The Quickie, James Patterson
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The Quickie

Author: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

Narrator: Mary Stuart Masterson

Unabridged: 6 hr 10 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 07/02/2007

Genre: Fiction - Thrillers

Synopsis

Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour.In a further twist of fate, Lauren must take on a job that threatens everything she stands for. Now, she's paralyzed by a deadly secret that could tear her life apart. With her job and marriage on the line, Lauren's desire for retribution becomes a lethal inferno as she fights to save her livelihood--and her life.Patterson takes us on a twisting roller-coaster ride of thrills in his most gripping audiobook yet. This story of love, lust and dangerous secrets will have listeners' hearts pounding to the very last page.

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About the Author

James Patterson is a world-renowned mystery writer that has dominated the New York Times Bestseller list for decades. In fact, he holds the New York Times AND Guinness records for most best-selling, hardcover, fiction titles by a single author, an astonishing accomplishment of 76! Patterson is possible best known for his Alex Cross series, which has held the top selling detective series for the past ten years. His books have sold approximately 300 million copies worldwide and he is the first author to achieve ten million eBook sales. There have been nine files - seven made for TV movies and three major motion pictures that were adapted from Patterson novels. Unlike many of his counterparts, Patterson is a fan of collaboration and works with several ghostwriters and co-authors to keep the mysteries coming for his demanding readers. While he has received his share of criticism for this practice, it hasn't mattered to his devoted following and as he continues to top the charts with each new release. In addition to adult novels, Patterson has recently become the bestselling author for the young adult and middle grade categories.

Patterson is also well known for his philanthropy. The James Patterson Teach Education Scholarship has been established to support the next generation of teachers at 19 different universities across the country. Patterson co-hosts a webcast with Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. ONE ON ONE: Fundamentals with Dwyane Wade and James Patterson highlights the importance of reading for success in life. He also has a website dedicated to helping parents and educators ignite the reading spark in students. The website has specific book recommendations aimed towards the child's ability. ReadKiddoRead.com also features book reviews, messages from James, a Facebook community, and contributions from other authors and celebrities that believe in the power of reading.

James Patterson was born March 22, 1947 in New York and graduated summa cum laude from Manhattan College with a B.A. in English, and summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with an M.A. in English. He has won multiple awards for his work and has entertained and inspired millions. Patterson can occasionally be seen guest starring as himself on an episode on NBC's 'Castle'. He has a wife, Susan and a son, Jack an currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida.

Reviews Write A Review

AudiobooksNow review by Jaine Blaize on 2008-01-26 20:42:12

I very rarely write reviews. But after listening to this audiobook I couldn't help myself. Ever read a book that made you mad that you wasted hours of your life reading it? Well this is NOT one of those books. This has got to be one of his most well written, suspenseful, ironic and emotionally charged books yet! Less sappy and more genuine and realistic, this is a story about how one indiscretion can turn a person's whole life around. This is also about what a woman would do for her relationships and how there are times when we really don't know the people in our lives the way we think. This is one of those stories where you will think,Oh my gawd! What ELSE can go wrong? And midway through you'll realize that things can always get worse but there's a reason for everything. Get this book! You won't be sorry. ~ J Blaize*****

AudiobooksNow review by Deborah on 2008-04-16 08:37:43

I am a fan of James Patterson. This book only enforces that statement. This book was definitely a thriller. The story changed constantly and only got better and better. I enjoyed this book more than any book in quite a while. Definitely should be on your to read list!

AudiobooksNow review by Susan on 2008-05-04 22:35:58

Fabulous thriller. This book keeps you on the edge all the way from the first to the last page. I started reading early morning and finished by late afternoon!. Could not put it down.... if not THe best of Patterson's book, certainly it ranks up there with the very top. You will surely enjoy this one.

AudiobooksNow review by Rob on 2008-06-01 23:58:47

I am a big James Patterson fan and I struggled to get through this one. At points I just did not care. Too far fetched, none of the characters did I care about except for her partner.

AudiobooksNow review by Stacey on 2008-11-09 21:02:43

Such a quick read no pun intended...so many plot twists a couple I saw coming, but most blindsided me. Definitely one of Patterson's best!

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