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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,413 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Howard Roughan Narrator: David Patrick Kelly Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781607882350
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New York’s Lombardo’s Steak House is famous for three reasons: the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. The assassin slips effortlessly through the police’s fingers and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit. 

Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad boy. Shocked and shaken, he doesn’t realize that he’s accidentally captured a key piece of evidence. Ensnared in the city’s most sensational crime in years, Nick investigates for a story of his own. Back off or dieis the clear message he finds as he closes in on the facts. In a thriller that overturns every expectation, Nick endures humiliation, threats, and violence. And that’s just the beginning.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The prolific Patterson seems unstoppable.”

    USA Today

  • “A thrill a minute...another winner for Patterson and Roughan.”

    BookReporter.com

  • “Patterson...deliver[s] another page-turning thriller...This story packs Patterson’s typical punch, featuring plenty of action and plot twists...Actor/narrator David Patrick Kelly keeps the rapid-fire plot moving expertly along.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Patterson and Roughan explore the worlds of journalism, the Mob, and politics. They deserve kudos for understanding how journalists work—a quality that is rare among novelists. Magazine reporter Nick Daniels lands an exclusive interview with a reclusive disgraced baseball star. But before he can ask any questions in the fancy restaurant, a Mob lawyer is brutally murdered just feet away, and Daniels suddenly finds himself on the wrong side of a news story. Actor David Kelly takes the listener on a twisting, turning path through truth and lies as Daniels digs into the story in which he is the main player. Kelly’s enthusiasm, flair for accents, and contagious excitement make Don’t Blink the perfect cure for that long drive to the office.”

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  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Fiction in 2010

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 2/18/2014

    " James Patterson books always get me hooked by the second page. This was a fast read but I didnt want to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Durinda | 2/18/2014

    " This was one of James Patterson's books that I had to review properly. Originally I gave 3 stars, but on reflection I have to give more, I now feel it warrants 4 1/2 stars. Book kept me turning pages, and all I wanted to do was just going to read 1 more paragraph and ended up reading until early hours of the morning and regretting the late night when I had to work the next day!! I enjoyed the main character Nick and was totally drawn into this thriller. Couldn't believe all the twists and turns! Excellent fast read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie Carrico | 2/9/2014

    " Missed the mark on this one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Johnson | 1/30/2014

    " If you read a lot of James Patterson novels then you know the pace is usually quick and the twists are abundant. This novel is no exception. In this novel, Nick Daniels is a reporter who witnesses a mob hit and is then warned not to investigate it or use the evidence he finds. Now he must decide whether to trust the law or trust the mob. The only problem with this novel is how it goes from 1st person to 3rd person, but even that is just a speed bump in this fast thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/15/2014

    " a good one for JP, i was pretty into it and the storyline was interesting and a little different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 1/12/2014

    " Fun, fast paced James Patterson. Nothing deep or different just entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Forgetfulone | 1/2/2014

    " Quick and easy read. Parts are suspenseful, and I love how one chapter leads into the next with a surprise. The ending was somewhat predictable, but satisfying nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy T | 12/31/2013

    " Another awesome mystery book by James Patterson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Boyd | 12/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read a Patterson book in a while and this one did not disappoint me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabrina | 12/16/2013

    " Best James Patterson book I've read in a LONG time! I'm not usually into "mafia" but this one I couldn't put down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 11/18/2013

    " Another one of my favorite books that I have read by James Patterson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 10/4/2013

    " Patterson's normal short cliff-hanger chapters keep you reading, and the story is good. I would recommend this one to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber Jones | 9/12/2013

    " Pretty good book. Not one of his best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Notdoingitall | 7/31/2013

    " Not a true JP - certainly a good plot and action - but it wasn't his words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Verdicchio | 7/16/2013

    " Fast reading...kept my interest all the way troughto the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 4/17/2013

    " Quick, easy read, kept me engaged. Popcorn book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/13/2013

