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 .
Empty Threat Audiobook

Empty Threat: The Black Pages, Book 1

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Elana Black has the power to make herself fictional. But when she decides to start saving all the people in books and TV shows who die just for the sake of advancing the plot, she quickly learns that she's not the only one with her powers. All Elana wants to do is save people. But these others don't want the stories to change, and they'll do everything they can to stop her. If you had the power to change fate...to create a happy ending where there wasn't one before...would you do it if it meant risking your own?

©2017 Danny Bell (P)2017 Danny Bell

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.8 (28 )
5 star
 (23)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.7 (26 )
5 star
 (20)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.8 (28 )
5 star
 (21)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 08-14-17
    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 08-14-17 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    55
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    256
    88
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    55
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Can't wait for the next one!"

    This is a great start to a new series; and, a refreshingly new take on the genre. It's full of magic, action and adventure. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down! The narrator did an excellent job. There are numerous characters and each had a distinct voice.

    I received a free review copy and voluntarily left this review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christine E. Moore Arcadia, CA 07-29-17
    Christine E. Moore Arcadia, CA 07-29-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Like to get lost in stories? This book's a nod to you"

    I thought Whitton Frank's energetic, youthful, and engaging narration was a good match for author Danny Bell's quirky yet grounded (and delightfully flawed) protagonist. The world building of Empty Threat is a nod to book lovers. Are you an introvert who prefers books over people? Ok maybe you don't have to be that extreme... but do you get lost in a story, or ever imagine living with fictional people? Empty Threat takes an old sci-fi idea and gives it a new twist. The concept of jumping into books to save characters who normally die will make you really consider your own morality. What is right here? Preserving literary works, or using your powers to help others?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michelle Titherington VanDaley 09-11-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    51
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    82
    82
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Original & Intriguing!!"

    Empty Threat was unlike any book I have read with fresh and new ideas. I was sucked in from the beginning to end and thorughly enjoyed watching Elana grow and learn about her powers. The narrator was was great with distinct and easy to understand charater voices. I look forward to more in this series and from this Author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kyle Hempel Batavia, IL 08-18-17
    Kyle Hempel Batavia, IL 08-18-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    110
    38
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "When is fiction not really fiction?"

    Danny Bell weaves an interesting tale of a woman basically floating through life who has a special ability that she uses to escape. That ability comes back to haunt her when she learns that she is not truly unique in her ability, and she has broken many unwritten laws by using them.

    Follow Elana Black through the fictional and real world as she learns what she is capable of and what kind of consequences her abilities can have on everything and everyone around her. This is a unique tale of magic, belief and worlds colliding. I for one cannot wait to read the next book in line. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alycia Sedelmeyer Ohio 08-14-17
    Alycia Sedelmeyer Ohio 08-14-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "You won't want to stop!"

    To start off, I normally don't listen to audiobooks because I have the attention span of a squirrel, and start to tune out the story. However, the moment Whitton started reading, I knew this would not be the case. Her voice is engaging, her inflections and accents are incredible, and she is exactly what I would imagine Elana's voice to sound like.

    Empty Threat is written in a detailed, interesting, and at times, hilarious way to keep readers of all ages, from young adults to the elderly, invested an wanting (more like demanding) to know what happens next. I laughed, I cried, I almost punched a wall at one point. This story has it all.

    Elana is an extremely easy to relate to, with quirks and flaws that most can identify with. Danny Bell's use of imagery, humor, and overall character development will leave every reader and listener wanting more.
    I am SUPER excited to see where Elana's journey takes her, and how the world will react to the choices and decisions she will ultimately have to make.

    Anything is possible with this series, and the sky is the limit. I can't WAIT for the next book!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John S. Linton Perry, Fl 08-13-17
    John S. Linton Perry, Fl 08-13-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A new series I will have to follow!"

