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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,603 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: Joe Mantegna Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Spenser Series Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553751864
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Someone's making death threats in Dixie -- against a thoroughbred horse destined to be the next Secretariat. At the owner's request, Boston P.I. Spenser hoofs it down South -- where the lies are buzzing...and the dying is easy.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 2/13/2014

    " Great dialogue as usual, but of all the excellent thorobred racing states, why Georgia? Would have given 4 stars if ending had some form of finality. I am reading Spenser in chronological order and maybe Penny, Becker and perhaps even Delroy will reappear in future tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/30/2014

    " Ainka kept telling me how good Robert Parker's detective Spenser is ... and she was right! Sharp witted and good plot. I'm ready to read another one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 12/6/2013

    " One of Parker's lesser efforts, to me at any rate. I could never make myself care one way or another about what was going on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Osborne | 11/23/2013

    " I know some will complain about the lack of Hawk in this book, or that it doesn't take place in Spenser's home turf of Boston, but I thought it made a nice change of pace. The characters are vibrant and alive, and Parker has a Hemingway-esque style of understatement, saying a lot with very few words. I thought the ending was a bit abrupt, but other than that, this was a fine addition to the Spenser saga. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny Shipp | 11/21/2013

    " Well, there is the deal. Robert Parker is ANOTHER of my go-to-and-read- in-5-minute books that are necessary balances to authors like Joseph Conrad etc. I love him. His latest books are too light, his early ones, before he was really famous, I really like. Spenser (his main character) LOVES his woman partner and he is a tough guy with with soft heart and there it is. Robert Parker died not long ago. I like having his books around for moments when I just need a familiar, easy on the eye book to sit with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 11/16/2013

    " Quick read and the Spenser series are always fun and entertaining. This one is about the horse set in Kentucky. The actual story isn't why one reads the series, it's the style of writing and the humor of Spenser. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 10/23/2013

    " Maybe this is not great literature but I love the Spenser novels- I have read everyone published so far - you can count on them to always entertain "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Hertle | 10/19/2013

    " the ending was weak, like Parker did not know how to wrap it up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Almeda Riley | 10/11/2013

    " This is a good mystery/detective novel. The best part is that because it's about a race horse some of the action occurs in Saratoga Springs, and the author really has been to Saratoga. Moves right along, and the mystery is fun to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnne | 10/8/2013

    " This is the first Spenser novel I have read, although I realize Parker is prolific.. I was visiting and picked this up and read it in a flash.. Very fast read, entertaining. I would read more looking for something light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 8/18/2013

    " I just re-read this book. It is still a very good read. I'm a huge fan of Parker's novels and Spenser just rocks! Sad their won't be any new ones. We'll miss you Mr. Parker! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin Maenza | 2/18/2013

    " For my review please see my blog: Martin's View: Hugger Mugger. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trixer | 12/12/2012

    " template mystery solved in first third of book. it has spots of humor and fun dialogue, but generally nothing more than a " castle" episode for Monday night tv. the male version of evanovich. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 10/25/2012

    " Love the dry sense of humor and the unexpected twists and turns, although I listen as much for the reader as I do the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer E | 10/22/2012

    " We listened to this while traveling to/from a wedding in St. Augustine, FL. It was quite entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe O'c | 10/21/2012

    " Good; Continuing character: Spenser; Spenser goes south to find out who is shooting horses, when his client is killed his daughters are te suspects; not up to usual quality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margarette Kramer | 9/30/2012

    " good book..but it ended stupid "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 8/29/2012

    " Not his best. But, still Spenser "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 5/17/2012

    " Typical Spenser which means very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/1/2012

    " An ok read set in GA on a horse ranch. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/6/2011

    " Could not appreciate Parker's sytle of writing. Story was somewhat predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lewis | 5/24/2011

    " Joe Mantegna did an excellent job reading this book. Listening to this during a road trip was my wife's first exposure to Parker's Spenser, and Mantegna's delivery really helped her get into the story and appreciate the depth of Parker's characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 5/9/2011

    " Recommended by Alene and a gift of Linda Wh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 3/31/2011

    " Think I'd like to read more Spenser novels, but this one missed the mark a bit. Very predictable, too many unsavorary characters to try and throw one off. Mildly entertaining but little suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Merrell | 2/21/2011

    " This is the character from TV Spenser for hire. A friend recommended it to me because of the quick dialog. I found it to be a fast fun read. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a little mystery and action and a lot of fun dialog. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 1/22/2011

    " Spenser goes to Georgia to investigate a threat to a race horse, Hugger Mugger. He goes without Susan, and he misses her when she is not there. He also goes without Vinnie and Hawk, but he doesn't miss them. I do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 12/7/2010

    " Not his best. But, still Spenser "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 8/18/2010

    " I like these mystery/detective books where the detective has a sense of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. | 6/1/2010

    " Now this is an excellent Robert B. Parker novel about Spenser. I enjoyed it very much and could not put it down.

    J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate | 4/26/2010

    " Spenser and the South just don't mix. This is one of the weakest of the Spenser novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessey | 3/23/2010

    " I love this book, easy read and spencer is awesome! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 3/11/2010

    " Think I'd like to read more Spenser novels, but this one missed the mark a bit. Very predictable, too many unsavorary characters to try and throw one off. Mildly entertaining but little suspense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 9/6/2009

    " Good; Continuing character: Spenser; Spenser goes south to find out who is shooting horses, when his client is killed his daughters are te suspects; not up to usual quality.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 6/15/2009

    " It's a great book about horses - he loves them almost as much as I do!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wes | 6/12/2009

    " Standard Spenser story - I am definitely on a Spenser kick at the moment! "

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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

Joe Mantegna is a versatile, seasoned actor on both stage and screen. He first garnered national prominence for his work with writer-director David Mamet, earning a Tony Award for Glengarry Glen Ross in 1983. His name has become synonymous with Robert B. Parker’s Spenser since he has narrated the entire series.