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    • Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic

    • Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic: Spenser, Book 46
    • By: Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    The heist was legendary, still talked about 20 years after the priceless paintings disappeared from one of Boston's premier art museums. Most thought the art was lost forever, buried deep, sold off overseas, or, worse, destroyed as incriminating evidence. But when paint chips from the most valuable piece stolen, Gentlemen in Black by a Spanish master, arrives at the desk of a Boston journalist, the museum finds hope and enlists Spenser's help. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ace Atkins continues . . .

    • By zen_mc on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies

    • By: Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker - creator
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better and better

    • By zen_mc on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Sinners

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    The Pritchards had never been worth a damn - an evil, greedy family who made their living dealing drugs and committing mayhem. Years ago, Colson's late uncle had put the clan's patriarch in prison, but now he's getting out, with revenge, power, and family business on his mind. To make matters worse, a shady trucking firm with possible ties to the Gulf Coast syndicate has moved into Tibbehah, and they have their own methods of intimidation.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best of this series

    • By Robert Stirling on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Robert B. Parker's Wonderland

    • By: Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker (creator)
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 252

    Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In the Spirit of the Original

    • By Me & My Girls on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn

    • Spenser, Book 44
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church raged hot and fast, lighting up Boston's South End and killing three firefighters who were trapped in the inferno. A year later, as the city prepares to honor their sacrifice, there are still no answers about how the deadly fire started. Most at the department believe it was just a simple accident: faulty wiring in a century-old building. But Boston firefighter Jack McGee, who lost his best friend in the blaze, suspects arson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • NOT ONE OF THE BEST ROBERT PARKER STORIES

    • By J.C.D. on 05-06-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Robert B. Parker's Kickback

    • By: Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker - creator
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334

    What started out as a joke landed 17-year-old Dillon Yates in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor. When he set up a prank Twitter account for his vice principal, he never dreamed he could be brought up on criminal charges, but that's exactly what happened.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks Ace.

    • By Annamarie on 06-04-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Ranger

    • A Quinn Colson Novel
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 310

    Northeast Mississippi: hill country, rugged and notorious for outlaws since the Civil War, where killings are as commonplace as in the Old West. To Quinn Colson, it's home - but not the home he left when he went to Afghanistan. Now an Army Ranger, he returns to a place overrun by corruption, and finds his uncle, the county sheriff, dead - a suicide, he's told, but others whisper murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Favorite

    • By Gary on 09-25-11

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Innocents

    • A Quinn Colson Novel
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    A high school dropout named Milly Jones was found walking down the middle of the highway, engulfed in flames. Even in a tough Mississippi county like Tibbehah, it shatters the community, and it is up to Sheriff Quinn Colson and his deputy, Lillie Virgil, to investigate what happened and why. Before long, however, accusations start to fly, national media and federal authorities descend, and what seemed like a senseless act of violence begins to appear like something even more disturbing - with more victims waiting in the shadows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Gets Better

    • By Cynthea Corlett on 07-20-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Fallen

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he'd led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an Army Ranger. In fact it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn't help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves. And that was definitely going to be a problem.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Realistic Perspective

    • By Cathy on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

    • A Spenser Mystery
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 506
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 457

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ace aces Spenser!

    • By Fast Eddy on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots’ marquee players - a hard-nosed linebacker who’s earned his reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league. When off-field violence repeatedly lands Heywood in the news, his slick agent hires Spenser to find the men who he says have been harassing his client.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I thought I had lost Spenser

    • By Josephine Winfrey on 06-09-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Broken Places

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Brian d'Arcy James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victim’s family, the only thought is revenge. Another group who doesn’t believe him - the men in prison from Dixon’s last job, an armored car robbery. They’re sure he’s gone back to grab the hidden money, so they do the only thing they can: break out and head straight to Jericho themselves. Colson and his deputy, Lillie, know they’ve got their work cut out for them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ace Atkins does it again.

    • By David on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $25.86

    • The Lost Ones

    • A Quinn Colson Novel, Book 2
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    Fresh from 10 years as a U.S. Army Ranger, Quinn Colson finds his hands full as the newly elected sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. An old buddy running a local gun shop may be in over his head when stolen army rifles start showing up in the hands of a Mexican drug gang. At the same time, an abused-child case leads Quinn and his deputy, Lillie Virgil, deep into the heart of a bootleg baby racket and a trail of darkness and death. When the cases collide, Quinn and his allies realize they are in the fight of their lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good ole boys - gone bad

    • By Trudi on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Forsaken

    • Quinn Colson, Book 4
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Brian D'Arcy James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger's remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice recovery

    • By Dawn on 05-16-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Redeemers

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Brian D'Arcy James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    He is only in his early 30s, but now Quinn Colson is jobless - voted out of office as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, thanks to the machinations of county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers from bigger and better places, but before he goes, he's got one more job to do - bring down Stagg's criminal operations for good. At least that's the plan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Craig Mathewson on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • White Shadow

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Tampa, Florida, 1955: a city pulsing with Sicilian and Cuban gangsters, cigar factories, sweet rum, and violence. The bludgeoning death of retired kingpin Charlie Wall shocks the city and sends cops and reporters and associates scrambling to discover the truth. When the old White Shadow ruled the city, plenty of his enemies tried, and failed, to kill him. Many are left wondering about the final hand of the old bootlegger and gambler.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Diana from Portland,Or

    • By Patrick on 03-03-08

    Regular price: $25.88

    • Wicked City

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, "The Wickedest City in America". But even that may have been an understatement. It was a stew of organized crime and corruption, run by a machine that dealt with complaints forcefully and with dispatch. No one dared cross them - no one even tried. And then the machine killed the wrong man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome depiction of a lesser known story

    • By Tanesha Weaver on 11-04-17

    Regular price: $24.62

    • Devil's Garden

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 15

    San Francisco, September 1921: Silent-screen comedy star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle is throwing a wild party in his suite at the St. Francis Hotel: girls, jazz, bootleg hooch...and a dead actress named Virginia Rappe. The D.A. says it was Arbuckle who killed her - crushing her under his weight - and brings him up on manslaughter charges.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Steamy 1920s Hollywood

    • By Ellenaeddy on 02-19-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Infamous

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In July 1933, the gangster known as George "Machine Gun" Kelly staged the kidnapping-for-ransom of an Oklahoma oil­man. He would live to regret it. Kelly was never the sharpest knife in the drawer, and what started clean soon became messy, as two of his partners cut themselves into the action; a determined former Texas Ranger makes tracking Kelly his mission; and Kelly's wife, ever alert to her own self-interests, starts playing both ends against the middle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bringing the past to life

    • By Michael on 06-19-11

    Regular price: $25.88

    • The Redeemers

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Brian D'Arcy James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    He is only in his early 30s, but now Quinn Colson is jobless - voted out of office as sheriff, thanks to county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers from bigger and better places, but before he goes, he's got one more job to do - bring down Stagg's criminal operations. At least that's the plan....

    Regular price: $21.58