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
>"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)
no- I usually enjoy Spenser stories, but this one's narration was like eating dry, stale toast.
his voice was monotone, with no inflection or change of attitude. It could have been the phone book for all of the personality he gave it. He sounded like a newscaster delivering the dead-pan news reel.
Favorite authors, Elizabeth George, Robert B. Parker, Agatha Christie, PD James
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.
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.
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.
Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.
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.
Perfect Memory Detective
Story line about a detective with a perfect (sort of) memory
Spenser, the detective, was my favorite character.
l look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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. :-/
Parker drops us into Spenser's world with a snappy mystery involving love, drugs, and Chaucer.
Spenser, but only because we don't meet Hawk in this book.
Writer & daddy.
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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