Now & Then, by Robert Parker (Read by Joe Mantegna)
The humor in the conversations between Hawk and Spenser and Susan and Spenser is, as usual, enjoyable. Although they kid one another, it is obvious that they share a deep and respectful concern for each other. Robert Parker is able to craft stories with intricate plots and engaging characters, and this is one of his best. Usually the tough guy, Spenser reveals an appealing weak spot when he remembers Susan's affair and identifies with his betrayed client. Joe Mantegna, the noted actor, is the perfect narrator for a Spenser novel, because he brings just the right degree of humor to the tense situations, whether they're dangerous events or emotional confrontations.
Whether you've read or listened
to 30 Parker novels or none, this is one not to be missed.
Now & Then is both thought-provoking and entertaining.
Set in today's uncertain world, Parker introduces new opportunities
for crime, danger and conspiracy, giving the listener even
more terrors to consider. Coupled with thoroughly likeable
characters who behave in ordinary ways in extraordinary circumstances,
it's a combination that promises and delivers first-rate enjoyment.