Spenser
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  • 21

    Walking Shadow

    • NONE ()
    • By Robert B. Parker
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  • 22

    Thin Air: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By David Dukes
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    (33)
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    (24)
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    (24)

    When the bride of a Boston police detective vanishes, he hires Spenser to find her. His path leads from a New England college campus to glamorous L.A. sports clubs. When the trail turns to a world of prostitution, drug abuse, and self-destruction, Spenser must enter ghetto tenements to continue his search. Ultimately, Spenser must hire a Chicago hitman to help him free the girl from a sociopathic ex lover.

    Denise says: "Good story, voice is very different"
    Good story, voice is very different

    I have really enjoyed Michael Pritchard's reading - I think he captured the dry wit of Robert B. Parker's writing. This reading makes Spencer sound m..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 22 2012 by Denise (Walnut Creek, CA, United States)
  • 23

    Chance: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Burt Reynolds
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Big-time Boston hoodlum Julius Ventura wants to find his only daughter's missing husband - at least that's how he puts it to Spenser and Hawk, even though its pretty clear that Julius isn't telling the whole truth. Or maybe not any part of the truth. Something about the case appeals to Spenser's passion for justice, and he launches an odyssey that takes the tough-but-tender duo with their penchant for literary allusions into the netherworld of organized crime.

    bebe says: "story good - reader bad"
    story good - reader bad

    This is a good story with a lot of action and mystery. Hawk and Susan are in the story, and that is alway a plus for me; however, the presentation is..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2010 by bebe (South Carolina)
  • 24

    Small Vices: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Burt Reynolds
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Ellis Alves is no angel. But his lawyer says he was framed for the murder of college student Melissa Henderson...and asks Spenser for help.

    Vincent says: "Reynolds and the Book Were Excellent"
    Reynolds and the Book Were Excellent

    Once again, Parker came through with a winner -- a fast-moving, often humorous voyage with a well-hidden ending, which, by the way, was a TV movie wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 08 2004 by Vincent (Brandenburg, KY, USA)
  • 25

    Sudden Mischief: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By William Windom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (29)
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    (17)
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    (17)

    Brad Sterling - former Harvard football player, ne¿er-do-well, and Susan Silverman's long out-of touch ex-husband, is by all appearances a successful businessman. But when, in the course of running a vast fundraiser called Galapalooza, he is charged with sexual harassment, he turns to Susan for help.

    Indy says: "THIS READER CANNOT DO PARKER's RHYTHM"
    THIS READER CANNOT DO PARKER's RHYTHM

    This reader CANNOT do Parker. Those of us who love the English language, and who love rhythm that authors create, look forward to someone reading who..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 28 2009 by Indy ()
  • 26

    Hush Money

    • NONE ()
    • By Robert B. Parker
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  • 27

    Hugger Mugger

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (39)
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    Somebody is shooting horses at Walter Clive's Three Fillies Stables, and Clive has hired Spenser to find out who before they claim the life of champion two-year-old Hugger Mugger. Amid unsightly family secrets, crooked security guards, an apathetic sheriff's deputy, and a jockey the size of a ham sandwich, Spenser's case takes a deadly turn when the attacker claims a human victim - and Spenser could be next.

    Jack says: "Really good listen"
    Really good listen

    I'd previously listened to Robert Parker's "Potshot" and enjoyed it. This book has the same mix of old style private eye, tough guy, glamorous and in..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 04 2005 by Jack (Brisbane QLDAustralia)
  • 37

    The Professional: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (53)

    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"
    Another wonderful Spencer book

    As with an earlier reviewer I, too, have been reading the Spencer books for a very long time. I have either read or listened to them all from the firs..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2010 by Mike From Mesa (Mesa, AZ)
  • 28

    Potshot

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (44)

    Boston P.I. Spenser is back! He's traveled west to investigate a murder in Potshot, Arizona, a former mining town reborn as a hangout for Los Angeles millionaires. A motley band of thieves, lead by The Preacher, is wreaking havoc, and Spenser must find a way to beat the gang at their own dangerous game.

    Daniel says: "A 'POTSHOT' at Potshot"
    A 'POTSHOT' at Potshot

    The title of this book makes almost too good of a target. OK -- To make it short and sweet -- it's got a good beat, but it's hard to dance to (my apol..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 09 2003 by Daniel (Potomac, MD, USA)
  • 29

    Widow's Walk

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    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"
    Great narrative, slow story

    I found Joe Mantegna's narrative flawless on this book. His voice was easy to listen to and offered a great narrative to Spencer. I started with Spe..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 22 2005 by jbx2usa (MI, USA)
  • 30

    Back Story

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    In 1974, a revolutionary group calling itself the Dread Scott Brigade held up the old Shawmut Bank in Boston's Audubon Circle. Money was stolen. And a woman named Emily Gordon, a visitor in town cashing traveler's checks, was shot and killed. No one saw who shot her. Despite security camera photos and a letter from the group claiming responsibility, the perpetrators have remained at large for nearly three decades. Now it's up to Spenser to solve her murder.

    Ruth says: "...he's Baa-a-ack!"
    ...he's Baa-a-ack!

    okay: I haven't enjoyed a Parker novel in awhile, but this one, although not the most innovative, is fun and witty. His last few books have felt forc..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 30 2003 by Ruth (PALM DESERT, CA, United States)
  • 31

    Bad Business

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband Trent is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for: not only does he find a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife. As a result of their joint efforts, Spenser soon finds himself investigating both individual depravity and corporate corruption.

