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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Spenser Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9780307705211
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Private eye Spenser is out to make war, not love, as he goes after Boston’s entire X-rated industry. Pretty teenager April Kyle has disappeared into the city’s darkest underworld, and to rescue her, Spenser pits muscle and wit against bullets and bullies. His investigation will take him to Boston’s Combat Zone, to high-class specialty brothels, and back to the straight world whose righteous facade overlap pervasive corruption.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 2/12/2014

    " Typical Spencer novel, several hours of great fun. Ending of this one was a bit atypical. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate | 1/28/2014

    " April Kyle is not a terribly compelling character but this book probably has the best fight scene of any of the Spenser novels when Spenser and Hawk beat up nearly every participant of a drug fueled orgy over the course of five pages. Next to that the book is a bit of a let down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 1/27/2014

    " That was pretty dark for a Spenser book, I loved the fight at the end and the resolution was odd. Not even Spenser is sure if he saved her or not. Definatley one of the classic good ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray Daniel | 1/26/2014

    " Needed to get back to reading a classic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Michaels | 1/24/2014

    " Spenser, Hawk corrupt Massachusetts employees and questions about what one views as moral. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 1/7/2014

    " parker nails this one, and as a bonus, you get some gritty mid '80s combat zone scenes as well. the more hawk, the better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/1/2014

    " I enjoy this series although I didn't think this was the best one I had every read. Spencer is a funny, intelligent tough guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Lynn | 1/1/2014

    " These Spencer novels are hard boiled detective stories "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 12/27/2013

    " Disturbing. But that won't keep me from reading the rest of the Spenser books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Yoak | 12/23/2013

    " I particularly liked the ending of Ceremony. The majority of the story is pretty typical of the Spenser novels, but Parker being willing to place the decisions he did in his heroes in a novel written in the 80's stands out to me as brave and remarkable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe O'c | 11/20/2013

    " Good; Continuing character: Spenser; parents hire Spenser to find their daughter, who has turned to a life of prostitution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yeva | 11/20/2013

    " This is one of Mr. Parker's books that truly defines Spenser. Spenser does what he sees as right, but not everyone would agree. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron Wallace | 11/16/2013

    " You can't beat Robert parker when it comes to detective novels, and Spenser is an icon. This is another great read in a long line of work!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 11/4/2013

    " Not the best of the Spenser series. Not really much of a mystery again. Teenage runaways and prostituition and lots of punching people is pretty much the premise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 9/17/2013

    " Another Spenser winner from the early days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenny | 9/11/2013

    " Standard Spenser quick read. Plenty of plot and acid wit from the get-go. We see more of Susan and Hawk, so this is a good-time read. The bad guys get it in the end with a nice burst of action. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyn | 5/25/2013

    " Sometimes you can't win. The lesser of two evils might still be evil but sometimes ther's no changing the hand you're dealt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 July Wolfe | 5/14/2013

    " What I really like about Parker's Spenser is that he loves one woman throughout the series--a couple is actually allowed to stay together and be happy. I also like that Parker himself adored his wife in the same way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 10/5/2012

    " Teenage prostitution, hypocrisy and tough choices dominate this excellent mystery. It feels like Chapter One of a bigger story, and adds some more depth to this ongoing portrait of this one-named sleuth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JD | 7/1/2012

    " Excellent PI novel, terrible attempts at ebonics "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Will | 5/7/2012

    " story setting was too seedy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/3/2012

    " Ceremony by Robert Parker (1992) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 9/29/2011

    " This is the first Spencer book I've read. It was fun reading a book written in the 80's. So many things are different - an example being that characters go to pay phones because nobody has no cell phones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 8/7/2011

    " Don't know that I agree with his solution to help a troubled teen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandler | 7/12/2011

    " Not too bad, though not as titillating as I thought it might be. What you can pretty much expect from a Parker book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony | 5/24/2011

    " The voice just sounds different to me. It was O.K. but..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 5/10/2011

    " I enjoyed this YA novel about the young Spencer and how he came to be. I read the first book in the Spencer series some months ago and was wondering if I could actually read more books that were so old, but this one made me eager to give it a shot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 3/25/2011

    " While parts of the book repeat information that true Spenser fans already know, the books is a great addition to the Spenser lore. It's a little like hearing a familiar story that is repeated at family gatherings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 3/6/2011

    " this book was not quite up to par with the rest of Parker's books. I still enjoyed it, but it did ramble just a bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Du | 2/20/2011

    " Good, but definitely late Spenser. It wouldn't have been the end of the world to miss this one. On the upside it took just over 2 hours to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/23/2011

    " Spenser’s formative years spent with his father and two uncles out West
    i read it aqnd didn't write notes.
    short and charming little spenser.
    go for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/20/2011

    " As a friend opined, "This is the 'secret origin' of Spenser you've kept us waiting for?" Oh please... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/16/2011

    " Would that every boy have parents like Spenser has in this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yankey | 1/13/2011

    " So long Mr. Robert B. Parker. It was great fun joining younger versions of our beloved Spenser as he developed those unique characteristics. we will sadly miss reading this series develop. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 6/22/2010

    " Spenser relates some of the incidents in his life that formed his code of ethics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.R. | 6/21/2010

    " I enjoyed this little book. Definitely Spenser light. It is also the first book I've read from Parker since his death. I heard he had passed away on his keyboard. Not sure where I read that, but that is definitely how I want to go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 5/14/2010

    " A brief look at Spenser's early years, as told to Susan, his current love interest. In the book, Spenser saves a girl (but not a girl friend) from an abusive father, a Hispanic boy from bigoted classmates, and learns life lessons from his father and uncles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 4/12/2010

    " As the title says, this YA novel deals with the young Spenser. Find out what made him. Quick read, but enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daphne | 4/6/2010

    " Good story. I've read a Spenser book before and thought it was just OK, but this one tells about him as a boy and was quite good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rena | 3/24/2010

    " In comparison to Parker's "The Boxer and the Spy",this young adult novel is hands down a better read. Tying in Spenser's current relationship with Susan and his past as a young boy, you can see the foundational develop of his character leading to the man he is today. Nicely done! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate | 3/17/2010

    " A little disjointed but still pretty great. Spenser's father and uncles are well drawn and do a fine job of showing how Spenser became Spenser without any George Lucas like suckyness. "

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