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The Godwulf Manuscript Audiobook

The Godwulf Manuscript

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Publisher's Summary

Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly surprised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest.

The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He tackles some very heavy homework and knows that if he doesn't finish his assignment soon, he could end up marked "D" -- for dead.

Crack another case with Spenser.

©1992 Robert B. Parker; (P)2009 Random House

What the Critics Say

>"Spenser is Boston's answer to James Bond - irreverent, witty, worldy. His first-person recital of his detective work makes for fast, amusing reading." (The Pittsburgh Press)

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    gilley57 12-28-15
    gilley57 12-28-15 Member Since 2014

    Favorite authors, Elizabeth George, Robert B. Parker, Agatha Christie, PD James

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    "an avid Robert B. Parker fan"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I love the Spenser series and have read all of them. Perhaps someone who has not read any of the series and has no preconceived idea of Spenser might enjoy this narration. The story is fine, the narrator is not.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Prichard?

    The narration was so off character. I couldn't even listen to the book. Spenser was not a formal person and the narrator was wrong for this part.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series and have read the hard covers of all of them. The only issue I had with this purchase was the narration. The narrator was totally wrong for the role of Spenser.

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    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 11-23-15
    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 11-23-15 Member Since 2013

    Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.

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    "GOOD INTRODUCTION TO SPENCER"

    Robert B. Parker is sometimes known as the Dean of American Crime fiction. This is the first book in his voluminous Spencer private detective series. This is not a great mystery, but it unfolds through the eyes of private detective Spencer and his sarcastic humor. Although the reader can be assured that Spencer will ultimately prevail, still the journey to the end is very entertaining and worth a listen.

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    Nancy L Geurin 11-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listening for a road trip"

    It was not to complicated or long. With several of us listening it was entertaining for all.

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    Terri 10-01-15
    Terri 10-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "An Audio Re-do!"

    Please commission both Joe Montegna and Burt Reynolds to redo/reread the early Spenser Novels for audio. & Walking Shadow also. Someone should redo those audios even if they aren't able.

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    Jim Davis Louisiana 08-13-15
    Jim Davis Louisiana 08-13-15 Member Since 2001

    Jim

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    "Good Beginning for a New (to me) Series"
    If you could sum up The Godwulf Manuscript in three words, what would they be?

    Perfect Memory Detective


    What did you like best about this story?

    Story line about a detective with a perfect (sort of) memory


    Which character – as performed by Michael Prichard – was your favorite?

    Spenser, the detective, was my favorite character.


    Any additional comments?

    l look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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    Kenneth wylie 05-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "very disappointed! "

    I enjoy Robert B. Parker stories, BUT, I'm already on chapter 3 and ..... I will never ever ever never purchase another audiobook narrated by Michael Prichard. This is dull and painful! "O, speak to me no more! These words like daggers enter my ears!" It took me three days to get through this narrator. :-/

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    Karen B. Walker 05-04-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Always good"

    A simple procedural- always good for escape listening. Easy to listen to and a good reader. You will enjoy it.

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    Grant 04-08-15
    Grant 04-08-15
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    "Welcome to Spenser"
    Where does The Godwulf Manuscript rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Parker drops us into Spenser's world with a snappy mystery involving love, drugs, and Chaucer.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Spenser, but only because we don't meet Hawk in this book.


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    Daddy Shawn La Verne, CA, United States 02-16-15
    Daddy Shawn La Verne, CA, United States 02-16-15 Member Since 2016

    Writer & daddy.

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    "Slightly dated, doesn't hurt the great reading."
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    Great start to the series. Hippy dialogue seems dated now but it is only sprinkled throughout the early chapters. Looking forward to next book.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 02-07-15
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 02-07-15 Member Since 2016

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Reminiscent of Chandler and Spillane"

    Very easy to listen to. As long as you don't expect too much in terms of depth of plot and character. Main character is very likeable and i would listen to more by Parker. I enjoyed this.

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