Robert B. Parker's Lullaby : Spenser

  • by Ace Atkins
  • Narrated by Joe Mantegna
  • Series: Spenser
  • 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When 14-year-old Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to look into her mother’s murder, he’s not completely convinced by her claim that the police investigation four years ago was botched. Mattie is gruff, street-smart, and wise beyond her years, left to care for her younger siblings and an alcoholic grandmother in a dilapidated apartment in South Boston. But her need for closure and her determination to make things right hit Spenser where he lives - they’re the very characteristics he abides by.
Mattie believes the man convicted of the crime is innocent, and points Spenser to the Southie toughs she saw carrying her mother away hours before her murder. Neither the Boston PD nor the neighborhood thugs are keen on his dredging up the past, but as Spenser becomes more involved in the case, he starts to realize that Mattie may be on to something. He will need Hawk’s help to find peace for Mattie - a job that’s more dangerous than Spenser ever thought.


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Indistinguishable from RBP, adore the reading

I chose this because of Joe Mantegna's outstanding readings of some other books by RBP. I was slightly doubtful about the ghostwriting element.

I need not have worried; the book was indistinguishable from the books by RBP himself. All of them have repetitious and annoying bits, especially regarding Susan IMO. But the reading transforms them into another class. This was an excellent listen.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio