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The story is ok, though it's the usual Jesses sleeps with any woman with a pulse. The worst thing about it is the narration.
Robert Forster reads this with such contempt and monotone that it really ruins the story.
Do yourself a favour, read the book instead. Waste of a credit. Not Audibles fault, just Forster is as appalling a narrator as David Dukes.
Jesse Stone, police chief of Paradise, Mass., is an appealing character -- think Spenser without the ever-annoying Susan and Hawk -- and his crimesolving is compelling. But enough of Jesse's endless discussions with his on-again, off-again ex-wife and his overblown "to drink or not to drink" soliloquies. You get the point after the first round, and could easily fast forward through all the rest without missing anything vital. Reader has the right style but mispronounces several words -- where is Joe Mantegna when we need him?
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Heard just about all the Spenser books so decided to give a listen to Parker's new hero - Jessie Stone. Turned out to be a great choice. Stone has all of Spenser's knowhow but is a lot more flawed - and more human. Very easy to identify with. The mystery was also excellent and had me guessing to the end.
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