Robert B. Parker (Author), Andrea Thompson (Narrator), Phoenix Books (Publisher)
Robert B. Parker (Author), Andrea Thompson (Narrator), Phoenix Books (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. FAMILY HONOR lived up to its title as the pilot for this delightful series which felt at first like Spenser was toning himself into a female roar heard round the literary arena, while extending his slant on gangster Vs cop family backgrounds (in which neither is all bad or all good) in this Juliet and Romeo romance. I hadn't thought I'd be able to get into a female private eye series by Parker, especially after having become addicted to his 34 Spenser novels. But FAMILY HONOR was a perfect appetizer with appealing percolation.
Robert Parker has an interesting style that carries through to all of his books. First, his chapters are short and each chapters changes the scene slightly. I despise an author who ends a chapter in the middle of a dialogue and begins a new chapter to complete the dialogue. Parker's style invites the reader to just read another chapter. Second, his novels are formulaic in that they rely on threat and bluster to carry the story.
Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area.
Family Honor Robert B Parker for Joan: I concentrate on you. Their last months together had been gothic. Bookshelves were filled with leatherbound books artfully arranged. The walls were done in a dark burgundy. The drapes matched the walls but with a golden triangular pattern in them. Both of them had avoided being home, and the house in Marblehead with the water view.
I was skipping rope, wearing tights and a tank top in Spike's living room while Millicent watched television and Rosie sat in the hallway, humped up like a skunk in the fog, looking at me balefully. How come you're doing that?". I can't get to the gym," I said. I kept skipping as I talked, trying not to sound winded. So why'nt you just forget it?". Several reasons," I said. I try to stay in shape, for, ah, professional reasons.
Family Honor - Robert B. Parker. Family Honor is the book in which noted crime writer Robert B. Parker introduced his readers to Sonya (Sunny) Randall, a college-educated former cop, the daughter of a cop, and currently a private detective. He eventually wrote five other books featuring her, and in several of them, she crosses paths with (and becomes the occasional lover of) Jesse Stone, another of Parker’s popular characters. Although she weighs only 115 pounds, she is as tough as nails. She talks like a guy and (except for a few references to her make-up) she thinks like a guy.
Hired by a wealthy family to locate their teenage daughter, Sunny is tested by the parents' preconceived notion of what a detective should be. With the help of underworld contacts she tracks down the runaway Millicent, who has turned to prostitution, rescues her from her pimp, and finds herself, a. . With the help of underworld contacts she tracks down the runaway Millicent, who has turned to prostitution, rescues her from her pimp, and finds herself, at thirty-four, the unlikely custodian of a difficult teenager when the girl refuses to return to her family. But Millicent's problems are rooted in much larger crimes than running away, and Sunny, now playing the role of bodyguard, is caught in a shooting war with some very serious mobsters.
Family Honor: A Sunny Randall Novel (Unabridged). With both the classic Spenser series and the more recent Jesse Stone novels, Robert B. Parker's spare prose and tight storytelling have earned him critical praise and popular success. In Family Honor, he creates an entirely new character - young, smart, and for the first time, female. Her name is Sunny Randall, a former cop turned Boston . Hired by a wealthy family to locate their teenage daughter, Sunny soon finds herself the bodyguard for a difficult teenager who refuses to return to her family.
Written by Robert B. Parker, Audiobook narrated by Andrea Thompson. For what is on the surface a quiet New England community quickly proves to be a crucible of political and moral corruption. Good book, bad narration. By Phred on 07-09-12. By: Robert B. Narrated by: Titus Welliver. Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins.