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NYPD Red | [James Patterson, Marshall Karp]

NYPD Red

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Ann M. Lambert 10-18-12 Member Since 2008

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    "one of the best, if not the best audio books ever"
    What did you love best about NYPD Red?

    spellbinding and surprising


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    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!


    What about Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder ’s performance did you like?

    voices worked well together and voice inflections were fantastic


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    wish i could have but made returning to it even more enjoyable


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Delman San Francisco 02-05-13
    Richard Delman San Francisco 02-05-13 Member Since 2006

    65 y/o father of two sons. Married 25 yrs. Audible member for 8 yrs. I can hardly read books with my eyes any more. I love reviewing.

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    "Junk food. Millions of people like it."

    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.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy conroe, TX, United States 11-02-12
    Cindy conroe, TX, United States 11-02-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Fast paced story and a great listen"
    Have you listened to any of Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time listening to the narrator, but would listen to other books they are narrating


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew 10-30-12
    Matthew 10-30-12
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    "Extremely Entertaining"
    What did you love best about NYPD Red?

    It kept you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next


    Any additional comments?

    Overall great book and would highly recommend.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 10-26-12
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 10-26-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great cop story with a surprise ending"
    Would you listen to NYPD Red again? Why?

    Maybe in a year or so, good story line great characters


    What other book might you compare NYPD Red to and why?

    Maybe Lucas Davenport and his crew, but more big city not many to compare with


    What about Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder ’s performance did you like?

    They were both great, liked it alot, would listen to them again keep up the good work


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    We are a group of truck drivers we get 4-5 hours aday, but yes if we had the time


    Any additional comments?

    Great story and characters 1st class readers and a few twist and turns

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Las Vegas, NV, United States 12-12-12
    Christopher Las Vegas, NV, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Never Been So Happy to for a Book to End"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    There are some decent action sequences if you can completely suspend your disbelief.


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Marshall Karp ’s story?

    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.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    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.


    What character would you cut from NYPD Red?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    10-21-12
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    "FANTASTIC AND ACTION PACKED"
    Would you consider the audio edition of NYPD Red to be better than the print version?

    Not really because I have a bias for print versions


    What other book might you compare NYPD Red to and why?

    Locked On, because of the commentator and the action packed "head turning pages"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When twice Michael saved Kyla by placing his body over hers


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

    Fast and furious action


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ronna 06-02-13
    Ronna 06-02-13
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    "Paterson involves Hollywood & New York"

    Detectives Zach and Kiely are on the special task force, NYPD Red, a police force that protects all the big stars and Hollywood type events happening in New York City. With everybody enjoying a huge breakfast event, a big time producer collapses, dying of poisoning. This begins a spree of killings by a psychopathic couple who are seeing all of these events as a movie script playing out in their minds.

    Zach and Kiely have a history as a couple, but now Kiely is married to someone in the movie crowd. Threats get too close to home, and their personal lives are at stake. These killers must be stopped before they make a grand finale for their psycho imaginary movie.

    This is your typical Patterson mystery/thriller, and he doesn't fail to come through this time either. Adding the Hollywood events and New York City atmosphere makes this book especially interesting. The relationship of the Zach and Kiely characters adds just the right amount of human interest within a fast passed chase to stop the killers. Another good Patterson book!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Judy Centreville, MD USA 12-24-12
    C. Judy Centreville, MD USA 12-24-12 Member Since 2012

    NatsCapsSkinsO'sTerpsFan

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    "Another series in the making??? I hope so!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Excellent story line, captivating from the beginning to the end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were interesting and their depth grew as the story progressed.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope NY Red becomes an ongoing series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Seattle, WA, United States 12-03-12
    Christine Seattle, WA, United States 12-03-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Strong Narration, formuliac and predictable story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If a friend was looking for a quick, easy read without any plot or character challenge, this would be an option.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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