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Download L.A. Outlaws: A Charlie Hood Novel #1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (810 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. Jefferson Parker Narrator: David Colacci, Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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Los Angeles is gripped by the exploding celebrity of Allison Murietta, her real identity unknown, a modern-day Jesse James with the compulsion to steal beautiful things, the vanity to invite the media along, and the conscience to donate much of her bounty to charity. Nobody ever gets hurt - until a job ends with ten gangsters lying dead and a half-million dollars worth of glittering diamonds missing.

Rookie Deputy Charlie Hood discovers the bodies, and he prevents an eyewitness - a schoolteacher named Suzanne Jones - from leaving the scene in her Corvette. Drawn to a mysterious charisma that has him off-balance from the beginning, Hood begins an intense affair with Suzanne. As the media frenzy surrounding Allison's exploits swells to a fever pitch and the Southland's most notorious killer sets out after her, a glimmer of recognition blooms in Hood, forcing him to choose between a deeply held sense of honor and a passion that threatens to consume him completely.

With a stone-cold killer locked in relentless pursuit, Suzanne and Hood continue their desperate dance around the secrets that brought them together, unsure whether each new dawn may signal the day their lies catch up with them. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 2/16/2014

    " Not bad, but I'm not sure if I'm interested in reading more by him. The main character, Charlie Hood, is a young cop and I think I prefer them older. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/14/2014

    " Contains murder, stolen diamonds, fast cars. And the villian/hero is a woman! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 2/13/2014

    " Great mystery; 8th grade history teacher by day, thief by night who gives much of her loot to charities. Obviously unrealistic but a good read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Ambrose | 1/21/2014

    " Loved this book from page 1. Parker introduces Charlie Hood in this one, but much of the time we're in the head of Allison Murrietta, a young, attractive, smart outlaw who is distantly related to Joaquin Murrietta. Even though Allison is on the wrong side of the law, we can't help but root for her as the stakes and danger in her life escalate. A must read from Parker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/13/2014

    " I'd read books two and four in this series so it was time to tackle the first book. Even though I knew how this book was going to end it was still a page turner. The pursuit of the hunter and the hunted and their switching of roles back and forth makes for captivating reading. Charlie Hood is the troubled honest broker. He comes off as the most realistic character. Allison's character is more unreal-beautiful woman who teaches history but is a robber and car thief. My only minor criticism is that Parker refers to Marines as soldiers. He lives next to Pendleton and should know this faux pas. It's a mistake you only make once. Book three awaits and then I'm caught up in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nette | 1/11/2014

    " Parker is such a good writer that even though the plot is completely goofy, I didn't mind one bit. Extra half star for 1) setting a foot chase around Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance which I read while sitting in the customer lounge of the Saturn dealership ON HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD IN TORRANCE, and 2) the following line describing two characters having hot sex: "It was like two tornadoes competing for the same trailer park." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 1/7/2014

    " The premise is great...A woman who says she is Juaquin Murrieta's descendent is robbing the "rich" and giving to the "poor" in current LA. The novel was much better than the premise. It lived up to all my expectations and more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taryn Elliott | 1/7/2014

    " story was okay...but it just didn't hold me enough to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 1/4/2014

    " Very good action book with a little ill fated romance thrown in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Writer | 12/21/2013

    " A good, solid, crime novel. Parker spins another good story -- this one taking as its point of departure the bandit Joaquin Murrietta. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Pat | 12/5/2013

    " Love T. Jefferson Parker mysteries. This one about a "schoolteacher gone wild," made me look at my co-workers in a different light. Might they have secret lives? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassandra. | 11/5/2013

    " Charlie Hood #1 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 10/5/2013

    " A good romp, not very credible. (Not that I minded). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 9/27/2013

    " Unputdownable page turner and even if you know where the plot will lead, the story, characters and action will keep you up late at night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl Marcus | 9/4/2013

    " I can 't sat that I understand the big deal about this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 7/17/2013

    " One of the best crime novels I've read in a long time. The thriller as literature... At the end, the author takes you to a place that only finely wrought characters, plotting, and insight into the human condition can take you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 5/30/2013

    " A good book that grabs yourattention right away and holds you all the way. i really enjoyed it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skip | 5/5/2012

    " Deputy Charlie Hood is called upon to solve the senseless murder of opposing gang members and a diamond merchant, and like the rest of L.A. falls for a daring female Robin Hood, who robs fast food joints and steals cars, giving the money to the needy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Russell | 11/8/2011

    " I'm new to Parker and this was my first pick. He writes beautifully and elevates crime mysteries to a delicious level. Couldn't put it down. On to more TJP for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela | 11/2/2011

    " Not a good book. Picked this up because I saw a book that looked interesting that comes much later in the series and wanted to start from the beginning. I will no longer be getting that book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 8/5/2011

    " Ok., this book in very basic, not the best author, and things just happen for the main character. Not enough background. I would have considered not finishing it, but it is a quick read. Reads like it was made for a movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 7/4/2011

    " This was an interseting read with plot twists and turns that kept you involved. The main character is a strong, yet sociopathic, female who you both cheer on and want her to be caught. It was a very light read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 7/3/2011

    " Jeff Parker continues to be one of my favorite writers. I highly recommend this book for readers of literary fiction who also like suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Bremser | 5/25/2011

    " As good as it gets. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. I like books where the hero is a good guy and it all works out in the end. In this story the hero is a crook who doesn't do anything but die in the end and then her kid becomes a crook. It was entertaining but not my favorite. "

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About the Author
Author T. Jefferson Parker

T. Jefferson Parker is the bestselling author of over twenty novels and a three-time winner of the Edgar Award. His many other novels include Cold Pursuit, The Fallen, and Storm Runners. Formerly a journalist, Parker lives with his family in Southern California.