Black (Blake)
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  • 1
    Black: Black Series, Volume 1 | Russell Blake

    Black: Black Series, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Russell Blake
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (177)

    Artemus Black. Perennially down-on-his-luck Hollywood PI whose Bogie fixation is as dated as his wardrobe. With an assistant who mocks him relentlessly, an obese cat that loathes him, a romantic life that's deader than Elvis, money problems, booze, nicotine, and anger management issues, how much worse can it get?

    Fun, Ironic Noir

    Clever, fast banter, reminds me of Cary Grant in His Girl Friday. And very much Luke that movie, the characters and their relationships overshadow the..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2016 by Charles Atkinson (Greensboro, NC, United States)
  • 2
    Black Is Back: Black Series, Volume 2 | Russell Blake

    Black Is Back: Black Series, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Russell Blake
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (74)

    In this second installment in the acclaimed Back series, Artemus Black, Hollywood PI to the stars, dives into the rap music scene to stop a killer - with often disastrous and humorous results.

    Black is Back

    Noir at its absolutely best. Great murder mystery with quippy characters that do what we always wanted to do. Smart, fast and endearing.

    Reviewed on March 04 2017 by Valerie (Havertown, PA, United States)
  • 3
    Black Is the New Black: Black Series, Volume 3 | Russell Blake

    Black Is the New Black: Black Series, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Russell Blake
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    When Artemus Black is hired to investigate a series of suspicious accidents at LA's most prestigious modeling agency, he quickly discovers that brooding pouts and mascara can be as dangerous as guns or bombs. From LA to Mexico to Tahoe to NY, the story pokes fun at the world of high fashion as Black races to discover who's killing the models.

    The quality of author Russell Blake's work and....

    ...RC Bray's and Braden Wright's narration justify a larger audiobook audience. The Artemus Black novels are unique and funny suspense novels. The J..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 28 2016 by Wayne (Matthews, NC)
  • 4
    Black to Reality: Black Series, Volume 4 | Russell Blake

    Black to Reality: Black Series, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Russell Blake
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    Black to Reality is the fourth in the acclaimed Black series of noir detective fiction featuring Artemus Black, the world's losingest Hollywood Private Investigator. In this installment, he is saved from financial calamity when he takes a case that requires him to work undercover on a reality television show, posing as an over-the-hill rocker trying for one last shot at success.

    Rock On Mr Black!

    I am writing this at 9:17 pm election night, so pardon my brevity. This is a fun, totally unique setting for a murder mystery. And its a really well w..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 09 2016 by Charles Atkinson (Greensboro, NC, United States)
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