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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 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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
    • Good story, as usual!

    • By Lap55 on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $22.40

    • The Godwulf Manuscript

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 604
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 426

    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

    • 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 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    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

    • 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 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    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

    • Sea Change

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    When a woman's partially decomposed body washes ashore in Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone is forced into a case far more difficult than it initially appears. Identifying the woman is just the first step in what proves to be an emotionally charged investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jessie is the man!

    • By Jas on 04-23-06

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    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 476
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    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

    • Promised Land

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Spenser is good at finding things. But this time he has a client out on Cape Cod who is in over his head. Harvey Shepard has lost his pretty wife - and a very pretty quarter million bucks in real estate. Now a loan shark is putting on the bite.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Spencer is my hero!

    • By bebe on 06-04-10

    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 298
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 202

    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

    • 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 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    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

    • Sudden Mischief

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: William Windom
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Featuring Susan Silverman; But It's Good Anyway

    • By Me & My Girls on 03-13-15

    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 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    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

    • Mortal Stakes

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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

    • Bad Business

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is pure Parker

    • By Jennifer on 04-01-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Silent Night

    • A Spenser Holiday Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker, Helen Brann
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    It’s December in Boston, and Spenser is busy planning the menu for Christmas dinner when he’s confronted in his office by a young boy named Slide. Homeless and alone, Slide has found refuge with an organization named Street Business, which gives shelter and seeks job opportunities for the homeless and lost. Slide’s mentor, Jackie Alvarez, is being threatened, and Street Business is in danger of losing its tenuous foothold in the community, turning Slide and many others like him back on the street. But it’s not a simple case of intimidation....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Waste Your Money

    • By Gunslinger on 10-22-13

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Sixkill

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    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

    • Early Autumn

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    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

    • Valediction

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    The most dangerous man to cross is one who isn't afraid to die. But the most deadly is one who doesn't want to live. And Spenser has just lost the woman who made life his number-one priority. So when a religious sect kidnaps a pretty young dancer, no death threat can make Spenser cut and run. Now a hit man's bullet is wearing Spenser's name. But Boston's big boys don't know Spenser's ready and willing to meet death more than halfway.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Single Dream Exacts a Terrible Price

    • By Me & My Girls on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $22.60

    • 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 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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

    • High Profile

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case. When another dead body, that of a young woman, is discovered just a few days later, the pressure to solve the crimes becomes almost unbearable.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible.

    • By Maureen on 02-01-09

    Regular price: $23.93

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