Charlie Hood
Books in series6
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(3.6 based on 161 ratings)
  • 1

    L.A. Outlaws: A Charlie Hood Novel #1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By T. Jefferson Parker
    • Narrated By David Colacci, Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Los Angeles is gripped by the exploding celebrity of Allison Murietta, her real identity unknown, a modern-day Jesse James with the compulsion to steal beautiful things, the vanity to invite the media along, and the conscience to donate much of her bounty to charity. Nobody ever gets hurt - until a job ends with ten gangsters lying dead and a half-million dollars worth of glittering diamonds missing.

    bonnie says: "Disappointing on too many levels"
    Disappointing on too many levels

    Prior to listening to LA Outlaws I was a T. Jefferson Parker fan. Both the book and the production were disappointing .. here are a few reasons why: ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2008 by bonnie ()
  • 2

    The Renegades: A Charlie Hood Novel #2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By T. Jefferson Parker
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Some say that outlaws no longer exist, that the true spirit of the American West died with the legendary bandits of pulp novels and bedtime stories. Charlie Hood knows that nothing could be further from the truth. These days he patrols vast stretches of the new American West, not on horseback but in his cruiser. The outlaws may not carry six-shooters, but they're strapped all the same.

    bonnie says: "Unremarkable addition to the genre"
    Unremarkable addition to the genre

    I kept looking at my player to see how much longer this book was going to endure. Part of the problem for me is the reader

    Reviewed on March 03 2010 by bonnie ()
  • 3

    Iron River: A Charlie Hood Novel #3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By T. Jefferson Parker
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    This time around, Hood is running the California-Mexico border with the ATF, searching for the iron river - the massive and illegal flow of handguns and automatic weapons that fuels the bloody cartel wars south of the border. Gunrunners by nature aren't exactly ethical, but the lengths they'll go to, and the innocent lives they'll risk, are shocking even to Hood. Most shocking of all is the close personal connection Hood finds wrapped up in events south of the border - a connection that shakes him to his core.

    Johanna says: "Boring"
    Boring

    Could not care about these characters. I simply could not finish listening to this book.

    Reviewed on October 24 2010 by Johanna (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 4

    The Border Lords: A Charlie Hood Novel #4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By T. Jefferson Parker
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    ATF agent Sean Ozburn is deep undercover, supporting the sicarios of the North Baja Cartel, when he suddenly goes completely dark, leaving Charlie Hood and the support team from Operation Blowdown with a safe house full of bodies and no explanation. Sean’s only communication in the following days consists of a series of haunting digital videos sent to his desperately worried wife, Seliah.

    Charles says: "Parker misses with this one, really boring."
    Parker misses with this one, really boring.

    Don't waste your money or credit on this one. It is a real loser. As much as I like Colacci, his reading could not save this one. The primary plot ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 31 2011 by Charles (Folly Beach, SC, United States)
  • 5

    The Jaguar: A Charlie Hood Novel #5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By T. Jefferson Parker
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    Erin McKenna, a beautiful songwriter married to a crooked Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, is kidnapped by Benjamin Armenta, the ruthless leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel. But his demands are as unusual as the crumbling castle in which Erin is kept. She is ordered to compose a unique narcocorrido, a folk ballad that records the exploits of the drug dealers, gunrunners, and outlaws who have populated Mexican history for generations. Under the threat of death, Armenta orders Erin to tell his life story - in music - and write “the greatest narcocorrido of all time.”

    N says: "Likely my last Charlie Hood novel..."
    Likely my last Charlie Hood novel...

    I have read/listened to all of the previous Charlie Hood novels as well as the Merci Rayborn series from this author and generally enjoy Parker's nove..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 18 2012 by N (Irving, TX, United States)
  • 6

    The Famous and the Dead: Charlie Hood, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By T. Jefferson Parker
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the Iron River that flows across the U.S.-Mexican border. The diamond fillings he wears in his left canine glimmer, distracting the men who sell the illegal firearms that enable the unspeakable violence on both sides of the map. Spotting the sparkle when “Charlie Diamonds” opens his mouth is often their first step toward life behind bars.

    John says: "Dead-end for the series . . ."
    Dead-end for the series . . .
    Reviewed on May 03 2013 by John (Watertown, SD)