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Guilty Wives Audiobook

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Read By: January LaVoy Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781611139990

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

147

Longest Chapter Length:

08:26 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:11 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

04:13 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

434

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Publisher Description

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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"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!"

— Deborah K. (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “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

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller in New York Times bestseller for New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller in Audio

Guilty Wives Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.52777777777778 out of 53.52777777777778 out of 53.52777777777778 out of 53.52777777777778 out of 53.52777777777778 out of 5 (3.53)
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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A predictable book but a good page turner nonetheless "

    — Carole, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Julee3702004, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Arica, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Heather, 1/27/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Anne-marie, 1/23/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good brain candy/crime mystery "

    — Anne, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Julie, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Jess, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Nadia, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Patty, 12/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not my favorite James Patterson book. "

    — Wendy, 12/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Linda, 11/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Thought is was great! "

    — Betty, 9/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Kevin, 8/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Jane, 8/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Rita, 6/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Patti, 5/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Allyssa, 3/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Joe, 1/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Margaret, 11/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Mitchell, 10/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Tommy, 9/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Amanda, 8/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Katherine, 7/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — La'Jacinth, 7/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Jennie J., 7/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Judi, 7/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " One chapter was not good! "

    — Jena, 6/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love James Patterson no matter what he writes! "

    — 4woods2, 5/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Karen W., 5/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — K.D., 4/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " ONe of his best mysteries "

    — Lorraine, 4/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Kellie M.D., 3/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Christy, 3/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Cathy, 3/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Anne44, 3/5/2012

About the Authors

James Patterson is the most popular storyteller of our time. He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and received an Edgar Award, nine Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

David Ellis, a justice of the Illinois Appellate Court, is the author of nine novels, including Line of Vision, which won an Edgar Award, and The Hidden Man, nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

About January LaVoy

January LaVoy, winner of numerous awards for narration, was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She 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 narration and television, including roles on Law & Order and All My Children, she has worked on and off Broadway as well as in regional theater.