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Read By: Michael Prichard Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Spenser Series Release Date: July 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780307705198

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

49

Longest Chapter Length:

08:18 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

05 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

05:36 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

47

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Publisher Description

TV reporter Candy Sloan has eyes the color of cornflowers and legs that stretch all the way to heaven. She also has somebody threatening to rearrange her lovely face if she keeps on snooping into charges of Hollywood racketeering. Spenser's job is to keep Candy healthy until she breaks the biggest story of her career. But her star witness has just bowed out with three bullets in his chest, two tough guys have doubled up to test Spenser's skill with his fists, and Candy is about to use her own sweet body as live bait in a deadly romantic game--a game that may cost Spenser his life.

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"ok, was well written, and kept me hanging on, like his other books. i have 2 complaints, tho. #1, i do NOT like how he take "charge" or guardianship over a 15 year old boy in the previous book, and then we do not hear about him again. so, is he ignorning the boy just like the boy's own parents do/did? #2, the main character's whole logic on what is and is not cheating, or is ok cheating, is total B.S. cheating is cheating, end of discussion, and NONE of it is NOT ok!!!"

— joyce (5 out of 5 stars)

A Savage Place Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.09375 out of 53.09375 out of 53.09375 out of 53.09375 out of 53.09375 out of 5 (3.09)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 3
3 Stars: 20
2 Stars: 6
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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Story: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Codename Eric, 1/4/2018
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Genius!!! The soul of wit and intellect apparently resides in any work by Robert B. Parker. "

    — Ron, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Spenser travels to L.A. to protect a news personality bumping up against the Mob. I have always enjoyed the way Parker describes Boston -- he does the same great job with the City of Angels. Another essential Spenser read. "

    — Steve, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This one is set in LA which makes sense that it was made into a movie. "

    — Maeve, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I love Spenser, but this novel was only OK. Spenser himself was in top form, sarcastic, clever, self-deprecating and wise. The setting, LA, was also well done - clear and detailed. But I thought the plot was dull. Maybe I just don't relate to racketeers? Also, I heartily disliked Candy Sloan. She was dishonest and insincere. She didn't have Spenser's or her own best interests at heart. "

    — Julie, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was not one of Spenser's better stories. Parker started to switch his writing style which is fine, but the story was lacking. "

    — Pat, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Spenser is out in California where he is body-guard to Candy Sloan trying to get the big story. "

    — Christine, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " In this book we learn that things are different in LA. The mob is bad. Rules for the rich are different than rules for you and me. Sex can be a weapon. Good quick Spencer book "

    — Martin, 1/23/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Spenser in LA protecting TV reporter Candy Sloan who is tracking down pay-offs in Hollywood. Solid Spenser; no Hawk. "

    — Rusty, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nancy 4 stars; Ron 4.5 stars "

    — Nancy, 12/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Sex & drama. The girl reminds me of my son's roommate. "

    — Bcoghill, 12/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The book in which Robert B. Parker shows that he knows L.A. streets as well as he knows Boston streets. I just didn't like this one as much. I didn't like some of the things that Spenser did in this book and I didn't like some of the things that happened and I didn't really like how it ended. "

    — Allison, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " An OK one for Spenser. "

    — Mailmanr5, 12/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This one is a typical Spenser story: not much new except a small twist at the end. These are terrific for a relaxing and quick read. "

    — Jessica, 12/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I just finished reading this after reading Parker's latest and last book. It's amazing how much his style has evolved since 1981. "

    — Pam, 11/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " For my review please see my blog: Martin's View: A Savage Place. "

    — Martin, 10/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I think I'd read this already. "

    — April, 9/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " My first gum shoe detective book. Now I get all those movies and SNL skits. "

    — Missy/Melissa, 12/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Audio narrated by Michael Prichard. My least favorite Spencer so far. Spencer goes to Hollywood to work as a bodyguard for a TV newswoman who is a know it all pain. "

    — Sandi, 3/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A little slow to get going, but the last 50 pages roar. Another nice addition to the Spenser series. "

    — Tom, 6/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Spenser in Hollywood. No Hawk. No Susan. "

    — Jane, 4/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I just finished reading this after reading Parker's latest and last book. It's amazing how much his style has evolved since 1981. "

    — Pam, 11/15/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Spenser goes to LA in this book to help out a female newscaster who is in danger. Not your usual Parker ending on this one. "

    — Deborah, 11/13/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The book in which Robert B. Parker shows that he knows L.A. streets as well as he knows Boston streets. I just didn't like this one as much. I didn't like some of the things that Spenser did in this book and I didn't like some of the things that happened and I didn't really like how it ended. "

    — Allison, 10/25/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Spenser gets a protection gig for a TV investigative reporter, starts the process that will wreck his relationship with Susan and is half ass at best in getting the bad guys. One of Parker's weaker Spenser's "

    — Nate, 4/26/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A little slow to get going, but the last 50 pages roar. Another nice addition to the Spenser series. "

    — Tom, 1/15/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This one is a typical Spenser story: not much new except a small twist at the end. These are terrific for a relaxing and quick read. "

    — Jessica, 12/7/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Spenser; he serves as a bodyguard for an LA reporter trying to figure out a Mob-Studio connection. "

    — Joe, 9/6/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Spenser is out in California where he is body-guard to Candy Sloan trying to get the big story. "

    — Christine, 8/9/2009
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " My first gum shoe detective book. Now I get all those movies and SNL skits. "

    — Missy/Melissa, 5/11/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " In this book we learn that things are different in LA. The mob is bad. Rules for the rich are different than rules for you and me. Sex can be a weapon. Good quick Spencer book "

    — Martin, 4/8/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " #1 next to read copyright 1981 A Spenser story with TV reporter Candy Sloan. I liked the LA references and many defunct businesses. A hero easy to like. "

    — Steve, 3/1/2009

About Robert B. Parker

Robert B. Parker (1932–2010), long acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction, was the New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser mysteries, as well as the Jesse Stone novels. He was named Grand Master at the 2002 Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen. He has more than fifty books to his credit.

About Michael Prichard

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.