Does Patterson even write his own books anymore or are they all written by the collaborators? This book was cheesy and read like a B movie. It was over predictable and seemed like something I had already read/heard but with different characters. The characters had no character at all. Gone are the good old days of mystery and intrigue from Patterson novels of the past. I might continue with Cross books but no more Patterson.
No. Too cheesy.
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
If you want a light as air story with celeb detectives and N.Y as the center of attention, this might be a five-star gem for you.Maybe you hate crime thrilleren and want a read you can talk to lots of people about? Since it ranks as the second most sold book in the U.S. Chances are some of your friends have read it. The audio version comes with premium naratation which makes me sad to leave it half read.. This is a Chrome novel puffer up with celebriteter. I know: The hills did not contain any mordere. It is very much liké "The hills" due to the Hollywood feeling.
It depends. On the plot.
They bring it all. They do their very best when it comes to giving this book a soul.
Iwould make the murders melt into the action instead of placing them as a highlighted side-kick. Also: Since cell-phones are an important ingridient, I would include the Brand used and why.
I loved the sample: I am not big on thrillers unless we talk about Kyra Davis which I can hear over and over. I bought this because the sample gave me a chick-lit thriller which it is not. In fact describing it's category is very hard.
Maybe I gave up too fast? I blame "The end of your life book club" this stunning read taught mé even thoughdue to reduced vision I an dependent upon audiobooks or friends reading out loud. With the help of Audible Inow can choose which books I wanted to hear.The end of your life book club taught me to use time on the books I consider to be good.
nope love audible on the move
never heard them together before
Bomb in garbage shoot and he covers his beloved with his body! So manly!!!
I love James Patterson, so clearly this is a bias review. James was one of the first authors that really sparked my love of reading post college. This story had it all, sex, crime, bitterness, revenge. I sometimes feel guilty reading fiction books, thinking I should be using my precious spare time for bettering myself with business books or self help, but I don't feel bad about loving books like this (audio helps too since I can be doing other things while "reading". James Patterson will never write a classic novel, but his books are damn entertaining and this is no exception.
Like so many of his novels, the thing I like most about James Patterson is the character intertwining with each other. All characters have a back story and somehow it all makes sense. Of course, the intriguing mystery of crime novels is well represented.
I dislike when audio narrators use exaggerated voices. I thought the voices on this book were in sync with character. Although, admittedly, the new york accent was a little mundane.
Moved me... no. But, the lead detective working with his ex who he still had a flame for was something I could identify with...
Classic, predictable Patterson. Fits right along the same lines as the Alex Cross series of books.
Like I said, same type of storylines that the Alex Cross series has. Twists and suspense in typical fashion.
Easy listening. The books keeps you wanting to know more. I hope the ending is as good as the build up.
We are John Patterson fans and we listen to books while we travel so sometimes we stick with a book just because we don't have anything else to do and this is one of those books. It felt like it was a book that was put together to make a buck. We were not at all disappointed when it ended. We were disappointed in John Patterson and this book.
It was if you are driving through west Texas with nothing else to do. But otherwise?-Not
I am an avid mystery/thriller, historical fiction and political fiction listener. I listen while working (I am a remodeling contractor).
I am a died in the wool James Patterson fan and have read every book he has published but I have to say the last few have been disappointments. I don't eagerly await the next book as I did years ago. Wait for this one to go on sale.
As an English Lit major many moons ago, I have always had a hunger and interest in the written word. This new-to-me medium,if you will, has offered another delightful facet to my Listening opening up another dimensional side of my sensory perception by utilizing the spoken word to draw me into exciting worlds.
I APPRECIATE THE MUNDANE IN DEVELOPING A STORY LINE AT TIMES BUT I WAS WAITING FOR SOME REAL, SUSPENSEFUL (I WOULD HAVE BEEN SATISFIED TO BE TAKEN BY SURPRISE) ACTION WHICH ELUDED ME RIGHT UP THE THE LAST SENTENCE.
THE STORY SEEMS TO CONTINUE AD NAUSEAM , THE LISTENER ALREADY SOLVED THE CRIME ONCE YOU TRULY KNOW WHAT THE FOCUS IS.
AS MUCH AS I LOVE THE CLASSIC PATTERSON, THIS JUST DOESN'T "CUT IT"
YES OF COURSE
WELL GAITED, NICELY VARIED AND PLEASANT
YES, BEN AFFLECK AND PERHAPS SANDRA BULLOCK
THIS LISTENING EXPERIENCE WAS NOT HORRIBLE BY ANY MEANS BUT LACKED THE SUSPENSE PATERSON IS NOTED FOR---
Possibly the beginning of a new series for Patterson. Great characters and would certainly read the next one if it is written. You quickly care about the charaters and their lives.