Sixkill (Spenser, Bk 40) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Sixkill - Spenser, Bk 40 - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Robert B. Parker, Joe Mantegna (Narrator) On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman. From the start the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate. The situation doesn't look good for Jumbo, whose appetites for food, booze, and sex are as outsized as his name. He was the studio's biggest star, but... more » he's become their biggest liability.
In the course of the investigation, Spenser encounters Jumbo's bodyguard: a young, former football-playing Native American named Zebulon Sixkill. Sixkill acts tough, but Spenser sees something more within the young man. Despite the odd circumstances, the two forge an unlikely alliance, with Spenser serving as mentor for Sixkill. As the case grows darker and secrets about both Jumbo and the dead girl come to light, it's Spenser -- with Sixkill at his side -- who must put things right.
5 CDs, 360 min total, unabridged. Joe Mantegna, narrator.« less
Denise S. (Dargent) - reviewed Sixkill (Spenser, Bk 40) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on
Helpful Score: 1
Sadly, this is the last book written by Mr. Parker. May he rest in peace. I've been reading his books since 1969/1970 and his passing is very sad. Joe Mantegna has narrated most, if not all, Parker's "Spenser" books and as always captures the tone and attitude of Spenser. Read the book, and also had to hear Joe Mantegna for this last book. It must have been sad for him. Its a solid Spenser story, a must for all Parker fans. I know other authors are taking over the story but it just won't be the same.
I listen to a lot of audio books sometimes, 2 a week... I have to say I love Joe Mantegna as an actor but, I could barely listen to his voiceover for this audiobook. Every bit of dialogue ended w/ "he said", "she said", "I said"... It was SO distracting. With audios, it's important to have different character voices so, the "He said, she said" is minimal.. not the case here. Extremely disappointing read and the book content wasn't great either. It was my first Robert Parker book and it may be my last... definitely, my last audiobook narrated by Joe Mantegna.