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The Coldest Case: A Black Book Audio Drama

By: James Patterson,Aaron Tracy,Ryan Silbert
Narrated by: Aaron Paul,Krysten Ritter,Nathalie Emmanuel,Beau Bridges,full cast
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Publisher's Summary

Please note: This audio drama is for mature audiences only. It contains strong language, violence, and sexual content. Discretion is advised.  

James Patterson's Detective Billy Harney is back, this time investigating murders in a notorious Chicago drug ring, which will lead him, his sister, and his new partner through a dangerous web of corrupt politicians, vengeful billionaires, and violent dark web conspiracies.

In The Coldest Case: A Black Book Audio Drama, homicide detective Billy Harney sends his new partner, Kate, deep undercover in a notorious Chicago drug ring. When several members of the ring soon turn up dead, Billy abruptly pulls Kate out, blowing her cover. Kate’s informant inside the gang quickly disappears. As does the ring’s black book.... 

When Billy can’t find the informant, he wonders if Kate is secretly harboring her, since the two grew close during Kate's weeks undercover. As Billy and Kate investigate the ring’s murders, they’ll be pulled into a dangerous web of corrupt politicians, vengeful billionaires, drugged pro-athletes, and violent, dark web conspiracies, all in search of the missing black book. 

©2020 James Patterson, Friendly Heights, Inc., and Origin Story Entertainment, LLC (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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The. Worst. Don’t do it.

The plot is ridiculous, I’m all for willing suspension of disbelief, but this sets a new bar. The script is terrible, muddling every police procedural trope and tossing it in a dumpster. You can tell the actors (some genuinely talented people) were trying hard, but with every character lifted from a stereotype encyclopaedia, there wasn’t much they could do to save it. If I hadn’t been driving alone at night in a no wi-fi/signal zone with no other book downloaded I wouldn’t have kept going. I listened to the last 20 mins from morbid curiosity. I shouldn’t have. Shame on me.

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Brilliant listen

Best listened to with headphones for the full immersive sound experience, easily binged over a weekend

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Full cast narration done well

This audio drama would not have been as thrilling if it wasn't for the spot on casting of narrators. A specially captivating performance by Aaron Paul, Krysten Ritter and Karan Soni, the casting - along with the sound effects - offers variety of perspective and adds to scene setting without inundating the listener.
The story was good, it could've had more colour and been a bit longer (it felt a little rushed towards the end), but it still kept my attention and wasn't predictable in a way that left me bored.
Definitely looking forward to more audio dramas done like this in the future.

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Terrible performance

I can't even review the story because the performance was so bad, so loud, all over the place and distracting, that 5 minutes was enough to make me quit listening. It was exhausting.

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Honestly , this was just a bit weird.

The production was really good, if not a bit unusual for an audio book. Your well “acted” if not a bit shouts and overdramatised at times. However the actual story was so weak and not of James Patterson’s usual standard. Loosing his touch or has this been so badly edited to become a short piece? Either way, it falls short for me.

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Aaron Paul Is Engaging

And the rest of the cast is strong. Very enjoyable. Can recommend to take the place of your favourite

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Very enjoyable!

The story was engaging and the actors very entertaining. One criticism would be some sound effects were a little overpowering of the dialogue as with some musical interludes. The story was a great pace. listened while I gardened even laughed out loud a couple of times.

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Well worth a listen

Good story, great presentation well worth a listen wish it was longer hope there’s a follow up :)

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It's ok

I've listened to a couple of audio drama's and this one is ok. I recognised a couple of actors voices in it. Story is a bit predictable.

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the excitement

the phones are a bit quiet compared to the rest of the show , but LOVED IT ALL

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