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  • Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies | Ace Atkins,Robert B. Parker - creator

    Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker - creator
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (173)

    Connie Kelly thought she'd found her perfect man on an online dating site. He was silver-haired and handsome, with a mysterious background working for the CIA. She fell so hard for M. Brooks Welles that she wrote him a check for almost 300,000 dollars, hoping for a big return on her investment. But within weeks, both Welles and her money are gone. Her therapist, Dr. Susan Silverman, hands her Spenser's card.

    zen_mc says: "Better and better"
  • Early Autumn | Robert B. Parker

    Early Autumn

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (134)

    A bitter divorce is only the beginning. First the father hires thugs to kidnap his son. Then the mother hires Spenser to get the boy back. But as soon as Spenser senses the lay of the land, he decides to do some kidnapping of his own.

    Kindle Customer says: "Probably the best Spenser book"
  • The Godwulf Manuscript | Robert B. Parker

    The Godwulf Manuscript

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (382)
    Story
    (380)

    Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly surprised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest. The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He tackles some very heavy homework and knows that if he doesn't finish his assignment soon, he could end up dead.

    William says: "Good start to a great series!"
  • Night Passage | Robert B. Parker

    Night Passage

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Richard Masur
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (174)

    After a busted marriage kicks his drinking problem into overdrive and the LAPD unceremoniously dumps him, 35-year-old Jesse Stone's future looks bleak. So he's shocked when a small Massachusetts town called Paradise recruits him as police chief. He can't help wondering if this job is a genuine chance to start over, the kind of offer he can't refuse.Once on board, Jesse doesn't have to look for trouble in Paradise: it comes to him. For what is on the surface a quiet New England community quickly proves to be a crucible of political and moral corruption - replete with triple homicide, tight Boston mob ties, flamboyantly errant spouses, maddened militiamen, and a psychopath-about-town who has fixed his violent sights on the new lawman. Against all this, Jesse stands utterly alone, with no one to trust; even he and the woman he's seeing are like ships that pass in the night. He finds he must test his mettle and powers of command to emerge a local hero - or the deadest of dupes.

    Felicia says: "Difficult to follow"
  • Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot: Jesse Stone, Book 13 | Reed Farrel Coleman,Robert B. Parker (Created by)

    Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot: Jesse Stone, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Reed Farrel Coleman, Robert B. Parker (Created by)
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (241)

    It’s been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York City hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been. He left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York...

    David Lea says: "Jesse Stone is Back--Properly"
  • Trouble in Paradise | Robert B. Parker

    Trouble in Paradise

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Richard Masur
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    Stiles Island is a wealthy and exclusive enclave separated by a bridge from the Massachusetts coast town of Paradise. James Macklin sees Stiles Island as the ultimate investment opportunity: all he needs to do is invade the island, blow the bridge, and loot the island. To realize his investment, Macklin, along with his devoted girlfriend, Faye, assembles a crew of fellow ex-cons - all experts in their fields - including Wilson Cromartie, a fearsome Apache. James Macklin is a bad man - a very bad man. And Wilson Cromartie, known as Crow, is even worse. As Macklin plans his crime, Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone has his hands full. He faces romantic entanglements in triplicate: his ex-wife Jenn, is in the Paradise jail for assault, he's begun a new relationship with a Stiles Island realtor named Marcy Campbell, and he's still sorting out his feelings for attorney Abby Taylor. When Macklin's attack on Stiles Island is set in motion, both Marcy and Abby are put in jeopardy. As the casualties mount, it's up to Jesse to keep both women from harm.

    Richard says: "Good story but bad audio"
  • Sea Change | Robert B. Parker

    Sea Change

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    When a woman's partially decomposed body washes ashore in Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone is forced into a case far more difficult than it initially appears. Identifying the woman is just the first step in what proves to be an emotionally charged investigation.

    Jas says: "Jessie is the man!"
  • God Save the Child: A Spenser Novel | Robert B. Parker

    God Save the Child: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (179)

    Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arrives. It doesn't take Spenser long to get the picture -- an affluent family seething with rage, a desperate boy making strange friends...friends like Vic Harroway, body builder. Mr. Muscle is Spenser's only lead and he isn't talking...except with his fists

    Richard Delman says: "Early Parker, like Early Autumn. Very engaging."
  • The Professional: A Spenser Novel | Robert B. Parker

    The Professional: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (100)

    A knock on Spenser's office door can only mean one thing: a new case. This time the visitor is a local lawyer with an interesting story. Elizabeth Shaw specializes in wills and trusts at the Boston law firm of Shaw & Cartwright, and over the years she's developed a friendship with wives of very wealthy men. However, these rich wives have a mutual secret: they've all had an affair with a man named Gary Eisenhower- and now he's blackmailing them for money.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Another wonderful Spencer book"
  • The Widening Gyre: A Spenser Novel | Robert B. Parker

    The Widening Gyre: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (92)

    The adoring wife of a senatorial candidate has a smile as sweet as candy and dots her "i's" with little hearts. A blond beauty, she is the perfect mate for an ambitious politician, but she has a little problem with sex and drugs--a problem someone has managed to put on videotape. The big boys figure a little blackmail will put her husband out of the race. Until Spenser hops on the candidate's bandwagon.

    bebe says: "good"
  • Potshot | Robert B. Parker

    Potshot

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Boston P.I. Spenser returns - heading west to the rich man's haven of Potshot, Arizona, a former mining town recently reborn as a paradise for Los Angeles millionaires looking for a place to escape the pressures of their high-flying lifestyles. When a band of modern-day mountain men, led by a charismatic individual known as The Preacher, takes over the town, even the local police are powerless to defend the residents in the face of the clever, dangerous gang.

