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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (291 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donald E. Westlake Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Parker Novels Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781482984231
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The sixteenth Parker novel, Butcher’s Moon is more than twice as long most of the master heister’s adventures, and absolutely jammed with the action, violence, and nerve-jangling tension readers have come to expect. Back in the corrupt town where he lost his money, and nearly his life, in Slayground, Parker assembles a stunning cast of characters from throughout his career for one gigantic, blowout job: starting—and finishing—a gang war. It feels like the Parker novel to end all Parker novels, and for nearly twenty-five years that’s what it was. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag.”

    Stephen King

  • “Whatever Stark writes, I read. He’s a stylist, a pro, and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude.”

    Elmore Leonard

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doruk | 2/13/2014

    " Pretty bad-ass crime novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Gordon | 2/12/2014

    " A great book to re-read. Stark/Westlake is really good at describing action, and at conveying character through action. I prefer the early Parker books for their concision, but this is like the finale of a fireworks show. Makes me want to plan a heist or three. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 1/20/2014

    " Probably the grandest of the Parker books. It takes Parker, adds a more Byzantine (than usual) plot, adds actual continuity from nearly every previous book in the series, and mixes it all up. Great, great stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise M. | 1/8/2014

    " AKA: Alan Marshall, Alan Marsh, James Blue, Ben Christopher, Edwin West, John B. Allan, Curt Clark, Tucker Coe, P.N. Castor, Timothy J. Culver, J. Morgan Cunningham, Samuel Holt, Judson Jack Carmichael, Richard Stark, Donald E. Westlake "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Mock | 1/1/2014

    " This culmination of Parker's career is over-long but high on tension as its a race to save fan favorite Grofeld and collect the loot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 12/28/2013

    " The follow-up to Slayground. Amazing. The best aspects of the whole series blended up into one book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alberto | 12/27/2013

    " Incredibly good. My first Parker novel and I can't wait to read the full series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/11/2013

    " Just goes to show, you don't piss Parker off. He's the baddest guy around. Again, very well written and engaging. Never a dull moment. Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erik | 12/9/2013

    " Hands down the best novel of the entire series. And until this recent U of C reprint, about as easy to find as the Loch Ness Monster. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chip Hart | 12/7/2013

    " So far, this is the "Destroy All Monsters" of the Parker series. That's a compliment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isaac | 10/23/2013

    " A serious tour de force in terms of caper books. Great schemata of crime, a merciless main character, more bad guys with interesting quirks. Worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke Sonnier | 8/17/2013

    " I think this may easily be my favorite book of the entire Parker series so far. Stark really seems to up the ante quite a bit in this novel and the payoff is great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Uys | 2/18/2013

    " Another fantastic Parker novel from Richard Stark (Donald Westlake) that draws from previous books to create a tense grippy read with a great cast of characters. Some of the finest crime fiction I've ever enjoyed, I'm eternally indebted to Darwyn Cooke for introducing me to this series. "

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About the Author
Author Donald E. Westlake

Donald E. Westlake (1933–2008) wrote dozens of novels under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, including Richard Stark and Alan Marshall. Many of his books have been adapted for film, most notably The Hunter, which became the 1967 noir Point Blank and the 1999 smash hit Payback.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.