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Death in Paradise Audiobook

Death in Paradise: A Jesse Stone Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Chief of Police Jesse Stone returns to investigate the murder of a troubled teenager in a seemingly bucolic New England town.

The Paradise Men's Softball League has wrapped up another game, and Jesse Stone is lingering in the parking lot with his teammates, drinking beer, swapping stories of double plays and beautiful women in the late-summer twilight. But then a frightened voice calls out to him from the edge of a nearby lake. There, two men squat at the water's edge. In front of them, facedown, was something that used to be a girl.

The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide; she hadn't been drowned; she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two.

©2001 Robert B. Parker; (P)2001 New Millenium Audio, All Rights Reserved

What the Critics Say

"A page-turner...one of the master's best." (The Washington Post Book World)
"Prose whose impeccability speaks of decades of careful writing." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Chablis from Seattle Seattle, WA USA 03-03-16
    Chablis from Seattle Seattle, WA USA 03-03-16 Member Since 2012
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    "The poorest of Robert B Parker;s novels"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know


    Has Death in Paradise turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No..I love every one of the other Robert B Parker's books.....and I own them all. This one is full of angst about Jesse's ex--wife, a ditz who anyone can see is "using"Jjesse, his drinking, and sexual tension, which Parker generally handles with flair, but, in this book, seems crass and overplayed. The plot is cast in third place so Jesse can maunder about his past, etc...Awful!,,


    Have you listened to any of Robert Forster’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Death in Paradise?

    How do I count the ways.......his editor took a nap on this one. Dreadful book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scarp VALLEY COTTAGE, NY, United States 07-08-15
    Scarp VALLEY COTTAGE, NY, United States 07-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Just a good read"

    Very slow story I found it difficult to keep interested. But had to keep reading to find out the end

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    Stuart rd5 Hamilton, New Zealand 10-01-12
    Stuart rd5 Hamilton, New Zealand 10-01-12 Member Since 2013
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    "True to the series"
    What made the experience of listening to Death in Paradise the most enjoyable?

    The narration is very true to the feel of the series, particularly the main character.


    Any additional comments?

    Story is involving and interesting, the outcome is believable and not intelligence insulting.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Milo L. Carlson 03-12-12 Member Since 2001
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    "There is still hope."
    If you could sum up Death in Paradise in three words, what would they be?

    Not too bad.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death in Paradise?

    The change, and there is one, in Molly.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The cat on Jesse's lap.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A real step forward in the Jesse Stone series.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the new author, lets see if he can do it again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cinda 03-01-15
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    "I enjoyed the book"

    I really enjoy the Jesse Stone character and easily see him as looking like Tom Selleck

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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