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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (871 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Goldberg Narrator: Angela Brazil Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Adrian Monk Series Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781482979404
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Adrian Monk is horrified when he learns there is going to be a blue flu in San Francisco. He doesn’t understand what the blue flu is—but it sounds terrible. Captain Stottlemeyer explains that it’s not really a virus: the police force plan to call in “sick” until they get a better contract. The good news is that the labor dispute will give Monk a chance to get back on the force. The bad news is that it means he’ll be a “scab”—and he doesn’t like the sound of that either.

Before he knows it, Monk has his badge back and his own squad to command. Unfortunately, some of the squad members make Monk look like a paragon of mental health. But despite the challenges, they will have to pull together to catch an astrologer’s killer, solve a series of mysterious fatal assaults, and, most importantly, clean up their desks.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “While the obvious audience for the Monk novels are fans of the multiple Emmy Award–winning television series, Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu will appeal to anyone who enjoys lighthearted, comedic whodunits, regardless of whether they’ve even seen the show. Goldberg’s succinct writing style—with an emphasis on witty dialogue, laugh-out-loud hijinks, and nonstop action—will make a devoted Monk fan of anyone who picks up this surprisingly entertaining read. Rubber gloves and moist towelettes not included.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

Listener Opinions

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

    " Love the Monk books. I can feel the struggle Monk has in this one - desire to be back on the force combined with friendship and loyalty. Also the introduction of the other crazy ex-cops = awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tal | 2/12/2014

    " this was a great and classic monk book. the intertwining story lines. the odd interactions. the misunderstandings. i like it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 2/11/2014

    " Everyone's favorite OCD detective is back - this time with his police shield while the rest of the police force calls in sick to protest contract negotiations with the City of San Francisco. I enjoyed reading about Mr. Monk's motley crew of detectives and their assistants, while they solve several murders in unusual ways. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 2/7/2014

    " A pretty good entry in this decent series. The writing, as with all the Mr. Monk books, is fair at best. But the characters and stories are good. This one has Mr. Monk returning to the police force when a Police strike, or "Blue Flu", happens in San Fransico. The book is easy to read and easy to forget. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 2/1/2014

    " Spin-off van de reeks Monk. Genietbaar boek. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 1/26/2014

    " Really funny! Mr. Monk's squad made for a very enjoyable read! Oh how I miss the show. I would have loved to see these characters on the screen.... "

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

    " This book was really good..... I thought that some parts were slow, in which case they were boring. Trying to solve the mysteries is super fun. Since I have seen some of the show, I love putting the voices of the show into my mind from he book. All in all, I thought that this book was really good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 1/12/2014

    " I am enjoying the whole series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 1/2/2014

    " I think I didn't get into this one as much simply because it's earlier in the series...I didn't get enough of Natalie and maybe Mr. Monk wasn't as quirky as I'd like. Or maybe I'm just so sick this week nothing is making me feel better *sniff* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 12/12/2013

    " Just when I thought Monk was gone forever, I find a series of books to read. Woohoo! They are told from the perspective of his assistant Natalie and a whole lotta fun. "

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

    " The monk books are good flight reading... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rizka Mulya | 11/28/2013

    " I like it better than the first time I read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 10/26/2013

    " good book, but I am not sure I like it or not. It was just like watching the tv show, which I loved, but the part I didn't like is that I felt like I was reading a script. The story was interesting though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 6/2/2013

    " hilarious, of course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sierra crosby | 2/10/2013

    " I laughed like I do at the monk tv show, though not as much. While I can picture monk doing the things, it isn't as amusing as it is when you see them on a tv. Still a good book. Kept me interested, though a bit dry in a few parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 1/1/2013

    " Love this series. Can't wait for the library to send me more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/19/2012

    " If you like the TV show you will love the book. It was enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 8/13/2012

    " too many times I had to question the authenticity. I am a huge Monk fan but it was far fetched, even for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 7/2/2012

    " Great book. What else can I say? It's Monk. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sistri k | 6/28/2012

    " monk is my favorite detective (after sherlock holmes)he's out of normal, just like me :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/27/2012

    " Not as good as some of the other Monk books, but still enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 faeriemyst | 10/13/2011

    " Definitely my favorite Monk book so far. As a whole, it's more solid than the previous two books and how can you not like Monk being made captain? Good, light entertainment. If you need more Monk, pick it up. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie (a.k.a. QE3) | 9/29/2011

    " Goldberg seems to make them unnecessarily....raw. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 5/11/2011

    " I loved this book they put Mr. Monk in charge because of a strike and his crew of ex-police officers and detectives are a riot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hana Bilqisthi | 4/30/2011

    " kocak :D baca buku ini setelah nonton cuplikan film detektif monk di kelas psikologi abnormal :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jani | 4/23/2011

    " I really loved this, it was written from Natalie's perspective. Was very Monk! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 3/27/2011

    " Really funny! Mr. Monk's squad made for a very enjoyable read! Oh how I miss the show. I would have loved to see these characters on the screen.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jani | 2/2/2011

    " I really loved this, it was written from Natalie's perspective. Was very Monk! "

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

    " monk is my favorite detective (after sherlock holmes)he's out of normal, just like me :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 8/11/2010

    " Great book. What else can I say? It's Monk. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristine | 7/25/2010

    " Didn't like this one as well--but being the huge Monk fan that I am, I still read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 faeriemyst | 3/24/2010

    " Definitely my favorite Monk book so far. As a whole, it's more solid than the previous two books and how can you not like Monk being made captain? Good, light entertainment. If you need more Monk, pick it up. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yian | 2/23/2010

    " not as good as mr. monk goes to hawaii but still extremely funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nichole | 12/6/2009

    " I suspect the TV series is much better than the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 11/6/2009

    " Love the Monk books. I can feel the struggle Monk has in this one - desire to be back on the force combined with friendship and loyalty. Also the introduction of the other crazy ex-cops = awesome! "

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About the Author
Author Lee Goldberg

Lee Goldberg is a novelist and television writer whose television scripting and producing credits include Diagnosis Murder, Nero Wolfe, Hunter, Spenser: For Hire, She-Wolf of London, SeaQuest, Missing, Martial Law, and Monk. He is currently on the board of the Mystery Writers of America, from which he has received two Edgar Award nominations.

About the Narrator

Angela Brazil is a member of the resident acting company at Providence’s esteemed Trinity Repertory Company and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator.