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Hush Money Audiobook

Hush Money: Spenser Series, Book 26

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Publisher's Summary

When Robin Nevins, the son of Hawk's boyhood mentor, is denied at an exclusive university, Hawk asks Spenser to investigate. It seems the denial is tied to the suicide of a young gay activist, and as Spenser digs deeper, he is nearly drowned in a multicultural swamp of politics: black, gay, academic, and feminist.

At the same time, Spenser's inamorata, Susan, asks him to come to the aid of an old college friend, K.C. Roth, the victim of a stalker. Spenser solves the problem a bit too effectively when K.C. turns the tables and begins to stalk him.

With Hush Money, Robert B. Parker adds a morally complex tale to this legendary series.

©1999 Robert B. Parker (P)1999, 2016 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books

What the Critics Say

"Reynolds's portrayal of detective Spenser is on target - intelligent, tough, and sensual." (AudioFile Magazine)

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    Nicky Southampton, United Kingdom 08/12/2016
    Nicky Southampton, United Kingdom 08/12/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "The best listen in ages"

    A big fan of Jesse Stone, man of few words, this was my first experience of Spenser. A combination of witty dialogue and fabulous narration made this the most entertaining listen I've experienced for a while and I am just about to search out my next instalment of this long running series.

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  • Joe Hampton
    15/01/17
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    "Parker + Spencer + Reynolds = magic I"

    I wish Burt Reynolds narrated more Spenser novels. Burt brings a star power to a great author - enjoy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    03/09/16
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    "Worst reading ever of a Spenser book."

    Burt Reynolds is terrible as a reader. He is flat. He mumbles. He has no respect for the character. I struggled to put up with the weak Spenser offering and could barely get through the first 1/3 of the book. I am very disappointed. No more Spenser for me unless it's read by Joe Mantegna!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/02/17
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    "Burt Reynolds sucks"

    I love the stories and I'm a huge Robert B Parker Spenser fan. I love every book that Joe Mantegna narrates. This and the other Spenser story that Burt Reynolds narrates are horrible. He's a constant mumbler and makes it very hard to understand. In my dream world, all the previous Spenser books that Mantegna didn't do would be redone.

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  • Dino's Dude
    01/10/16
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    "Nice Spenser Novel"
    What did you love best about Hush Money?

    Spenser


    What other book might you compare Hush Money to and why?

    Chance, Now and Then


    What does Burt Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Unlike many other Spenser fans, I like Reynolds as a Spenser narrator. His voice characterizations aren't realistic, but they are entertaining.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This is the stupidest question Audible asks. I realize this review format is intended to dumb things down for the slow witted, but this is too much.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the better Spenser novels. The novels in which Parker takes on the political nonsense of modern academia are entertaining, always containing the proper blend of irony and serious criticism. Susan is as irritating as ever, but that's what you get with Parker. I simply skip the chapters with Susan. Thankfully they are self-contained.

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