Proving Ground

  • by Peter Blauner
  • Narrated by Ari Fliakos
  • 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author and Edgar Award winner Peter Blauner comes a gritty new audiobook.
"Ari Fliakos enhances an exciting story with his expert narration. He gives everyone a unique identity, differentiating them through varying tones, voices, and accents." (AudioFile magazine)
Nathaniel Dresden never really got along with his father, an infamous civil rights lawyer who defended criminals and spearheaded protest movements. As an act of rebellion, Natty joined the US Army and served in Iraq, coming back with a chest full of commendations and a head full of disturbing memories.
But when his father is found murdered near the peaceful confines of Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Natty is forced to deal with the troubled legacy of their unresolved relationship. He also has to fend off the growing suspicions of NYPD Detective Lourdes Robles, a brash Latina cop with something to prove, who thinks Natty might bear some responsibility for his father's death. Though truth be told, the list of people - cops and criminals - who wanted David Dresden out of the way is long. The search for answers leads Natty and Lourdes into an urban labyrinth where they must confront each other - and the brutal truths that could destroy them both.
Proving Ground is Peter Blauner's first audiobook in more than a decade. It is at once a sweeping crime narrative, an intricate story about the quest for redemption, and a vibrant portrait of contemporary New York City, all told in Blauner's singular voice.
"Ari Fliakos gives a splendid performance. His versatile voice and energy enliven the many characters in this thriller." - Library Journal

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Much ado about nothing.

Good narration of a not very interesting story. I was very disappointed with this purchase
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- Chuck

Could not finish this book.

got halfway thru and quit. main guy is too angry to listen to after a while. would like to know who done it but too tedious.
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- JoAnne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio