The Black Stiletto

  • by Raymond Benson
  • Narrated by Arielle DeLisle, Chris Patton, Michael Ray Davis
  • 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Could Martin Talbot's elderly, Alzheimer-stricken mother, Judy, really have been the Black Stiletto? When Martin discovers several volumes of her diaries hidden by his mother, he is stunned beyond all imagination. His mother, the underground heroine of yesteryear? The famed, still unidentified woman who battled Communist spies, took on the Mafia, and preyed on common crooks? The woman who exacted punishment on evildoers without mercy?
But it is all described, in great detail, in the diaries. What caused her to begin her quest for justice. Her decision to act outside the law. Her feats as the famed and feared vigilante. How her reputation exploded. In short, how it all played out.
Could it be true? Talbot is filled with doubt and disbelief. But the reappearance of one of the Stiletto's old enemies with a thirst for merciless revenge makes the story more than real, and could imperil the life of not only the Stiletto, but her son and granddaughter as well.
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Easy Listening

Enjoyed the story, good narration and interesting plot. I would consider this a young adult novel. I received this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.
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- Kimberly Berg

Watch out for the Black Stiletto!

Where does The Black Stiletto rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to any one who likes a good action story with a strong female heroine.


What did you like best about this story?

I liked Judy Cooper and seeing her develop as the Black Stiletto. It was satisfying to see her get revenge on men who had wronged her.


Which scene was your favorite?

The Black Stiletto getting naked in her effort to combat Communism.


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

The revenge scene with her stepfather was very satisfying.


Any additional comments?

This story was truly enhanced by being narrated by three different readers. I don't think my experience would have been so enjoyable on the printed page. Arielle DeLisle gave Judy Cooper's voice energy and authenticity. I would like to hear more of her and I'm looking to forward to the next in the series. Chris Patton did a good job with the voice of Martin but for some reason his part wasn't edited as well as the rest. There was a couple of instances of a repeated line - sort of like a stutter. Michael Ray Davis was my favorite of all the voices. His performance of Roberto Renelli, a gangster who has been in prison for over 50 years, was flawless and totally believable. He truly sounded like a 72-year-old, broken down gangster. I'm adding him to my list of favorite narrators.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-28-2012
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press