Black Gold in North Dakota

  • by Joe Field
  • Narrated by Ward Paxton
  • 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the granddaughter of a prominent North Dakota state senator goes missing from her hometown of Williston, law enforcement has a couple leads on out-of-state roughneck oil workers - but with the holidays approaching and the trail growing cold, each day that passes decreases the chances that she will ever come home. Reporter Cooper Smith is chasing a story about the Bakken oil industry for Minnesota Public Radio when he learns that the missing woman is his wife's best friend. 
Leaving the story behind, he puts his investigative skills to work to help rescue her. His pursuit takes him to the Deep South, where he learns that this may be one story too big for his Northern britches to come back from in one piece.

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Good book

I may have been given a review copy of this audiobook but I swear it is not affecting my review. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. I liked the storyline, the characters and the locations. I especially enjoyed the pace the narrator chose for the narration. Great listen. Hope to run across more Joe Field and Ward Paxton combos.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.
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- Susan Bourgeois

Exciting mystery - can stand alone

This is the second book in the Cooper Smith series, and though I have read the first, this book could easily stand alone for those who don't want to start at the beginning. The book started a little slow for my tastes, but it picked up shortly thereafter. It was interesting how the story wove together and spanned different parts of the country. What I really like about this series is that the main characters are good people, and so I don't feel bad for rooting for them (like I do with anti-heroes). I listened to the Audible audio edition of this book narrated by Ward Paxton. At times he came across a little robotic in his reading, but he has a pleasant voice, so it didn't annoy me too much. I was able to get used to his voice pretty easily. Overall, an entertaining mystery. I would continue reading this series.
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- Leslie F.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-26-2017
  • Publisher: Paul Bunyan Publishing