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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 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    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

    • 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 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    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

    • The Godwulf Manuscript

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 655
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 475
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 472

    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 332
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 232

    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

    • Burt Reynolds Reads Robert B. Parker

    • A Spencer 3-in-1 Edition: Chance, Hush Money, Small Vices
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Burt Reynolds reads three of Robert B. Parker's finest Spencer novels. Includes Chance, Hush Money, and Small Vices.

    Regular price: $48.99

    • 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 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • Paper Doll

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: David Dukes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Hired by Loudon Tripp, an aggrieved Boston aristocrat who believes his late wife Olivia's brutal street slaying to be something other than random violence, Spencer immediately senses that his client's picture-perfect portrayal of his family life is false. For starters, the victim's reputation is too saintly, her house is as lived-in as a stage set, and her troubled children don't appear to be the product of a happy home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark & Deep Story

    • By Anne Lemon on 04-07-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Family Honor

    • A Sunny Randall Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Andrea Thompson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Roger on 07-09-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Night and Day

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Police chief Jesse Stone has received his share of unusual calls, but none can top the one from the local junior high school. When reports of lewd conduct by the school's principal, Betsy Ingersoll, filter into the station, Jesse is faced with a particularly delicate situation. Jesse, of course, would like nothing more than to see the prim, peculiar Ingersoll punished. But Betsy Ingersoll is married to the managing partner of the biggest law firm in the state, and Jay Ingersoll wants the matter buried.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really Liked It

    • By Me & My Girls on 03-13-15

    Regular price: $23.93

    • God Save the Child

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    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 Blackjack

    • By: Robert Knott, Robert B. Parker - creator
    • Narrated by: Rex Linn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, continues to prosper, but with prosperity comes a slew of new trouble: carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores, all boiling in a cauldron of excess and greed. And there's a new menace in town: a wealthy, handsome easterner - and the owner of Appaloosa's new casino - Boston Bill Black.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It's sad what they did with this series

    • By louis on 06-24-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    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

    • Appaloosa

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    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

    • Split Image

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    The body in the trunk was just the beginning.
               
    Turns out the stiff was a foot soldier for local tough guy Reggie Galen, now enjoying a comfortable “retirement” with his beautiful wife, Rebecca, in the nicest part of Paradise. Living next door are Knocko Moynihan and his wife, Robbie, who also happens to be Rebecca’s twin. But what initially appears to be a low-level mob hit takes on new meaning when a high-ranking crime figure is found dead on Paradise Beach.
               
    Stressed by the case, his failed relationship with his ex-wife, and his ongoing battle with the bottle, Jesse needs something to keep him from spinning out of control. When private investigator Sunny Randall comes into town on a case, she asks for Jesse’s help. As their professional and personal relationships become intertwined, both Jesse and Sunny realize that they have much in common with both their victims and their suspects—and with each other.


    From the Compact Disc edition.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mourning

    • By Carolyn on 03-08-10

    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 90
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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

    • Poodle Springs

    • By: Robert B. Parker, Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Marlowe is back...and he's married to a rich, beautiful society lady who wants him to settle down in the posh desert community of Poodle Springs. Marlowe may have married rich, but old habits die hard: he's hired to recover a gambling debt and soon finds himself in a case involving bigamy, pornography and murder. The first four chapters of this final Marlowe mystery were written by noir master Raymond Chandler at the end of his life. Robert B. Parker was chosen by Chandler's estate to complete his last work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite of Chandler/Parker's Works

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 06-04-13

    Regular price: $11.86

    • 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 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 178

    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

    • Stone Cold

    • Jesse Stone, Book 4
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Robert Forster
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    In Stone Cold, Police Chief Jesse Stone has a problem - actually, two problems - dead bodies turning up, and no clues. A man takes his dog out for a run on the beach, only to be discovered hour later with two holes in his chest. A woman drives her Volvo to the mall to do some grocery shopping, never makes it back to her house and is found dead. Investigating a serial killer in an affluent suburban town is difficult, and with the added pressures from the town selectmen and media, the heat is turned up on Jesse. The harder these outside forces push against him, the more Jesse retreats into himself, convinced - despite all the odds - that it's up to him alone to stop the killing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a lot of foul language

    • By Revel Marlow on 03-11-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ceremony

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    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

    • Resolution

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    After the bloody confrontation in Appaloosa, Everett Hitch heads into the afternoon sun and ends up in Resolution, an Old West town so new the dust has yet to settle. It's the kind of town that doesn't have much in the way of commerce, except for a handful of saloons and some houses of ill repute.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rootin, Tootin, Shootin!

    • By Jacko45 on 11-28-08

    Regular price: $23.93

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