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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (953 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Brandman Narrator: James Naughton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jesse Stone Series Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780307987785
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Hollywood has come to Paradise, Massachusetts. And Police Chief Jesse Stone has been distracted from his duty by a beautiful young producer. But before Jesse can get too cozy, the leading star of the movie, Marisol Hinton, approaches him for help. Her meth-addicted ex is terrorizing her, and, expecting him to turn up in town, she grows increasingly frightened for her life.

Jesse, meanwhile, is waging a war against an off-the-rails teenage girl—the seemingly untouchable daughter of a local business magnate—whose reckless and dangerous driving is endangering Paradise’s citizens on a daily basis. And as if he’s not got enough to be dealing with, Jesse’s juggling a third ongoing investigation: addressing a string of complaints from angered locals, claiming they are being charged suspiciously high fees by the local water company. Not one to give up a fight, Jesse throws himself into all three cases with his characteristic bullish vigour. But what he doesn’t necessarily realize is that those that seem to present the least danger will prove to be the most deadly.

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  • “Brandman…does solid job here…He nails Parker’s compressionist prose this time and isn’t quite as predictable in his plotting as the master had become. Parker’s protagonists frequently offered tough love to wayward youngsters, but this time there’s a little edge to the proceedings, as the water department scandal adds a genuinely clever wrinkle. As for the stalker and the movie star? Let’s just say tough guys gotta do what tough guys gotta do.”

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Candy | 2/20/2014

    " Shouldn't even rate one star.....and I paid full price for the hardback! I LOVE Robert Parker's books and someone wrote another Spenser book after Parker's death, I read that and it was good--got the dialog down pat. This however, was terrible. It reads like a screenplay. This person walked here, this person came through the door, etc. Very one dimensional. Jesse falling for the new woman so fast just seemed to be obligatory romantic interest, Brandman's attempt to portray Jesse's laconic speech seemed rude instead of sassy, absent was the usual entertaining conversation with Molly and Suitcase, the movie star is a caricature of snobbery and self-centeredness, and the parents of the teenager who keeps breaking the law are also caricatures of well-to-do's who think they have the right to buy everyone off and then demand return favors. I won't be fooled twice by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/12/2014

    " Firtst time for reading Brandman's continuation of the series, very true to form, but brings some of himself to the project. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beryl | 2/6/2014

    " Nice fast paced book to read. I always enjoyed the series on tv of Jesse Stone with Tom Selleck. I could imagine him "talking" while reading this book. Now want to read some more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karenbike Patterson | 2/5/2014

    " Jesse didn't say anything. That is in almost every 2-5 page chapter in this book and one of the reasons these mysteries read so quickly. Very sparse dialog and quick paced plot. Not for the heavy duty literature reader. Just fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 2/5/2014

    " Not a big Robert Parker fan, but I did like his Jesse Stone series. But I only started reading it after seeing the made-for-TV movies starring Tom Selleck. Parker's writing was very spare and simple, and the new author, Micheal Brandman, continues that style. Frankly, it was hard for me to determine a difference between Parker and Brandman, so I enjoyed the book. Typical Jesse Stone though. The small town peace and quiet interrupted by spurts of amazing violence. Looking back, Stone isn't doing a great job protecting Paradise. There are murders there much more frequently than in a typical small Massachusetts town. What I hated about this book though: Jesse's new pet is a CAT!!! Sorry, Chief Stone is NOT a cat man. He's a dog lover to the end. That didn't sit well with me but overall three stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti | 1/25/2014

    " I will just say that when Robert B. Parker died the world lost a great author. These are just not the same. "

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

    " You would never know Parker is dead as Brandman's touch is seamless. Another quick and engaging read that leaves you anxious for the next book. Love this series and the character, Jesse Stone. In this installment Jesse deals with an arrogant rich girl, a movie crew, and problems at the water department. Jesse continues to push against those who would control him, whether they be bureaucrats, the rich elite, or politicians. Some surprising turns in the plot that capture the meaning of the title. Now this would be a great weekly TV series instead of the made for TV movies with Tom Selleck. "

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

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book! I could easily picture Tom Selleck as the part of Jesse Stone!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Rock | 12/17/2013

    " Always enjoy Jesse Stone's adventures. This one I found to be a little too predictable, perhaps a little shallower than some of the others. Perhaps I am still getting used to Brandman's style of Jesse Stone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesliebasney | 12/10/2013

    " Quickest read ever. This second attempt at mastering Parker's Jesse Stone is light years better than the 1st. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary Yakubowski | 11/3/2013

    " Another well written tale of Jesse Stone. If you enjoy the life of Jesse in Paradise Mass, it's a book for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 9/11/2013

    " Love Jesse Stone, miss Robert B. Parker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck Wallace | 8/14/2013

    " Oh how I miss Robert B. Parker. While Mr. Brandman did try, he failed to bring the characters "alive". I hope that he either finds a way to make them more real or ends the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faith | 6/13/2013

    " Easy and fun to read. It really read just like the movies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly Lu | 12/17/2012

    " robert b. parker is the author i'm sorriest we've lost of late. can't say that the heir to his jesse stone series is worthy--perhaps will improve over time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Warr | 10/20/2012

    " Fun to read, read in 1 day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 10/3/2012

    " This was a great easy read. Quite mindless, but just what I needed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kmmoy | 9/5/2012

    " Pretty good Jesse Stone story. Not the same Jesse Stone written by Robert Parker, however. I think this one is much more likeable. The narrator did a good job, also. Short, but interesting with several different story lines. "

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About the Author
Michael Brandman is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice and Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues. An award-winning producer of more than thirty motion pictures, he collaborated with Robert B. Parker for years on movie projects, Spenser TV movies, and the Jesse Stone series of TV movies starring Tom Selleck. He worked on the adaptations of Stone Cold, Night Passage, Death in Paradise, and Sea Change, and wrote and produced the original screenplays for Thin Ice, No Remorse, Innocents Lost, and Benefit of the Doubt. He lives in California.
About the Narrator

James Naughton is an actor and director. He first came to prominence in the television series adaptation of the Planet of the Apes movie series of the same name. Since then, he has starred in dozens television shows and appeared in numerous Broadway plays. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, one for his performance as Sam Spade in City of Angels and the other portraying Billy Flynn in the 1997 revival of Chicago.