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  • A Spenser Novel
  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Big-time Boston hoodlum Julius Ventura wants to find his only daughter's missing husband - at least that's how he puts it to Spenser and Hawk, even though its pretty clear that Julius isn't telling the whole truth. Or maybe not any part of the truth. Something about the case appeals to Spenser's passion for justice, and he launches an odyssey that takes the tough-but-tender duo with their penchant for literary allusions into the netherworld of organized crime.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • story good - reader bad

  • By bebe on 04-29-10

Best narration of the series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-16

The languid pace of the read and the pleasure the narrator seems to take from Parkers creations gives me the feeling that he enjoys the Spencer series as much as I do.

Mr. Reynolds seems the savor every sentence and I feel akin to him as we journey together. He also tips a glimpse of sublime talent that shows through despite Parkers spartan fare.

I cant help but wonder what he might be like, had he a little more to work with.

I wish the whole series was available with this reader.

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