We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Black List Audiobook

Black List: Scot Harvath, Book 11

Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list. Members of Congress never get to see it and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off - until you're dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name to the list. Somehow, Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has framed him and why they want him out of the way.
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

Publisher's Summary

From number one New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor comes his most explosive thriller yet. Packed with action, intrigue, and sublime plotting, Black List is the ultimate tale of deception in a world where "even in death" secrets can no longer be kept.

Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list. Members of Congress never get to see it and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off - until you're dead.

Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name to the list.

Somehow, Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has framed him for treason and why they want him out of the way.

Somewhere, someone, somehow can put all the pieces together. The only question is: Will Harvath get to that person before the United States comes under the most withering domestic terrorist attack ever conceived?

©2012 Brad Thor (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"[Brad Thor] is arguably the best thriller writer of our time." (Suspense Magazine)

"Anyone who thinks the only thing to fear is fear itself should meet Brad Thor." (Newsweek)

"Thor has mastered thriller storytelling with fast pacing and plots that are relevant to American readers." (The Miami Herald)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (1722 )
5 star
 (943)
4 star
 (582)
3 star
 (150)
2 star
 (27)
1 star
 (20)
Overall
4.4 (1518 )
5 star
 (866)
4 star
 (487)
3 star
 (133)
2 star
 (19)
1 star
 (13)
Story
4.5 (1518 )
5 star
 (920)
4 star
 (459)
3 star
 (107)
2 star
 (18)
1 star
 (14)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Eric Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-22-12
    Eric Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Listen from a Great Storyteller"
    Would you listen to Black List again? Why?

    Yes. Riveting plot. Not preposterous or overwrought like so many thrillers today. Be prepared to listen to this straight through.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Black List?

    Too many to count. The attack on the Texas ranch was highly memorable.


    Have you listened to any of Armand Schultz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think he did Full Black too. Excellent narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The Athena ladies late in the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I heard Brad Thor give a speech about this book. He is making a political point about the loss of privacy in society today. His thesis is that there is such a massive quantity of data and information about each of us, our emailing and browsing habits, cameras everywhere recording everything, that if the government ever turned tyrannical instead of democratic, we could become a police state overnight. In his speech he says many people say their lives are boring and uninteresting and they have nothing to hide. Thor thinks that is dangerous naivete and an illusion. All very thought-provoking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mark carencro, Louisiana, United States 08-20-12
    Mark carencro, Louisiana, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    302
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Thor is always on point"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Black List to be better than the print version?

    Well I don't know because I have not read the print version, but I certainly doubt it.


    What other book might you compare Black List to and why?

    When I think of any Brad Thor book I automatically associate it with anything by Vince Flynn, they are two of the very best in this genre.


    Have you listened to any of Armand Schultz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have and as a matter of fact I often seek Armand Schultz out because I enjoy him so much. To answer the question "Black List" is another brilliant performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Virginia POWELL, WY, United States 08-20-12
    Virginia POWELL, WY, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Blackbll this black list."

    My last Brad Thor. The hero has become a sadist, not an action hero. He likes torture. Sad. This used to be a good series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rick West Jordan, UT, United States 08-20-12
    Rick West Jordan, UT, United States 08-20-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Read (Listening)"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    So far I have listened to or read a majority of Brad Thor's book and have yet to have a bad or even a mediocre experience.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Scot Harvath, good hero, believable character. I also like the Troll. It is easy to get on his side as the underdog and sympathize or even empathize with him.


    Have you listened to any of Armand Schultz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Good reader with a great performance voice


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, as I seldom have enough time to listen to a book in one sitting


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    david LAKEWOOD, COLORADO, United States 08-20-12
    david LAKEWOOD, COLORADO, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    61
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "worth time and money"
    Where does Black List rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 10


    What does Armand Schultz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    i am not sure till i got hurt loved to read


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    made me reflect as all his books do


    Any additional comments?

    he seems to do a good job of reasearch

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nate Somerset, PA, United States 08-20-12
    Nate Somerset, PA, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I didn't want it to end"
    Where does Black List rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of Brad thor's best so far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how he brought in the Athena team


    Which character – as performed by Armand Schultz – was your favorite?

    Who else, Scot


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was hard to turn off my vehicle when i got to where i was going.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Don northville, MI, United States 08-20-12
    Don northville, MI, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2007

    Techno-Thrillers, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp fan!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    671
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Continuing the battle but at home"

    Typical Scott Harvath but this time his job is within the US. A good story and excellent job by Armand Schultz. Interesting plot involving current NSA capabilities - with a scary "if you think about it too much" use of available computer technology. Scott makes use of some old allies we haven't heard from in quite a while. The movie title probably would be "Who is Watching the Watchers?"
    Readers who like this book would probably enjoy David Suarez's "Daemon" and "Freedom".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    rhet Pflugerville, TX, United States 08-20-12
    rhet Pflugerville, TX, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good, but not the best plot."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is definitely worth the time. I think anyone that enjoys this series will like it. I do believe that it is not the best book in the series though. Even the villains were just ok. You never fully get behind hating them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andre S. Gertsenchtein Sao Paulo, Brazil 08-20-12
    Andre S. Gertsenchtein Sao Paulo, Brazil 08-20-12 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Really good. From the very beginning to the end."
    What made the experience of listening to Black List the most enjoyable?

    The story, above all, and also the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Itself. Its action never stops.


    What about Armand Schultz???s performance did you like?

    He is capable of interpreting many characters at a time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jason Laseter 08-19-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    200
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love the FACTION!"
    What did you love best about Black List?

    It has to be that even though this is a work of fiction, I can really see this happening.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Oh yes. To see the depths that people will go to get and maintain power.


    Have you listened to any of Armand Schultz???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Top notch. He is spectacular


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How safe are you???


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy every one of these books. I love Scott H. and how his character has matured. He is America's version of James Bond. I can't wait to listen to the next book. Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.