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The Widening Gyre, Audio Book

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The Widening Gyre, Audio Book (1983) Robert B. Parker narrated by Michael Prichard (Spenser)

Widening GyreI’ve been borrowing these from the library, and the book before this one was checked out, so I jumped ahead.

I mean, I’ve already read the series multiple times.

Spenser is starting to unravel.

I sipped another small swallow of whiskey. The whiskey added a little charge to the silence. Irish whiskey was in fact excellent for thinking about things like silence.

Susan is in DC and Spenser is alone, so he takes a job guarding a congressman to pass the time.

A congressman whose politics made him unelectable in 1983 but can be found all over now.

Spenser has a few small rules to keep him from completely unwinding, but it’s obvious to those who know him that he is in trouble.

“Since when have you been drinking hard booze?” Paul said.

“It’s come to seem soothing lately.”

Additionally, Spenser is far more gray in this book than he had been in earlier books. He has a goal, and isn’t particularly delicate about how he achieves that goal.

“An orgy?”

I nodded.

“You have a date with a sixteen-year-old girl to go watch an orgy?”

I nodded again.

“And you got the date how?”

“By impersonating a police officer,” I said.

He might not be the bad guy in this, but he isn’t a good guy either.

Publisher: Random House Audio

Rating: 8/10


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