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The Black Book

Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 10 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (142 ratings)
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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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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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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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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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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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fantastic Read. gripping and a real page turned excellent narration and just the right tempo

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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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Brilliant

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

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10 out of 10 listen

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

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Unbelievable

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

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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.