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Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot: Jesse Stone, Book 13 | [Reed Farrel Coleman, Robert B. Parker (Created by)]

Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot: Jesse Stone, Book 13

It’s been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York City hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been. He left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York...
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Publisher's Summary

It’s been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York City hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been.

Jesse left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York, too. As is Kayla’s friend, Dee, an otherworldly beauty with secret regrets of her own. But Jesse’s time at the reunion is cut short when, in Paradise, a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of the town’s most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped.

Though seemingly coincidental, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes back in Paradise. As Jesse, Molly, and Suit hunt for the killer and for the missing son, it becomes clear that one of Jesse’s old teammates is intimately involved in the crimes. That there are deadly forces working below the surface and just beyond the edge of their vision. Sometimes, that’s where the danger comes from, and where real evil lurks. Not out in the light - but in your blind spot.

©2014 Reed Farrel Coleman (P)2014 Random House Audio

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    David 10-10-14
    David 10-10-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Jesse Stone is Back--Properly"
    If you could sum up Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot in three words, what would they be?

    Just Like Parker


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot?

    When you find out Dee is more than she appears to be.....complete surprise


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

    Great use of New England accents from Southie to Patrician


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

    Better than before


    Any additional comments?

    Far more developed story line and characters by Coleman than Brandman. Brandman's work smacks of Stuart Woods--hurry up and tell the story and pretend it is the same. Look forward to more Jesse from Coleman....as good as Ace Atkins is with Spenser.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Staats 09-18-14
    Dave Staats 09-18-14 Member Since 2015
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    "So GOOD! Great Tribute to Dr. Parker"

    I was so worried when the estate began announcing various writers picking up Dr. Parker's series. So far, every one has been worthy. This is no exception. It's a bit different than some of the others in that it is longer but that's a bonus here. The best compliment I can think of is that I can't tell someone else wrote it. Naughton is perfect as Jesse and overall and as with Ace Atkins on the Spenser series I am now going to see if Reed Farrel Coleman has a back catalog. If you miss Robert B. This will make you feel better.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Stuart rd5 Hamilton, New Zealand 10-24-14
    Stuart rd5 Hamilton, New Zealand 10-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Beware! Not all is as it first appears."
    Would you try another book from Reed Farrel Coleman and Robert B. Parker (Created by) and/or James Naughton?

    Reed does not seem to have a grip on the true nature of a Jesse Stone book. I would go so far that the only thing he has captured and reproduced is the character's names. Had I been more observant I would not have purchased this knowing it was not by Parker.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Reed Farrel Coleman and Robert B. Parker (Created by) again?

    No.


    Which character – as performed by James Naughton – was your favorite?

    All of the performance was fine, the material is the let down.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not a Jesse Stone book, so long as you are aware of that you may well enjoy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Settle 10-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrater really saved this one!"

    The author caught the tone of Parker, but the "love story" element was overdone. Earlier Parker books confined Stone's attachments to more brief coverage. The narration by James Naughton was great, as ever, and made it easier to "hear" Patterson through Patterson's voice, even though Coleman was at the keyboard.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Manzano 07-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I was pleasantly surprised. There is a lot of story to follow but Mr Coleman does a good job with this story."

    I likes this story and I plan to read other stories by Parker, Coleman and those narrated by Naughton.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Lemon 06-21-15
    Anne Lemon 06-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Mixed feelings about Coleman's Jesse"

    Noticeably different from previous authors. Jesse was harsher. Storyline more sprawling, longer. Some of the violence was more menacing and sick than I am used to in a Jesse Stone novel. The humor and rapport of the Paradise Police Department didn't show up until fairly late in the story. Dix made what seemed like a token appearance. There were some good new developments. Jesse's former baseball teammate gives him some welcome tough love about his lingering regrets and "what ifs " about his baseball career. overall, though, I found the latest incarnation of Jesse a little jarring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Drew 06-08-15
    Drew 06-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Paradise lost"

    Another in the riveting Jesse Stone Saga's. Ienjoyed the more personal side of Jesse Stone in a bit of his history, particularly in insight to his past baseball career. Enjoyable to gain insights into how the characters were shaped. Good read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J.C.D. 12-20-14
    J.C.D. 12-20-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Jesse Stone at a Whole New Level"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    As a Robert B. Parker fan, I slowly and reluctantly moved into the Jesse Stone stories after the great master died. Reed Coleman has taken Jesse to the next level - more violent, more sure of himself. I think Robert Parker would have enjoyed reading these books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot?

    Outwitting a biker and making a bargain with a mobster were moments that stood out for me.


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

    James Naughton truly brings Jesse Stone alive - he IS Jesse Stone.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I enjoyed it.


    Any additional comments?

    Good job all around!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KSHC Riverview, FL 12-12-14
    KSHC Riverview, FL 12-12-14

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    "Time to let Jesse Stone go"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Reed Farrel Coleman and Robert B. Parker (Created by) ? Why or why not?

    Robert Parker versions were what got me hooked. I've never listened to hos Spencer series and unsure I ever will.


    Any additional comments?

    I really love the Jesse Stone and support characters. Try as they may, it doesn't seem another author can bring the same feel to the books as RB Parker. Losing the latest love of his life Jesse met a few days ago is unrealistic and been overused. For me, the series is over and was nice while it lasted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A New York 10-23-14
    A New York 10-23-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story"
    If you could sum up Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot in three words, what would they be?

    Characters flow


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Book had many plot avenues that tie into the conclusion.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Female characters voices took away and made it difficult. Spoiled on other narrators who have mastered voices or had dual male/female narrators.


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

    Play ball!


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first of Robert Parker novels. I enjoyed the Jess Stone character and would listen to the next in the series (hope with different narrator to distinguish male/female voices).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "The last 30 secs are 'to be continued'"
    What was most disappointing about Reed Farrel Coleman and Robert B. Parker (Created by) ’s story?

    I really enjoy the Jesse Stone novels by Robert B Parker, the new novels by Michael Brandman were written in Parker's style and are also fabulous. Unfortunately Reed Farrel Coleman uses the characters but not in the style of Robert B Parker. This is a big disappointment. This Jesse Stone is not the same Jesse Stone as portrayed in the books by Robert B Parker and Michael Brandman. In addition, the story has some sadistic parts which stick in the memory unpleasantly, something which is absent from the works of Robert B Parker (and from both Michael Brandman and Ace Atkins). Very disappointed.

    In addition, this is actually the first novel of a multipart story, the last 30 seconds of the audio recording are the equivalent of the "to be continued ..." screen on a TV show. This is also very different to the Robert B Parker novels which are all self-contained stories.


    Have you listened to any of James Naughton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Nothing wrong with the narrator, in fact, the narration was really good, it's the content that is the problem.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment because the Jesse Stone novels by Robert B Parker and Michael Brandman are very good, and this one is very different, I feel a cheated. I am also a bit upset that this novel leaves unpleasant gruesome images in my memory which I did not want. I liked the previous novels because they are subtle and character-based, psychological thrillers without the need for horrific or gruesome detail descriptions.


    Any additional comments?

    I just wish that Michael Brandman had continued to write the Jesse Stone sequels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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