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James Patterson, author of the #1 best sellers Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, has written one of America's suspense masterpieces.

The Thomas Berryman Number begins with three terrifying murders in the South. It ends with a relentless and unforgettable manhunt in the North. In between is the riveting story of a chilling assassin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill with extreme prejudice.

©1976 James Patterson. All Rights Reserved. (P)2006 Time Warner AudioBooks

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  • Susan
  • Ocean View, DE, United States
  • 08-26-07

YUK!!!!

Hated it... couldn't follow it .... it jumped around some much... I'm a Patterson fan... but this was not worth the money....so don't waist yours

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Annette
  • Daytona Beach Shores, FL, USA
  • 10-03-07

Not a favorite!

Did not like this Patterson book and I have been a big fan for years! Plot and characters are difficult to follow. Seems more like James Lee Burke novel and not like James Patterson but perhaps that is because of the narrator's accent.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Jim
  • Wilton, CA, USA
  • 03-05-10

The Thomas Berryman Number

I agree with all of the other reviews of this book. Was hard to follow. Was on several long trips and kept turning it off to listen to the radio. Harder to follow than any book I have ever had. Don't recomend.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Don't Waste Your Credits

Don't waste any credits on this book! I had such a hard time following this story, I kept having to start the audiobook over, and rewinding and rewinding! I FINALLY finished it, but it wasn't easy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Thomas Berryman Number

James Patterson really laid a stinky egg with this one. It jumps back and forth too much an the plot is really stupid. Not worth a read, especially or those of us who James Patterson fans. Get with it James, don't just publish to publish. Put some thought into it.

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Lose the resonator guitar!

What do you think your next listen will be?

Probably an 18th-century classic..just to get all the F-bombs and twangy guitar out of my brain.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

The story was riveting at times. But the 'musical' inserts coupled with the not-very-believable southern accent of the narrator tempted me to abandon listening several times. My reaction overall was annoyance. However, I'd paid for it and this was my first James Patterson book so I felt I should listen to the end. Sigh.....

Any additional comments?

Perhaps I will try a later James Patterson offering another time. Do not wish to be close minded about an author. When listening to audiobooks I want a good reader and a good story and no sound effects or music. But that's just me.

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Boring

So boring... couldn't even finish it.. what I did get thru was confusing and hard to follow.. TWO THUMBS DOWN!!!!!

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unfulfilled

I'm a huge James Patterson fan but I'm truly struggling to get into this storyline.

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Story without plot and bad narrator

I had intended to read a book by James Patterson for quite a while now. So I got his first book, The Thomas Berryman Number. I have to say I’m not impressed and judging by this book, I can’t understand why he is so popular. Judging by other reviews of this book, this seems to be his weakest book, so I might still give another of his books a chance.

The Thomas Berryman Number isn’t a long book but it is too long for this non-existent plot. I’ve had a really hard time in getting into the book and the audiobook narrator didn’t help, either. There are some audiobook narrators that manage to really get a book across; Will Patton isn’t among them, at least not for me. Perhaps I’ll try to read the next James Patterson book instead of listening to the audiobook (or I’ll try to find one with another narrator).

1 of 2 people found this review helpful