Hush Money : Spenser

  • by Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by Burt Reynolds
  • Series: Spenser
  • 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Robin Nevins, the son of Hawk's boyhood mentor, is denied at an exclusive university, Hawk asks Spenser to investigate. It seems the denial is tied to the suicide of a young gay activist, and as Spenser digs deeper, he is nearly drowned in a multicultural swamp of politics: black, gay, academic, and feminist.
At the same time, Spenser's inamorata, Susan, asks him to come to the aid of an old college friend, K.C. Roth, the victim of a stalker. Spenser solves the problem a bit too effectively when K.C. turns the tables and begins to stalk him.
With Hush Money, Robert B. Parker adds a morally complex tale to this legendary series.


What the Critics Say

"Reynolds's portrayal of detective Spenser is on target - intelligent, tough, and sensual." (AudioFile Magazine)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worst reading ever of a Spenser book.

Burt Reynolds is terrible as a reader. He is flat. He mumbles. He has no respect for the character. I struggled to put up with the weak Spenser offering and could barely get through the first 1/3 of the book. I am very disappointed. No more Spenser for me unless it's read by Joe Mantegna!
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- Alex

Nice Spenser Novel

What did you love best about Hush Money?


What other book might you compare Hush Money to and why?

Chance, Now and Then

What does Burt Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Unlike many other Spenser fans, I like Reynolds as a Spenser narrator. His voice characterizations aren't realistic, but they are entertaining.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This is the stupidest question Audible asks. I realize this review format is intended to dumb things down for the slow witted, but this is too much.

Any additional comments?

This is one of the better Spenser novels. The novels in which Parker takes on the political nonsense of modern academia are entertaining, always containing the proper blend of irony and serious criticism. Susan is as irritating as ever, but that's what you get with Parker. I simply skip the chapters with Susan. Thankfully they are self-contained.

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- Dino's Dude

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-27-2016
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books