    Jennifer says: "This is pure Parker"
    This is pure Parker

    I have listened to part of this book and Parker's "Backstory"-- also read by Mantegna. For me, his reading captures the style and pace of Spenser. T..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 01 2004 by Jennifer (Seabrook, SC, USA)
  • 32

    Cold Service

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    When Spenser's closest ally, Hawk, is brutally injured and left for dead while protecting bookie Luther Gillespie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his friend in body and soul. Hawk, always proud, has never been dependent on anyone. Now he is forced to make connections: to the medical technology that will ensure his physical recovery, and to reinforce the tenuous emotional ties he has to those around him.

    Dan says: "Parody of Parker--Pass it by!"
    Parody of Parker--Pass it by!

    Reads like a bad parody of Robert Parker--and this is coming from a Robert Parker fan. Instead try "All our Yesterdays" and "Early Autumn"--two of Par..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 15 2005 by Dan (Tacoma, WA, USA)
  • 33

    School Days

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (45)

    Lily Ellsworth, erect, firm, white-haired, and stylish, is the grand dame of Dowling, Massachusetts, and possesses an iron will and a bottomless purse. When she hires Spenser to investigate her grandson Jared Clark's alleged involvement in a school shooting, Spenser is led into an inquiry that grows more harrowing at every turn. Though seven people were killed in cold blood, and despite Jared's being named as a co-conspirator by the other shooter, Mrs. Ellsworth is convinced of her grandson's innocence.

    Anthony says: "Spenser at his Best"
    Spenser at his Best

    I've read or listened to every Spenser novel since the beginning. You have to know a little about the history to appreciate the ongoing relationship ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2005 by Anthony (Jefferson City, MO, United States)
  • 34

    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
    (206)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (43)

    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.

    Richard Delman says: "If Robert B. Parker can't cure what ails you..."
    If Robert B. Parker can't cure what ails you...

    ...then you aint sick. Parker was a true genius. He was so productive that it might take me, a voracious reader, several more years to lap up every bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2012 by Richard Delman (San Francisco)
  • 35

    Now & Then

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (43)

    Spenser knows something's amiss the moment Dennis Doherty walks into his office. The guy's aggressive yet wary, in the way men frightened for their marriages always are. So when Doherty asks Spenser to investigate his wife Jordan's abnormal behavior, Spenser agrees. A job's a job, after all.

    Elaine says: "a good one!"
    a good one!

    I enjoy almost all of Robert B Parker's books, I enjoy Joe Mantegna's narration and the 'saids' are just a part of Parker's writing style that I've gr..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 26 2008 by Elaine (SNOQUALMIE, WA, United States)
  • 36

    Rough Weather

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    Overall
    (150)
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    (37)
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    Heidi Bradshaw is wealthy, beautiful, and well-connected - and she needs Spenser's help. In a most unlikely request, Heidi, a notorious golddigger recently separated from her latest husband, recruits the Boston P.I. to accompany her to her private island, Tashtego, for her daughter's wedding. Spenser is unsure of what his role as personal bodyguard will entail, but he consents when it's decided that he can bring his beloved Susan Silverman along.

    Stephen says: "He Said, She Said"
    He Said, She Said

    I really like reading Parker, its kind of strange, you quickly forget you are reading. Have seen some of the made for TV Spenser movies with Joe Mante..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 06 2008 by Stephen (Bradenton, FL, USA)
  • 38

    Painted Ladies: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    Called upon by The Hammond Museum and renowned art scholar Dr. Ashton Prince, Spenser accepts his latest case: to provide protection during a ransom exchange-money for a stolen painting. The case becomes personal when Spenser fails to protect his client and the valuable painting remains stolen. Convinced that Ashton Prince played a bigger role than just ransom delivery boy, Spenser enters into a daring game of cat-and-mouse with the thieves....

    Karen says: "Highly recommend"
    Highly recommend

    Classic Spenser. This one is all good...plot, characterizations, etc...and no one but Mantegna should ever narrate a Spenser novel. I like the Jesse S..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2010 by Karen (sparta, NJ, United States)
  • 39

    Sixkill

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (148)

    On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman. From the start the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate. Things don't look so good for Jumbo, whose appetites for food, booze, and sex are as outsized as his name. He was the studio's biggest star, but he's become its biggest liability...

    Jean says: "SixKill"
    SixKill

    So sad this is the last Parker novel and it looks like he was introducing a new character Z. SixKill a Native American from the Cree Nation. Enjoy hi..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2011 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 40

    Robert B. Parker's Lullaby: A Spenser Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ace Atkins
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (183)

    When 14-year-old Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to look into her mother’s murder, he’s not completely convinced by her claim that the police investigation four years ago was botched. Mattie is gruff, street-smart, and wise beyond her years, left to care for her younger siblings and an alcoholic grandmother in a dilapidated apartment in South Boston. But her need for closure and her determination to make things right hit Spenser where he lives - they’re the very characteristics he abides by.

    Ed says: "Ace aces Spenser!"
    Ace aces Spenser!

    Atkins has more than captured the essence of Spenser. I have been rereading all the old Spenser novels (via Audible) and thus the whole enivronment is..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 04 2012 by Ed (Frankfort, NY, USA)
  • Chasing the Bear: A Young Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Daniel Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    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.

    Stephen says: "Almost great"
    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 a..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 05 2009 by Stephen (Ellensburg, WA, United States)