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The Black Book

Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 10 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

How can you prove your innocence when you can't remember the crime?

Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives whose twin sister, Patty, also followed in their father's footsteps, there's nothing Billy won't give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing about the events leading up to the shootout.

Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who's anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free...or confirm his worst fears.

©2017 James Patterson (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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Very good book. Very engrossing and hard to put down.

This is my first James Patterson book. Sometimes when I listen to audio books my mind tends to wonder off but it's not the case with this book. I highly recommend this book to any reader who likes a good detective mystery book.

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Again

Well done on another success I love the twist to this story Another great read

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great story line and story telling

had me listening until the last minute. the narrator did an amazing job bringing each of the characters to life

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A waste of time

Really inadequate for this author who normally I've enjoyed over the years. Very disappointed. Save yourself

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  • Megan Bowe
  • 05-10-2017

Back to the best of James Patterson

After enjoying the majority of the Alex Cross books and the Jack Reacher series I had begun to predict the storylines of the recent books I had listened to HOWEVER this book, the narrator, the storyline has given me the fantastic feeling of 'what happens next!' Gripped til the end. Hope others enjoy it as much as I did.

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  • Weigh In Time
  • 24-10-2017

FANTASTIC!!

This book was fantastic, it's amazingly narrated the story if always making you guess all the way until the very last word. if you like thriller's then this is the book for you! just brilliant!

it's also been brought by CBS as a TV series... I hope they don't ruin it!

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  • Nathan
  • 30-07-2017

Fantastic!

I love this book, from start to finish it had me on my toes. The narrator is excellent too.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a gripping crime story, loved this book. Best book I've ever read.

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  • Smallbo
  • 02-07-2017

Back to James Patterson's Best

This book is one of the best of James Patterson's books which I've read in a long while. The plot has so many twists and turns that I couldn't wait for the next chance i had to listen. Jumping between past and present took a little getting used to, but that didn't detract from the overall experience. The reader was good too.

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  • Kirsty Nightingale
  • 02-06-2017

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fantastic Read. gripping and a real page turned excellent narration and just the right tempo

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 22-05-2017

Another winner

Yet again a definite winning story line, with a very unexpected twist at the end, can't wait to listen to the next one

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  • Aaron
  • 27-01-2019

Brilliant

Best book ive listened to for a long time! love how it jumps from past to present. gripping.

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  • jbedders
  • 18-01-2019

10 out of 10 listen

Vintage Patterson at his VERY best. A brilliant who dunnit - a hugely enjoyable listen.

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  • Margaret Turner
  • 10-10-2018

Unbelievable

Too far fetched.Main character too good to be true.Author is no Baldacci.
Waste of time

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  • Jordan's
  • 29-06-2018

Enjoyable

Struggled a bit through it as the story line jumps about a bit and if you don't listen to it in one or two sittings, then it can get confusing.