It's the start of Hollywood on Hudson, and New York City is swept up in the glamour. Every night, the red carpet rolls out for movie stars arriving at premieres in limos; the most exclusive restaurants close for private parties for wealthy producers and preeminent directors; and thousands of fans gather with the paparazzi, hoping to catch a glimpse of the most famous and beautiful faces in the world. With this many celebrities in town, special task force NYPD Red is on high alert - and they can't afford to make a single mistake.
Then a world-renowned producer fatally collapses at his power breakfast, and top NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan is the first one on the scene. Zach works with his beautiful new partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald - who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend - to discover who the murderer might be. But this is only the beginning: the most brutal, public, and horrifyingly spectacular crimes they've ever encountered are about to send all of New York into chaos, putting NYPD Red on the ropes.
Zach and Kylie know there's no way of telling what a killer this deranged will do next. With the whole world watching, they have to find a way to stop a psychopath who has scripted his finale down to the last explosive detail. With larger-than-life action, relentless speed, and white-knuckle twists, NYPD Red is the next mega-blockbuster from "The Man Who Can't Miss." (TIME)
©2012 James Patterson and Marshall Karp (P)2012 Hachette Audio
spellbinding and surprising
usually listen while driving and sat in my parking lot for the last 20 minutes because i did not want to wait for tomorrow to find out!
voices worked well together and voice inflections were fantastic
wish i could have but made returning to it even more enjoyable
Maybe in a year or so, good story line great characters
Maybe Lucas Davenport and his crew, but more big city not many to compare with
They were both great, liked it alot, would listen to them again keep up the good work
We are a group of truck drivers we get 4-5 hours aday, but yes if we had the time
Great story and characters 1st class readers and a few twist and turns
It kept you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next
Overall great book and would highly recommend.
Not really because I have a bias for print versions
Locked On, because of the commentator and the action packed "head turning pages"
When twice Michael saved Kyla by placing his body over hers
Fast and furious action
This is the kind of book that I wish all my ebooks are.... fast, one you do not want to let go, one you want and can finish in a day..... Unfortunately, all my Clancy books take more than 4 days to complete..... unless I do not sleep anymore! Laugh out Loud!
I am a 65-year-old psychologist, married for 25 years, with two sons who are 25 and 22. I love reviewing the books and the feedback I get.
According to his website, Mr. Patterson, along with his "collaborators," has written 97 novels since 1976. 97! 97! How can this be? Well, billions of people like McDonald's. This guy must be the master of the NYT best sellers list. Actually, I was only vaguely familiar with his name, as you see it in airport bookstores, etc. And, to tell you the truth, I only bought the book because Edoardo Balerini narrates about half of it. It's not that I will buy anything Mr. Balerini narrates, but it's close. The plot of this one involves a serial killer, of course, let loose out of a psychiatric facility in NYC, who then acts out the plot of his "book" by killing several famous Hollywood figures in grisly and ingenious ways. Mr. Patterson sure knows how to write a pageturner, which is the name of one of his production companies. Anyway, the hero is of course handsome, dashing and brave, and his partner is probably the most beautiful woman in the known universe. And they have a "history" together. They work in the ultra-elite NYPD Red Squad, assigned to only the most publicity-grabbing murders in NYC. The villain is completely nuts, as is his girlfriend, who also has the most beautiful body that HE has ever seen. Lord. They create maximum havoc and outwit the cops, until the good guys win, of course.
The fact that somebody else reads half of the novel is unfortunate (I know his name is listed above, but I don't remember it, all the way down here on the page). Comparing any reader to Mr. Balerini is a losing battle. The guy might be decent, but I just wanted him to go away so Edoardo could come back. The thing is in fact a page turner, again, but millions of people like it, and, as they say, who can argue with success? For me, I'd rather read Tim Hallinan or Thomas Perry.
There are some decent action sequences if you can completely suspend your disbelief.
The characters were wafer thin. There was nothing unique or interesting about any of them especially the cops. There was not much of a story, just a lot of contrived action and corny dialogue. There were so many things that people did that made no sense whatsoever it was laughable. I have liked most of Patterson's books in the past, but this was totally amateurish.
Having separate narrators perform each side of the story worked well. I found the person reading for the killer to be quite good. The other narrator had a tough time with voice for the female lead.
I would like to cut the two lead cops from the story and start over. I found them unlikeable and boring. I could really care less what happened to them at the end.
I have never written an online review in my life, but this book is so bad I just had to give my opinion this time.
I really am not eligible to review, I don't guess, because this story was so bad, in my opinion, that I did not finish reading it.....a 4 - or 5-star usually grabs me right at the beginning of the book.
"The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton is still on my iPod right now. Although, it is a slow-go, I will see it to the end, because Morton has well-placed little gems throughout her stories. They are well worth the wait.
The performance was probably better than I gave it credit for because the story was so poor.
Very big disappointment, I love "cop" stories, and really like some of Patterson's work. This one did not fit the bill...the "hero" was too full of himself and over the top.
Patterson's work depends a lot on his co-author these days. I was not familiar with this one, so decided to give it a shot. I was not enthralled.
Excellent story line, captivating from the beginning to the end.
The characters were interesting and their depth grew as the story progressed.
I hope NY Red becomes an ongoing series.
Someone who can completely suspend their sense of reality, to believe that the NYPD would let 2 individuals handle such an important matter with virtually no support or oversight.
Hard to say.
Pick another book.
The two leads.
If a friend was looking for a quick, easy read without any plot or character challenge, this would be an option.
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