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Bad Business (Spenser, Bk 31) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Bad Business - Spenser, Bk 31 - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Robert B. Parker, Joe Mantegna (Narrator)
When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband Trent is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for: not only does he find a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife. As a result of their joint efforts, Spenser soon finds himself investigating both individual deprav...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780739309490
ISBN-10: 0739309498
Publication Date: 3/9/2004
Edition: Unabridged
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed Bad Business (Spenser, Bk 31) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is a Spenser novel. Back in Boston. Back with Hawk and with the lovely Susan. You either love Spenser, his compatriots and all his baggage, or you do not. I do. He is one of a kind - give Spenser a chance; you might grow to love him too (warts and all).
reviewed Bad Business (Spenser, Bk 31) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 29 more book reviews
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"When Marlene Rowley hires Spenser to follow her cheating husband, Spenser finds not only a two-timing spouse, but another detective hired to shadow the wayward Marlene. Not the most trusting couple in town--but, as in Spenser's about to learn, certainly one of the most dangerous..." worldcat.org

I enjoyed this novel as Spencer and the detective for the other spouse share information on each of their assignments, without any conflict of interest.
reviewed Bad Business (Spenser, Bk 31) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 229 more book reviews
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Really good Robert Parker book. Funny and witty like his other books. Enjoyed this book a lot.
reviewed Bad Business (Spenser, Bk 31) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 222 more book reviews
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He said, she said, I said... It was really getting monotonous listening to this audio but I enjoyed the story itself. Parker should be a little more imaginative but I guess he is well liked. All in all an enjoyable listen.
reviewed Bad Business (Spenser, Bk 31) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 358 more book reviews
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Spenser is a PI with many contacts, a psychiatrist girlfriend (Susan), and the tenacity to get the job done. I enjoyed the twists and turns of this book, but not Spenser and Susan. I found them both to be egotistical and uppity. Susan is a definite snob and not a likeable character at all. In addition, the author, Robert B. Parker, seems to have a prejudice against larger people, as throughout the book, definite derogatory comments were made that didnt need to be and didnt add to the book or description of the characters. Better descriptive words are available to describe a larger person. It was offensive. If you are going to be insulting to one set of people, be consistent and do it for all of them (tall, skinny, short, fat, rich, poor, white, black, whatever). On the plus side, Spenser has an unusual friend and contact that helped him out quite a bit on this caseHawk. He is a muscular black man who is extremely funny and I thoroughly enjoyed him. I found myself wishing the book used Hawk as the main hero. Oh well. I wont bother with another Robert B. Parker novel again as I was seriously offended by all of his fat comments, but if that doesnt bother you, then go for it.
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reviewed Bad Business (Spenser, Bk 31) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 11 more book reviews
Story line is good, but the reading is only so so. "I Said",
"he said", "she said" is every other phrase....very distracting
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A cheating husband and a wayward wife provide Spenser with an unconventional and dangerous surveillance job.
When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband, Trent, is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for; he finds not only a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife. As a result of their joint efforts, Spenser soon finds himself investigating both individual depravity and corporate corruption.
It seems the folks in the Cowleys'circle have become enamored of radio talk-show host Darrin O'Mara, whose views on courtly love are clouding some already fuzzy minds with the notion of cross-connubial relationships. O'Mara's brand of sex therapy is unconventional at best, unlawful--and deadly--at worst. Then a murder at Kinergy, where Trent Cowley is CEO, sends Spenser in yet another direction. Apparently, the unfettered pursuit of profit has a price.

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