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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,842 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: William Windom Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Brad Sterling - former Harvard football player, ne er-do-well, and Susan Silverman's long out-of touch ex-husband, is by all appearances a successful businessman. But when, in the course of running a vast fundraiser called Galapalooza, he is charged with sexual harassment, he turns to Susan for help. Though Brad denies the charge, he's desperate, behind in alimony and child support payments to other exes, and on the verge of insolvency. When Spenser, Susan's current love interest, reluctantly agrees to take the case, however, Brad claims everything is fine - he's free of debt and free of problems. While the harassment charge begins to look more and more suspicious, Spenser senses there is something wrong with Galapalooza as leads to charities turn into dead ends. Susan, meanwhile, becomes steadily more agitated as she wrestles former demons reincarnated by her ex-husband's reappearance. As the questions mount, Brad disappears, a body is found, and clues to a shadowy mob connection begin to surface. Spenser finds himself fighting a two-front war against some very bad men, on the one hand, and against an increasingly unpredictable Susan, on the other. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mischelle | 2/9/2014

    " On of the coolest characters in American mysteries, Spenser. His main man, Hawk is another cool character. I like this one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne C. | 2/8/2014

    " I really love this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 2/1/2014

    " The dialogs Parker creates are terrific. Not a compelling story, but just hangin with Spenser, Hawk, and Susan is enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keri | 1/25/2014

    " My favorite of all the amazing Spenser books. If you get the chance, listen to the audiobook. It's amazing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin Maenza | 1/17/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie Scheirman | 1/12/2014

    " Loved it! I enjoy the Spenser character and his relationship with Susan. I always picture Robert Urich as Spense as I am reading. This one involved Susan's ex, but Spenser handled it very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Sugg | 1/9/2014

    " Great book with lots of back story on Suz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abe | 12/31/2013

    " I don't know of any writer who is as much fun to rerad as is Parker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 12/28/2013

    " Typical Spenser fare from 1998. Entertaining as always which is why Parker sells so many books. Won't tax your brain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 12/19/2013

    " A 98 Spenser novel. Easy read. Forgot how much a Spenser novel requires Spenser eat and drink. In earlier ones, he would cook..now he and Susan or he and Hawk go out to dinner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Osborne | 11/30/2013

    " A good Spenser novel, this one delves deeper into Susan's psyche and her problems with her past. Moves quickly although it doesn't have quite as much action as other entries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 11/11/2013

    " Delicate. Balanced. Lyrical. A person might not use these words to describe many detective novels, but Spenser is a compelling exception. In this installment, Spenser's relationship with Susan becomes more complicated when Susan's ex needs help. This is another delightful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blaire | 11/2/2013

    " Not his best effort. The dialog between Spencer & Hawk is still terrific. There is more of Susan in this one than in any other I've read, and she and Spenser talk a lot about her psyche. Seems a little thin to me. Susan is my least favorite character and this book didn't improve her in my eyes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 10/24/2013

    " I sure enjoy the repartee between Spenser and Hawk. As always, there are some great lines, references to literature and some laugh-out-loud moments. This one got serious with Susan having some emotional problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 7/19/2013

    " Outstanding as always.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 7/9/2013

    " Hard to read after watching the series - I kept trying to picture Robert Urich in the book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen Flatley | 12/20/2012

    " Delighted to have rediscovered Robert B. Parker over the summer, someone I had the great good fortune to meet several times. Love this one, w/ many North Shore references esp a trip to Farnham's here in Essex! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meakin | 12/17/2012

    " Lots 'bout Susan...Still a good Spencer read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe O'c | 11/19/2012

    " Good; Continuing character: Spenser; Susan's ex-husband has money troubles and a harassment lawsuit, so she asks Spenser to help him out; soon bodies start to stack up. Not as good as most in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 8/29/2012

    " Good read for a rainy day--quick and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Healy | 7/13/2012

    " This is good, but not nearly as focused as the last one. The main story is kind of "all over the place" and didn't make as much sense to me as some. This is worth it, though, in the relationships between Spenser and his network of friends and other acquaintances. Fun, but not perfect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bnschmid | 10/10/2011

    " I enjoy all of the Spencer novels.This was no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina | 9/24/2011

    " Susan's character gains some depth. She struggles with her choices of men, while Spenser tries to let her solve her old relationship problems by getting only somewhat involved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 8/4/2011

    " Sudden Mischief (A Spenser Novel) by Robert B. Parker (2002) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 4/4/2011

    " Loved it! I enjoy the Spenser character and his relationship with Susan. I always picture Robert Urich as Spense as I am reading. This one involved Susan's ex, but Spenser handled it very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 8/7/2010

    " A good Spenser novel, this one delves deeper into Susan's psyche and her problems with her past. Moves quickly although it doesn't have quite as much action as other entries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 11/26/2009

    " Spenser book 25 if you read them in order. They are getting better. "

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

    " Good; Continuing character: Spenser; Susan's ex-husband has money troubles and a harassment lawsuit, so she asks Spenser to help him out; soon bodies start to stack up. Not as good as most in the series.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 4/28/2009

    " Good read for a rainy day--quick and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 4/19/2009

    " Another enjoyable Spenser This time with the ex of Susan... the flake: Brad Sterling, ne Baruch Silverman. Oy , what we do for assimilation. I do like the broosers showing up and getting whoooped. And Hawk, do need a Hawk fix periodically. A wonderful antidote to reality.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mischelle | 3/14/2009

    " On of the coolest characters in American mysteries, Spenser. His main man, Hawk is another cool character. I like this one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/18/2009

    " Sudden Mischief (A Spenser Novel) by Robert B. Parker (2002) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 9/22/2008

    " Typical Spenser fare from 1998. Entertaining as always which is why Parker sells so many books. Won't tax your brain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bnschmid | 6/24/2008

    " I enjoy all of the Spencer novels.This was no exception. "

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About the Author
Robert B. Parker recipient of the Grand Master Edgar Award, is a pillar of American detective fiction. He is the author of more than fifty books for adults, including the New York Times bestselling Spenser and Jesse Stone novels. The Boxer and the Spy is his second book for young readers. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, he and his wife, Joan, currently live in Cambridge, where Mr. Parker has on more than one occasion stepped into the boxing ring–but just for the fun of it.
About the Narrator

William Windom‘s television credits include Star Trek, All in the Family, Highway to Heaven, and My World and Welcome to It, for which he won an Emmy Award as Best Actor a Comedy series. Windom lives in Northern California with his wife Patricia and youngest son, Rebel, and near (perhaps too near!) his three grown children.