Regular price: $22.60

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $22.60

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

For almost 40 years, Robert B. Parker's inimitable private investigator Spenser has been solving cases and selling millions of books worldwide. Now, for the first time, see how it all began as the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master sheds light on Spenser's formative years spent with is father and two uncles out West. This is an event book for every fan of Spenser, and a revelation for teens about to discover an American icon.
©2009 Robert B. Parker (P)2009 Listening Library
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By S. Wells on 12-05-09

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.

Read More Hide me

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Karen J. on 06-18-16

Boring.

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

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc