Robert B. Parkers Old Black Magic Audiobook, by Ace Atkins Play Audiobook Sample

Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic Audiobook

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Read By: Joe Mantegna Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Spenser Series Release Date: May 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781101924662

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

75

Longest Chapter Length:

08:54 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

13 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

05:56 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

28

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Publisher Description

Iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser delves into the black market art scene to investigate a decades-long unsolved crime of dangerous proportions. The heist was legendary, still talked about twenty 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. Soon the cold art case thrusts Spenser into the shady world of black market art dealers, aged Mafia bosses, and old vendettas. A five-million-dollar-reward by the museum's top benefactor, an aged, unlikable Boston socialite, sets Spenser and pals Vinnie Morris and Hawk onto a trail of hidden secrets, jailhouse confessions, and decades-old murders. Set against the high-society art scene and the low-life back alleys of Boston, this is classic Spenser doing what he does best.

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“It’s a feat when a writer creates characters who live and breathe on the page…To manage that with someone else’s characters…is a minor miracle. Ace Atkins pulls it off.”

— Chicago Sun-Times, praise for the author 

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  • “Atkins has done a splendid job of capturing the voice of the late Robert B. Parker.”

    — Publishers Weekly, praise for the author

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Codename Eric, 7/8/2020

About Ace Atkins

Ace Atkins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which—The Ranger and The Lost Ones—were nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In addition, he is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series. Before turning to fiction, he was a correspondent for the St. Petersburg Times, a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, and, in college, played defensive end for the undefeated Auburn University football team, for which he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

About Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna is a versatile, seasoned actor on both stage and screen. He first garnered national prominence for his work with writer-director David Mamet, earning a Tony Award for Glengarry Glen Ross in 1983. His name has become synonymous with Robert B. Parker’s Spenser since he has narrated the entire series.