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3.0006458400777 out of 53.0006458400777 out of 53.0006458400777 out of 53.0006458400777 out of 53.0006458400777 out of 5 3.00 (12,356 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, David Ellis Narrator: January LaVoy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781611139990
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What happens in Monte Carlo could get you murdered.

No husbands allowed

Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. For four days they’re free to live someone else’s life. As the weekend moves into pulsating discos, high-stakes casinos, and beyond, Abbie is transported to the greatest pleasure and release she has ever known.

What happened last night?

In the morning’s harsh light Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened, something impossible, unthinkable. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable. And now the vacation of a lifetime becomes the fight for survival.

Guilty Wives is the ultimate indulgence, the kind of nonstop joyride of excess, friendship, betrayal, and danger that only James Patterson can create.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator January LaVoy keeps the plot moving and listeners engaged in this taut novel of suspense from bestselling authors Patterson and Ellis…LaVoy’s narration perfectly matches the authors’ somewhat farfetched but always entertaining prose. She lends the characters unique voices and manages to keep them grounded in reality—something a lesser narrator might not have been able to pull off. And most important, LaVoy never forgets this is a thriller, infusing each chapter with just enough tension to keep listeners glued to their seats.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Patterson and Ellis make the pages fly.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Patterson takes us on a Monte Carlo vacation, as Abbie Elliot flees her duties as a diplomat’s wife in Zurich and heads for a wild weekend with three friends in gambling’s kingdom by the sea. There they stumble over two dead bodies and find themselves framed for murder, with a big courtroom showdown that puts their entire lives on trial. Patterson, who holds the record for number of New York Times best sellers, is joined by Edgar Award winner Ellis. Buy multiples.”

    Library Journal

  • “Among the very best of Patterson’s stand-alone works…The greatest strength of Guilty Wives is its cinematic narrative; the story unfolds like an edge-of-your-seat movie that leaves you emotionally drained at the end.”

    BookReporter.com

  • A New York Times Bestseller in Fiction for 2012
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller in Audio

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole Sim | 2/1/2014

    " A predictable book but a good page turner nonetheless "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julee3702004 | 1/30/2014

    " This was an interesting story. Four wives take a trip to Monte Carlo to hang out and have fun. Their marriages are in various stages of disarray. The trip goes bad and the women are imprisoned. The story about what happened and whose behind the whole mess is intriguing. An easy fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arica | 1/29/2014

    " Holy cow, I was on the edge of my seat in this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Dechant | 1/27/2014

    " This is my first James Patterson book. It was a very fast read, and a rushed end. I will try some other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne-marie | 1/23/2014

    " This was a very good novel from James. It was long though and so depressing and you were just hoping along with the main character that the French court would find the real killers. The ironic twist was very good and was built up to a crescendo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Cyganiak | 1/20/2014

    " Good brain candy/crime mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Rego | 1/20/2014

    " I'm half way through this book. I don't love it, but I continue to push through. Definitely not James Patterson's best by any means. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 1/8/2014

    " Just could not get into this one :-( Sad too cause I love Patterson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadia McDonald Devitt | 1/4/2014

    " I love most of James Patterson's books, but this one just wasn't my favorite. I was happy with ending, but it was a bit tough getting through the rest to get to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 12/29/2013

    " What a cliff hanger! Lots of violence - but a well crafted who-done-it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy Ely | 12/22/2013

    " Not my favorite James Patterson book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Mistretta | 11/18/2013

    " A preposterous plot and the prison abuse is hard to get through. Takes a while to get into but then gets better. Just an OK read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty Jo | 9/3/2013

    " Thought is was great! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin F | 8/10/2013

    " I'm a huge Patterson fan ... and enjoyed this as well however the ending can be figured out very early on ... Which made it difficult to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 8/2/2013

    " Not my favorite James Patterson book, very predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita M | 6/3/2013

    " This book definitely held my interest. It was refreshing to have a woman as the lead character with strong personality and character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 5/30/2013

    " This book was a surprise for me. Short chapters and easy to read the storyline moved quickly. Some of the prison scenes were difficult to read. Twists and turns kept me thinking one more page. This book is a stand alone, not part of any of the Patterson series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allyssa Cusimano | 3/11/2013

    " Absolutely couldn't put it down and read it in just a few hours. Definitely a page-turner. But some parts were a little tough to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 1/24/2013

    " Excellent; a group of four women on a girls' weekend in Monte Carlo have fun, until they are accused of murder "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Mccormick | 11/28/2012

    " Four women travel to Monte Carlo to escape their lives for a weekend. Instead they face charges for terrorist acts in the ruder of the French president. This novel that is one party that turns into a horrific nightmare where trust is quickly exploded as explored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mitchell | 10/23/2012

    " Definitely not one of Patterson and Co.'s best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tommy | 9/4/2012

    " I really thought this was Patterson's better books. The descriptions are good. And you honestly aren't sure who did it for quite some time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Bookaholic:) | 8/12/2012

    " For the most part it was a good read. It kept me entertained Which made it easier to read but some of it was unrealistic but what do I know about the French prisons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 7/18/2012

    " This was an excellent book! There were a lot of twists and turns and I didn't expect the ending. It left me on the edge of my seat the whole time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 La'Jacinth | 7/10/2012

    " This book had many twists and turns and I loved the way it was written.. I especially loved how she got out of prison without killing anyone. She remained true to who she was and how she was and got justice in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie J. | 7/8/2012

    " The plot is completely ridiculous but in spite of that it's a fairly fun book - if you go in with the right expectations you'll enjoy it. I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being made into a movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judi Jxnfan | 7/4/2012

    " Hmmm...eh. Formulaic. Passed the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah K. | 6/22/2012

    " If you like well-written and enthralling thrillers, this is one audiobook you really have to listen to. The writing flowed so well from start to finish that I truly didn't want to stop listening. I literally listened to the whole book nonstop on a Sunday afternoon! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jena Wahlquist | 6/5/2012

    " One chapter was not good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 4woods2 | 5/29/2012

    " Love James Patterson no matter what he writes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen W. | 5/2/2012

    " 3 Compared to the this author's other books this one comes up a bit short. The premise behind the plot is pretty outlandish. Four women embark on a Monte Carlo vacation (essentially an extended girl's night out). They pick up four men and end up having a fling with them on a yacht. They end up being arrested the next morning for a murder for which they are all convicted. The rest of the novel primarily consists of them attempting to prove their innocence. Lots of thrills but you really have to suspend a LOT of disbelief with this far-fetched story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K.D. | 4/13/2012

    " I'm a big Patterson fan and he does not disappoint with this mile-a-minute thrill ride. The plot is pretty over the top but intriguing nonetheless. I was riveted throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine | 4/4/2012

    " ONe of his best mysteries "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie M.D. | 3/27/2012

    " I found this novel to be a bit hit and miss but entertaining in spite of its minor flaws. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy Krouse | 3/21/2012

    " Not my fav James Patterson. But ok story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Franco-roldan | 3/8/2012

    " Loved this book, not much more I can say other than I love most James Patterson books!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne44 | 3/5/2012

    " An outrageously fun story with no shortage of twists and thrills. It's unrealistic but if you're looking for realism go read a boring history book. I enjoyed it quite a lot. "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrator

January LaVoy is an American actress best known for her character Noelle Ortiz on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. In addition to working extensively in television, including roles on Law & Order and All My Children, LaVoy has worked on and off Broadway as well as in regional theater. She currently works and resides in New York.