Fade to Black

A Doug Brock Thriller
Narrated by: Fred Berman
Series: Doug Brock Thriller, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (262 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Fade to Black, the thrilling audiobook sequel to Blackout from David Rosenfelt, policeman Doug Brock helps a fellow victim of amnesia untangle a murder case and discovers he may not be as distant as he thinks.

After getting shot in the line of duty, New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock has been busy rebuilding his life. He's reunited with his fiancé and started to get some of his memories back. He hopes he can continue to recover with the help of an amnesia support group and that the damage from his past isn't permanent.

It isn't until fellow group member Sean Conner approaches him after a meeting that Doug realizes the trouble is just beginning. Sean has discovered in his attic what can only be called a scrapbook of a murder victim, but he has no recollection of the girl's identity or why he might have gathered this information.

Doug agrees to help and convinces his captain to open what had been a cold case. When he discovers that he had a personal connection to this case, suddenly he's questioning everything he thought he knew about the case, about Sean, and about his own past.

In the next thrilling audiobook by David Rosenfelt, Doug Brock is back to delight listeners and keep them guessing until the end.

©2018 Tara Productions, Inc. (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Fred Berman portrays a tough cop in this first-person thriller. As Berman maintains a good pace, his performance of the character's strong will and wry sense of humor is excellent and believable.... Berman's narration is a good match with the story, hitting the humor with well-placed timing to break up the building tension." (AudioFile)

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Good story but the reader makes it great.

I love David Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter series and when I ran out of those I tried this. It was just as good. Likeable characters, intriguing plot with some humor thrown in make it a very enjoyable read. The narrator is one of the best I’ve heard with a different voice for each character and some great New Jersey accents. He does a wonderful job on women’s voices too making it a great listen as well.

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GOOD.

Very good police detecting. Doug Brock, returned to work and was approached by a victim of amnesia to look into a cold case. Aided by his partner, Nate and his girlfriend, they discovered a group of villains up to no good. A mystery/murders to be solved. Very exciting and interesting twists and turns. David Rosenfelt is as always delivers a fantastic storyline. I am happy that Fred Bermanis the narrator as he always does a good job and bring the characters to life. A good series to continue to follow.

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Pleasant surprise

Author did a great job switching from Andy Carpenter to Doug Brock. Narrator was good.

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Wow!

I have been sitting in my driveway for the last 2.5 hours of this book. It’s the best Rosenfelt yet, a real nail-biter! Andy Carpenter, you have a serious rival in Doug Brock.

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Just love David Rosenfelt!! another great series.

Love David Rosenfelt. Eagerly waiting for the next book. Love the Any Carpenter series too.

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Lots of twists and turns

A reasonably fast pacced book with enough twists and turns to keep you interested and a surprise outcome. Would consider another one from this author.

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It was entertaining, but .....

I am a big David Rosenfelt fan and have listened or read most of the "Andy Carpenter" books. I am not as thrilled with the Doug Brock series. I think there is too much going on in the story and some of it is really not believable. The narration was good and it is quite funny at times. In the future, I will listen to more of David Rosenfelt, but I think I will stick to the Andy Carpenter series.

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Expected Better

First, do not listen to this book immediately after listening to the first book in this series. The first book was very good and this one, in my opinion, is lacking the same intensity and excitement. I found this story a bit irritating! Doug is so redundant and ridiculous with his constant references to losing memory of the last 10 years of his life. It is his main characteristic but the constant references to it are a bit annoying. The same for his girlfriend’s fluctuations about their relationship. It is also redundant. It would be helpful to know how he ended their previous relationship because she is so hurt and distrustful. If she cannot sympathize with his loss and understand his withdrawal, albeit painful, hers is an immature reaction. His partner Nate is a disgusting foodaholic. If there were not any lines about him wanting to eat, there really would be nothing for him to say. I am sure Nate is to provide comic relief but there is nothing funny about someone being obese and unable to control his food intake. It is reckless and destructive. The attempts to make Doug and Nate humorous at times make them appear very immature. Love Fred Bergman as the narrator for this book. His pacing is great and there seems to be a genuine New Jersey accent for Doug and Nate and other characters. It is nice. The story started out strong, but after 30 minutes became weak. The gangsters thread of the plot is not as good as it could be. Sean Connor did not come across as a tough guy. The explanations related to why he was in New Jersey baffles me still. Weak plot. Perhaps it is because the additional reference to terrorists does not fit. Having a Las Vegas connection is silly. The Las Vegas detective sounds too laid back. All in all, as they say, this is a decent story. Not a great or even good one. I enjoyed listening to Mr. Bergman. This story is another chapter providing gentle continuation into Doug Brock’s life. I am glad that there is only one more book in the series. Doug is just not interesting.

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I liked this book ...

... not so much. I enjoyed the Andy Carpenter series quite a lot. But after 2 books, I’m quite bored with Brock. And although the narrator Fred Berman has recorded many, many books, I found his voice grating. But then, that could just be my preference. Just recommend listening to sample before purchase.

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one of Rosenfelt's best yet!

this would make a great movie, really keeps you guessing all the way through it

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