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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,023 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: 9780307705082
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Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves everyone except the blackmailer out to wreck her life.

Is Marty throwing fast balls or throwing games? It doesn’t take long for Spenser to link Marty’s performance with Linda’s past … or to find himself trapped between a crazed racketeer and an enforcer toting an M-16.

America’s favorite pastime has suddenly become a very dangerous sport, and one wrong move means strike three, with Spenser out for good!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 2/14/2014

    " I liked it a lot but not as much as his later Spenser stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 2/13/2014

    " Big leap in Spenser's character development. Well written. Better than his late stuff. Still plan on reading them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 2/11/2014

    " Same thing: enjoyable early Spenser book. These books are less mysteries and more detective stories, I've noticed. There's no great mystery climax where everything comes together and suddenly everything makes sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/10/2014

    " It was ok, but I liked the first two better - maybe because I hate baseball and this one was all about baseball. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Elizabeth | 2/10/2014

    " You know, I don't really DO baseball... but this was a damn good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 1/24/2014

    " This is one of the best Spenser books I've read so far, he's casually dating Susan and hawk isn't in the books yet but Spenser is a more human character. He gets scared, even doubts himself at times and feels remorse about killing the bad guys. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam Knox | 1/13/2014

    " What I want to know is when Spenser has time to shop for groceries. He is always cooking with fresh ingredients but never shops. Does he use Peapod? He makes whipped cream biscuits (recipe he's gotten from a restaurant in Portsmouth, NH) for breakfast with fresh strawberries and sour cream and squeezes a pint of orange juice (that's several oranges), but he eats McDonald's cheeseburgers for dinner the night before. This is all by p. 63. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy | 1/7/2014

    " These books are getting better and better. I love the way Spenser narrates the story. The stories are engaging and the characters are growing with each book. I am hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy DuPont | 12/18/2013

    " Great read. Easy to see how morals intertwine with life of characters. Recommend...number three on my quest to read all of Spenser by Parker. Wish I had started sooner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 8/15/2013

    " Liked this one better than the first two - maybe Spenser's growing on me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 7/14/2013

    " Maybe I prefer the later Spenser novels with shorter paragraphs; a 2-page paragraph is a bit much. Still no Hawk. Susan appears briefly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ensiform | 6/21/2013

    " A finer return to form. Spenser is more of a flawed hero here, and the way he out-punches the toughie has less of the John Wayne about it (he sucker punches the bad guy first). Not the work of a master prose-smith by any means but a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 6/7/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron xx stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JT Turner | 1/19/2013

    " Early Spenser, not quite in its groove yet. but 3 stars because its still parker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Knickerbocker | 7/4/2012

    " Spenser and the Red Sox - what's not to like? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yeva | 5/5/2012

    " Mr. Parker's such an awesome writer, and this book is a prime example of his expertise. Spenser's code of honor rings true and strong. I truly enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha | 1/22/2012

    " This was a good one. As usual, Spencer is hilarious! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rkutler | 11/5/2011

    " Really more about blackmail than baseball. Solid Vintage Parker. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat Michaels | 7/1/2011

    " Spenser and the Red Sox. Can't get much more Boston than that. Great story with a great protagonist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 6/16/2011

    " Spenser's one of the best series there is. I had forgotten how much in the early ones he struggles with what to do when he doesn't do it right, and how he absorbs his experiences without making them rigid rules about what to do next time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Thacker | 4/24/2011

    " Another series by a very good crime-mystery writer. Series is about a tough P.I. based in Boston. Spenser is gritty and gutsy. A good read for those who like crime dramas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 3/23/2011

    " Maybe I prefer the later Spenser novels with shorter paragraphs; a 2-page paragraph is a bit much. Still no Hawk. Susan appears briefly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 1/5/2011

    " Big leap in Spenser's character development. Well written. Better than his late stuff. Still plan on reading them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 10/12/2010

    " as someone else said, Spenser and baseball in October. Can't beat it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 9/20/2010

    " Same thing: enjoyable early Spenser book. These books are less mysteries and more detective stories, I've noticed. There's no great mystery climax where everything comes together and suddenly everything makes sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 9/4/2010

    " good. Spencer is awesome. tricky moral dilemma. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kit | 8/17/2010

    " Parker does work for the Boston Red Sox organization. Nice Clem Labine reference! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 7/28/2010

    " Spenser and the Red Sox - what's not to like?
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 6/19/2010

    " This is one of the best Spenser books I've read so far, he's casually dating Susan and hawk isn't in the books yet but Spenser is a more human character. He gets scared, even doubts himself at times and feels remorse about killing the bad guys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seana | 4/17/2010

    " Entertaining, as usual. Too bad old Robert Parker bit the dust. I'll miss his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 3/8/2010

    " As with almost all Parker novels his characters have depth and live in a well defined world. But I find moral assumptions he makes offensive. So much so that I find that detracts from my enjoyment of the book. "

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