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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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    virginia rotonda west florida 08-30-09
    virginia rotonda west florida 08-30-09 Member Since 2016
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    "consistent pleasure"

    This is my 5th book by Thomas Perry and I am only into the first few chapters. I haved enjoyed each thoroughly starting with the Jane Whitfield mysteries. He is now one of my favorite authors along with Michael Connolly. They are like pistachio ice cream and chocolate fudge cake-I love both but cannot choose between. Each one satisfies a craving at a particular time of desire.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine H. Stevenson 04-22-09
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    "Challenging Conflicts"

    Another reviewer wrote that it is difficult to imagine having sympathy for a contract killer but this book accomplishes that. The Justice Department comes off as a bit bumbling, the mob is portrayed as ruthless and our "hero" as the smartest of the bunch. Hmmm.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. Higgins Plano, TX USA 11-10-14
    J. Higgins Plano, TX USA 11-10-14 Member Since 2013

    1st time dog owner

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    "Best Hit Man Novel!"
    Where does The Butcher's Boy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the best hit man novel series of the genre.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hard to pick one out. Too many great scenes to remember.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The writing is amazing, and Michael Kramer has a great voice for the Butcher's Boy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn SILVERTON, CO, United States 03-18-13
    Carolyn SILVERTON, CO, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2007
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    "READ IT"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Well listen to it Great reader great story and a fantastic writer. I on the other hand listen to #3 then #2 then #1. All were outstanding Sad that the reader has chaned


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 01-28-13
    Thomas 01-28-13
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    "Execent Series"
    If you could sum up The Butcher's Boy in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining interesting fascinating


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character is fascinating.


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

    I like His Michael Kramer interpretation of the main character. the characters is so methodical as the characters goes about killing people. After all that is what he does for a living.


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

    My wife and I listened to the series (3 books) twice.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Roseville, CA, United States 12-11-12
    Robert Roseville, CA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "This book is truly compelling"
    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?

    The informant.


    What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

    He is my fovorite.


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

    No much too long


    Any additional comments?

    Really, this book is hard to put down.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Annie Schneider TULSA, OK, US 12-11-12
    Annie Schneider TULSA, OK, US 12-11-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Entertaining--lots of twists and turns"

    The first book I've listened to of Thomas Perry's, and the first book he wrote. I was entertained.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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 Member Since 2013
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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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