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eBook Family Honor ePub
Author: Andrea Thompson,Robert B Parker
Language: English
ISBN: 0736647821
ISBN13: 978-0736647823
Publisher: NewStar Media Distributed by Books on Tape; Unabridged edition (2000)
Category: Literary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 213
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Robert B. Parker (Author), Andrea Thompson (Narrator), Phoenix Books (Publisher)

Robert B. Parker (Author), Andrea Thompson (Narrator), Phoenix Books (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. FAMILY HONOR lived up to its title as the pilot for this delightful series which felt at first like Spenser was toning himself into a female roar heard round the literary arena, while extending his slant on gangster Vs cop family backgrounds (in which neither is all bad or all good) in this Juliet and Romeo romance. I hadn't thought I'd be able to get into a female private eye series by Parker, especially after having become addicted to his 34 Spenser novels. But FAMILY HONOR was a perfect appetizer with appealing percolation.

Robert Parker has an interesting style that carries through to all of his books. First, his chapters are short and each chapters changes the scene slightly. I despise an author who ends a chapter in the middle of a dialogue and begins a new chapter to complete the dialogue. Parker's style invites the reader to just read another chapter. Second, his novels are formulaic in that they rely on threat and bluster to carry the story.

Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser

Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area.

Written by Robert B. Parker, Audiobook narrated by Andrea Thompson. For what is on the surface a quiet New England community quickly proves to be a crucible of political and moral corruption. Good book, bad narration. By Phred on 07-09-12. By: Robert B. Parker. Narrated by: Titus Welliver. Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins.

Family Honor Robert B Parker for Joan: I concentrate on you. Their last months together had been gothic. Bookshelves were filled with leatherbound books artfully arranged. The walls were done in a dark burgundy. The drapes matched the walls but with a golden triangular pattern in them. Both of them had avoided being home, and the house in Marblehead with the water view.

I was skipping rope, wearing tights and a tank top in Spike's living room while Millicent watched television and Rosie sat in the hallway, humped up like a skunk in the fog, looking at me balefully. How come you're doing that?". I can't get to the gym," I said. I kept skipping as I talked, trying not to sound winded. So why'nt you just forget it?". Several reasons," I said. I try to stay in shape, for, ah, professional reasons.

Family Honor - Ebook written by Robert B. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Family Honor. A blazingly original novel from the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, featuring a sharp, tough, sexy new . Sunny Randall is a Boston . and former cop, a college graduate, an aspiring painter, a divorcée, and the owner of a miniature bull terrier named Rosie. Hired by a wealthy family to locate their teenage daughter, Sunny is tested by the parents’ preconceived notion of what a detective should be.

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Family Honor - Robert B. Family Honor is the book in which noted crime writer Robert B. Parker introduced his readers to Sonya (Sunny) Randall, a college-educated former cop, the daughter of a cop, and currently a private detective.

Family Honor - Robert B. He eventually wrote five other books featuring her, and in several of them, she crosses paths with (and becomes the occasional lover of) Jesse Stone, another of Parker’s popular characters. Although she weighs only 115 pounds, she is as tough as nails. She talks like a guy and (except for a few references to her make-up) she thinks like a guy.

Family Honor: A Sunny Randall Novel (Unabridged). With both the classic Spenser series and the more recent Jesse Stone novels, Robert B. Parker's spare prose and tight storytelling have earned him critical praise and popular success. In Family Honor, he creates an entirely new character - young, smart, and for the first time, female. Her name is Sunny Randall, a former cop turned Boston . Hired by a wealthy family to locate their teenage daughter, Sunny soon finds herself the bodyguard for a difficult teenager who refuses to return to her family.

P.I. Sunny Randall is hired by a wealthy family to locate their teenage daughter. With the help of underworld contacts, she tracks down the runaway Millicent, who has turned to prostitution, rescues her from her pimp, and finds herself the unlikely custodian of a difficult teenager who refuses to return to her family.
Nakora
RB Parker novel: 1st in Sunny Randall series: I'm a big Jesse Stone fan (including books by Coleman and Brandman). Sunny is one of Jesse's loves who is also a private investigator. Given that I have to wait until September for the next "Jesse" novel and that Sunny is introduced as a "Jesse" character, I decided to see if Sunny is, in her own right, an interesting character -- private investigator. The plot, focused around an emotionally neglected teenager, with some very unconventional immoral parents. Trying to work through her divorce and unintentionally acting as a social worker, Sunny does eventually work to solve the teen's problems in an interesting (but somewhat unrealistic) manner.
Fordregelv
Book one of the Sunny Randall series gets off to a great start. We meet and fall in love with Sunny herself in the prologue and by the end of chapter one, we see that she has just evolved from a painful but relatively docile divorce from the love of her life and has taken up a role of Private Detective. She hates her sister, loves her Dad to bits and can barely put up with her Mom.

This story, however, revolves around a missing fifteen year old girl that the very well-to-do Patton family have hired her to find. Sunny being Sunny in both name as well as nature has made one fan in the girl's father but possibly an enemy with the girl’s mother.

