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Sudden Mischief: A Spenser Novel | [Robert B. Parker]

Sudden Mischief: A Spenser Novel

Brad Sterling - former Harvard football player, ne¿er-do-well, and Susan Silverman's long out-of touch ex-husband, is by all appearances a successful businessman. But when, in the course of running a vast fundraiser called Galapalooza, he is charged with sexual harassment, he turns to Susan for help.
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Brad Sterling - former Harvard football player, ne¿er-do-well, and Susan Silverman's long out-of touch ex-husband, is by all appearances a successful businessman. But when, in the course of running a vast fundraiser called Galapalooza, he is charged with sexual harassment, he turns to Susan for help. Though Brad denies the charge, he's desperate, behind in alimony and child support payments to other exes, and on the verge of insolvency. When Spenser, Susan's current love interest, reluctantly agrees to take the case, however, Brad claims everything is fine - he's free of debt and free of problems. While the harassment charge begins to look more and more suspicious, Spenser senses there is something wrong with Galapalooza as leads to charities turn into dead ends. Susan, meanwhile, becomes steadily more agitated as she wrestles former demons reincarnated by her ex-husband's reappearance. As the questions mount, Brad disappears, a body is found, and clues to a shadowy mob connection begin to surface. Spenser finds himself fighting a two-front war against some very bad men, on the one hand, and against an increasingly unpredictable Susan, on the other.

©1999 Robert B. Parker; (P)2009 Phoenix

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    Indy 08-28-09
    Indy 08-28-09 Member Since 2005
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    "THIS READER CANNOT DO PARKER's RHYTHM"

    This reader CANNOT do Parker. Those of us who love the English language, and who love rhythm that authors create, look forward to someone reading who understands that musical magic. This guy is TERRIBLE. Everywhere there's a period (which is very frequent with Parker!) he reads as a comma or a question mark. It's EXCRUTIATING. AWFUL. PLEASE do not let this guy read Parker again, and I really want my money back.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Walnut Creek, CA, United States 12-06-12
    Denise Walnut Creek, CA, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2009

    I buy audio books to listen to during my commute and for taking long walks.

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    "Complex Story; okay reading"
    Where does Sudden Mischief rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very good


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

    interesting complex plot, I wasn't on the edge of my seat, but remained very interested


    Did William Windom do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He does a good spenser, but all the characters sound the same. I could not differentiate Spence from Hawk


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

    Kept me interested as I commuted and on my walks.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    patsy baton rouge, LA, United States 02-06-12
    patsy baton rouge, LA, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Robert B Parker Spenser series always a good read"
    Where does Sudden Mischief rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was the 2nd audio book I ever listened to and got me hooked on audio. The story line was interesting, the personal interaction of Susan Spenser and Hawk was funny and warm and gives a first comer to Spenser a good view of the characters. I have since read all of the Spenser series and they are those that I'll read, or listen to, over and over. Just so sorry the run is over. We lost a great writer and philosopher when Mr. Parker left us.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    As always with this series, Spenser, Susan and Hawk occupy the favorite positions because of their interacting relationships and the philosophies they convey.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Susan


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

    I don't do tag lines


    Any additional comments?

    Read all of the Spenser books....I went back and started with the 1st. It was entertaining to grow with the characters.

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