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Young Spenser is tough. No doubt about it. After all, he's being raised by his father and uncles - three of the toughest men in town. He knows how to fight, and he's had to prove it. But his father taught him something far more valuable: Sometimes the toughest thing a guy can do is walk away from a fight.

So when Spenser sees his friend Jeannie being taken in a boat downriver by her abusive father, he knows he has a hard decision to make. Should he trust his gut and risk his own life to save Jeannie's? And if so, how can he overcome such a bear of a man?

Robert B. Parker's best-selling Spenser novels are a worldwide phenomenon. Now, for the first time, he gives us a glimpse into the formative years of his most iconic character. Chasing the Bear is a suspenseful thriller sure to satisfy Parker's growing legion of fans.

©2009 Robert B. Parker (P)2009 Listening Library

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Almost great

Up to the usual Parker standards, if you, like I, enjoy his excellent writing. Only hitch is the reader, who is mediocre by my reckoning, though his adolescent-sounding voice is almost acceptable for most of the story. given that this is a telling by a young version of Spenser.

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Boring.

Written with way too many "he said" "she said" and so so slow. I just wanted to fast forward through the immature dialogue.

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A good novella

I enjoyed learning about Spenser's background. The history of Pearl was cute . I do think that the description of Spencer's love life hid some former escapades.

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Robert Parker we miss your books!

I had read this book series years ago and was glad l had kept it in my library! Lt was great all over again!

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I found this Robert b Parker book very well done and found the narration excellent. This is a very engaging story with a lot of human qualities to it.

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  • luke edwards
  • 06-28-21

Liked the story, hated the narrator

I can understand why you would have the author's son narrate this book, especially considering it's a
"Young Spenser Novel", but perhaps they should have had a more mature sounding voice narrate the adult parts, it was off-putting.