Spare Change

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert B. Parker

Narrated By: Kate Burton

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: June 2007

Duration: 5 hours 36 minutes

Summary:

When a serial murderer dubbed "The Spare Change Killer" by the Boston press surfaces after three decades in hiding, the police immediately seek out the cop, now retired, who headed the original task force: Phil Randall. As a sharp-eyed investigator and a doting parent ("You're smart. You're tough. You, too, are a paradigm of law enforcement perfection, and you're my kid"), Phil calls on his daughter, Sunny, to help catch the criminal who eluded him so many years before.

Sunny is certain that she's found her man after interviewing just a handful of suspects. Though she has no evidence against Bob Johnson, she trusts her intuition. And she knows the power she has over him-she can feel the skittishness and sexual tension that he radiates when he's around her-but persuading her father and the rest of the task force is a different story.

When the killer strikes a second and third time, the murders take a macabre turn, as the victims each eerily resemble Sunny. While her father pressures her to drop the case, Sunny's need to create a trap to nab her killer grows.

In a compelling game of cat-and-mouse, Sunny uses all her skills to draw out her prey, realizing too late that she's setting herself up to become the next victim.

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  • larrycop

    I just recently finished this book but it was not easy. I agree with the other reviewer in that the continuous "he said/she said" drove me crazy. The only reason I finished the book was because the story was very good. Something needs to be done with that speech. I like the author but I doubt I will be listening to those audios.

  • Burton Fan

    I love Kate Burton's narrations! Unfortunately Robert Parker's writing style doesn't lend itself well to audio books. The constant "He said" and "She Said" drives me nuts! Mr. Parker would be well served to allow some editing to his writings to make them less irritating when narrated. Simple voice inflections are usually all that is needed to indicate changes of characters, with an occasional "he said" only when absolutely necessary. Listen to Kate narrate Lisa Scottoline's audio books as an example. I am extremely dissatisfied with this one and can't even finish listening to it!!!!