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  • Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues: A Jesse Stone Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michael Brandman
    • Narrated By Robert B. Parker, James Naughton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (93)

    Paradise, Massachusetts, is preparing for the summer tourist season when a string of car thefts disturbs what is usually a quiet time in town. In a sudden escalation of violence, the thefts become murder, and chief of police Jesse Stone finds himself facing one of the toughest cases of his career. Pressure from the town politicians only increases when another crime wave puts residents on edge. Jesse confronts a personal dilemma as well: a burgeoning relationship with a young PR executive, whose plans to turn Paradise into a summertime concert destination may have her running afoul of the law.

    S. Wells says: "NOT Parker"
    "Don't expect Parker's prose"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I "bought" this book (actually, a free offer) thinking that it was a Parker novel. However, it isn't. And although I have read some books which were continuations of series established by someone else that were done well enough, this doesn't maintain Parker's tone. Moreover, it is a continuation of the TV movies, not the books -- this in itself isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is something you should be prepared for. I can't say that this is a bad book, but it is a bad Parker book. This is the first book-on-tape I've tried, and it is a taste I haven't yet acquired; however, Naughton's performance was certainly acceptable.

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