Listen free for 30 days

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo + applicable taxes after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
The Coldest Case: A Black Book Audio Drama cover art

The Coldest Case: A Black Book Audio Drama

Written by: James Patterson, Aaron Tracy, Ryan Silbert
Narrated by: Aaron Paul, Krysten Ritter, Nathalie Emmanuel, Beau Bridges, full cast
Try for $0.00

$14.95 per month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $25.98

Buy Now for $25.98

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.

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.

Featured Article: 17 Fantastic Audiobooks That Clock In at Under 5 Hours

Audiobooks come in all shapes and sizes, and the listening format is perfect for embracing epic books that may have been too daunting in written form. Still, people often search for something a little more concise, a title that won’t take up an entire day’s worth of time. This collection of great audiobooks all clock in at five hours or less. They cover plenty of ground, from laugh-out-loud hilarity to edge-of-your-seat terror, via short story collections, love stories, audio versions of great books, best sellers, and national award winners. Sometimes real life doesn’t lend itself to 34-hour epics, after all.

More from the same

What listeners say about The Coldest Case: A Black Book Audio Drama

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    487
  • 4 Stars
    228
  • 3 Stars
    114
  • 2 Stars
    27
  • 1 Stars
    22
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    561
  • 4 Stars
    134
  • 3 Stars
    64
  • 2 Stars
    17
  • 1 Stars
    14
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    390
  • 4 Stars
    204
  • 3 Stars
    115
  • 2 Stars
    48
  • 1 Stars
    30

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Great voice acting, poor story

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

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

awesome story

I really enjoyed the performances and found the overall story well paced. it really keeps you listening

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing book

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

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

perfection

now this is a audiobook worth listening to. pulls you in and a thrilling ride.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Entertaining

Enjoyable and entertaining, quality like listening to a movie. The cast of narrators all did a spectacular job, particularly Aaron Paul. Decent crime mystery with some twists and turns and a little dark humour.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Fun listen

Sometimes it’s nice to have an easy and enjoyable story to listen too. The acting and characters are great and it’s great to listen too while still doing other things. As good as watching a thriller cop TV show.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

TCC

It was short, but fast paced with interesting characters. It delivered what you want in a mystery book

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Entertaining

All in all a good listen. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys easy listening.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

amazing.

loved the story but mostly loved the old fashioned way radio stories were done. felt like it was a movie.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Aaron Paul made this

Perfect narration of a phenomenal story. The sound effects made it hard to understand the situation of the moment at times, however the context was usually close enough to understand.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!