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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,953 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: David Dukes Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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Ten years ago, Paul Giacomin's corrupt father and loose mother used the boys as a pawn in their violent race: Only Spenser could call them off and straighten out the misled teen - almost getting killed in the process. Paul is now 24 and reconciled to his mother's wanton ways. But when Patty Giacomin vanishes, Paul begs Spenser to help him rescue her from the clutches of her boyfriend, a shady character he's sure coerced his mother into running.

As Spenser - accompanied by Paul, Susan Silverman, and the redoubtable Hawk - follow Patty's trail to its astonishing conclusion, he is led back through Paul's own rites of passage to the lanes of his own memories. The boy Spenser was and the man Paul must become race toward a confrontation that may break their hearts...and threaten their lives.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 2/20/2014

    " I like Parkers books.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 1/26/2014

    " This is RBP at his most awesome. It's almost ready-made for a Michael Mann/Robert DeNiro movie. This whole idea of the Broz crime family having family problems didn't start with the Sopranos. RBP really captures tense, hold-your-breath moments. Action scenes rock, and his spare prose keep it rolling. Didn't want this one to end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 1/25/2014

    " It is a fine addition to Spenser's tale; serves to provide background on his upbringing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosebud | 1/17/2014

    " One of his best! Spenser relived his childhood and helped Paul. Love this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate | 1/15/2014

    " Paul, brings out a side of Spenser that doesn't show up in the other Parker mysteries and it is nice to see that Parker has the skill as a writer and Spenser the range as a character to desplay his parental side. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 1/14/2014

    " This bittersweet novel focuses on childhood and adulthood and on how sometimes these concepts don't mix. We learn a bit more about Spenser. And Pearl the dog takes center stage. I am pretty sure no author writes more eloquently about dogs than did Parker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bcoghill Coghill | 1/9/2014

    " This one has much more of Spenser's life before the books started in the mid seventies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 1/8/2014

    " Always enjoy the humor in Parker's Spenser novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 12/28/2013

    " 3.5 stars. Always enjoy Spenser, but first book in many years. Checked out in audible book from library to iPod. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tory Wagner | 12/24/2013

    " Great fun like all of the Spenser books! I especially loved it because of the dog, Pearl. She's so much like my daughter's dog! "

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

    " Though I found the attempt to plumb Spenser's past a little shallow, this was a typically strong story overall. I loved pulling Paul back into the forefront, and Susan and Hawk are amazing as always. Nearly 20 books in, this series is as strong as ever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deby | 12/20/2013

    " Not as much fun to listen to as a book narrated by Lawrence Block, but learned about the early life of Spenser. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 12/11/2013

    " Spenser novel--good and typical Robert B Parker. I like the writing style and the character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cliff | 11/7/2013

    " Parker is always a fast, pleasant read. A good choice when you just want to be entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 9/20/2013

    " Here Spencer is noticeably maturing, a bit more deliberate maybe but still just as tough. And still my favorite detective of the Eastern Seaboard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 8/10/2013

    " Spenser is one of my favorite characters and even though I've read every book in the series at least once, they are always fun to go back to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 7/9/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 0 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maeve | 6/20/2013

    " Yay! This one gets into Spenser's past and background. Finally! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/5/2013

    " Pastime (Spenser) by Robert B. Parker (1992) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Elizabeth | 5/20/2013

    " This one is incredibly touching. Awesome, awesome book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 5/19/2013

    " Finally, Pearl! And yet another needy woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Sugg | 5/10/2013

    " One of the best so far. I love the stories w/Paul in them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ron | 4/9/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 0 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 4/7/2013

    " My favorite Spenser novel so far. The story reveals important elements of Spenser's past that help the reader better understand his character motivation. Wry humor, action and romance artfully combined in a story about connected lives and the importance of relationships. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martin Maenza | 3/3/2013

    " See my blog for my review: Martin's View: Pastime. "

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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.