Charlie Parker
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UNABRIDGED
(3.8 based on 492 ratings)
  • 1

    Every Dead Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (32)

    Former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker is on the verge of madness. Tortured by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, he is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for revenge. When his former partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker finds himself drawn into a world beyond his imagining - one where 30 year old killings remain shrouded in fear and lies, a world where the ghosts of the dead torment the living....

    Mike says: "Horrible narration"
    Horrible narration

    I actually enjoyed the book. It was classic Connolly, with maybe even a bit of Dave Robicheaux's South Louisiana tossed in, for good measure. Not gr..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 01 2013 by Mike (Bethesda, MD, United States)
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    Every Dead Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (6)

    Tormented and racked with guilt over the brutal slaying of his wife and daughter, Charlie Parker, ex-cop with the NYPD, agrees to track down a missing girl. It is a search that will lead him into an abyss of evil. At the same time, he is warned by an old black woman in Louisiana that "The Travelling Man" is about to strike again. Multiple strands converge with a horrific confrontation in which hunter and hunted are intimately connected by guilt.

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  • 2

    Dark Hollow

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    Still raw from the brutal slayings of his wife and daughter, and the events surrounding the capture of their killer, Charlie Parker, retreats to the wintry Maine landscape of his childhood. By following in the steps of his beloved grandfather, Parker hopes to heal his spirit and get through the anniversary of Jennifer and Susan's murder. But the echoes of the past that await him are not all benign. In a gruesome re-enactment of Parker's own nightmares, another young woman is killed with her child and his brief involvement in their lives impels Parker to hunt their vicious murderer....

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  • 3

    The Killing Kind

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Did Grace Peltier commit suicide? When a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the final resting place of a religious community that disappeared almost 40 years earlier, private detective Charlie Parker, hired to investigate the circumstances of her death, realises that their deaths and the violent passing of Grace Peltier are part of the same mystery, one that has its roots in her family history and in the origins of the shadowy organisation known as the Fellowship.

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  • 4

    The White Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Paul Birchard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker's speciality. But Parker is about to make a descent into the abyss, a confrontation with dark forces that threaten all that Parker holds dear: his lover, his unborn child, even his soul.

    lloyd says: "Alonzo"
    Alonzo

    I think I have read all of John Connollys ' books ,and have never been disapointed. The White Road is excellent and in keeping with this authors best...Show More »

    Reviewed on December 09 2012 by lloyd (mollymook, Australia)
  • 5

    The Black Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (5)

    The Black Angel is not an object. The Black Angel is not a myth. The Black Angel lives. A young woman goes missing from the streets of New York. Those who have taken her believe that nobody cares about her, and that no one will come looking for her. They are wrong. She is 'blood' to the killer Louis, the man who stands at the right hand of private detective Charlie Parker, and Louis will tear apart anyone who stands in the way of his attempts to find her.

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  • 6

    The Unquiet

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has been missing for years following revelations about harm done to the children in his care. Believing him dead, his daughter Rebecca has tried to come to terms with her father's legacy, but her fragile peace is about to be shattered. Someone is asking questions about Daniel Clay, someone who does not believe that he is dead: the revenger Merrick, a father and a killer obsessed with discovering the truth about his own daughter's disappearance.

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    The Unquiet: A Charlie Parker Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    In The Unquiet, private detective Charlie Parker returns to untangle a horrifying story of betrayal, unclean desires, and murder -- a story of never-ending evil whose conclusion is still unknown.

    Rocky says: "Child Abuse?"
    Child Abuse?

    This is a story about sexually abused children and a group of men who abused them. It was not entertaining to me. Sorry, just not my type of story lin..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2011 by Rocky (Amarillo, TX, United States)
  • 7

    The Reapers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    They are the Reapers, the elite among killers. Men so terrifying that their names are mentioned only in whispers. The assassin Louis is one of them. But now Louis, and his partner, Angel, are themselves targets. And there is no shortage of suspects. A wealthy recluse sends them north to a town that no longer exists on a map. A town ruled by a man with very personal reasons for wanting Louis's blood spilt.

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    The Reapers: A Charlie Parker Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (85)

    As a small boy, Louis witnesses an unspeakable crime that takes the life of a member of his small, southern community. He grows up, moves on, but is forever changed by the cruel and brutal nature of the act. It lights a fire deep within him that burns white and cold. Now, years later, the sins of his life are reaching into his present, bringing with them the buried secrets and half-forgotten acts of his past.

