Book Reviews of School Days (Spenser, Bk 33) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)

School Days (Spenser, Bk 33) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
School Days - Spenser, Bk 33 - Audio Cassette - Unabridged
Author: Robert B. Parker, Joe Mantegna (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9780739318614
ISBN-10: 0739318616
Publication Date: 9/27/2005
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 1
This is "classic" Parker, another chapter in the Spenser saga. Here Spencer is on his own. Susan is away at a professional conference. A lot of his conversation (thinking aloud) is confined to Pearl, the dog. The mystery is about a high school boy accused of mass murder at his school. Spencer tries to find out if and why the boy committed the crime.
This book just proves that Parker does not need to depend on his full menu of characters to provide an engrossing story. Spencer alone is still funny, entertaining and a good read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Solid Parker. Enough?
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Two boys wearing ski masks shoot up a school killing seven. Then they barricade themselves in an office. When the SWAT team negotiates a surrender, only one boy is in the office. Two days later he names Jared Clark as his partner. Although Clark confesses his involvement, his grandmother is convinced he is innocent and hires Spenser to prove him so. Spenser immediately runs into real resistance to his pursuing the matter which makes him think there may be something to the grandmothers beliefs. Another Robert B. Parker masterpiece.
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Very good book.
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A Spenser mystery. The plot isn't as believable as others; it involves two teenagers who shoot people at their school.
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Parker is great, as usual.
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When a boy is accused of mass murder, his socially prominent grandmother, who hires Spenser to investigate, is convinced of his innocence. Spenser isn't convinced of anything except that there is trouble ahead. Crackling prose and juicy repartee. Spenser fans will be thrilled!
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Very good, lives up to previous Spenser novels.
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Mystery about a boy who is a serial killer in a school but with a surprising twist.
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Welcome back Spencer. Only Hawk is missing. About middling for the series, but still enjoyable. Dialogue taught and clever, with the usual irony and sarcasm. All the usual suspects, except for Hawk and Henry Cimuli (can he still be alive?- If he is he must be 105 years old)
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Couldnt put it down read in a night awesome
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This book was a typical Robert Parker book. Short chapters with Spenser saying very little but projecting a lot. Was a little slow getting into the storyline. Not your typical cast of characters- missing Susan and Hawk being interjected as characters along the way. An ok read though.
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This was okay, typical Parker writing. Didn't like the part of him talking to the dog all the time or any of the references to the dog didn't see that it was of any use at all.

Mild storyline compared to others, nothing exciting or thrilling just a good mystery of 'why'
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True to the Spenser series, a little to predictable and clique for me.
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As always, a good tale with an appealing main character. If you're not familiar with the books, however, bear in mind that the language is very raw (not like the television show!). This is a good entry in the series, though not the best.
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Great story and the narrator makes it quite humerous.
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Vintage Spenser with his regular cast of characters. Joe Mantagna's narration adds to the vibrant, look alive posture of the book.
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Robert Parker writes characters who are witty, clever, and fallible. His lines are poignant at times and funny at times. Joe Mantegna brings them all to life with a voice of their own, perfect timing and emphasis. The book is so engrossing it is hard to turn off. The combination of Robert Parker and Joe Mantegna is pure entertainment. I love all of the books they've done together. Norma
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Another Spenser fun mystery. The boys have another detective mission and purpose, of their sort. Relaxing and funny
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Joe Mantegna (he's Rossi in Criminal Minds) is the best narrator ever for Robert B. Parker novels! This particular book is pretty good, per usual for Spencer books.
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This was my first Robert B. Parker read, and it was a good vacation book. It's not great literature but fairly entertaining. I laughed outloud a few times, too.
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Jared Ellsworth has been accused of mass murder in a school shooting. Only his grandmother thinks he is innocent. Spenser will investigate the circumstances, promising nothing.
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Short, but a very good Spenser!
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Spenser at his best. Liked this book
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Parker is always a fun read, and this is no different.
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I always enjoy the Spenser novels, & this one did not disappoint. It is, however, an especially sad tale.
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I've grown weary of the Spenser novels. They all blur together. They don't disappoint, but they don't delight, either.
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Robert Parker always delivers a good story. Plenty of mystery.
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Another great Spenser mystery
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Parker's 'Spenser' series novels are 1st rate. This is just another one you must read.
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Always have been a fan of Robert B. Parker's work. This book is up to his usual high standards.
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ANOTHER FUN SPENCER BUT HAWK IS MISSING
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Another great Spenser tale from Robert Parker! I always love the wit in these stories...wish I had the comebacks that Spenser has! They're always remaking movies...this is one television series I wish they would bring back.
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When a Massachusetts boy is accused of mass murder, his socially prominent grandmother, hires Spenser to investigate, is convinced of the boy's innocence. But Spenser isn't convinced of anything - except that there's trouble ahead.
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School Days wasn't a bad book but I won't be recommending it to anyone. It was slow going and a little boring. I finished it for no other reason than I paid $7.99 for it and didn't want to waste my money by not finishing the book. This is my first Robert B. Parker book and I'm not anxious to try another but probly will just to be fair. If the next isn't any better than I won't bother with any others. The sarcastic Spenser character wasn't enough to keep me entertained and the story going like with the Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich) and Andy Carpenter (David Rosenfelt) books that I really enjoy.
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Spenser has been hired to prove the innocence of a teen who has confessed to participating in a high school massacre.
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Spenser is always wonderful. No Hawk and very little of Susan. Spenser's main companion in this investigation is Pearl the Wonder Dog. Two students shoot up their school, are captured, and confess, so why is Spenser so interested in WHY?
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Light quick read, redundantly amusing, fun.
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Loved it! Another great Spencer book that kept me guessing until the last few pages and then it blew me away! More of a surprise than I had anticipated!!! Great, quick read!!!
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It's a Spenser book. Always decent reads - but do they really vary that much from title to title?
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Enjoyed this book very much.
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This book kept me entertained. I enjoyed it.
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When a Massachusetts boy is accused of mass murder, his socially prominent grandmother, who hires Spenser to investigate, is convinced of his innocence. But Spenser isn't convinced of anything- except that there's trouble ahead...
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"when a high school boy is accused of a Columbine type murder his grandmother hires "wisenhemer" Spenser to investigate. It's an interesting plot with plenty of Parkeresque snappy dialogue.
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This is a pretty good book. It's slow building .
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There must be a secret to Parker´s success of mass publishing books. However, I was not able to find it.
First of all this was my first book by Robert B. Parker and certainly it was the last one. I just can´t be friend with dull writing and sentences that rarely contain more than 10 words.

Here´s a short excerpt:
"It had been a wet summer. Outside my office window, it was raining again. I was watching it. Pearl was resting om her couch. Later, wgen the excitement died down, I might read the paper. My phone rang. Pearl had no reaction. She didn´t care about phones. I didn´t either, but somebody had to abswer, so I picked it up."

I rarely write bad reviews but this book deserved one.
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When a school boy is accused of mass murder his socially prominent greadmother is the only one who believes he is innocent. So she hires Spenser to investigate.
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Good story about around a school shooting.
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of course it's good. It's another Spenser mystery.
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As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed this Robert B. Parker mystery. Spencer as read by Joe Mantegna is mesmerizing. I just love to listen to these books.
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Didn't read.