Jesse Stone Mysteries
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(2.8 based on 18 ratings)
  • 1
    Night Passage: Jesse Stone, Book 1 | Robert B. Parker

    Night Passage: Jesse Stone, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Richard Masur
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    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.

    Poor Sound Quality

    I am an avid listener and had just enjoyed a Parker book and was so diappointed that I couldn't listen to this because the sound quality was just so p..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 March 2013 by Paul (Street, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Trouble in Paradise: Jesse Stone, Book 2 | Robert B. Parker

    Trouble in Paradise: Jesse Stone, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Richard Masur
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Stiles Island is a wealthy and exclusive enclave separated by a bridge from the Massachusetts coast town of Paradise. James Macklin sees Stiles Island as the ultimate investment opportunity: all he needs to do is invade the island, blow the bridge, and loot the island. To realize his investment, Macklin, along with his devoted girlfriend, Faye, assembles a crew of fellow ex-cons - all experts in their fields - including Wilson Cromartie, a fearsome Apache. James Macklin is a bad man - a very bad man. And Wilson Cromartie, known as Crow, is even worse. As Macklin plans his crime, Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone has his hands full. He faces romantic entanglements in triplicate: his ex-wife Jenn, is in the Paradise jail for assault, he's begun a new relationship with a Stiles Island realtor named Marcy Campbell, and he's still sorting out his feelings for attorney Abby Taylor. When Macklin's attack on Stiles Island is set in motion, both Marcy and Abby are put in jeopardy. As the casualties mount, it's up to Jesse to keep both women from harm.

    Don't bother with the first 4 chapters....

    Not up to RBP's usual standard. By chapter 4 there have been multiple profanities and about 5 sex scenes. I'm not a prude, but it had zero relevance o..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 October 2017 by JB ()