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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,264 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Andrew Gross Narrator: Billy Campbell Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN: 9781594832437
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Working as a lifeguard in a posh Florida resort, Ned Kelley finds the woman of his dreams. The only thing he needs is money. So when his friends offer to cut him into a deal that promises $1,000,000 each, how can he turn it down? The plan is simple: a fast break-and-enter to grab paintings from a rich collector. But on the night of the heist, they’re double-crossed. Worse, Ned’s friends are brutally executed. Now he’s the prime target of both the FBI and the killers. With no one to trust, Ned must dodge the authorities and the vicious killers in a desperate effort to avenge his friends and clear his name.

Written with the astonishing velocity and hairs breadth plotting that only James Patterson can master, Lifeguard is the wildest thriller yet from “one of America’s most influential authors” (New York Times).

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A twisty story that will engage the interest of beach-goers everywhere.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Once again, the indefatigable James Patterson delivers.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Don’t be fooled by the title of Patterson’s latest thrilling yarn—the action goes far beyond the beach…Packing all the punches readers have come to expect from Patterson’s books, this one delivers at every turn.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • Lifeguard is a fast-paced page-turner…If this is representative of his usual work, then he has just won himself a new fan.”

    BookReporter.com

  • “Sexy, action-packed, with danger around every corner, this book engages listeners from the first moment. Billy Campbell heightens the tension with his pacing as he easily takes on the persona of Ned Kelly, lifeguard, thief, and, ultimately, avenger. Told from the Ned’s point of view, this story has it all: murder, mystery, art theft, romance, police chases, FBI agents, all among the wealthy community of Palm Beach. Campbell makes the listener feel Ned’s emotions as the thief becomes a hero and then tries to impress the girl. Music, along with the occasional sound effects, such as gunshots and motorcycle chases, add to the fun and intrigue.”

    AudioFile

  • “Patterson and Gross have come up with an enjoyable thriller, and Billy Campbell is skilled in his presentation of the unique plotting, well-developed characters, and fast-paced action. This will definitely be a hot item in all audio collections.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 2/15/2014

    " this book was amazing so many twists. a must read book..!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl Owen | 2/11/2014

    " All I can say is that once again, I was kept on the edge of my seat, real good book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Keck | 2/11/2014

    " Enjoyable book for a fast-paced, easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca H | 2/9/2014

    " Patterson is clearly one of the most talented writers ever! I don't think there is a book of his I haven't loved...and they just get better and better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 2/8/2014

    " Very Good; a lifeguard gets involved in an art theft which goes bad leaving his friends dead, as well as his new lover; his only hope is getting an FBI agent/art expert to believe in him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhod | 2/3/2014

    " This is one of the best Patterson tales I have read. Literally could not put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Albert -Zairus Ice- Lorenzana | 2/1/2014

    " James Patterson's an amazing writer. No pages wasted, no useless words. This book will keep you reading 'til end. Left me fulfilled with nice twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alec | 1/24/2014

    " Easy read, mostly plot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 1/8/2014

    " Not your average romantic fluff...a fairly good story and a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stanton | 1/5/2014

    " A typical Patterson book, fast moving and keeps you interested to the end. I only gave it 3 stars though because of the highly unlikely love interest that developed in the book. I'm usually completely willing to suspend disbelief, but this was so implausible I thought it detracted from they story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esther | 12/27/2013

    " Lots of believable twists and turns "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niecole | 12/23/2013

    " What a thrilling book! Couldnt stop reading just to find out what would happen to him!!! How it all fit into place, James Patterson really knows how to catch your attention, and again the details of each character makes you see them infront of your eyes "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacki Donnelly | 12/11/2013

    " Not my favorite book by this author but it still had a few good twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Kardash | 12/11/2013

    " listened to this book on tape on a car ride. An OK "read" but made the car ride go a bit faster. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loreen Potvin | 12/8/2013

    " Fast, action-filled book. Took place in Brockton and south Florida - even mentioned Stoughton a couple of times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/11/2013

    " Not bad - 2nd time I listend to this one. Even though evertying was familiar and I remembered what was happening as it happened, I could not remember what would happen later - good enough that I kept going. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 11/4/2013

    " Another enjoyable read by James Patterson. I love the short chapters that keep the story moving at a fast pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rcowden | 9/30/2013

    " Read this in preparation for our trip to WPB "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole Denise Dixon | 9/11/2013

    " Greay mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 8/16/2013

    " Not as page-turning as his usual stuff but still OK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 7/16/2013

    " A quick read that kept me entertained. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Smith | 5/5/2013

    " Another Great Book by Patterson and Gross "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nique | 4/9/2013

    " This book is one CRAZY ride! Every time you think you have it figured out, you don't! LOVE James Patterson!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 2/21/2013

    " This book I had set down for quite some time and when I picked it back up I remembered what was going on so I must have liked it more than I thought I did "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 12/24/2012

    " James Patterson and Andrew Gross make a good team. I truly enjoyed this book and instead of shelving, have returned it to the bottom of my 'waiting to be read box'. It's that good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/18/2012

    " Was like every Patterson book ... no idea what is happeningtill the very end ... good light read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 11/4/2012

    " Didn't have a real double twist that I have come to expect from Patterson. A very enjoyable read, but definitely a beach or vacation read. You have to suspend reality to believe that Ned stays on the lam for so long, but hey, its escapism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyndsie | 6/23/2012

    " This book was great! Quick read, kept my attention "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenda L | 6/6/2012

    " I read this a long time ago ... James Patterson is always entertaining. What's not to like? A beach bum gets involved in a big-time crime, and the only person he can trust is the young female FBI agent who ought to be arresting him! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Rodriguez | 3/25/2012

    " Looking forward to reading my first book on my new Kindle :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 9/29/2011

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars with Gross Andrew "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/18/2011

    " It was a really good mystery/thriller with a very likeable character, Ned. Bad things seem to happen to him, but he is up to the challenge of finding out who set up and killed his friends, brother, lover..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 5/17/2011

    " I will read almost anything written by James Patterson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amina | 5/12/2011

    " Awesommmmmme! I just looooove the story and the romancde is like whoop, breath=taking. James Patterson, I'm gonna find you. :P "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 5/11/2011

    " Another non-gory, great beach read. Plus it includes an art heist. Fun change for psychopathic wackos. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 5/9/2011

    " Great book! James Patterson always delivers! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 4/29/2011

    " It was OK. His books are not so enjoyable to me as they used to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/27/2011

    " I'm a new James Patterson fan! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 4/14/2011

    " Another enjoyable read by James Patterson. I love the short chapters that keep the story moving at a fast pace. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary Pat | 4/4/2011

    " I think I might have liked this book if it hadn't been categorized as a "thriller." I know this is picky, but I would call it a "mystery," not a thriller. Actually, I probably still wouldn't have liked it. I found it to be kind of cheesy and predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/3/2011

    " Looking forward to reading my first book on my new Kindle :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia | 3/21/2011

    " Good story! Some was predictable, but as always with Patterson's books, there's a lot that you don't see coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/1/2011

    " Another great book by James Patterson. I had a hard time putting this one down. Even when I was sick, and my eyes felt like someone was in my head trying to scratch them out.

    This book is one of my favorites of his, right up there with his Alex Cross series. "

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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.