    " Another book with a co-author :( Good reading, easy to pick up and put down. One attempt on his life after another involving the mafia - but no real character development and no depth into the psyche of the bad guys. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane Dickison | 4/4/2013

    " I just couldn't get into this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 1/24/2013

    " A notch below the Women's Murder Club series, and definitely much better than some of Patterson's recent "independent" novels. Kept me interested and fast paced. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynn Palermo | 12/26/2012

    " Predictable, cliche, nothing orginal, and forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allyvlee | 11/18/2012

    " I liked this one more than recent others. I liked the first person narrative to it especially and it kept me guessing. To me, though, one of the characters was a little too obvious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorinda Byelich | 5/11/2012

    " I love James Patterson but the books he writes with Howard Roughan leave a bit to be desired imho! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 4/21/2012

    " Typical Patterson-nice, easy, enjoyable read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SherryA | 1/1/2012

    " Very fast read. Read it in one evening. Enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Knight | 11/18/2011

    " This story could make a good special TV thriller! It is a good fast read with lots of action and suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine Victoria | 9/29/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I think James Patterson is starting to make a come back, as some of the other books have not been as intense. I am excited to see what is next. There are some spots that are kind of dull but overall, it was worth buying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Lautenschlager | 7/26/2011

    " A new character for James Patterson. Still his page turning style. I'd definitely like to see more of this new character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 7/7/2011

    " An exciting and fun read. The characters are good and although the main character gets into some impossible situations you know he'll come out on top. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 5/18/2011

    " I just couldn't get into this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 5/7/2011

    " Just finished this one...started out kind of grossing me out...but it was worth getting through the gross parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/6/2011

    " I liked the typical short chapters that James Patterson uses with his novels. It makes it a quick read and hard to put down.
    It's the story of a journalist in his crazy moments in trying to write about the mob. In Patterson style, it has some gruesomeness, humor, and even some romance.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 5/5/2011

    " Always have liked Patterson books - he wrote this in conjunction with someone else but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 4/28/2011

    " Patterson doesn't disappoint! Love the fast pace and short chapters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 4/26/2011

    " James Patterson books always get me hooked by the second page. This was a fast read but I didnt want to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 4/25/2011

    " Pretty good! Typical James Patterson... not big on character development. Quick read. Every chapter is only a couple of pages. Surprisingly though this book had a few plot twists in the end that I didn't see coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 4/24/2011

    " I rate this book better than the critics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobby | 4/23/2011

    " Patterson is crack to me I guess: I tell myself I'm don't and won't read him anymore, then I start the next one. Decent mob story. Would actually be a halfway decent movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael | 4/22/2011

    " Action packed book, easy read, once you pick it up you will not put it down. Love to read Patterson's work allways entertaining and this book had it all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 4/13/2011

    " I liked this book - only liked, not really liked, not loved. Just liked. That is very unusual for me and a James Patterson book, but I did not find the story nor the characters compelling.
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marlene | 4/10/2011

    " James Patterson is a wonderful writer; however, something got in his way with this book. Mediocre at best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 4/1/2011

    " This was a gripping and thrilling story. Kept me on the edge of my sit. Wanting more. Jame Patterson is one of my favorite authors. He has never let me down with his writings. This one did not let me down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 3/30/2011

    " Not as good as previous books he has written. Italian Mafia and Russian Mafia, really....... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M.C. | 3/29/2011

    " Pretty good...I do enjoy the light wit and suspense combined in Patterson's novels with his co-authors. Not so laborious as his earlier works. A gentle suspense really...not a thriller to my way of thinking, but engaging nonetheless. "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrator

David Patrick Kelly is an American actor and musician. The character of Jerry Horne in Twin Peaks was created by David Lynch specifically for Kelly. He’s also appeared in numerous other television shows including, Miami Vice, Gossip Girl, Louie, and three different Law & Order series. He is also well known for his role of Luther in the 1979 cult film The Warriors.