    Patty says: "didn't meet a John Connolly/G Guidall expectation"
    didn't meet a John Connolly/G Guidall expectation

    No one unless they like senseless meaness and no characters with any likable
    qualities

    Reviewed on August 06 2012 by Patty (Rosanky, TX, United States)
  • 8

    The Lovers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When Charlie Parker was still a boy, his father, a NYPD cop, killed a young couple, a boy and a girl barely older than his son, and then took his own life. There was no explanation for his actions. Now Parker is working on his most personal case yet: an investigation into his own origins and the circumstances surrounding the death of his father. The investigation will reveal a life haunted by lies, by secrets kept and loyalties compromised.

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    The Lovers: A Charlie Parker Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Stripped of his license, Charlie Parker takes a job in a Portland bar. Alone and directionless, he faces at last a shadow he has lived with since his childhood: what made his father, a respected police officer, apparently shoot dead two unarmed teens and then commit suicide. His quest leads him back to the little New York town where he grew up, to the mysterious history of the NYPD, and to the existence of secret friends and hidden enemies.

    Natasa Jovanovic-Vuskovic says: "I don't think John Connolly knows how to do wrong"
    I don't think John Connolly knows how to do wrong
    Reviewed on February 27 2013 by Natasa Jovanovic-Vuskovic (San Diego, CA)
  • 9

    Whisperers: A Charlie Parker Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (38)

    In his latest dark and chilling Charlie Parker thriller, New York Times best-selling author John Connolly takes us to the border between Maine and Canada. It is there, in the vast and porous Great North Woods, that a dangerous smuggling operation is taking place, run by a group of disenchanted former soldiers, newly returned from Iraq. Illicit goods - drugs, cash, weapons, even people - are changing hands.

    Karen says: "Awesome!"
    Awesome!

    Love love love John Connolly's books. This was a great performance by Holter Graham. He's far better suited to this series than the other actor who re..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2011 by Karen (United States)
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    The Whisperers

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The border between Maine and Canada is porous. Anything can be smuggled across it: drugs, cash, weapons, people. Now a group of disenchanted former soldiers has begun its own smuggling operation, and what is being moved is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men's hearts.

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  • 10

    The Burning Soul: A Charlie Parker Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Tony Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (62)

    Randall Haight has a secret: He is a convicted murderer, a man with the blood of a young girl on his hands. He has built a new life for himself in the small Maine town of Pastor's Bay, but someone has discovered the truth about him. He is being tormented by anonymously sent reminders of his crime. He wants private detective Charlie Parker to make them go away.

    Marian says: "Great plot, Narration not so great"
    Great plot, Narration not so great

    I would not change a thing about this book. It was pretty awesome. I won't be a spoiler but I could not have guessed the ending. There are lots of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 23 2011 by Marian (Washington, DC, United States)
  • 11

    The Wrath of Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of an aeroplane is discovered. There are no bodies, and no such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. What the wreckage conceals is more important than money: it is power. Hidden in the plane is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the Devil.

    Janie says: "lost the plot....."
    lost the plot.....

    I have enjoyed earlier books in this series more. It was a bit disjointed, and, for me, the overall theme of the story was lost. There seemed to be a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2012 by Janie (CAIRNS, Australia)
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    The Wrath of Angels: A Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of a plane is discovered. There are no bodies, and no such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. What the wreckage conceals is more important than money. It is power: a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those for whom it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness.

    Melinda says: "Another Case Against Am*B*N..."
    Another Case Against Am*B*N...

    Apparently, after I took that Ambien and went to bed, I got up in the middle of the night and not only ate a bag of chocolate chips, I also logged on ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 13 2013 by Melinda (UT)
  • 12

    The Wolf in Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins... The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town...

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    The Wolf in Winter: Charlie Parker, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children’s future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town. But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous.

    Rachel Malcolm says: "Another great Charlie Parker!"
    Another great Charlie Parker!

    Yes I will listen again. I have all of the Charlie Parker and the books intended for children. JC provides such outstanding stories that I am amazed..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 30 2014 by Rachel Malcolm (Riverdale Park, MD)
  • 13

    Phantoms Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Series, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Rebecca Cook
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Charlie receives an enigmatic letter from her namesake aunt, her father's estranged sister, whom she's never met. Soon she's off to England. In the charming medieval Suffolk town of Bury St. Edmunds it isn’t only slightly eccentric Aunt Louisa’s beliefs in the occult or her spooky "haunted sites" tours that pique Charlie’s interest. When a friend of Louisa's is plagued by a series of pranks, Charlie and Louisa offer to find out what's behind them. But Charlie soon discovers that something sinister is brewing and she finds herself drawn into an investigation of crimes that are far too real.

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