    Jon Evans says: "Parker's Best!"
  • Promised Land | Robert B. Parker

    Promised Land

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (131)

    Spenser is good at finding things. But this time he has a client out on Cape Cod who is in over his head. Harvey Shepard has lost his pretty wife - and a very pretty quarter million bucks in real estate. Now a loan shark is putting on the bite.

    bebe says: "Spencer is my hero!"
  • Appaloosa | Robert B. Parker

    Appaloosa

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (230)

    When it comes to writing, Robert B. Parker knows no boundaries. From the iconic Spenser detective series and the novels featuring Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone, to the groundbreaking historical novel Double Play, Parker's imagination has taken readers from Boston to Brooklyn and back again. In Appaloosa, fans are taken on another trip, to the untamed territories of the West during the 1800s.

    Jeffrey says: "One of the Best Old west tales"
  • Stone Cold: Jesse Stone, Book 4 | Robert B. Parker

    Stone Cold: Jesse Stone, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Robert Forster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (153)

    In Stone Cold, Police Chief Jesse Stone has a problem - actually, two problems - dead bodies turning up, and no clues. A man takes his dog out for a run on the beach, only to be discovered hour later with two holes in his chest. A woman drives her Volvo to the mall to do some grocery shopping, never makes it back to her house and is found dead. Investigating a serial killer in an affluent suburban town is difficult, and with the added pressures from the town selectmen and media, the heat is turned up on Jesse. The harder these outside forces push against him, the more Jesse retreats into himself, convinced - despite all the odds - that it's up to him alone to stop the killing.

    Revel Marlow says: "a lot of foul language"
  • Widow's Walk | Robert B. Parker

    Widow's Walk

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (73)

    Boston's premier P.I. investigates the murder of a prominent local banker with family ties to the Mayflower - and perhaps the mob. It's hard not to imagine the victim's young bride as the one with her finger on the trigger. Even her lawyer thinks she's guilty. But Mary Smith is entitled to the best defense she can afford - and thanks to her late husband's millions, she can afford plenty - so Spenser hires on to investigate.

    jbx2usa says: "Great narrative, slow story"
  • Paper Doll: A Spenser Novel | Robert B. Parker

    Paper Doll: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By David Dukes
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (60)

    Hired by Loudon Tripp, an aggrieved Boston aristocrat who believes his late wife Olivia's brutal street slaying to be something other than random violence, Spencer immediately senses that his client's picture-perfect portrayal of his family life is false. For starters, the victim's reputation is too saintly, her house is as lived-in as a stage set, and her troubled children don't appear to be the product of a happy home.

    Anne Lemon says: "Dark & Deep Story"
  • Split Image | Robert B. Parker

    Split Image

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (109)

    The body in the trunk was just the beginning.
               
    Turns out the stiff was a foot soldier for local tough guy Reggie Galen, now enjoying a comfortable “retirement” with his beautiful wife, Rebecca, in the nicest part of Paradise. Living next door are Knocko Moynihan and his wife, Robbie, who also happens to be Rebecca’s twin. But what initially appears to be a low-level mob hit takes on new meaning when a high-ranking crime figure is found dead on Paradise Beach.
               
    Stressed by the case, his failed relationship with his ex-wife, and his ongoing battle with the bottle, Jesse needs something to keep him from spinning out of control. When private investigator Sunny Randall comes into town on a case, she asks for Jesse’s help. As their professional and personal relationships become intertwined, both Jesse and Sunny realize that they have much in common with both their victims and their suspects—and with each other.


    From the Compact Disc edition.

    Carolyn says: "Mourning"
  • High Profile | Robert B. Parker

    High Profile

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (112)

    When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case. When another dead body, that of a young woman, is discovered just a few days later, the pressure to solve the crimes becomes almost unbearable.

    Maureen says: "Terrible."
  • Hundred-Dollar Baby: A Spenser Novel | Robert B. Parker

    Hundred-Dollar Baby: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (94)

    Once upon a time, though not so long ago, there was a girl named April Kyle, a beautiful teenage runaway who turned to prostitution to escape her terrible family life. Now, April Kyle's return in Hundred-Dollar Baby is nothing short of shocking.

    Deborah says: "Don't go the route of LeCarre and King"
  • Looking for Rachel Wallace: A Spenser Novel | Robert B. Parker

    Looking for Rachel Wallace: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (132)

    When Spenser accepts a job as a "bodyguard" for a beautiful young woman, he gets in way over his head.

    Richard Delman says: "Spenser is a pleasure"
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