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Violets Are Blue Audiobook

Violets Are Blue

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Alex Cross has never believed in vampires. But when two joggers are found slain in a manner that suggests a macabre ritual, he has to reconsider. Someone believes in vampires enough to have committed a series of bizarre murders that appear to be the work of one. Local police are horrified, and even the FBI is baffled.

Cross takes on the case and plunges into a netherworld of secret clubs and role-players, a world full of poseurs and playactors - and someone demented enough to have crossed the line from dark ritual to real blood. At the same time, a lethal super-criminal from Cross' past - known as the Mastermind - is stalking him, taunting him, and threatening everything he holds dear. Cross has never been closer to defeat, or in greater danger. In a shocking conclusion, Alex Cross must survive a deadly confrontation - only to discover at last the awful secret of the Mastermind.

©2001 James Patterson, All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"As exciting as anything Patterson has written." (Publishers Weekly)
"One of the best Alex Cross thrillers yet." (Amazon.com)
"Patterson is first-rate." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

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    AJ Riverdale, UT, United States 08-15-13
    AJ Riverdale, UT, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Where is the Next Book?"
    What did you like best about Violets Are Blue? What did you like least?

    I loved the book and want the next one but it's not on audible. One thing I hate about authors and publishers is when they get you all engaged in a series and then don't follow through


    Would you be willing to try another book from James Patterson? Why or why not?

    Yes, now please produce the next one.....DON'T SKIP ANY


    Any additional comments?

    Keep producing the books in order and make everyone available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scarp VALLEY COTTAGE, NY, United States 02-01-13
    Scarp VALLEY COTTAGE, NY, United States 02-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Book"
    What made the experience of listening to Violets Are Blue the most enjoyable?

    I love herring the same voices reading the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the story very much. I enjoy James Pattetson series.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 08-21-12
    Ryan JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 08-21-12 Listener Since 2005
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    "Fan of James Paterson"
    If you could sum up Violets Are Blue in three words, what would they be?

    Good listen. Like most of James Patterson work I on it until the end. This one is no different,


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

    Many twists and turns. Which how Patterson keeps his reader's engaged.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Whitner and Kevin O'Rourke – was your favorite?

    All.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Too many to make a real choice. As all way's. :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leann Eureka, KS, United States 08-13-12
    Leann Eureka, KS, United States 08-13-12
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    "Another good book by Patterson!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Up there
    With all of the Alex Cross books that Patterson has done.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Finding out who the mastermind was.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Aways


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    ?


    Do you have any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Jenks, OK, United States 05-21-12
    Jennifer Jenks, OK, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Slightly disappointed"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I love James Patterson books but this one was difficult for me. The story line was strange for me but I still couldn't put it away.


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson’s story?

    The theme and the amount of details used to tell the story was difficult for me.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Whitner and Kevin O'Rourke – was your favorite?

    I enjoy the Alex Cross series and don't want to miss anything in the full story.


    Do you think Violets Are Blue needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I don't think I would buy a follow up book.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the time if you don't mind the graphic details.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Austin, TX, United States 01-16-12
    Jan Austin, TX, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Could not put it down."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Violets Are Blue to be better than the print version?

    Have not read it, loved listening to it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Violets Are Blue?

    The end when Cross was in the trenches. I could not see a way out for him. Also when he was put in the trunk of the car by the military. Hightened thriller.


    What about Daniel Whitner and Kevin O'Rourke ’s performance did you like?

    I really liked them both!!!


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

    Intriguing and Suspenseful


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy the balance between Cross's family life (sweet), his friendship with Sampson and his detective work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martin Pueblo, CO, USA 10-28-07
    Martin Pueblo, CO, USA 10-28-07 Member Since 2012
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    "Violets Are Blue"

    James Patterson never lets use down!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 05-27-07
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 05-27-07
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    "Yells Pod"

    There are some books that I have trouble getting out of my head..this will not be one of them. It is not boring but not exciting either. It is a good time passer if you dont have anything else to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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