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Shrink Rap

By: Robert B. Parker
Narrated by: Deborah Raffin
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Summary

Boston P.I. Sunny Randall goes on the road to protect a best-selling author-and uncovers a world of dark secrets- in the new novel by the Grand Master. Sunny Randall, the beautiful blond P.I. with a yen for dogs, painting, and her ex-husband, Richie, has won over even the most hard-core of Robert B. Parker's many fans.
©2003 Robert B. Parker (P)2009 Phoenix

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  • AS
  • 30-08-20

Distracting 'saids'

Mark said Melanie said Sunny said he said she said. When you're listening seems like every sentence ends in 'said". Very distracting from the story. Makes you long for the dialogue to stop. If a performer could do the voices more distinguishably, (ok I made up that word) and then drop some saids it would flow a lot better

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  • W.Frederics
  • 30-04-17

Not what I expected...

This was my first adventure into Sunni Randal predicated on earlier exposure to Sunni through the exploits of Jesse Stone. The exception at least for me was the performance of Deborah Raffin, her articulation, inflection, and tonal range were spot on. However, given that so much of Sunni's character has been exposed and expressed in the aforementioned Stone novels her character in her own series falls flat; moreover, seemingly whinny, and ill suited to the natural requirements of big city police force let alone the necessary skill sets required even to a greater degree as a stand alone Private Investigator. I really wanted to settle into this and travel the seedy roads with Sunni, but as for now the journey sadly has come to an end...

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  • Chandler
  • 29-09-22

Book/Story/Character Fun / Narration Not Fun

I'm a Parker fan and have read and enjoyed all his Spenser books
Now reading Sonny Randall and enjoying the writing here as well.
The others I listened to were very good, this narrator, however,D. Ruffin, is not suited. She tries to be too histrionic and it takes away from Parker's terse prose.
It hurts the book and story.
It's as though she tries to put her own characterization into the characters rather than letting Parker's show through.
It's as though a writer uses multiple exclamation points after each sentence without reason.
Subsequent books have been read by Kate Burton and she is excellent.

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  • DJG
  • 24-11-20

To much "he said" or "she said"!

We like the author and the main character '"Sunny". But see title. Boring dialogue.