Balzano and Byrne
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  • 1
    The Rosary Girls | Richard Montanari

    The Rosary Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (752)
    Performance
    (497)
    Story
    (494)

    A devious serial killer lays siege to the city of Philadelphia, brutally sacrificing pretty young Catholic girls on the altar of insanity. As the body count rises, an exceptional investigating partnership struggles to stop him. Detective Jessica Balzano, Philly's Homicide Unit's newest rookie, is teamed up with veteran cop Kevin Byrne, respected for his solve rate and known for his unorthodox methods.

    Spellbinding!

    This is perhaps my favorite audiobook so far. It has a complex plot, likeable characters, and offers great insight into the mind of a serial killer. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 13 2005 by James Gordon (New York, NY)
  • 2
    The Skin Gods | Richard Montanari

    The Skin Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (392)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (241)

    It is the steaming heart of summer in the City of Brotherly Love. Back on the force after taking a bullet during the arrest of a sadistic murderer, Detective Kevin Byrne warily returns to police headquarters. He cannot shake the memory of the Rosary Killer's innocent victims or his growing sense that the evil has not been vanquished. And when he and his partner, Detective Jessica Balzano, are called in on a bizarre case, Byrne's gravest suspicions are confirmed.

    Editing please?

    I really liked the story and Scott Brick is a stellar storyteller, but the editing seemed a bit off. The chapters were randomly repeated and even seve..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 17 2015 by MrsPeele ()
  • 3
    Merciless: A Novel of Suspense | Richard Montanari

    Merciless: A Novel of Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (397)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (241)

    On a frigid December night, Karen sits at the edge of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River, dressed in a flowing gown, like a visitor from the distant past. A beautiful and shining young woman, she gazes up at a bone-white winter moon like a fairytale princess. At first glance, one might not even notice that she is dead, coated in a patina of ice. Homicide cops Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano take the lead on the case, uncovering a plethora of eerie clues, each more warped and spine-chilling than the last.

    Great Book

    I absolutely love the narrator Scott Brick because he brings the story to life. I love the characters in this book-you actually meet them in previous ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 15 2007 by Penni (Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA)
  • 4
    Badlands | Richard Montanari

    Badlands

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (189)

    Philadelphia police detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are working a new beat: the Special Investigations Unit, aka the cold case squad. Ironic, given that it's the height of a blazing hot August. But even these hardened homicide veterans are chilled to the bone as a dormant murder case stirs to life - leading Byrne and Balzano into the dark heart of their city, their souls, and a psyche of pure evil.

    Good with some left dangling

    I enjoyed this book and loved Scott Brick's narration. The style is very similar to Montanari's other works. He did a great job developing a complex v..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2009 by Lupo (Atlanta, GA)
  • 5
    The Echo Man | Richard Montanari

    The Echo Man

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By William Hope
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    It is fall in Philadelphia and the mutilated body of a man is found in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of the city. The victim has been viciously tortured to death. It's the work of a sadistic mind in free fall.When homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano investigate, they soon realise that their crime scene is linked to the past. Eight years ago, another body was found in the same place, in the same position, killed in the same manner.

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  • 6
    The Killing Room | Richard Montanari

    The Killing Room

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By William Hope
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Nothing will ever be the same again.... In the heart of Philadelphia's badlands, homicide detectives Byrne and Balzano are called out to a particularly chilling crime scene. Once the pillar of the neighbourhood, an abandoned church has become a killing room. At first it looks like a random act of violence. But then a second body is found, and a third. Each crime scene more disturbing than the last, each murder more brutal.

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  • 7
    The Stolen Ones | Richard Montanari

    The Stolen Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By William Hope
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (183)

    Luther Wade grew up in Cold River, a warehouse for the criminally insane. Two decades ago the hospital closed it doors forever, but Luther never left. He wanders the catacombs beneath the city, channeling the violent dreams of Eduard Kross, Europe's most prolific serial killer of the 20th century. A two-year-old girl is found wandering the streets of Philadelphia in the middle of the night by detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano. She does not speak, but she may hold the key to solving a string of murders committed in and around Priory Park.

    Good book-would have been better with Scott Brick
    Reviewed on May 19 2014 by shelley (Raleigh, NC)
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    The Stolen Ones: A Byrne and Balzano Novel, Book 7 | Richard Montanari

    The Stolen Ones: A Byrne and Balzano Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By William Hope
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    Destroyed by fire years ago, the infamous Philadelphia State Hospital was known as a warehouse for the criminally insane. But one man never left. By night Luther walks Philadelphia's backstreets, drawing to him the mad, the corrupt, the fallen. By day he roams the catacombs beneath the city, killing his prey. Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are called to a bizarre murder scene: a man has been killed by a railroad spike driven into his head and left sitting on a bench in a local park.

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  • 8
    The Doll Maker | Richard Montanari

    The Doll Maker

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1949)
    Performance
    (1798)
    Story
    (1802)

    Detectives Byrne and Balzano return to the streets of Philadelphia to put an end to a macabre succession of murdered children. A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. There she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Beside her is a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time.

    Page Turning Nail Biting Suspense Beginning 2 End

    There are times I have nothing new to listen to and if that were the case, then yes, this is one, I could easily repeat.

    Reviewed on April 30 2015 by shelley (Raleigh, NC)
  • 9
    Shutter Man | Richard Montanari

    Shutter Man

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (111)

    Plagued with a rare disease that prevents him from recognizing faces, Billy carries a photograph in his pocket that is his only way of identifying his next target. Killing is in Billy's bloodline as a member of Philadelphia's dangerous Farren crime family. While Billy stalks Philadelphia, Detective Kevin Byrne is assigned to a series of bizarre home-invasion cases and is joined by his former partner turned assistant district attorney, Jessica Balzano.

    Great Series

    This was very good especially with Scott Brick narrating. This is not the best storyline in the series, but Mr. Montanari never disappoints.

    Reviewed on February 12 2016 by J.C. ()