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
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.
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.
One of his best. The narration and performance was excellent and had a hard time taking off my headset. The ending superb. Can't wait for his next one!
up at the top
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.
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 ....
Just what the title is.
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.
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!
Unexpected, Gripping, Surprising
This story was unexpected. From the format, to the structure, to the ending I never knew what was going to happen next despite being certain that I knew who did it.
I finished it in one day.
Don't stop because you believe you know who did it. You will be wrong!
Invisible ranks near the top. It's hard to assign a rank per se since I am a diehard James Patterson fan and nearly everything he writes or co-writes is top notch in my book (pardon the pun)
I loved that these were new and unfamiliar characters in this book and I enjoyed getting to know them. Now I want more!
Very convincing portrayal of the characters. I usually always read a sample of the hard copy book first before purchasing the Audiobook. I then try to determine if the performers meet my expectation of how I envision the characters to be. They knocked it out of the park!
Yes. Emmy lashed out at Books that he couldn't get over the fact that she wouldn't marr him. How could she be so cruel? I felt his pain and for a time, didn't want him to let her in his heart again. In the end, I forgave her 😄
I would love to see a new book about Emmy and Books! I'm already addicted to the Women's Muder Club, Alex Cross and Michael Bennett (I've read or listened to every book in these series.). I wouldn't mind adding Emmy and Books to my list!
I didn't read the print version, but I loved the audio edition.
From my recent Audible purchases, Stephen King's "Mr. Mercedes" had a very similar darkness. They are both chilling and ingenious with plot and outcome.
Kevin Collins was fantastic in his voice of the antagonist. Methodic and precise, just the way he was written to be.
Great voices and pace of reading. Kept me engaged the entire time!
This is so far my favorite audio book I've ever listened to. I couldn't wait to get back to listening when I'd have to take time away, for work or sleep or whatnot. Fantastic!
Perry Martin is an American Audio Book Reviewer. I listen to 3-4 books a week as a long haul truck driver. I review so you don't have to.
This audiobook is Narated by January LaVoy and Kevin Collins. This book is a true suspense thriller. The narrative between the serial killer and the FBI tells parallel stories that keep you on the edge of your listening seat. LaVoy and Collins crest unique voices for each character and you can feel the tension as they present the written word.
As much as I like James Patterson's series I like his stand alone books as well as any other thrillers. As a former Research Analyst (RA) I love the inclusion of the data collection and evaluation of clues by the RA's. Sorting through the haystack to find the needle takes a special skill and patience.
This is a story about a killer who doesn't exist, crimes that don't link, victims with no connection, in essence it is about the invisible. One victims sister is an RA for the FBI. As a twin she knows her sister was murdered. There seems to be no evidence so the hunt begins with a single RA looking for clues.
The twists and turns throughout this book keep the listener guessing until the final chapter. This is a quick listen worth every second.
I purchased this book for my own pleasure and for review. It was a great choice.
Having read most of Mr. Patterson's novels, I I found that Invisible was too similar. Haflway through the story, I had guessed, the 'surprise ending.' Several places in the reading confirmed this. If you like a good mystery, this is not one of them. For those folks who like gruesome details of pain and torture; then this is the book for you.
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