Anyway, the job is accepted by Sunny and the hunt for the girl is on.

The writing is typically Parker’ish. That is, full of life, and laughs, and tears, and moving observations of what life is like on this sacred globe hanging delicately in space we call Earth. Wonderfully short chapters make the book easy to read for newbies but seasoned fans of the genius that was Robert B. Parker will simply go with the flow of the story until they fall asleep in their leather bound wing chairs (or in my case, at the kitchen table!!!!).

This book is so good that I am about to order the entire series from Amazon.

The good news is that there is only six books in the series.

But the bad news is that there is only six books in the series.

Lets hope the estate of Mr Parker decide to find someone to write more Sunny Randall books.

A very healthy four stars from me.

As i have learned from reading the truly great works of other authors in this fantastic genre, you must leave room for greatness.

BFN Greggorio!
Nidora
Really didn't think I would enjoy a Parker novel without Spenser, but I really loved the writing and Sunny Randall is a very competent PI. As there are a lot of female PI books out there now, and most are very good, Sunny fits right in there with the best currently in print. Still, Parker being a master storyteller makes this book fall into place as a good read.
Peras
FAMILY HONOR lived up to its title as the pilot for this delightful series which felt at first like Spenser was toning himself into a female roar heard round the literary arena, while extending his slant on gangster Vs cop family backgrounds (in which neither is all bad or all good) in this Juliet and Romeo romance.

I hadn't thought I'd be able to get into a female private eye series by Parker, especially after having become addicted to his 34 Spenser novels. But FAMILY HONOR was a perfect appetizer with appealing percolation. I don't doubt that Parker can carry both his new series (see my review of NIGHT PASSAGE, Jesse Stone # 1).

It didn't take more than a few chapters for Sunny to split off from the long-wrought, well-writ Spenser mystique and into her own, as a full character... maybe with Spenser speaking into her ear as an angel from an alternate reality, for a while. I enjoyed the slips connecting to Spenser, i.e., how Sunny might deal with a particular hairy situation if she were a 200 pound, male boxer. In humorous yet realistic contrast to Spenser and Hawk types, Parker dramatized what a small female can do to compensate for not being a testy, taut, towering gorilla-with-gonads, in a plot which will had me smiling. I'm excited about this series; I enjoyed the upbeat feeling of this first offering in it. I relished hearing Randall use Spenser's trademark words in dialogue, like "some more" and "eek."

Reading the first few chapters of FAMILY HONOR I kept seeing Spenser in high heels, noting how uncomfortable they were, and wondering where/how to effectively house a big enough gun on a 115 lb, 5'4" body... as he seemed to be having great fun adapting to this recent female incarnation, shaking out the form and personality. Of course, that image alone got me grinning. By the time the intense ending called up, I was liking Sunny Randall every bit as much as Kinsey Millhone (Sue Grafton's P. I.).

For this unique pilot, Parker designed a stylish, italicized prologue in third person observation of Sunny and Rosie, accomplishing an artistic, literary feel, giving a light-touch, sensitive contrast to chapter one opening into a first person narrative style with Sunny telling her own story in the classic private eye genre mode.

The included cultural icons of cooking, dress, habits, and thinking were precisely on target with the copyright date of 1999, when the Great Chefs TV episodes were running hot and heavy, with their long-handled saute pans being shook (contents were no longer stirred on TV) above gas-lit burners on commercial grade stoves, featuring Spike, Sunny's gay, tough-guy chef friend.

The plot here gave hints of EARLY AUTUMN (# 7 Spenser) and CEREMONY (# 9 Spenser) as Sunny took in a young teen, Millicent Patton, runaway, hooking daughter of her clients. Enlightening entertainment was easily obtained through Sunny's ways of dealing with and drawing out this young human lost in the sump and shrug of a lack of love.

A few quirky questions came to mind as I began reading this novel:

What might Rachel Wallace (# 6 SPENSER, Looking for Rachel Wallace) say about Spenser's (Parker's) ability to understand being female, if she were to read FAMILY HONOR. And what would she think about macho if she had read all 34 Spenser novels. Can novels help us understand that which we would have to stretch outside our bodies and into another form to get? I'd say they can, especially if penned by Parker.

Rachel Wallace may have to give the gauntlet on this one. Spenser understands.

Yet... can testosterone ever fully comprehend powerlessness...

Maybe any person who has ever been depressed, grieved loss of a loved one, or desperately wanted something he couldn't have, for whatever reason, has the capacity to comprehend the initial feeling of hopelessness which sometimes comes at those times of leached strength and slow coming answers. We each have a spirit, though, which seems to believe that morning comes daily. Parker has made a good case that sunny weather can dog the footsteps of storms.

Linda Shelnutt
Vathennece
I am not a Sunny Randall fan - sorry! I love Cole And Hitch, I've read all of the Jesse Stone books and liked most of them but I tired of the Spenser. I found him unconvincing and the series a little formulaic? This is my first and last Sunny Randall - maybe RBP does not do female leads so well or maybe I just can't identify? Female readers may get SR? I didn't. Nicely written as always and a strong supporting cast
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