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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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Great voice acting, poor story

Maybe it's the condensed format of this prelude story, but the story is wildly unbelievable.

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storyline corny

storyline corny, audio background good. not suspenseful. didnt feel attachment to any of the characters, no warmth in any of it. not believable, nor fun

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Disappointed

James Patterson novel - it was very disappointing.
Loved listening to Aaron Paul, but terrible story,

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👍🏽

Great acting with the characters, it was a great listen. Story line could have been better but overall I enjoyed it and will recommend to my friends. The actors made the story more believable and showed the emotions of each of the characters.

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great performance!

I felt like I was listening to a television show. Very entertaining! I highly recommend this audio book!


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Please let there be more!!

I really enjoyed this on a very long drive. I am currently looking for something similar on audible and both is like this. we all need more!

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Great listen!

I hate reading as a rule, but really enjoyed the way this felt like I was just listening to a TV show. It reminded me of so many different crime dramas, which I'm a huge fan of. I definitely didn't expect the ending, but I'm not mad, and I want more!

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The Coldest Case is the Hottest!

This audio drama instantly took me back to old radio theatre times. Great performances and excellent production put this a cut above ordinary audiobooks. Highly recommended!

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Amazing book

Love this book. It s so intriguing with the twists and turns. Audible should have more books like this.

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slow and cheesey to start i listened to the end

1st half was unconvincing, I laughed and the characters grew on me. I'd listen again

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  • Phx17
  • 2021-03-11

Rizzoli & Isles, minus Isles, and starring Frankie

And I thought book 1 in this series was good with Edoardo Ballerini narrating. I loved the all-star cast. It seems this cop procedural series will always feature a missing book, a Chicago cop family, and shady politics. With the scripted audio format, this felt just like an episode of Rizzoli & Isles, if it instead featured Rizzoli’s cop brother Frankie as the lead. Here we have cops (and twins) Billy and Patti hunting down a drug ledger. For a short book, there’s a surprisingly meaty side story involving Billy’s undercover partner. Plus, a hilarious use of techie Edgar, who I hope will continue with the series. And this was free in Audible Plus. Outstanding!

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  • Libbie R.
  • 2021-03-11

Finished Perfectly

NON STOP!
I love the sounds effect, the recording is clear, the narration, the story and the suspense of Coldest Case!

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  • vko
  • 2021-03-13

so so story / experience

2.5 ... I'm not crazy about this format. like listening to a TV show. extra sound effects and nearly overlapping dialogue, at times are pretty distracting at times.

I much prefer a voice actor giving a book a new life, rather than listening to sfx.

the story was pretty boring and very predictable. just like they wanted to produce whatever comes out to see if it sticks.
I would not recommend this format nor the book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-03-12

Unbelievable

This was so much fun! I wish it was way longer! It kind of reminded me of old radio shows. The suspense, narration , all of it made you feel like you were personally involved. I highly recommend listening!!!

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  • Paula Stephen
  • 2021-03-12

Great Audio Drama❤️

This is my second Audio drama complete with many sound affect and an entire staff of narrators. I did not finish my first one and decided never again. I had no idea who the players were and who was just killed. Six months later I softened and took the plunge with The Coldest Case. It was short and free. I was not disappointed! It was totally engaging and very well performed and written! Like watching TV without the visual. You are totally submerged in the experience. Highly recommend!

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  • MaureenTumenas
  • 2021-03-11

Like the story, not the "drama"

Way too much noise for me. I liked the story, but overall found all the sound effects annoying.

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  • Anne
  • 2021-03-12

Not so great

I love James Patterson but not this one. Mildly interesting but that’s all. Thank goodness it was free!

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  • Heather Brown
  • 2021-03-11

Movie without the big screen

loved it! The cast was entertaining and the production put you in the middle of the action.

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  • Elise Ebert
  • 2021-03-11

A Real Page Turner

Loved this book. I wanted to keep listening. Just enough suspense without being gorry. A must listen.

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  • Amanda D Paulsen
  • 2021-03-13

my 1st audio drama

I didn't know that audio drama was a thing but I really love this way of story telling. I'm hooked for sure!

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