Black and Blue

A Doug Brock Thriller, Book 3
Narrated by: Fred Berman
Series: Doug Brock Thriller, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (177 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"The latest mystery from author David Rosenfelt is a wonderful weave of twists and unpredictability, ably narrated by Fred Berman, whose joy at narration is evident from the beginning." (AudioFile Magazine)

The next exciting installment in best-selling David Rosenfelt's Doug Brock series.

Doug Brock hasn't had it easy since his getting shot in the line of duty as a New Jersey state police officer. Between the amnesia and having to solve two murder cases, it hasn't been the most restful recovery. 

Now, the cold-case department is checking evidence from a murder case Doug was investigating before the accident, but the DNA points to a man Doug eliminated as a suspect...and he remembers none of it. 

Doug begins to reinvestigate what turns out to be a series of unsolved killings and must retrace his steps to discover why he would have let the suspect go free. What he uncovers may be more dangerous than any case he's faced yet. 

With Black and Blue, nationally best-selling author David Rosenfelt continues his thrilling new series featuring Doug Brock.

©2019 Tara Productions, Inc. (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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I wish I could like it

I own all the Andy Carpenter books and I have listened to them each at least 2 or 3 times and I truly love them. It is the characters that I like, more than the story but to create the characters you need the story. I rate them all as 5 star. The reader, Grover Gardner, is the best. I also own 4 non Andy Carpenter, books written by David Rosenfelt. I don't like any of them including this one. It could be the reader, it is hard to say. I really wish I would like these because Andy Carpenter books don't come out that often. I am sure the author wants to write books other than Andy Carpenter and maybe others like them. For, whether it is because of the readers or the characters, I don't know but they don't work for me.

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Good everything!

I just finished listening to Black and Blue. This is an awesome 'listen'. The story is a really good puzzle. Had me guessing nearly to the big reveal. Near that, it was, no, it can't be. But it was and I was delighted. Good clues, good red herrings, good story. Just plain good all over. The narrator did a nice job with the story. I appreciate his voice for Nate as opposed to a previous voice used in another of this series. Waiting for the next episode. Write on, David, write on!

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amazing

i read this in one day! i love that andy carpenter and pete stanton were brought into this one. i guessed at the perp as soon as he was introduced. extremely well written, action packed.

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Almost ruined Andy Carpenter

The story is okay . . I have gotten to where I know if anyone is helping out the investigation by being cooperative (both in these books and the Andy Carpenter series). . then they are the bad guy. . .but this narrator almost ruined Andy Carpenter for me for life. He made Andy sound like Marlon Brando from the Godfather. . . I have to get that voice out of my head. Surely MacMillan publishing could have had Grover Gardner read a couple of chapters. Honestly it was not good. And I am not saying the narrator was bad. . it just when you a conceived voice for a character and that voice changes a 180 degrees . you are going to notice. . When I first started these books I wasn't that impressed. . but they are growing on me. There are a couple of cute scenes with girlfriend.

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I'll wait for Andy Carpenter next time.

I LOVE the Andy Carpenter series so I thought I'd try something new by David Rosenfelt while waiting for the next "Andy" to come out. I guess I'm in love with the whole Jersey gang, (including dogs of course)and David's marvelous wit. This book wasn't bad, but the humor fell flat due to the narrator. He was all wrong for this book. I have already listened to every" Andy book" TWICE, so I'll just have to wait for the new one. Love you, Andy!

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Heck no! only one man can be Andy Carpenter

Black and Blue is a thrilling story with lots of twists and turns. Rosenfelt presented multiple suspects. Appreciate that no gangsters were involved in this part of the series. There is also less emphasis on Doug’s loss of memory which is good. The references to BoBo the dog are funny. There are several humorous statements or comments made by Nate, Doug or Jesse through out the novel. What is really funny is the voice for Andy Carpenter. He sounds like a woman. LOL, pathetic. Grover Gardner should have been hired to read the few lines assigned to Andy. If any additional cross overs between characters in these stories are planned, please hire Grover. Fred Berman is a wonderful narrator for this series. I love the New Jersey accents for Doug and Nate. I think that his timing is off for some of the jokes or sarcastic remarks. All of the women sound alike, but Berman soften their voices. I want to like this series but something is missing. The characters lack substance and depth. It is difficult to care about any of them. The donut eating policeman is a tired clichè. The captain is too gruff and over the top. There are loose threads and unexplained occurrences. What happened to the couple that were fighting in the street? I missed why certain people were killed. The story line is not complex and is like an old fashioned cheap magazine serial. Rosenfelt has a gem in Andy Carpenter and his stand alone novels are very good. More work is needed in my opinion with the Doug Brock story if the intent is for it to be a series that listeners can hardly wait for the next book. I can wait.

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Not in the Andy Carpenter league

The story lacked something, maybe tried to hard. I never bought the plot. It’s ok but lacks the unique and interesting characters from the “dog “ series.

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Definitely not David Rosenfelt's best!!

I'm a huge Devid Rosenfelt fan, having read, or listened to, all but 2 of the Andy Carpenter series. I did not enjoy this story. It bored me! But surpassing that was the narrator's voice. It grated on my nerves, and was just annoying. The character's all sounded pretty much the same, and it was a pittiful attempt to portray females. I love Grover Gardner, but will not listen to anything else by this narrator. You might want to listen to the trailer beforehand, or else avoid the audio version!

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liit was oK

i am a Andy Carpenter fan and the voice is not his. i dont like. the book was ok.

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He’s no Andy Carpenter

I enjoyed the new characters and the usual banter. Bobo is great but will always love Tara. My only criticism with the narrator is his transition to Andy Carpenter who he makes sound like a bad imitation of Joe Pesci. It’s just not working....