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Download Chance: A Spenser Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Chance: A Spenser Novel (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Robert B. Parker
3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: Burt Reynolds Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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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.

From the throne room of crime lords to the Vegas strip, from two-bit wiseguys with a genius for dangerous liasions to gangster's molls in jeopardy, from larceny to homicide, Spenser and Hawk soon discover that what's at stake in this game is not an ardent groom and her blushing bride, but control of gangland Boston. Against the bright lights and seamy side streets of Las Vegas, they find themselves dead center in a circus of violence whose shadowy ringmaster is all too familiar. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 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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About the Author

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 the Narrator

Burt Reynolds began his acting career on Broadway and in television Westerns before his breakout film performance in Deliverance. His other leading roles include films such as The Longest Yard, Hustle, Gator, Smokey and the Bandit, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Striptease, and Boogie Nights, for which he earned a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. He also received an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for his starring role on the popular sitcom Evening Shade.