Painted Ladies: A Spenser Novel (Spenser Novels)

by Robert B. Parker | Audiobooks |
ISBN: 0307969495 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjlautnerwing of Henderson, Nevada USA on 9/17/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingjlautnerwing from Henderson, Nevada USA on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I can't remember where I bought this. Bought it new in July 2014.

Journal Entry 2 by wingjlautnerwing at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
It's a good book for listening on a trip. Which is what I got it for.

Spenser is hired to protect an art scholar who is directed by a museum to pay a ransom for a stolen painting. Unfortunately, the scholar loses his life. Spenser has his pride. He can't let it go.

In his investigation, Spenser finds that it is not a simple matter of stolen art. It is a complex scheme. Is he up to it? Or will this spell the end of his career? Well, what do you think??

I find Parker's use of "said" for every conversation to be funny:

"I'm going home," Spenser said.

"I'll go with you," the other man said.

"Who invited you?" Spenser said.

etc. I think it's easier to slide over them when you read the novel yourself; less so when listening. It becomes a drumbeat of said said said.

Parker's detective, Spenser, is hard-boiled, macho. But with a side of intelligence, or maybe I should say literary knowledge. Always ready with a quotation. I wonder if a person with Spenser's apparent knowledge would speak the way he does. I suppose it's possible.

Journal Entry 3 by wingjlautnerwing at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Reserved for iwillrejoice's VBB. Seed book.

Journal Entry 4 by wingjlautnerwing at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Friday, May 8, 2015
Chosen by booklady331 from iwillrejoice's virtual book box.

Journal Entry 5 by wingjlautnerwing at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (5/8/2015 UTC) at San Luis Obispo, California USA

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Sent to booklady331.

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Friday, May 15, 2015
Arrived yesterday. Thank you for sharing with me.

Journal Entry 7 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
An enjoyable quick listen. I haven't read many of Parker's books but I enjoy his wit and humor that fits into the story.

Reserved for my CD audio VBB

Journal Entry 8 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Friday, April 29, 2016

Released 5 yrs ago (4/29/2016 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA

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Enjoy! KTM RABCK to tostle to enjoy.

Journal Entry 9 by tostle at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Sunday, May 15, 2016
Thank you for sharing this book!

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