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Burt Reynolds reads three of Robert B. Parker's finest Spenser novels:

Chance: Big-time Boston hoodlum Julius Ventura wants to find his only daughter's missing husband - even though it's pretty clear to Spenser and Hawk that Julius isn't telling the whole truth. Something about the case appeals to Spenser's passion for justice, though, and he launches an odyssey into the netherworld of organized crime.

Hush Money: When Robin Nevins is denied acceptance into an exclusive university, Spenser is eager to investigate. It seems the denial is tied to the suicide of a young gay activist, and as Spenser digs deeper, he is immersed in a multicultural swamp of politics: Black, gay, academic, and feminist. Meanwhile, Spenser's girlfriend, Susan, asks him to come to the aid of an old college friend who is being stalked. 

Small Vices: Ellis Alves is no angel. But when his lawyer says he was framed for the murder of a college student, Spenser agrees to help. From Boston's back streets to Manhattan's elite, Spenser and Hawk search for suspects. But when a man with a .22 puts Spenser in a coma, is the chance for justice dead?

©1997, 1999 Robert Parker (P)2018 Phoenix Books, Inc.

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Good entertainment

Good collection of Spencer adventures. The pace of the stories moves along at a speed to keep the listener's attention and interest in 3 good plot lines. Mr. Reynolds does a solid job as narrator. Character development in all 3 is very entertaining. Recommend this selection.

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Burt Reynolds as Narrator

Burt Reynolds is terrific as Spenser's voice, which as first person narrator is the bulk of the performance, but mostly terrible at the others. It is fun to imagine Reynolds as Spenser.
We get treated to a small look at Hawk's past in the second book.

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Wonderful

Wonderful! Small Vices is one of the best Spenser novels and it sets up a great 4 book arc.

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Vintage Spenser

I loved hearing Burt Reynolds do the narration. I heard these three Spenser stories over thirty-five years ago. I could not remember how they wrapped up the cases but the format and descriptions of dialogue were typical Spenser scripts. It was like hearing new Spenser stories.

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I wish he did more

I like the usual Spenser narrator, but BR is really good. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance.

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Hideous Narraration

In all the years I’ve read these books, I never imagined Spenser sounding anything like Burt Reynolds, or pronouncing library LIBERRIE!!!!!
Both these complaints ruined these otherwise wonderful novels for me.

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Burt is perfect

Incredibly well performed. A pro reading a pros work. I actually finished reading the last two chapters as I was refereeing and running the score clock for my church’s basketball league, between quarters and at half time, of course, and came back to listen to the audio of the last 4 chapters.