Book Reviews of Hundred-Dollar Baby aka Dream Girl (Spenser, Bk 34)

Hundred-Dollar Baby aka Dream Girl (Spenser, Bk 34)
Hundred-Dollar Baby aka Dream Girl - Spenser, Bk 34
Author: Robert B. Parker
ISBN-13: 9780399153761
ISBN-10: 0399153764
Publication Date: 10/24/2006
Pages: 291
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 103 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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What's not to love about Spenser? He has a sense of humor and he knows when to shut up and sit still. There was one point in this book (toward the beginning) that I laughed out loud, probably at something Hawk said.

Love Spenser. Love Hawk. Spenser's girlfriend? Yeah, I'd hang out with her (even though she does take every opportunity to wave her Harvard diploma).

The 'damsel in distress' - April Kyle (apparently back for a third time in Spenser's life)? I could not care less about her or what happened to her. Wow.

Now, I know that women who are 'damaged' (I've been reading that description a lot recently) often have issues, but if she burst into tears or flew off the handle for no apparent reason one more time, after asking Spenser for his (free) help, I woulda gone looking for a stereotypical Vinnie to pop her. Of course, I have no patience for manipulative women, so maybe I was too hard on her. Or not.

Read the book. I don't think you'll be too surprised or disturbed by the ending (which seemed a bit abrupt, by the way).
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Spenser and Hawk and a character from their past who resurfaces. As always, the dialog is choice!
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A fast read with an okay storyline. First time I'd ever read Robert Parker.
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"The Boston private eye is energized by a case that demands more brains than braggadoci and challenged by a client who could really use a here." The New York Times Book Review
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great book!!
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Very enjoyable. Typical Parker.
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Great book, full of Robert Parkers one liners, that will keep you laughing. The story is a sad reflection on the past and present life of a young girl that Spenser had helped years ago. She turns to Spenser to help her out of trouble again, but this time it turns on both to a very bitter end.
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Delighted to find another Spenser/Hawk tale from Robert Parker!! Always enjoy the banter between the two "tough guys" and this book is no exception. Wish they brought back the television show based on Spenser.
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Great Spencer book! Brings character in from previous book... kept me wondering right to the end!!! Loved it!!!
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You can't go wrong with Hundred-Dollar Baby or anything else that Mr. Parker pens. He continues to keep me enthralled with each new book and I'll keep coming back for more as long as he's able to write them. Sad to say but I'm not sharing my hardcopy edition. I'm collecting them to re-read in my twilight years.
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I enjoy the Spenser books and like the dialogue,although Spenser and Hawk's "Bromance" might be crossing the line. It could be mutual narcissism, I don't know. I was cruising right along on this one and it appeared Mr Parker got tired of writing and stopped. Worth a read if you like Spencer.
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Not Parker's best. This dreary tale of an ambitious young madam who wants Spenser to help her open a chain of upscale brothels drags on too long before it clunks to its inevitable conclusion.
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It's Spencer - so how can you go wrong. I think the plot was developed much better than the more recent books in the series. Also, like having a behind the scene view of a working girls life.
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Typical Spencer story. I love the way he interacts with others in the book and is completely unflappable. This is another great story. I you liked the others, you'll love this one as well. Enjoy!
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It's Parker and Spenser, so it's a good book and a fun listen. But this is far from Parker's best work. And Joe Montegna as reader? Please... he is no Spenser.
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Once again Robert B. Parker can bring the reader right into the story..