Just finished Lullaby. Mr Atkins does a pretty good job of capturing the essence of Spenser. Good listen, just not Mr. Parker.
The name is for my wife, the photo is for the old man.
Joe Mantegna's narration, and the humor really made this book come to life. I've listened to it repeatedly, and it is worth hearing again. I'm about to order another book in the series.
JUSTICE - STREET - CHILD
Mattie Sullivan - she a tough, proud street kid.
Joe Mantegna IS the voice of Spenser. I believe Robert Parker agreed.
KID FROM THE PROJECTS TAKES ON CRIME BOSSES
I think I listened to all for Robert Parker's Spenser series that audible has, and if I hadn't been told, I wouldn't have known this wasn't done by Parker. Same narrator (Mantegna), same characters, same accents. Some of Parker's better than others, and this was more like a lesser one. Still, there's kind of a stigma in my mind letting someone else continue a series after the original writer is gone. For instance, haven't yet bought the Steig Larssen successor book yet, same reason.
Joe Mantegna keeps up his normal smooth delivery of a Parker read alike. Loved the story and performance was top notch. Parker would be proud and I am hopeful they will keep cranking these stories out.
The gang's all back and fans can rejoice - we missed you guys!!!! I hadn't heard that Mr. Atkins had taken on the gargantuan task of continuing the Spenser series. I was a little nervous picking up Lullaby but not for long. Sounds like Spenser, acts like Spenser and more importantly interacts with Hawk like Spenser. Hopefully, Ace Atkins has plans to keep up the good work