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    • 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 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    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 Godwulf Manuscript

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 580
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 407
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 405

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good start to a great series!

    • By William on 03-31-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Night Passage

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Richard Masur
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to follow

    • By Felicia on 03-18-07

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Mortal Stakes

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves everyone except the blackmailer out to wreck her life. Is Marty throwing fast balls or throwing games? It doesn't take long for Spenser to link Marty's performance with Linda's past...or to find himself trapped between a crazed racketeer and an enforcer toting an M-16. America's favorite pastime has suddenly become a very dangerous sport, and one wrong move means strike three.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a Man's Gotta Do

    • By Carol on 11-07-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • God Save the Child

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Early Parker, like Early Autumn. Very engaging.

    • By Richard Delman on 11-17-12

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Hush Money

    • Spenser Series, Book 26
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    When Robin Nevins, the son of Hawk's boyhood mentor, is denied at an exclusive university, Hawk asks Spenser to investigate. It seems the denial is tied to the suicide of a young gay activist, and as Spenser digs deeper, he is nearly drowned in a multicultural swamp of politics: black, gay, academic, and feminist. At the same time, Spenser's inamorata, Susan, asks him to come to the aid of an old college friend, K.C. Roth, the victim of a stalker. Spenser solves the problem a bit too effectively when K.C. turns the tables and begins to stalk him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Parker + Spencer + Reynolds = magic I

    • By Joe Hampton on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Painted Ladies

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommend

    • By Karen on 10-19-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Appaloosa

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Best Old west tales

    • By Jeffrey on 07-07-05

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Looking for Rachel Wallace

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very good

    • By bebe on 04-17-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot

    • Jesse Stone, Book 13
    • By: Reed Farrel Coleman, Robert B. Parker (Created by)
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jesse Stone is Back--Properly

    • By David Lea on 10-10-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Early Autumn

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Probably the best Spenser book

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-01-10

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Sixkill

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    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...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Parker: a marvelous old friend who makes you happy

    • By richard on 03-16-12

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Now & Then

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a good one!

    • By Elaine on 03-26-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Hugger Mugger

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • questionable at first

    • By Georganne on 06-12-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Stardust

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    When a Hollywood-based TV series schedules filming in Boston, Spenser smells trouble. When he signs up to protect the show's star, Jill Joyce, he knows it's on its way. First, there's Jill herself. She's spoiled, arrogant, drugged out -- made worse by fear. Someone is out to get her -- does she imagine it, or is it real?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stardust, another winner by Parker

    • By lindablue on 01-14-11

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Walking Shadow

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Daniel Parker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Spenser is investigating the Port City Theater Company, where the director claims he's being stalked. When an actor is shot dead during a performance, all clues lead to the local Chinese Mafia, whose roots run deep in this drab waterfront city. With Hawk and ex mobster Vinnie assisting, Spenser eventually triumphs in one of his most compelling adventures.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • IF YOU LIKE SPENSER, DON'T BOTHER!

    • By Amy on 09-10-09

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Death in Paradise

    • A Jesse Stone Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Robert Forster
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide; she hadn't been drowned; she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good mystery, too much empty angst

    • By Babs on 07-06-06

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice

    • A Jesse Stone Novel
    • By: Michael Brandman, Robert B. Parker (creator)
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    Autumn in Paradise, Massachusetts, is usually an idyllic time - but not this year. A Hollywood movie company has come to town, and brought with it a huge cast, crew, and a troubled star. Marisol Hinton is very beautiful, reasonably talented, and scared out of her wits that her estranged husband's jealousy might take a dangerous turn. When she becomes the subject of a death threat, Jesse and the rest of the Paradise police department go on high alert.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jesse's in good hands

    • By Barbara on 09-13-12

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Family Honor

    • A Sunny Randall Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Andrea Thompson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Hired by a wealthy family to locate their teenage daughter, Sunny Randall, a former cop turned Boston P.I., soon finds herself the bodyguard for a difficult teenager who refuses to return to her family. But before long, Sunny is facing greater problems than she ever imagined including a criminal conspiracy that reaches to the top of the state government.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible Narrator

    • By Me & My Girls on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blue-Eyed Devil

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    "Law enforcement in Appaloosa had once been Virgil Cole and me. Now there was a chief of police and 12 policemen." The new chief is Amos Callico, a tall, fat man in a derby hat, wearing a star on his vest and a big pearl-handled Colt inside his coat. An ambitious man with his eye on the governorship - and perhaps the presidency - he wants Cole and Hitch on his side. But they can't be bought, which upsets him mightily.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Quick and the good

    • By Stacy on 06-07-10

    Regular price: $23.93

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