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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (372 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Greeley Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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With over 15 million copies of his books in print, Father Andrew M. Greeley has an unmatched flair for writing entertaining fiction that offers wry observations about religious and secular life. His popular novels featuring Bishop Blackie Ryan offer delightful locked-room mysteries set against the intricate politics of the Catholic church.

Bishop Blackie has no desire to leave the friendly confines of his Chicago neighborhood to traipse around Paris searching for Fr're Jean-Claude, a popular priest who has inexplicably vanished while filming a television show. But when his Archbishop boss says, See to it, Blackie can hardly refuse. As he sifts through a pile of suspects that includes everyone from church leaders to television executives, Blackie begins to wonder whether the reason no one can find Jean-Claude is because Jean-Claude doesn't want to be found.

George Guidall's entertaining narration perfectly captures the sharp wit and worldly wisdom of Bishop Blackie as he puzzles his way through this beguiling mystery. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/31/2013

    " This was great! I should have figured out the mystery but I didn't and I liked that! The plot is well crafted and, of course, I like the references to the idea that maybe one day the Catholic Church will be less restrictive about the role of women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conyers | 12/30/2013

    " This was a lot of fun, especially since I had just visited the Crypte and St-Germain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emm Ess | 12/30/2013

    " a delightful "locked-room" mystery without gratuitous violence that I couldn't quite predict all the way to the end - a rarity for me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 12/26/2013

    " The mystery is great, but I got sick of phrases being repeated ad nauseum (every other page, no lie). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juliet | 12/14/2013

    " Wanted an audio book during a weekend of driving & the library had this one. Certain phrases were used too frequently for me, but all in all the book was enjoyable and Andrew Greeley's views surprised & delighted me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 12/11/2013

    " Read by George Guidall (probably not the proper speling, I'm sorry...), my favorite narrator- played Zelda listening to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Polly | 10/29/2013

    " This is one of the better Bishop Blackie mysteries, IMHO. Interesting, funny and with a decent solution to a knotty problem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 9/12/2013

    " Love Greeley's zingers toward the pomposity and arrogance of certain people-- and the gentleness and kindness toward others. Interesting twist as Blackie solves the mystery of the missing priest/Tv preacher. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/4/2013

    " Listening to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angel | 8/2/2013

    " Loved the story and the progressive attitude of Bishop Blackie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dalila | 5/16/2013

    " I liked it. I had never read any of his books. I may read more of his work. It was a nice mix of places and cultures. Also, Catholicism lightly addressed but nicely done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/22/2013

    " These books are fun, maybe because of their pro-Chicago bent, maybe because I've never heard of a Catholic priest referring to God as "Her." Mysteries sometimes with a supernatural tinge, and always with some good Chicago Irish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannan | 3/10/2013

    " It was a pleasant read, but I figured out the mystery before it was revealed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 3/7/2013

    " If you can get past the author's idiosyncrasies, including naming God as a she, this was a fascinating, informative mystery with the surprising solution learned at the last minute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 11/20/2012

    " I love the Blackie Ryan mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MommaLaura | 9/28/2012

    " Bishop Blackie on the scene of another fascinating crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 5/4/2012

    " A really fun mystery book. I haven't read anything else by Greeley, I think I will. I did the book on tape, it was narrated by George Guidall. He is the best. And, it was just about the right length for the Hawthorne to Ogden trip. Oh, The twist at the end of the mystery was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/15/2012

    " The more I read of Andrew Greeley, the more I enjoy his writing. The thing I appreciate most about his books are the embedded illuminations about faith and religion. Bishop "Blackie" doesn't take himself too seriously, but we have a lot to learn through his gentle humor and insight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborahkemp | 2/24/2012

    " Greatly enjoyed this mystery set in Paris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 11/5/2011

    " The best of the Blackie Ryan series, I thought (only a couple I have not read yet). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 9/9/2011

    " Blackie solves locked door mystery of missing priest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 8/31/2011

    " Set in France, a television priest disappears. Bishop Blackwood is loaned by the Cardinal in Chicago to the Archbishop of Paris to investigate. Full of the usual Greeley twists, turns, and enjoyment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborahkemp | 5/15/2011

    " Greatly enjoyed this mystery set in Paris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 5/11/2011

    " Love Greeley's zingers toward the pomposity and arrogance of certain people-- and the gentleness and kindness toward others. Interesting twist as Blackie solves the mystery of the missing priest/Tv preacher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 7/31/2010

    " Read by George Guidall (probably not the proper speling, I'm sorry...), my favorite narrator- played Zelda listening to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nana | 6/29/2010

    " Blackie solves locked door mystery of missing priest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 1/18/2010

    " If you can get past the author's idiosyncrasies, including naming God as a she, this was a fascinating, informative mystery with the surprising solution learned at the last minute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MommaLaura | 1/6/2010

    " Bishop Blackie on the scene of another fascinating crime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 1/1/2010

    " I love the Blackie Ryan mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 10/15/2009

    " Enjoyable. Learned a ot about French culture and their government. Also a good philosphical discussion of loveand marriage.

    The mystery was also reasonably clever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/16/2009

    " This was great! I should have figured out the mystery but I didn't and I liked that! The plot is well crafted and, of course, I like the references to the idea that maybe one day the Catholic Church will be less restrictive about the role of women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Min | 1/11/2009

    " a delightful "locked-room" mystery without gratuitous violence that I couldn't quite predict all the way to the end - a rarity for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 9/3/2008

    " A really fun mystery book. I haven't read anything else by Greeley, I think I will. I did the book on tape, it was narrated by George Guidall. He is the best. And, it was just about the right length for the Hawthorne to Ogden trip. Oh, The twist at the end of the mystery was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 7/7/2008

    " The more I read of Andrew Greeley, the more I enjoy his writing. The thing I appreciate most about his books are the embedded illuminations about faith and religion. Bishop "Blackie" doesn't take himself too seriously, but we have a lot to learn through his gentle humor and insight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 5/27/2008

    " The mystery is great, but I got sick of phrases being repeated ad nauseum (every other page, no lie). "

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About the Author

Father Andrew Greeley, a native of Chicago, is a priest, distinguished sociologist and bestselling author. He is professor of social sciences at the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona, as well as research associate at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. His current sociological research focuses on current issues facing the Catholic Church—including celibacy of priests, ordination of women, religious imagination, and sexual behavior of Catholics. He is the author of more than thirty bestselling novels and an autobiography, Furthermore!: Confessions of a Parish Priest.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.