind/heart wrenching story.
    I received this free for an honest review from the author or narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    TexasBookworm Mabank, TX 05-02-17
    TexasBookworm Mabank, TX 05-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A short story that sold me on this author!"

    I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review .

    I truly enjoyed this book. It was so well written that I actually got lost in the story. The story flowed well from start to finish and I couldn't stop listening until it was over!
    Great psychological thriller that evoked strong emotions while listening . This story left me wanting more from this author. I will for sure seek out more books by John Nicholl. If you love James Patterson books, this one is up your alley.
    The narrator did a fantastic job reading this one. He really portrayed each character ( male and female ) very well.

    An all around winner of an audiobook !

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Heath 04-29-17
    Heath 04-29-17 Member Since 2013

    Devourer of fantasy and romance, lover of all things fiction. I can be reached at castawaycreations at gmail dot com about reviews.

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    "Hooked from the start!"

    Kathy Conners' life has been a living hell for three years, ever since she married Michael Conners. Over the years, he's beaten every bit of backbone out of her, thwarted every escape attempt, and alienated all of her friends and relatives. After losing her first pregnancy to his fists, Kathy discovers she's pregnant again and is willing to do anything to protect her unborn baby.

    Psychological thrillers are not my usual genre, but this book was enthralling. It was difficult to listen to, not because it wasn't good but because the subject matter and domestic violence portrayed were so disturbing. The writing was so skillful that I began to feel exactly what Kathy felt each time her husband entered the room, I just wanted each interaction between the main characters to end. There were scenes that had my heart racing and others that had me fist pumping the air.

    The narrator was the perfect choice, from the moment he uttered "Chapter One" he had me hooked. His voice had a growl that was so menacing, it was perfectly in keeping with the tone of the novella. He also brought a feminine quality to Kathy's speaking voice that was very natural.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. I'll be keeping an eye out for more from this author and narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley Hedden 04-29-17
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    "Great read"
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    Bully Boy Blue by John Nicholl was a good read. Kathy's life has drastically changed due to her violent dominating husband. I enjoyed reading of Kathy's attempt to escape.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 04-28-17
    Jan 04-28-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Intense, gripping, & unexpected!"

    This short story is written by an author whom is new to me. Typically I listen to romance books and mysteries, with some action adventure added in for change of pace. This book started out repulsing me with the domestic violence, then it became quite gripping. I thought the author did a great job in bringing to light some of the domestic violence problems. The narrator did a very good performance with his accents and emotions, and his sense of urgency. I loved the unexpected twists and turns this story had and the gumption of Kathy. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and or publisher. I would listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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    willee 04-27-17
    willee 04-27-17
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    "Revenge Thriller"

    When I first started listen it reminded me of the movie Sleeping with the Enemy but this was so much more brutal and ingenious ending. Kathy married to her abusive police investigator husband Michael and lives in hell gets revenge. I have read all of this author’s books but this one was the best only complaint was too short. Great narration and recommend to anyone that need a short but great thriller. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. THANK YOU!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jean doe 05-06-17
    jean doe 05-06-17
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    "There are Bullies everywhere.."
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    This book centers around Kathy, and her need to get away from her domineering husband.

    No one will believe Kathy is being abused, her husband is to calm and nice to everyone else,
    so, she decides to take matters into of her own hands.

    The story line was written well, had a fast pace, and developed characters, that kept me wondering what would happen next.


    Jake Urry did well with the narration as usual.

    Note:
    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claire America 05-05-17
    Claire America 05-05-17 Member Since 2014

    I read all kinds of books, but I have an obsession with paranormal and fantasy at the moment. Sorry about any spelling mistakes/typos.

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    "When a policeman is the problem who helps you?"

    This is the second book I've listened to involving domestic violence so far this week, and this one was particularly confronting because the relationship is ongoing. I wasn't sure if I could, or wanted to finish it, but I'm glad I stuck with it.

