The Black Marble

  • by Joseph Wambaugh
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He is a damned good cop -- a burned-out homicide detective wrapped around a Smith & Wesson .38 and a vodka bottle. She is his partner -- twice divorced, nursing a grudge against men, obsessed by the awful temptation of love.


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Customer Reviews

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Hard to put down

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Wambaugh's characters are a bit over the top and can startle you initially. This narrator held my attention throughout. He made you feel part of the story. He made me laugh out loud at times and sad at others. A good story and a great team.

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- Linda

Wambaugh is a great story teller

What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

I liked Oliver's voice for the Russian characters in this book - he also did a good job with Natalie. The depth of the voices he used helped the listener to understand the characters - why they did what they did - they became three dimensional and you actually cared about them.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I fell in love with the Hollywood station series - then I listened to Harbor Nocturne and found it captivating so when I stumbled onto Black marble I had to listen to it to see if Joseph Wambaugh's first novels were as good as his later ones. I found the writing to be good - Joseph has definitely matured in his writing - I would recommend all of his works as I said he is a great story teller.

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- Vic Graninger

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios