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Publisher's Summary

For almost 40 years, Robert B. Parker's inimitable private investigator Spenser has been solving cases and selling millions of books worldwide. Now, for the first time, see how it all began as the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master sheds light on Spenser's formative years spent with is father and two uncles out West. This is an event book for every fan of Spenser, and a revelation for teens about to discover an American icon.
©2009 Robert B. Parker (P)2009 Listening Library

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Almost great

Up to the usual Parker standards, if you, like I, enjoy his excellent writing. Only hitch is the reader, who is mediocre by my reckoning, though his adolescent-sounding voice is almost acceptable for most of the story. given that this is a telling by a young version of Spenser.

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Boring.

Written with way too many "he said" "she said" and so so slow. I just wanted to fast forward through the immature dialogue.