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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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Reminded me Aaron's perfomance in breaking bad

Although the story was a bit predictable, still loved it. The narrators just nailed it.

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Weak Storyline

I'm surprised at the positive reviews. I found the characters, stereotypical and the plot, predictable. Good performances though.

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Dumb but fast-paced

There's not much reason to care for what happens in The Coldest Case. It's also not really the coldest case at all, plenty of things happen through the course of the plot. It's needlessly convoluted. Skip this unless you just want to hear Aaron Paul.

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mediocre

good narration but a mediocre story. Aaron Paul narration was good but story was kind of flat.

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Very well narrated... Gripping thriller...

Its a very well narrated gripping thriller. However, the Climax could have been more engaging and relatable. Overall, a delight to listen to

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Always on the trigger!

This was absolutely thrilling. Was fun from beginning to end! Highly entertaining and highly recommend

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Really engaging story telling

aaron paul rocks, i could feel and clearly imagine his every action and emotion from his voice.

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Definitely a Must Listen

Thoroughly enjoyed the book. This is a story with a good pace and a heart. Performances of the narrators were on point. Background score is also catchy. Overall a terrific audio book to listen.

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  • Phx17
  • 11-03-21

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.
  • 11-03-21

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
  • 13-03-21

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
  • 12-03-21

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
  • 12-03-21

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
  • 11-03-21

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
  • 12-03-21

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
  • 11-03-21

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
  • 11-03-21

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
  • 13-03-21

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-03-21

Amazing vocal performance

Amazing listen, great cast and interesting storyline. Enjoyed every minute of it. Aaron Paul does an outstanding job.

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  • TechGeek
  • 22-04-21

Another great read from the master of suspense

Another plot twist, another shock that sends the investigation in a different direction. Another story that should be played out on the big screen. Brilliantly brought to life by a full cast.

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  • jking
  • 01-08-21

The coldest case

The cold coldest case was an excellent audio crime drama
I really hope they do another one because really enjoyed it and really audible crime drama I wish the did more of them
An I probably never would listened to this if it wasn't audible plus. Because was included with audible plus

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  • T D D
  • 31-07-21

Okay but not really worth the time to listen to

Disappointing felt obvious from the beginning and annoying voices. Expected more just listened to Shirtaloon and whilst unusual way better

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  • Pen Name
  • 12-07-21

First Audio drama! I want more! Great thriller

amazing narration, just adore that voice. allows you to create a film in your head. I don't do e-books and I didn't want to watch a screen. this was entertaining, delightful and every character was believable. delightfully acted.. just wish it had gone on longer.

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  • Freddie hair
  • 02-06-21

Awesome

Amazing listening
Taking audible to a whole new level
Can’t wait to listen to another

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  • Raelene
  • 13-05-21

Easy Light Listening

Loved this book, easy listening story for a drive to work. Would read again. Thanks

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-21

Theatrical and amateur.

I went into this expecting something amazing, after finishing it I am left disappointed.
The story felt amateur and rushed.
Performances by the voice actors carried the whole thing.