Spenser plays against time while he tracks the Red Rose killer from Boston's Combat Zone to the suburbs. His trap is both daring and brave, and gives the story a satisfying climax.
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©1989 Robert B. Parker; (P)2009 Random House
"Like Philip Marlowe, Spenser is a man of honor in a dishonorable world. When he says he will do something, it is done. The dialogue zings, and there is plenty of action...but it is the moral element that sets this series above most defective fiction." (Newsweek)
Good writing has ... a balance and a rhythm. You can feel that much better when it's read aloud. --Laura Hillenbrand, author of Unbroken
I was disappointed in Prichard's uninspired reading of what I've always thought was one of the better Spenser novels. I think I'd avoid his narrations in future.
As you know, I am reading the Spenser series in order and this one made me laugh out loud with some of Spenser's quips.
Enjoyed this audiobook but must agree that the narrator could be better.
This narrator doesn't do Parker's audiobooks any justice.
I dare you to listen to this one and not be hungry for more. Spenser is a stand up guy and CJ puts a spotlight on Susan too.
This Spenser book narration was flat and lacking the sardonic humor expressed by the Spenser character. The story was good and I made it through the book. Of all of the narrators I have listened to over the past 12 years of Parker books, this was the absolute worst! Of the past narrators, Joe Mantegna was the absolute perfect Spenser. I am very disappointed to see that many of the new releases this summer were read by this Michael Prichard....bring back Mantegna!
For my first book I wanted to choose an author and character that I knew and was pretty sure I would enjoy. I liked the tv series and have enjoyed many Parker-Spenser novels. I enjoyed this one very much. The he saids, she saids don't bother me. I did not have a problem with the narrator. I am glad to get back into "reading".
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