    I like this book a lot it reminds me of my early love of comic book hero's who discover there power only to find someone ready to kill them for it. The idea is a great one for readers who go deep into there books. The audio version is great the reader captures the young womans excitement and horror all at the same time. I will happily look forward to the next story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    CLOregon 07-31-17
    CLOregon 07-31-17 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    23
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Unique,one of a kind novel - a must read!"
    Would you listen to Empty Threat again? Why?

    Yep. They felt like my friends and the story had real depth


    What other book might you compare Empty Threat to and why?

    can think of any, really unique


    Which character – as performed by Whitton A. Frank – was your favorite?

    main character, Alana.


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

    Right when we found out her talent. An endless opportunity of stories.


    Any additional comments?

    There's so many wonderful things to say about this novel I don't know where to start. The overall concept is brilliant, with an endless source of new exciting new worlds to explore, keeping the reader forever off balance. I must also add this is some of the best character development work I've ever seen. It might be because I read the audiobook and the voices of the narrator really bring the people alive. The main characters are so real you feel like you could pinch them, and the sinister ones - oh my! They make you skin crawl!

    Never predictable, never dull, this a must read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ellis L. 07-20-17
    Ellis L. 07-20-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Empty Threat the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is very fun, really injected a lot of personality into the story


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a very interesting fantasy/scifi story. I loved the worlds and how Elana travels between them. Such a great premise.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved when Elana finds out who and what she really is. Such a great reveal.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anonymous 07-09-17
    07-09-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A solid first step in a new series"

    I enjoyed the book quite a bit- her powers are really interesting. Looking forward to more in the series.

    Bell has crafted an interesting world and I can see this becoming a very popular series, especially with the tumblr crowd. Everyone has always wanted to be able to jump into their favorite TV shows or books and change the way things might have worked out. Having that change reality as a whole, is an interesting aspect and makes for sympathetic antagonists.

    The reader of the book (who is also the model on the cover, as I understand it) does well in here as well. I can always tell which character is talking because the changes in tone for each character are consistent throughout.

    If I had any criticisms, I guess they would be just that I fear the internal dialogue of the main character will date itself in a few year's time. Sometimes it's just 2010's internet humor that I think will not age well over time. Other than that though, I've enjoyed this first book in this series and look forward to more.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Maggie May 07-07-17
    Maggie May 07-07-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    95
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    278
    54
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Heroine both Fractious and Retiring"

    Who hasn't been to a party where hiding in the bathroom seems like a good idea?
    Elana Black hasn't been to any other kind - and she does. A lot. Hide, I mean.
    But the bathroom is only the springboard to Elana's hiding places. She literally loses herself in literature. She can find an opening and just insinuate herself (usually she crashes like a bull in a china shop) into a book's timeline. Ditto with TV shows. (Imagine walking into The Martian! Bring seeds, Elana!)

    You might think that hijinks would ensue, but it gets very serious for Elana and her friends very quickly. Deadly serious. It seems that fiction is not set in stone and her tinkering (and eventual outrageous meddling) have made some people very very angry and she has to walk that fine line between living a safe and quiet life with her small group of friends and her calling.

    Empty threat does have some dialogue and action scenes, but it's mostly stream of consciousness. We are in Elana's head for the entire ride. There were some very strong characters, friends, 'fictional' characters, villains, and some mysterious folk that we just don't know enough about yet.

    Elana is young and has a lot to learn about power and responsibility and humility. Will she? Not in this book. But this is only book one of a series so we can live in hope.

    Ms. Frank does fine job with the narration. She approached the book with a lot of energy, maybe a little more in some places than I personally needed from her. She did well with necessary accents, but otherwise didn't do a lot to differentiate between voices. I'm looking forward to hearing her in subsequent Elana books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • James
    East Cheam
    10/12/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic. Was sad to finish."

    Not normally my sort of thing but came highly recommended. Compelling listening that kept me up more than once. Very much enjoyed the narration of Whitton Frank and will be searching out her other work. Wonderfully read.

    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.