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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 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    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 627
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 449
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 447

    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

    • 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 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    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

    • 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 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    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

    • 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 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • "he said"

    • By Shirley Newby on 01-31-12

    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 250
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Parker in a while

    • By hwhhwh1 on 02-23-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • 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 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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

    • Sea Change

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    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

    • Sixkill

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    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

    • The Judas Goat

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Spenser has gone to London -- and not to see the Queen. He's gone to track down a bunch of bombers who've blown away his client's wife and kids. His job is to catch them. Or kill them. His client isn't choosy. But there are nine killers to one Spenser -- long odds. Hawk helps balance the equation. The rest depends on a wild plan. Spenser will get one of the terrorists to play Judas Goat -- to lead him to others.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spenser is not Sam Spade.

    • By Mike From Mesa on 09-17-10

    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 308
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    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

    • Back Story

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    In 1974, a revolutionary group calling itself the Dread Scott Brigade held up the old Shawmut Bank in Boston's Audubon Circle. Money was stolen. And a woman named Emily Gordon, a visitor in town cashing traveler's checks, was shot and killed. No one saw who shot her. Despite security camera photos and a letter from the group claiming responsibility, the perpetrators have remained at large for nearly three decades. Now it's up to Spenser to solve her murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ...he's Baa-a-ack!

    • By Ruth on 04-30-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • A Savage Place

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    TV reporter Candy Sloan has eyes the color of cornflowers and legs that stretch all the way to heaven. She also has somebody threatening to rearrange her lovely face if she keeps on snooping into charges of Hollywood racketeering. Spenser's job is to keep Candy healthy until she breaks the biggest story of her career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Different Kind of Spencer

    • By Me & My Girls on 04-16-14

    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 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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

    • Ceremony

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Spenser's out to make war, not love, as he goes after Boston's entire X-rated industry. Pretty teenager April Kyle has disappeared into the city's darkest underworld, and to rescue her, Spencer pits muscle and wit against bullets and bullies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 2 ½ stars.

    • By Jane on 08-02-13

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Double Deuce

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: David Dukes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    Spenser is forced by loyalty into an alien world where violence is a way of lie and outsiders enter at a lethal risk. When Spenser's cohort Hawk is hired by the tenants of a gang-plagued Boston housing project known as "Double Deuce," he enlists his friend's aid. A friend's girl and her infant daughter have been gunned down. Though the act at first appears to be an accidental drive-by shooting, it soon becomes clear that it was premeditated murder.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, mediocre narrator

    • By Townsend on 12-30-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Now & Then

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    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

    • Potshot

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Boston P.I. Spenser returns - heading west to the rich man's haven of Potshot, Arizona, a former mining town recently reborn as a paradise for Los Angeles millionaires looking for a place to escape the pressures of their high-flying lifestyles. When a band of modern-day mountain men, led by a charismatic individual known as The Preacher, takes over the town, even the local police are powerless to defend the residents in the face of the clever, dangerous gang.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Parker's Best!

    • By Jon Evans on 04-13-17

    Regular price: $12.53

    • Appaloosa

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    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

    • Cold Service

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    When Spenser's closest ally, Hawk, is brutally injured and left for dead while protecting bookie Luther Gillespie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his friend in body and soul. Hawk, always proud, has never been dependent on anyone. Now he is forced to make connections: to the medical technology that will ensure his physical recovery, and to reinforce the tenuous emotional ties he has to those around him.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Parody of Parker--Pass it by!

    • By Dan on 04-15-05

    Regular price: $23.93

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