• Rough Weather

  • Spenser, Book 36
  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Series: Spenser, Book 36
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-10-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (6 ratings)


Heidi Bradshaw is wealthy, beautiful, and well-connected - and she needs Spenser's help. In a most unlikely request, Heidi, a notorious golddigger recently separated from her latest husband, recruits the Boston P.I. to accompany her to her private island, Tashtego, for her daughter's wedding. Spenser is unsure of what his role as personal bodyguard will entail, but he consents when it's decided that he can bring his beloved Susan Silverman along. It should be a straightforward job for Spenser: show up for appearances, have some drinks, and spend some quality time with Susan. Yet when his old nemesis Rugar - the Gray Man - arrives on Tashtego, Spenser realizes that something is amiss. With a hurricane-level storm brewing outside, the Gray Man jumps into action, firing fatal shots into the crowd of wedding guests and kidnapping the bride - but Spenser knows that the sloppy guns-for-hire abduction is not Rugar's style. Unable to prevent the attack, Spenser will stop at nothing to recover the kidnapped bride and figure out how the Gray Man is connected. It's up to Spenser to decide who the real enemy is . . . before more people end up dead.
©2008 Robert B. Parker (P)2008 Random House Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By Stephen on 06-12-08

He Said, She Said

I really like reading Parker, its kind of strange, you quickly forget you are reading. Have seen some of the made for TV Spenser movies with Joe Mantegna, they are good (Mantegna's build doesn't necessarily say hard guy, but closer to the book than the old Urich series), so I have no problem hearing Mantegna narrating. The problem is all the "he said", and "she said" at the end of each sentence. It makes it harder than any other Audiobook I have heard to get immersed. My 2 cents.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Me & My Girls on 10-03-15

Typical Parker; That's Good By The Way.

Spenser is invited to a wedding and gets caught up in a kidnapping, a hurricane, and the inner workings of one of the most dysfunctional families in fiction. It is also the third appearance of the gray man, or Ruger which is the name he goes by. This book also features Hawk for the last time in the series; which is a shame. Hawk has to be one of the most iconic characters in modern fiction, his absence from subsequent books in the series seriously detracts from those future works. A few of the earlier books are better than this one, but Rough Weather still merits five stars.

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