Sea Change

Version: Unabridged
Author: Robert B. Parker
Narrator: Scott Sowers
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Horror, Police Stories
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
Published In: February 2006
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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From the bestselling author of the Spenser series comes a new, unabridged mystery featuring chief of police Jesse Stone.

Reviews (2)

Pretty good

Written by Linda on September 7th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I've read a lot of his books and I loved them. This is the 2nd Jesse Stone book I've read and the first audio. It was a good book and held my attention but I never noticed so much "he said" she said" when I was reading! I think it was how the narrator emphasized it. I have also always loved the humor in his writting and I didn't get that with this narrator. But all in all it was a good book and I would recommend it.

Sea Change

Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on August 12th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is my first Jessie Stone series by Parker. I enjoyed it. Enjoyed his tossing in some play on vocabulary. Makes it more stimulating. The reader was excellent. Looking forward to listening to more in this series.

Author Details

Author Details

Parker, Robert B.

Robert B. Parker has long been acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction. His novel featuring the wise-cracking, street-smart Boston private-eye Spenser have earned him a devoted following and reams of critical acclaim, typified by R.W.B. Lewis’ comment, “We are witnessing one of the great series in the history of the American detective story” (The New York Times Book Review). In June and October of 2005, Parker had national bestsellers with Appaloosa and School Days, and continued his winning streak in February of 2006 with his latest Jesse Stone novel, Sea Change.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Parker attended Colby College in Maine, served with the Army in Korea, and then completed a Ph.D. in English at Boston University. He married his wife Joan in 1956; they raised two sons, David and Daniel. Together the Parkers founded Pearl Productions, a Boston-based independent film company named after their short-haired pointer, Pearl, who has also been featured in many of Parker’s novels. He and Joan live in the Boston area.

Parker began writing his Spenser novels in 1971 while teaching at Boston’s Northeastern University. Little did he suspect then that his witty, literate prose and psychological insights would make him keeper-of-the-flame of America’s rich tradition of detective fiction. Parker’s fictional Spenser inspired the ABC-TV series Spenser: For Hire. In February 2005, CBS-TV broadcast its highly-rated adaptation of the Jesse Stone novel Stone Cold, which featured Tom Selleck in the lead role as Parker’s small-town police chief. The second CBS movie, Night Passage, also scored high ratings, and the third, Death in Paradise, aired on April 30, 2006.

Parker was named Grand Master of the 2002 Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen.