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The Widening Gyre, Audio Version

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Widening Gyre, Audio Version (1983/1992) Robert B. Parker narrated by Michael Prichard

Spenser is hired to protect a conservative candidate for the Senate. There are several interesting things here.

1) I’ll need to check, but I don’t think his military service was mentioned here at all. So no Korea.

2) Susan Silverman is getting her PhD and it is causing friction between the two of them.

3) Paul is still aging with the books, although Spenser and Susan are not.

4) When meeting with Joe Broz, Spenser makes a comment to himself about how old Joe looks, while he remains unchanged.

5) Spenser’s morality is a little suspect here. He takes cocaine from a 16-year-old girl, but gives it back to her after she agrees to his plan (thinking he is a cop). That’s a very interesting thing to do.

The other thing I particularly like is that the Christian candidate isn’t a hypocrite. He deeply believes the things he says, and acts on those beliefs. It makes him a terrible politician, but a fascinating character.
Rating: 7.5/10

Published by Random House Audio

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