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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: Joe Mantegna Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Spenser Series Release Date: January 2002 ISBN: 9781415918807
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Boston’s premier P.I. investigates the murder of a prominent local banker, with family ties to the Mayflower—and perhaps the mob.

When 51-year-old Nathan Smith, a once-confirmed bachelor, is found dead in his bed with a hole in his head made by a .38 caliber slug, it’s hard not to imagine Nathan’s young bride as the one with her finger on the trigger. Even her lawyer thinks she's guilty. But given that Mary Smith is entitled to the best defense she can afford—and thanks to Nathan’s millions, she can afford plenty—Spenser hires on to investigate Mary’s bona fides.

Mary’s alibi is a bit on the flimsy side: she claims she was watching television in another room when the murder occurred. But the couple was seen fighting at a high-profile cocktail party earlier that evening and the prosecution has a witness who says Mary once tried to hire him to kill Nathan. What’s more, she’s too pretty, too made-up, too blonde, and sleeps around—just the kind of person a jury loves to hate.

Spenser’s up against the wall; leads go nowhere, no one knows a thing. Then a young woman, recently fired from her position at Smith’s bank, turns up dead. Mary’s vacant past suddenly starts looking meaner and darker—and Spenser’s suddenly got to watch his back.

With its lean, crackling dialogue, crisp action and razor-sharp characters, Widow’s Walk is another triumph.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Valerie | 4/3/2011

    " The sexism was too much for me.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 3/9/2011

    " A well written book but the Spenser series are not my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yeva | 12/31/2010

    " I truly enjoyed this book. It was rich with characters--some I'll never forget. Every time I read one of Mr. Parker's books, I have a good time. Kudos. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hank | 12/1/2010

    " Just fine... but I got about 2/3 into it and realized that I had already read it. That's a problem with any series, I suppose. Anyway, I finished it because these are so forgettable. I liked it pretty much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/2/2010

    " The narration was annoying, but overall a good book.
    I did enjoy it.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 7/30/2010

    " I listened to this book on CDs. I love the Spenser Mysteries and am still reading and listening to the Parker books in menory of Robert B Parker who died earlier this year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 6/8/2010

    " His books are so fast to read. He's a good PI, the old fashioned way with no computers. Plus, he's self deprecating which makes him fun to read, for me anyway. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joe | 9/6/2009

    " OK; Continuing character: Spenser; Spenser works to find out who really murdered rich banker, his dumb wife or one of his business associates.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 9/1/2009

    " spenser
    good story.
    about a gay bankers in the closet
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate | 8/17/2009

    " I flew through this while I was working at the Library Booth at the Polk County Fair. It's forgettable but fun and I think it's a hoot that Susan's dog, first introduced some time in the 1970's, is only now getting old. The series is ultimately a little corny but still kinda fantastic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie H. | 6/24/2009

    " Not Parker's best work, and Susan is at an all-time annoying high. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 6/8/2009

    " very quick read. I read the book in less then four hours but I thought it was a good spenser novel. "

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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

Joe Mantegna is a versatile, seasoned actor on both stage and screen. He first garnered national prominence for his work with writer-director David Mamet, earning a Tony Award for Glengarry Glen Ross in 1983. His name has become synonymous with Robert B. Parker’s Spenser since he has narrated the entire series.