1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $30.79

Buy for $30.79

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

New York's most elite police force chases a ruthless murderer with an uncontrollable lust for money and blood.

It's another glamorous night in the heart of Manhattan: At a glitzy movie premiere, a gorgeous starlet, dressed to the nines and dripping in millions of dollars' worth of jewelry on loan, makes her way past a horde of fans and paparazzi. But then there's a sudden loud noise, an even louder scream, and a vicious crime with millions of witnesses and no suspect - and now NYPD Red has a new case on its hands.

NYPD Red: The elite task force assigned to protect the rich, famous, and connected in the city where crime never sleeps. Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald - a former girlfriend from the police academy who he hasn't quite gotten over - are the best that Red has to offer, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to crack a case, even if it means putting their own complicated lives on the back burner.

From celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie are soon in hot pursuit of a cold-blooded killer with everything to lose, and millions to gain if he can just shake the detectives on his trail. With the city on edge, the mayor out of patience, and the flames of their personal relationship threatening to reignite and ruin everything, Zach and Kylie are facing down their worst fears - and their worst enemy yet.

©2015 James Patterson (P)2015 Little, Brown, and Company

Featured Article: The Best James Patterson Audiobooks and Series According to Fans


James Patterson is one of the most prolific contemporary American writers working today—from children's and YA books to thrillers, mysteries, and even romance, it's hard to keep up with such a massive number of best sellers. Whether you’re just discovering James Patterson or you’re an avid, longtime fan of his wide-ranging work, you can't go wrong with any of these excellent listens. Here are a few different entry points into his impressive catalog.

What listeners say about NYPD Red 4

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    887
  • 4 Stars
    403
  • 3 Stars
    114
  • 2 Stars
    18
  • 1 Stars
    14
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    871
  • 4 Stars
    331
  • 3 Stars
    73
  • 2 Stars
    14
  • 1 Stars
    6
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    767
  • 4 Stars
    352
  • 3 Stars
    132
  • 2 Stars
    28
  • 1 Stars
    12

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great read, tons of twists

Two cases, fraught with politics and rich people, one headline splashing, and the other hush-hush. For a while the main case, the murder-8-million-dollar-necklace robbery, seems a little too convoluted to be possible, but then we are dealing with egos, super high lifestyles, and idiots.

There is some action, mostly among the bad guys, but the story starts off on a high note and just keeps rolling. The detective skills of Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald are great without stretching belief. I am going to go out on a limb here and say that this series has been as satisfying as the Lincoln Rhyme-Amelia Sachs books by Jeffrey Deaver. However, this series has not succumbed to the improbable plot twists and infallibility of Rhyme in the more recent Deaver books.

We do get deep into the lives of our two protagonists. Kylie is dealing with her husband Spence's latest foray back in to drug addiction. There are some true-to-life but non-preachy realizations regarding hitting bottom, being an enabler, and loving someone despite not being able to continue coping with their choices. Then there is Zach, ruining the trial month of cohabitation with Cheryl. He keeps running out to help Kylie (his old flame), so combined with his cop hours, he undermines his relationship with Cheryl. He has to decide where his head and heart are regarding Kylie, and so Cheryl. Instead of being sophomoric and predictable, this confusion seems quite real, and very human. There are twists here too, and it will keep you guessing.

Most of the people in this story are fully-fleshed and very real. My favorites are the diner-mom who counsels Zach on his relationships using packets of Sweet-n-Low, and Annie, an aging con artist. She is a surprise, and then a delight, even though she should be locked up.

I don't understand why it was deemed necessary to have two narrators; either one would have done fine the whole way through. It didn't really detract from the story, but didn't add anything either. It was fine, would have been as good with one. I would have liked a bit more real New York accent in all the cops, the mayor, the boss of RED; it's too easy to forget we are in the Big Apple.

I have wanted to throw some of Patterson's books against a brick wall, but here he has a decent co-author. I have enjoyed this series, and look forward to more from Marshall Karp.

14 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

NYPD RED 4 SUCKS

I was a big fan of the first 2 the third was so so but this one. The story was weak and felt rushed.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

NYPD RED 4 - Still a favorite

I have read all of the NYPD RED books. Of the 4, this is my least favorite. I am not certain whether it is not as good as the others or whether I am just getting tired of the characters. A lot of the story evolved around the detectives' love lives. The "love" story lines did not add much to the story itself. Also, I like books that drop subtle clues along the way and then tie them together in the end. I DO NOT likes books that wait until the end and then throw in 20 minutes of facts for the first time and use those facts to tie up loose ends. This was one of those books. I will say the crimes are interesting and the politics are boring. All in all, I liked the development of the jewelry heist, but did not like the other sub-plots as well. I did rate it a 4 because all in all, I liked it, even if it was not my overwhelming favorite. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the other NYPD RED books since it is definitely worth the read. It also makes a nice stand-alone mystery for anyone who has not yet started the NYPD RED series.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

I kept waiting for it to get exciting

This book should be called NYPD Red Last.
I enjoyed the other 3 books, but this was boring.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Not as expected

The book was ok but not as good as the first 3 but not bad I was just expecting more I think this is the first review I've written that hasn't been great I love the NYPD Red series along with the women's murder club and Michael Bennett series this one just isn't there.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great story, great narration with energy.

i like a narration that has a fast pace and energy. story was captivating.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I like the NYPD RED's. The NPPD RED 4 was the best

One with the most excitement with different plots, characters, and story line. I definitely recommend this one!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic!

Another great one. could not put it down! James Patterson is just amazing. Can't wait for the next one in this series!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Ready for 5

I love these characters they are so intense with one another
Kylie is trying her best to save her husband I think he might this time Cheryl loves Zach and Zach loves both Kylie and Cheryl .

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Awezome

Love this 4th instalment of NYPD Red. Can't wait for the next one.

The narration was great.

Thank you.

1 person found this helpful