Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire.
Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day - and they're all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?
Invisible is James Patterson's scariest, most chilling stand-alone thriller yet.
©2014 James Patterson and David Ellis (P)2014 Hachette Audio
If the protagonist had been more likeable!
The ending was too sappy & unbelievable.
The scene where rude, know-it-all Emme stormed the house although Books, her superior and the most experienced agent, ordered her not too.
This was a good story, gone bad. I like strong women characters, but this person was too much! She was so annoying, I found it was painful to keep listening to her heroics. I expected her to put on a cape and fly, and I had no sympathy for the main character. I found her so annoying, I hoped she died at the end!
There is an over reliance on internal thought processes of the main character, which become very annoying over time given the way they are read by the actor. James Patterson's books have never been known to be intellectual in nature, but this one takes the cake for oversimplification. Sure, there are some twists and turns at the end of the book, but the buildup to it isn't worth the wait. The way the villain is read also gets pretty annoying, and the attempt to make her menacing falls way short.
Less unimportant internal dialogue of main character; Attempting to create a side "love story" that tries too hard to make listeners actually care about the main characters; Weak monologues by villain there were intended to give off a creepy personae; Waiting until the last minute to reveal the "plot twist," which just didn't work in a story this superficial.
January LaVoy attempted to bring life to the main character, but she quickly became annoying due to her interpretation of the emotional monologues and dialogues. The "desperation" came across as whiney. Also, too much reliance on an almost slapstick approach to Patterson's attempts to be witty, which was also annoying after the 100th time.
The extended internal dialogue of the main character - not necessary in a story this superficial. The focus should be on catching this villain, not all the side stories.
It's been a long time since I've read a book where I don't want to slap the lead female character. Ema is no exception. However, staying to the top of a review of Invisible, I will say the last 20% of the book makes up for the first part. Although I figured out the ending, it was nerve wracking enough to make up for my distaste of the main characters.
I believe book would be great in print and auduio. By it being in audio you can truly visualize a movie unfolding.
The surprise ending.
The mere description of the killers personality.
It made me want to listen all the time.
Read or listen for self you like detective stories.
I didn't really connect with the protagonist - she was ok but nothing special - but luckily the story was fast moving and very interesting up until the very end. I was pleased with this book
I liked the alternating chapter dialogue from the protagonist and antagonist perspective
There were some parts that had music/sound effects that I personally don't enjoy on an audiobook, but they didn't detract too much
the fact that the main character was completely unrealistic. There is NO WAY the
FBI or any law enforcement agency would allow one of their own to investigate a crime
involving their own family member. The unprofessional handling of the cases from the beginning by this character and her FBI colleagues, continue throughout the book.
I finished the book and the end was predictable. I was so annoyed with her by the end of the book I was hoping she would die.
Absolutely. Very well performed, excellent story, knock-you-outta-your-seat surprise ending.
Intrigue and suspense, great character interaction.
Dramatization beyond belief.
Gave me chills.... high anticipation. Was not disappointed.
"Invisible" by James Patterson and David Ellis (narrated by January LaVoy and Kevin Collins) is one of those books that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand at attention. We have a sociopathic serial killer, arsonist, and we are given glimpses of the working of this person's mind throughout the book. Quite chilling. Also note that this is not a "typical" serial killer as these fires do not seem to have any connection with each other, and each appears to be of accidental origin. At "first glance", no foul play is suspected in the deaths. One person, our main character, manages to put it all together but has a horrific time trying to convince anybody else. Just about when you think you really know what's going on, you find out you do not. The twist at the end left me jaw-dropped to the floor. I recommend getting this book in audio format. The dramatization by the narrators is amazing. I highly recommend this book.
when I figured it out
when he realizes he must take care of Mary
The bad guy was creepy and I almost stopped listening because he unnerved me so
The storyline was really good, but the audio was stupid. The sound effects and music with the male reader was annoying.
I was POSITIVE I had the ending figured out and even then still couldn't stop listening. I've already recommended the book to every book reading friend I have that like this genre.
AND I was WRONG about the bad guy. I've already had to re-read the last chapter and making plans to listen to the entire book again. The narrator was excellent and the story line spot on. I'll certainly look for more books by Ellis and kudos to Patterson to find and coauthor with some good artists
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