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Invisible | [James Patterson, David Ellis]

Invisible

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.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Editors Select, June 2014 - In typical James Patterson fashion, Invisible was suspenseful, fast-paced, and filled with twists and turns. The story follows Emmy Dockery, a brash and outspoken FBI analyst who is convinced that a string of supposedly accidental deaths is actually the work of one unknown serial killer. Dismissed by both her family and the Bureau, Emmy must find the link between these closed cases before more lives are claimed. Patterson and Ellis did a spectacular job with both character development and plotline. There was never a dull moment as the story built up to its twisted and surprising climax. I couldn’t put this book down – and with January LaVoy as the female narrator, I can’t wait to revisit this story in audio. –Laura, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

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

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    Jasmine 06-27-14
    Jasmine 06-27-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Invisible was Visibly Unbelievable"
    What would have made Invisible better?

    If the protagonist had been more likeable!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was too sappy & unbelievable.


    Did January LaVoy and Kevin Collins do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Invisible?

    The scene where rude, know-it-all Emme stormed the house although Books, her superior and the most experienced agent, ordered her not too.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Edward 07-06-14
    Edward 07-06-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Disappointing story and cheesy reading"
    What disappointed you about Invisible?

    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.


    What could James Patterson and David Ellis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    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.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of January LaVoy and Kevin Collins ?

    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.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Invisible?

    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 07-03-14
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 07-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Why? Why can't Ema be more invisible?"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ginger M Weirich Phoenix, AZ United States 07-22-14
    Ginger M Weirich Phoenix, AZ United States 07-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Better than excellent!!"
    Would you listen to Invisible again? Why?

    Absolutely. Very well performed, excellent story, knock-you-outta-your-seat surprise ending.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Intrigue and suspense, great character interaction.


    What does January LaVoy and Kevin Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dramatization beyond belief.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Gave me chills.... high anticipation. Was not disappointed.


    Any additional comments?

    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marybeth Hull 07-21-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Just plain creepy"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    no


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Invisible?

    when I figured it out


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when he realizes he must take care of Mary


    Could you see Invisible being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    The bad guy was creepy and I almost stopped listening because he unnerved me so

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Yorkton, SK, Canada 07-20-14
    Rachel Yorkton, SK, Canada 07-20-14 Member Since 2011
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    "great storyline"

    The storyline was really good, but the audio was stupid. The sound effects and music with the male reader was annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary S. Murray Ruffin, NC USA 07-18-14
    Mary S. Murray Ruffin, NC USA 07-18-14 Member Since 2003
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    "WHOA - Didn't see that coming"
    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David 07-18-14
    David 07-18-14 Member Since 2008
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    "I enjoyed this book."
    Where does Invisible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    up at the top


    What did you like best about this story?

    It got me questioning what I was hearing. Why the bad guy was doing this or that. Is what the FBI knows right or planted to make them think it is.


    Which character – as performed by January LaVoy and Kevin Collins – was your favorite?

    I almost didn't notice that there was a second person .... That's how much I got into the story. It did help having two different people reading it. I can't say more ....


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Just what the title is.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though I figured it out who the killer was before the story told me I still liked the story. I don't normally like books that I can figure out before the end but not this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sparkle USA 07-17-14
    Sparkle USA 07-17-14 Member Since 2010

    Sparkle

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    "Gory Details---too much information"
    What disappointed you about Invisible?

    I was ready for a good Patterson mystery, instead I was subjected to sexual gore. Not at all like Patterson's style of writing. I blame David Ellis for all the detailed sexual and graphic text.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment in the story line and I stopped listening and fast forwarded several times. Some very explicit dialogue about murder and sex.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Miami, FL 07-14-14
    Kelly Miami, FL 07-14-14 Member Since 2009

    An Avid Reader of Mystery, Zombies, History, Science and good stories. I live in Miami, FL and love every minute of it!

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    "A great story, constant action...Serial Killer !"
    Would you listen to Invisible again? Why?

    It is a good action crime Drama. Yes I would recommend it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Emi is the Main Character, a semi-strong female lead. A FBI Research Analyst who has an amazing drive due to tragedy, yet is weak at times, submissive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Chase...the overall action


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Hunt for Death's Minion.


    Any additional comments?

    Fast Action and constant chase...a Read you keep wanting to keep going. A Sequel is in the lines I bet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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