The story was fairly predictable and lacked any clever twists or turns. The production of the audio book made it by far more ridiculous than the story actually was. The reader's voices are just terrible and there are sound effects throughout. Corny music sets in when something is about to happen or when there is high tension. Just awful. This was definitely not my type of book, needing a better vocab and intelligent plot, however, the production made it downright laughable at times.
No. The story is better suited for a high schooler than an adult reader.
Not really. It was lightly entertaining in parts, but so ridiculously unlikely.
In the top 5
Loved it from start to finish
I simply love all of James Patterson's books
J.P. Writes another delicious yarn that follows a girl who gets into some trouble during spring break. I thought some of the plot got really thin at times, which is why. I said not his best work. But as with everything else he writes, the book reads quick and the narration was outstanding!
I'm a devote Patterson fan but the last few books I've listened/read have been terrible. The story lines are just way to far fetched, and downright corny at times. The reader of this book also was pretty annoying as well. To be honest there really just wasn't much of any redeeming qualities to this book. I really wish James Patterson would stop putting out so many disappointing co-authored books.
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Yes, it kept me interested.
Some of the dialog or main characters thoughts were a little cheesy / awkward for me.
Wasn't a huge fan of the narrator doing a NE accent, but she was a good narrator overall.
I loved the twists and turns of the entire story! It kept me spellbound!
The twist at the end! I would have never figured that out!
I haven't, but I would again. She has a very animated voice!
I liked the characters, but the plot went too far, and then it went further. Nobody on the planet has the kind of bad luck the main character had. It was "oh come on", then "really???" Like a bad movie
Traditionally I like Patterson, he went too far with the peril of the main character.
No - good reader
2 stars - the plot was too unbelievable. Everyone expects the bad guy to be bad, and the victim to be a victim but come on.
I hope the next one is better
I can see how a good story turns on a convergence of events, but this one pulls convenient coincidence at will. The author gets his muse out of trouble by repeated lucky breaks so often that nothing seems real. I remember Patterson as being a good storyteller. What happened?
I have never read James Patterson so picked this out to see why he's so popular. I still don't know. This is an unbelievable story with a very thin plot line. The narrator sounds like a teenager. Waste of time.
This book is C writing at best with a C- reader and then the thought adding some crappy music to it would help. Well it doesn't. I'm not half through this painful book and doubt I ever make it to the end.
1) The writer uses and then over uses descriptive words. Three or more per sentence. You wonder when it will end but it doesn't.
2) The writing is just poor in some areas. Mostly when they try to set up a new seen the transition is very awkward.
3) The reader does ok when she reads the main character but when she tries another voice it is way off and takes from the story.
4) When the story is supposed to be suspenseful they added orchestra music that doesn’t match the scene. Just weird!
5) Like I said - I'm not half through yet but I am on chapter 46. Chapters begin and end mid subject with most chapter only a page or two long.
I do not recommend this one.