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The Black Book Audiobook

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Read By: Edoardo Ballerini Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Black Book Thrillers Release Date: March 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781478914709

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

24

Longest Chapter Length:

29:44 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:31 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

25:46 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

13

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Publisher Description



The Instant #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Three bodies in a beautiful and luxurious bedroom.

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself-who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.



One missing black book.

A horrifying murder leads investigators to an unexpected address-an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago's most powerful citizens. There's plenty of incriminating evidence on the scene-but what matters most is what's missing: the madam's black book. Now with shock waves rippling through the city's elite, everyone's desperate to find it.



Chicago has never been more dangerous.

As everyone who's anyone in Chicago scrambles to get their hands on the elusive black book, no one's motives can be trusted. An ingenious, inventive thriller about power, corruption, and the power of secrets to scandalize a city-and possibly destroy a family-The Black Book is James Patterson at his page-turning best.

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"so full of suspense. hard to predict the outcome. I would highly recommend this book."

— Jane (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Narrator Edoardo Ballerini takes listeners through a twisty thriller set in Chicago and steeped in city and police politics… Ballerini has a subtle take on the Chicago accents yet shines with the banter between cops—getting the pace and sarcasm just right. His greatest contribution is keeping the emotional pitch high. It propels listeners through the changes in time sequence and keeps the tension ratcheted up. Patterson and Ballerini make a great pair for good listening.”

    — AudioFile
  • “The plot twists will give you whiplash.”

    — Washington Post
  • “Peerless networker Patterson…latches on to a co-author who ups his game in several welcome ways…The mystery is authentic, the lead-up genuinely suspenseful, and the leading characters and situations more memorable than Patterson’s managed in quite a while. Co-author Ellis is definitely a keeper.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • Brilliantly twisty...Many readers will agree with Patterson that this is the 'best book [he's] written in 25 years.'

    — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
  • The mystery is authentic, the lead-up genuinely suspenseful, and the leading characters and situations more memorable than Patterson's managed in quite a while.

    — Kirkus
  • It's almost as thrilling to see a writer like James Patterson at the top of his game as it is to read THE BLACK BOOK--a total page-turner that will keep you guessing from start to terrifying finish.

    — Karin Slaughter
  • THE BLACK BOOK has more twists than a Formula One race, and the pace is just as fast. Deeply rooted characters, a touch of humor, and a climax nobody can see coming--it's vintage Patterson.

    — Brad Taylor

Awards

  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • USA Today bestseller

The Black Book Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
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Narration: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
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Story: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 (3.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Les, 7/1/2022
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    — david kooiker, 4/15/2017

About the Authors

David Ellis, a justice of the Illinois Appellate Court, is the author of nine novels, including Line of Vision, which won an Edgar Award, and The Hidden Man, nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 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 Edoardo Ballerini

Edoardo Ballerini, an American actor, director, film producer, and award–winning narrator. He has won several Audie Awards for best narration, including for 2019’s Best Male Narrator of the Year, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, from classics to modern masters, from bestsellers to the inspirational, from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners to spine-tingling series, and much more. In television and film, he is best known for his roles in The Sopranos, 24, I Shot Andy Warhol, Dinner Rush, and Romeo Must Die. He is also trained in theater and continues to do much work on stage.