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Sea Change: Jesse Stone, Book 5 | [Robert B. Parker]

Sea Change: Jesse Stone, Book 5

When a woman's partially decomposed body washes ashore in Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone is forced into a case far more difficult than it initially appears. Identifying the woman is just the first step in what proves to be an emotionally charged investigation.
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Publisher's Summary

When a woman's partially decomposed body washes ashore in Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone is forced into a case far more difficult than it initially appears. Identifying the woman is just the first step in what proves to be an emotionally charged investigation.

Florence Horvath was an attractive, recently divorced heiress from Florida; she also had a penchant for steamy sex and was an enthusiastic participant in a video depicting the same. Somehow the combination of her past and present got her killed, but no one is talking, not the crew of the Lady Jane, the Fort Lauderdale yacht moored in Paradise Harbor; not her very blond, very tan twin sisters, Corliss and Claudia; and not her curiously affectless parents, living out a sterile retirement in a Miami high rise. But someone, Jesse, has to speak for the dead, even if it puts him in harm's way.

©2006 Robert B. Parker; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Parker is dead-on here when it comes to police procedure and plotting, as the seemingly simple case eddies into all kinds of ugly complications, and the story swirls from whodunit into an absorbing whydunit." (Booklist)

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  • Bob Patin
    06/08/06
    Overall
    "Great book"

    As with all of Robert Parker's books, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Parker has a mastery for writing convincing dialogue. I didn't have any problem with his use of "he said" or "she said" as other listeners have.

    I love Parker's writing; he doesn't pad his books with needless prose, his character development is excellent, and his plots are great. Stone's a well-developed, tragic guy with lots of problems. Reminds me of some people I know.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jas
    Portsmouth, RI, USA
    23/04/06
    Overall
    "Jessie is the man!"

    Always loved Robert Parker books - especially his Spenser novels. But, if you can believe it, Jessie Stone, the hero of his latest series is even better - just as gifted an investigator ( although Jessie, unlike Spenser, is still a cop ) but much more flawed - and likeable. He has a drinking problem, a lovelife problem, no Hawk to back him up - but he still manages to solve the case while commenting on the foibles and fantasies of his very mixed-up life and that of those around him. Five stars and I hope for a lot more of Jessie Stone!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • HHScomet
    Seattle
    19/07/06
    Overall
    "Another Predictable Parker"

    He has the formula down pat. Parker has his three stock characters and they are all well done. The writing is crisp, plots are well realized and I find them all wonderful accompaniments to a long run or bike ride. My favorite is Spencer though the chief of police in Paradise is a close second. At this juncture I await the latest Parker as one awaits the whipped cream on a wonderful cup of coffee...not substantial yet the perfect end to a good meal...Now if Parker could only write like Lee Child. As for Sea Change...The topic is disturbing yet engaging..it is well paced..it is a typical Parker. I just hope he keeps turning them out at his usual pace.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Columbus, GA, United States
    15/05/06
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    "Jesse is great - unless"

    I enjoyed the book, Jesse Stone is great, I love the light hearted tone but I had to restrain myself from smashing the CD player on about the 2000th repetition of "Jesse/Kelly Cruz/etc said."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    CHUGIAK, AK United States
    12/07/08
    Overall
    "Sea Change"

    OMG! Way too many he said, she said. Way too annoying. I even gave the CDs for a friend to listen to and he couldn't even finish the audio either. Don't know if this was the narrator or the authors fault, but it made me crazy.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Billzen
    13/05/06
    Overall
    "Be tolerant"

    Unless you can develop a tolerance for the endless repetition of “he said” or “she said”, this not your book: once beyond this, we have a compelling story with many twist and turns that will keep your eardrum humming.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Laurel R. Werner
    Philadelphia
    22/11/13
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    "Returned it was so bad"
    What disappointed you about Sea Change?

    It is so unnecessary to narrate audio books with, "Harry said," "Sally said," " Said Mary," etc. It got so annoying where every sentence was introduced or ended with so-and-so said that I returned the book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Evert
    Burtonsville, MD, United States
    23/03/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "Vintage Parker"

    Yes, there's a lot of "he said, she said" as other reviewers have complained. But if you are this far into the series you've learned to live it, or it just doesn't bother you anymore. It is vintage Parker and fans should enjoy this as much as the others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Winneconne, WI, United States
    18/04/12
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    "Great Listen"
    Would you listen to Sea Change again? Why?

    I loved this listen of Sowers narration. His vocal changes are brilliant and sometimes very funny. A pleasure to listen to. The story line is pretty much predictable but the exchange between Jesse and Molly is great. I have had enough of Jesse's ex-wife Jenn but everyone else are great.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Molly and the young girls.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Sowers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to other performaces of Sower but I will.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • avidread
    Seattle, WA United States
    10/01/10
    Overall
    "Sea Change"

    Love Parker but unfortunately could not finish this audible book. Too many he said - she said. I wanted to tell the reader to just leave them out!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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