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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,975 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:
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Spenser is back. The fourth novel featuring the wisecracking boxer-turned private-detective finds him investigating a marriage in turmoil, a shady business deal, a nefarious loan shark and, of course, a murder. The real charm of the book, however, is Spenser himself, his inimitable wit, his keen grasp of human nature, his love of food and good beer, and his reluctant but capable fists. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Larry Rogers | 2/7/2014

    " On rereading, the fourth Spenser book proved to be what I remembered: a strong addition to the p.i. shelf. Spenser had a tougher edge then. Hawk was still a wary opponent,not a sidekick. Susan, newly arrived, was still engaged in figuring out who Spenser was, not in being an irritating voice for his softer side. (Her attempt to figure out the differences and similarities between Spenser and Hawk were still fresh, and meaningful.) Spenser's social observations were more biting. And the sense of an edge to everything was stronger. The books lost that edge some time after "A Catskill Eage,' though there were occasional echoes ("Small Vices, say). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gizzard | 2/6/2014

    " Earlier Spencer book, was at the lower end of his books. Not all that interesting or entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/5/2014

    " I first read this Spenser novel about eight years after it first appeared, when the SDS, the Black Panthers, and Patty Hearst were memories, but only recent ones. At that time, author Parker's tale of loan sharks and self-taught women revolutionaries seemed like fiction snatched from the headlines. Revisiting it in 2010, I see the book's limitations: its stereotypes, its overlong conversations about morality and motives and emotion. But I also see how well it was constructed, and how Parker was gradually building up personalities for characters who were all but ciphers in the three earlier books. Promised Land marks the debut of the sinister anti-Spenser figure Hawk. The producers of the Spenser for Hire TV series that ran for several years in the 1980s used it as the basis for the show's pilot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ellen | 1/20/2014

    " Best one so far! A guilty summer pleasure "

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