Monk

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 568 ratings

Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse Publisher's Summary

Monk's house is being fumigated, and he has nowhere to go. Fortunately, his assistant Natalie and her daughter are kind enough to welcome him into their home. Unfortunately, their home is not quite up to Monk's standards of cleanliness and order. But while Monk attempts to arrange his surroundings just so, something else needs to be put straight. The death of a dog at the local firehouse - on the same night as a fatal house fire - has led Monk into a puzzling mystery. And much to his horror, he's going to have to dig through a lot of dirt to find the answer.
©2006 Universal Studios Licensing (P)2009 BBC Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse

    • By: Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Laura Hicks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Monk's house is being fumigated, and he has nowhere to go. Fortunately, his assistant Natalie and her daughter are kind enough to welcome him into their home. Unfortunately, their home is not quite up to Monk's standards of cleanliness and order. But while Monk attempts to arrange his surroundings just so, something else needs to be put straight. The death of a dog at the local firehouse - on the same night as a fatal house fire - has led Monk into a puzzling mystery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable listen

    • By SRuss on 06-19-09

    Regular price: $15.36

  • Book 2

    • Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii

    • By: Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Laura Hicks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Some people think Hawaii is paradise, but Monk knows that danger, like dirt, lurks everywhere. Look at Helen Gruber, the rich tourist who took a fatal blow from a coconut. The police say it fell from a tree, but Monk suspects otherwise. His assistant Natalie isn't exactly thrilled about Monk's latest investigation. It was bad enough Monk followed her on vacation, and now it looks like the vacation is over.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful listen

    • By SRuss on 06-24-09

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 3

    • Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu

    • By: Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Adrian Monk is horrified when he learns there's going to be a blue flu in San Francisco. He doesn't understand what the blue flu is - but it sounds terrible. Captain Stottlemeyer explains that it's not really a virus: the police force plan to call in "sick" until they get a better contract. The good news is that the labor dispute will give Monk a chance to get back on the force. The bad news is, it means he'll be a "scab" - and he doesn't like the sound of that, either.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Like a Bad Dream Sequence

    • By M. Giorgi on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $15.36

  • Book 4

    • Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants

    • By: Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    The husband of Monk's former assistant, Sharona, has been arrested for murder. Now back in San Francisco, she's ready to reclaim her place in Monk's life - much to the chagrin of his current assistant, Natalie. While Monk tries to maintain a delicate balance between the two women, he discovers a few unsettling snags in the case against Sharona's husband, and may be up against a killer who not only understands him, but is one step ahead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Monk so far

    • By SRuss on 10-14-10

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 5

    • Mr. Monk in Outer Space

    • By: Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Adrian Monk has journeyed into the realm of the cult science fiction show Beyond Earth, where he meets fans just as obsessive as he is. Monk is at their convention because there may be a killer lurking in the Beyond Earth community: someone in a starship uniform has very publicly gunned down the show's legendary creator, Conrad Stipe. Could a fan be that furious at him for selling out to an exploitative Hollywood producer? Or is there more going on behind the scenes in Stipe's life?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hello ComiCon

    • By M. Giorgi on 12-14-17

    Regular price: $15.36

  • Book 6

    • Mr. Monk Goes to Germany

    • By: Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Adrian Monk is actually doing well lately. He's solving murders as fast as they come, and he's been noticeably less compulsive - he doesn't count his morning Wheat Chex until they're in the bowl. Progress is progress, and Monk knows he owes it all to his therapist, Dr. Kroger. So when Dr. Kroger attends a conference in Germany, Monk ends up in trouble. He can't tie his shoes, forgets how to swallow, and loses track of his blinking. Desperate to regain his footing, Monk follows his shrink to Germany. And that's where Monk sees the man across a crowded town square.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Light, Smart and Fun

    • By Tracy on 01-10-13

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 7

    • Mr. Monk is Miserable

    • By: Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Laura Hicks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    On a return trip from Germany, Monk and Natalie stop over in Paris. They visit the catacombs - a vast, underground cavern in the center of the city, lined with millions of ancient human bones. Monk picks up a skull and announces that this person was murdered - by a modern weapon made in the last few years. He thinks someone hid a recent murder victim among the old bones.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining

    • By SRuss on 02-20-09

    Regular price: $15.36

  • Book 8

    • Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop

    • By: Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Captain Leland Stottlemayer is faced with budget cuts and trims Monk's services as an expense. Though he insists it's nothing personal, when Monk's offers to help for no charge are declined, he and Natalie suspect otherwise. But Monk is too compulsive to stop investigating. So when Stottlemayer is arrested for the killing of another cop with overwhelming evidence against him, he must turn to the only detective who can prove his innocence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New narrator is great

    • By SRuss on 10-07-09

    Regular price: $15.36