Charlie Parker
Books in series13
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(4.4 based on 1993 ratings)
  • 1
    Every Dead Thing | John Connolly

    Every Dead Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (304)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (249)

    Tormented and racked with guilt over the brutal slaying of his wife and daughter, Charlie Parker, ex-cop with the NYPD, agrees to track down a missing girl. It is a search that will lead him into an abyss of evil. At the same time, he is warned by an old black woman in Louisiana that "The Travelling Man" is about to strike again. Multiple strands converge with a horrific confrontation in which hunter and hunted are intimately connected by guilt.

    good book if you like this kind of thing

    This is the first in the Charlie Parker series and I'd listen to this before listening to any of the others as it's story is often referred to in the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 July 2012 by knittyboot ()
  • 2
    Dark Hollow | John Connolly

    Dark Hollow

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (165)

    Still raw from the brutal slayings of his wife and daughter, and the events surrounding the capture of their killer, Charlie Parker, retreats to the wintry Maine landscape of his childhood. By following in the steps of his beloved grandfather, Parker hopes to heal his spirit and get through the anniversary of Jennifer and Susan's murder. But the echoes of the past that await him are not all benign. In a gruesome re-enactment of Parker's own nightmares, another young woman is killed with her child and his brief involvement in their lives impels Parker to hunt their vicious murderer....

    Beautifully crafted suspense mingled with poetry

    For the complexity of the story, which is multi-layered, for the superb reading by Jeff Harding who brings such colour to each scene and every persona..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 November 2014 by Mr Rupert Seymour (Stromness, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Killing Kind | John Connolly

    The Killing Kind

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (129)

    Did Grace Peltier commit suicide? When a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the final resting place of a religious community that disappeared almost 40 years earlier, private detective Charlie Parker, hired to investigate the circumstances of her death, realises that their deaths and the violent passing of Grace Peltier are part of the same mystery, one that has its roots in her family history and in the origins of the shadowy organisation known as the Fellowship.

    Charlie Parker story continues with intensity

    Love the way stories intertwine and this guy is a perfect narrator for the Charlie Parker series. Don't miss them!

    Reviewed on 21 April 2015 by Miss ()
  • 4
    The White Road | John Connolly

    The White Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Paul Birchard
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (105)

    In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker's speciality. But Parker is about to make a descent into the abyss, a confrontation with dark forces that threaten all that Parker holds dear: his lover, his unborn child, even his soul.

    sorry Paul Birchard, bring back Jeff Harding

    no, not even slightly better, and I love the John Connolly tales on audio

    Reviewed on 22 August 2016 by Diane F (Washington, UK)
  • 5
    The Black Angel | John Connolly

    The Black Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (122)

    The Black Angel is not an object. The Black Angel is not a myth. The Black Angel lives. A young woman goes missing from the streets of New York. Those who have taken her believe that nobody cares about her, and that no one will come looking for her. They are wrong. She is 'blood' to the killer Louis, the man who stands at the right hand of private detective Charlie Parker, and Louis will tear apart anyone who stands in the way of his attempts to find her.

    Lecter eats Langdon in Marlowes office.

    I have not read this particular genre before but it was a cracking first read of a John Connolly book. Part serial killer thriller, part detective no..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 June 2012 by Nick GB (waterlooville, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    The Unquiet | John Connolly

    The Unquiet

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (86)

    Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has been missing for years following revelations about harm done to the children in his care. Believing him dead, his daughter Rebecca has tried to come to terms with her father's legacy, but her fragile peace is about to be shattered. Someone is asking questions about Daniel Clay, someone who does not believe that he is dead: the revenger Merrick, a father and a killer obsessed with discovering the truth about his own daughter's disappearance.

    Haunting uncomfortable compelling

    I would recommend this book to a friend if they enjoyed supernatural thrillers with a twist

    Reviewed on 12 October 2015 by Gillian (Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    The Reapers | John Connolly

    The Reapers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (83)

    They are the Reapers, the elite among killers. Men so terrifying that their names are mentioned only in whispers. The assassin Louis is one of them. But now Louis, and his partner, Angel, are themselves targets. And there is no shortage of suspects. A wealthy recluse sends them north to a town that no longer exists on a map. A town ruled by a man with very personal reasons for wanting Louis's blood spilt.

    Twisted Plot with all the detail

    All the details at every stage and about everyone. It's a shame that Charlie Parker was only an appendix to the character set. Certainly not Connolly'..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 January 2015 by Tony ()
  • 8
    The Lovers | John Connolly

    The Lovers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    When Charlie Parker was still a boy, his father, a NYPD cop, killed a young couple, a boy and a girl barely older than his son, and then took his own life. There was no explanation for his actions. Now Parker is working on his most personal case yet: an investigation into his own origins and the circumstances surrounding the death of his father. The investigation will reveal a life haunted by lies, by secrets kept and loyalties compromised.

    great

    Another great story that keeps you guessing and interested.
    Well worth listening too any time of day

    Reviewed on 13 May 2016 by Kindle Customer ()
  • 9
    The Whisperers | John Connolly

    The Whisperers

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    The border between Maine and Canada is porous. Anything can be smuggled across it: drugs, cash, weapons, people. Now a group of disenchanted former soldiers has begun its own smuggling operation, and what is being moved is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men's hearts.

    truly amazing read

    As usual, John Connolly has readers/listeners on the edge of their seats, Charlie Parker is such a believable character who leaps from the page.

    Reviewed on 26 August 2013 by kay (Woodbridge, United Kingdom)
  • 11
    The Wrath of Angels | John Connolly

    The Wrath of Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (112)

    In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of an aeroplane is discovered. There are no bodies, and no such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. What the wreckage conceals is more important than money: it is power. Hidden in the plane is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the Devil.

    Master of suspense

    I love all of John Connellys books with Charlie and Angel and Louie, you can imagine doing the same things when the bad guys come creeping out of the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 April 2013 by angela (GLASGOW, United Kingdom)
  • 12
    The Wolf in Winter | John Connolly

    The Wolf in Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (199)

    Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins... The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town...

    John Connolly

    I like John Connolly's 'Charlie Parker' books. Have read his books over the years and must say this is one of his best. Loved the story line, with a v..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 March 2015 by Jean ()
  • 13
    A Song of Shadows: Charlie Parker, Book 13 | John Connolly

    A Song of Shadows: Charlie Parker, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (133)

    Thirteenth in the 'series of superb novels built around the haunted private detective Charlie Parker' (Daily Mail), A Song of Shadows sees Parker revisit the crimes of a WWII concentration camp while he struggles to regain his health after the near-fatal shooting in The Wolf in Winter. Grievously wounded private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War.

    Just brilliant!

    If I was hooked before......
    I cannot wait for the next book and more sleepless nights

    Reviewed on 28 July 2015 by Sarah (St Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom)
  • 14
    A Time of Torment: Charlie Parker, Book 14 | John Connolly

    A Time of Torment: Charlie Parker, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (160)

    Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart. He was imprisoned, brutalized. But in his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the girl who was marked for death but was saved; of the ones who tormented him and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade. Parker is not like other men. He died and was reborn. He is ready to wage war.

    5 stars

    If you haven't read Charlie Parker books you don't know what you're missing! Can't wait for the next one!

    Reviewed on 14 April 2016 by Jane ()