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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)

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    L. M. Heath 11-01-17
    L. M. Heath 11-01-17
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    "Good Book, Disturbing Subject"

    This is the most disturbing book so far. It’s a good book, just really macabre.

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    Amazon Customer 09-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Review"

    Was read very well, but this one particular start kinda stunk. It was not very interesting and drug on. The end was great.

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    Anonymous 08-17-17
    08-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    wonderful book. Classic James Patterson. A real page turner. Alex Cross sis always a great character and the narration was really good

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    matisse morrison 05-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "it was okay in my opinion"

    certain situations in the book they seem to stretch on for too long that is just my opinion

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    Edie Brown 03-01-17
    Edie Brown 03-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another awesome adventure with Alex Cross."

    Just when you think it's over, another adventure shows up. It's a chilling ending times two.

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    Bill 01-26-17
    Bill 01-26-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Extremely disappointing"
    What did you like best about Violets Are Blue? What did you like least?

    I thought that "Roses are Red" was the weakest JP novel I'd ever read until I started this sequel. Never mind that the title has nothing to do with the novel; his titles rarely do. The writing was far below par for JP and the plot was so stupid, I could barely get through it. The so-called Mastermind of the two novels turns out to be Alex Cross's friend and colleague, which doesn't reflect well on the detective's faculties but reflects even more poorly on Patterson's lack of imagination. What happened, JP? I guess when you crank them out so fast, you're bound to get a few duds. Too bad I came across two in a row...I'm putting down Patterson for a good long while and reading writers who can deliver more consistently good work.


    Has Violets Are Blue turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not from the genre, but certainly from Patterson


    What does Daniel Whitner and Kevin O'Rourke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They had a thankless task


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

    God, no! Not another dud, please.


    Any additional comments?

    Read Robinson or Louise Penny or just about any other mystery writer before you waste money on "Roses" or "Violets."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Davis 04-14-15
    Barbara Davis 04-14-15 Member Since 2001
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    "Doesn't to stand the test of time"

    I have read several of patterson's Alex cross books. After the third one, the stereotypes are just tiring. Alex is the best psychological profiler. He is so good he makes enemies who stalk him. Alex is a down to earth guy who loves his kids and gosh he worries about them and goes on hyper alert when they are threatened, so naturally they do get threatened. Alex has a salt of the earth Nana who convieniently is available 24/7 to talke care of his kids while he is out chasing monsters. Alex has a classic car he drives. Alex is a cardboard character. The stories can be a good read, if it's one off and you have nothing better to do but there are much better writers out there.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jack LITTLETON, CO, United States 08-17-13
    Jack LITTLETON, CO, United States 08-17-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Little out there"

    Story was a little out there. Mix in the Mastermind and it helps this story along.

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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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    Ryan Norfolk VA 08-21-12
    Ryan Norfolk VA 08-21-12 Member Since 2016
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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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