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The Coldest Case: The Past Has a Long Memory

By: James Patterson, Aaron Tracy, Ryan Silbert
Narrated by: Aaron Paul, Krysten Ritter, Beau Bridges, Greta Lee, Kevin Pollak, Jordan Bridges, Terrence Terrell, Patton Oswalt, full cast
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Publisher's summary

The follow-up to the number one smash hit The Coldest Case: A Black Book Audio Drama.

Someone is committing random murders across Chicago—and making sure detectives Billy Harney (Aaron Paul) and Patti Harney (Krysten Ritter) are first on the crime scene. What connects the victims, and why is the killer leaving clues behind with each body? Billy and Patti are scrambling to stop the next killing when their father, Chief of Detectives Dan Harney (Beau Bridges), is kidnapped. But in their race to track him down, they uncover pieces of his past that simply can’t be true. Could their own flesh and blood be covering up a dark secret?

James Patterson does it again with the latest entry in the Billy Harney Thriller series. Packed with twists, turns, and shocking revelations, The Coldest Case: The Past Has a Long Memory grabs you in minutes and doesn’t let go. Aaron Paul, Krysten Ritter, and Beau Bridges return to their roles, joined by an all-star cast including Greta Lee, Kevin Pollak, Jordan Bridges as young Dan Harney, and Patton Oswalt as himself. The crackling performances are paired with a jaw-dropping, immersive sound design that puts you in the heart of the action.

Please note: This audio drama is for mature audiences only. It contains strong language, violence, and sexual content. Discretion is advised.

Available in Dolby Atmos on Audible.

©2024 James Patterson, Friendly Heights, Inc., and Origin Story Entertainment, LLC (P)2024 Audible Originals, LLC.

Meet the Creators

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, and I Funny. Among his notable literary collaborations are The President Is Missing, with President Bill Clinton, and the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove that there is no such thing as a person who "doesn’t like to read", only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over three million books to schoolkids and the military, donated more than seventy million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. For his prodigious imagination and championship of literacy in America, Patterson was awarded the 2019 National Humanities Medal. The National Book Foundation presented him with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and nine Emmy Awards. He lives in Florida with his family.

Meet the Creators

Ryan Silbert is a New York Times best-selling writer and producer of the Academy Award-winning God of Love and Spike Lee’s The Girl Is in Trouble, and the founder of Origin Story Entertainment. Silbert co-created the best-selling series Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light, with Audible Studios featuring Yara Shahidi and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. An expansion of the Alliances universe is set for release in 2021. Silbert is in development on a film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon with Village Roadshow, Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment, and Sanibel Films with Lynne Ramsay set as the director.

Meet the Creators

Aaron Tracy is a writer, producer, and the founder of the award-winning audio company Parallax. Tracy has created many original audio dramas for iHeart and Audible, most recently Supreme: The Battle for Roe, starring Maya Hawke and William H. Macy, which won the 2024 Best Fiction (Scripted) Webby Award. His audio series also include an underdog NBA story with Steve Nash and Glen Powell, a legal mystery with Mary-Louise Parker, a comedic revenge tale with Kelly Ripa, and several thrillers with James Patterson. Tracy’s first show, the Webby-winning The Coldest Case with Aaron Paul, ranked in the global Top 10 of all Audible downloads in its first year of release. Tracy’s TV credits include Law & Order: SVU (NBC), The Tap (USA), and Sequestered (Sony’s Crackle), which he created and ran for two seasons. Tracy is on faculty at Yale.

Produced by Audible and Broadway Video

Created by James Patterson
Written by James Patterson, Ryan Silbert and Aaron Tracy
Directed by Aaron Tracy
Aaron Paul as BILLY HARNEY
Krysten Ritter as PATTI HARNEY
Beau Bridges as DAN HARNEY
Jordan Bridges as YOUNG DAN HARNEY
Kevin Dunn as GOLDIE
Greta Lee as JASMINE
Kevin Pollack as Z
Terrence Terrell as JAMES JULIUS
Patton Oswalt as PATTON OSWALT
Additional Voice Performances By: Grace Campos, Curt Chaplin, Barry Carl, Maya Days, Charlie B. Foster, Nimo Gandhi, Melonie Harrison, Priscilla Lopez, Jimin Moon, Delilah Napier, Jimmy Palumbo, Latonia Phipps, Frank Rodriguez, David Sakurai, Jakob Von Eichel, Wolf Williams, Jessica Keenan Wynn
Executive Produced by:
Bill Robinson for James Patterson Entertainment
Ian Stearns for Audible
Britta von Schoeler for Broadway Video
Produced by Louis Caggiano for Broadway Video
Coordinated by JJ Marquardt (Mar-Court) for Broadway Video
Casting by Susanne Scheel & Gail Quintos
Script Supervision by Julia Ireland
Post Production by Sound & Fission
Dialogue Editing & Assembly by Jeremy Thal
Sound Design and Foley by Chuck Fay
Music Editing & Supervision by Bryan Master
Dolby Mix by Devin Greenwood
Post-Audio Executive Produced by Bryan Master
Original Score & Composition by Giancarlo Vulcano
Business Affairs:
Najen Naylor and Stella McGrotha for Audible
Joshua Davis, Eugene Pikulin, and Joanna Carbone for Broadway Video
Finance and Accounting: Howard Groudan and Tonia Sawyer for Broadway Video
Special thanks to: Marlon Calbi, Lisa Hintelmann, Chelsea Adams, Christina Ramdawar, Beth Quimby, Rob Browning, Pat Christensen, Brendan Roche
Head of Creative Development at Audible: Kate Navin
Chief Content Officer: Rachel Ghiazza