    The look at the home and public behavior of the husband is chilling, they're like two totally different people. Even worse he's got everyone convinced that Kathy has mental issues so when she tries to get help no one believes her. This is made easier because no one wants to believe that a police officer would do the things he does.

    The book is hard to listen to, but abuse is harder to live through and awareness of what victims go through is really important. This book paints a very clear picture and is worth listening to, it might even help you spot signs of abuse in someone you love.

    It's well written an utterly compelling.

    The narration is great, Jake's deep voice and the pace and intonation really help to enhance the dark tone of the book. The character voices are well done, distinct and consistent.

    This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Joy Mutter
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    "Short but packs a punch"

    I was delighted to win this audiobook as I always wanted to acquaint myself with John Nicholl's work. As it is a relatively short listen, it only took me two sunbathing sessions to listen to the brilliant narrator's performance. Having been a victim of a bullying father, I felt huge empathy for the poor wife. The story grabbed me by the throat from the start and the tension was maintained until a satisfying conclusion. Well worth a listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Timi
    4/21/17
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    "Brilliant short story"

    A thought provoking dark novella about an abusive relationship between husband and wife. Kathy must be smart and try to find a way out of her awful situation without tipping her husband off about her plans. You must read/listen to it to find out whether she succeeds or not.
    This is a fast paced, well written short story narrated brilliantly by Jake Urry. I would definitely recommend it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Melanie Preston Lewis
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    4/21/17
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    "FANTASTICALLY TERRIFYING!!"
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    WOW!! This short book packs a HUGE punch. The author manages to take you through a gamut of emotions. I've listened to it twice already. The words, the story, the narration, If you only listen to one audio book - make it this one!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Caribbean Book Club.
    4/19/17
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    "A high tension winner packed with suspense."
    What did you like most about Bully Boy Blue?

    It's extremely well written and brilliantly narrated.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bully Boy Blue?

    I loved the ending. Inspired.


    What about Jake Urry’s performance did you like?

    Very professional and just right for the plot.


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

    Yes, it's an extremely emotional listen addressing a difficult and emotive subject.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss this one.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Norma Miles
    5/3/17
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    ""The last throw of the dice.""
    What does Jake Urry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Jake Urry has, arguably, the most sinister reading voice in audio when he decides to use it. And in this short novella by John Nichols he uses it to perfection.
    Cathy has been married for three years to a police inspector, respected and liked at work. Unfortunately for Cathy, at home he is a monster, taking pleasure from the pain he inflicts on her, both physically and mentally. When she discovers she is pregnant for the second time, she decides she can't let him kill this unborn child as he did the first. But how can she Saxe herself and her baby when even her mother doesn't believe what she tells her ...

    Especially terrifying given that this sort of domestic violence and subjugation is not just a fictional concept but only too real for many women, Jake Urry's reading of Bully Boy Blue intensifies the awfulness of the situation, the desperation and fear of never being free - and the terrible way out that Cathy chooses. But the most frightening part is the ending ...

    A dark tale not to be missed by fans of psychological thrillers.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Julia
    McCra Vic
    4/27/17
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    "Great Short Story"

    From the 1st chapter you always know what John Nicholl's books are about, he doesn't hold back on the punches or try to lead you gently to a subject thats best not discussed,
    He is hard hitting and fast paced, you get to know the characters so well you feel like you are living their story, which makes the terror they are experiencing even harder to read.
    Bully Boy Blue is about an abusive husband and a wife who falls pregnant and knows for the sake of her child she has to leave him.
    My only criticism is I wish this book was longer I could listen to Jake Urry narrate John Nicoll's books till the cows come home, always such a great partnership.

    I throughly recommend this book it was a good story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    5/4/17
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    "Short and Intensive"
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    I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

    This was an amazing book!! It deals with an abusive marriage between a police officer and his wife. It is dealt with so well by John Nicholl and he makes it a lot easier to read this, as it is a short and intensive read.
    The narrator is spectacular, giving distinct voices to both Kathy and Michael.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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