Men in Black

  • by Steve Perry (based on the screen story, screenplay by Ed Solomon)
  • Narrated by David Dukes
  • 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

While much of the world watches and waits for signs of alien life, a select group of men know the truth - that alien beings are here, today, walking among us in human form. These men are members of a top-secret agency dedicated to tracking and policing these aliens - an organization known only as Men in Black. James Edwards, a tough, tenacious New York City cop, has been recruited by Agent Kay to join the Men in Black, erasing his identity and protecting humanity from a fiery apocalypse. Based on the 1997 blockbuster movie, Men in Black is a fast-paced, funny, frenetic thriller, guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.


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Men in Black

I loved listening to it. Thanks to seeing the movie first i could lie in bed and close my eyes and see in my mind everything.. loved it..
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- Tammy

One of my favorite movies, in book form

I am a big fan of the Men In Black movies, and enjoyed listening to the book. Did the book come first, or the movie? I don't know, but my experience is that movies and books work hand in hand to enrich each other, and that is certainly true with the book.The book lacked some of the detail in the movie, but contained details not in the movie. Both book and movie are full of great humor, and is all the funnier if you know anything about the history of Ufology, so you know where the author/screenwriters got their material--Men in Black is a hilarious spoof based on real life.

Regarding the star point system, I am often not sure how to use it. Compared to Tolstoy or Shakespeare, this is just a popular novel, deserving perhaps a 3, but in it's own genre of humor, popular books, etc., it's definitely a 5. The performance was really well done overall, but I found a glitch or two that kept it from being perfect, hence only 4 stars. But who cares! It's still plenty good enough for a fun read.
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- G. S. Harris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books