Fantasy Mystery Romance Comics Non-Fiction

Stardust, Audio Edition

Monday, November 6, 2017

Stardust, Audio Version (1990/1991) Robert B Parker narrated by Michael Prichard

Spenser is hired to protect television star Jill Joyce, and find who is harassing her. Unfortunately, Jill Joyce isn’t particularly helpful.

“You tell me you don’t know Rojack,” I said. “I go out there and find out you do. You tell me you never heard of Wilfred Pomeroy. I go out there and he tells me you’re married.”

“He’s a liar,” Jill said serenely. “I never have heard of him.”

“He tells me that you never got a divorce.”

“I did too,” Jill said. “I told you he’s a liar.”

Hawk smiled from the windowsill, like a man appreciating a funny remark.

“If you had told me the truth you’d have saved me a couple of days’ driving and talking.”

I find this story fascinating. Jill Joyce behaves terribly towards everyone, constantly lies, constantly drinks to excess, and hits on every male she comes across. Despite that, Spenser (and Susan) see something broken in her that needs help, and so he persists.

I also love Spenser’s compassion and depth.

It was as if he were a shattered cup, badly mended, with the shards of himself barely clinging together.

It’s a sad and lovely description.

Spenser mentions Korea twice in this book, so haven’t stopped mentioning that yet.

We’re starting to get to the bits about irritate me about Susan.

I was watching Susan. Her normal lunch was something like a lettuce leaf, dressing on the side.

I assume that is supposed to be Spenser being aware of how difficult Susan is, but loving her anyway, but focusing on her eating habits irritates me to no end.
Rating: 8.5/10

Publisher: Random House Audio


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