I'll admit it: I love Spenser. But this isn't the best Spenser I've ever read. It's got no Hawk, is set in a foreign (read: Southern) geographical area, and just generally lacks the tension and compelling nature of most of Parker's works.
That said, it's still a fun listen and I love horses and family intrigue so it worked for me. There were some pretty unbelieveable characters and some stretched to the point of disbelief plot points but it will pass the time.
Horrible reader, no flow. I have to agree with the reader that stated "everything was he said, she said, I said." I skipped through most of it because it was so nerve grinding.
Another excellent book by Robert B Parker. Classic Spencer. Have yet to find one I dislike!
I couldn't get past the first disc. Everything was he said she said I said. There was no flow at all.
Actually, I'd give it a 3.5. I was never a fan of the Spenser television series, and I don't necessarily like reading the novels, but HUGGER MUGGER is probably the fourth or fifth audio CD I've listened to and I find them quite entertaining. Joe Montegna has great facility with character development, with distinctive voices for men, women and he does pretty well with accents, too. I might have given the CD a four if my favorite Spenser character, Hawk, had been given a role, but in this particular novel, Hawk is enjoying a lovely French vacation with, as is his wont, a very beautiful and very bright woman. The story takes place in Georgia thoroughbred country, and moves flawlessly from there to San Francisco and to Saratoga Springs. A nice companion for a long drive.
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