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3.0004486316734 out of 53.0004486316734 out of 53.0004486316734 out of 53.0004486316734 out of 53.0004486316734 out of 5 3.00 (4,458 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Marshall Karp Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini, Jay Snyder Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The NYPD Red Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781611137118
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It’s the start of Hollywood on Hudson and New York City is swept up in the glamour. Every night the red carpet rolls out for movie stars arriving at premieres in limos. The most exclusive restaurants close for private parties for wealthy producers and preeminent directors, and thousands of fans gather with the paparazzi, hoping to catch a glimpse of the most famous and most beautiful faces in the world. With this many celebrities in town, special task force NYPD Red is on high alert and they can’t afford to make a single mistake.

Then a world-renowned producer fatally collapses at his power breakfast and top NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan is the first one on the scene. Zach works with his beautiful new partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend, to discover who the murderer might be. But this is only the beginning, the most brutal, public, and horrifyingly spectacular crimes they’ve ever encountered are about to send all of New York into chaos, putting NYPD Red on the ropes.

Zach and Kylie know there’s no way of telling what a killer this deranged will do next. With the whole world watching, they have to find a way to stop a psychopath who has scripted his finale down to the last explosive detail.

With larger than life action, relentless speed, and white-knuckle twists, NYPD Red is the next mega-blockbuster from “the man who can’t miss.” (Time)

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Quotes & Awards

  • Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves the plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind. Michael Connelly
  • Patterson knows how to keep the pages turning. David Lazarus, San Francisco Chronicle
  • America's #1 storyteller. Forbes
  • You just can't beat James Patterson when it comes to suspense. He's the king...make that the emperor of contemporary suspense fiction. Rebeccareads.com
  • “A James Patterson novel receiving stellar reader reviews.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • I can't believe how good Patterson is, whether he's doing a Washington police yarn or traveling a different road with a female narrator. He is always on the mark. I have never begun a Patterson book and been able to put it down. Larry King, USA Today,
  • Acclaim for James Patterson
  • “A great thriller…The plotting and pacing are spot-on…It is bravura storytelling, a grand example of the best the genre has to offer.”

    Louisville Courier-Journal

  • “In the case of NYPD Red, there is simply too much fun—in the form of inventive murder, sex, chemistry, investigation, more murder, more sex, and the like. Potboiler? Yes. Wonderfully told? Indeed…Though the book is complete in itself, there are plenty of interesting characters who could carry this as a series for as long as Patterson and Karp will want it to go.”

    BookReporter.com

  • “Mega-best-selling author Patterson returns with another fast-paced thriller set against the backdrop of New York City Coauthor Karp helps serve up typical Patterson drama with a serial killer on the loose and a cop at the top of his game…Actor Edoardo Ballerini, a 2013 Audie Award nominee, reads, adding tension and suspense. Patterson does not depart from what has made him the top-selling author he is today. NYPD Red has a hero to root for, a devious villain, and lots of action. Patterson fans will enjoy.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder portray the underlying tension between Zach and Kylie with skilled and versatile vocal ranges. The narrators’ gritty, understated portrayals of grisly murders are delivered in chilling detail, especially when a nail gun is the murder weapon. Their polished performances of crazy Benoit and the insane nightmare that plays in his head, along with his wacko girlfriend, are compelling.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dottie Resnick | 2/20/2014

    " A fast read, a 'beach" read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 2/16/2014

    " A good fast read, but not one of the best Patterson books that I have read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex M | 2/12/2014

    " Mr. Patterson writes screenplays. Simple, formulaic screenplays. That's all I could think about while reading this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 2/8/2014

    " police procedural. good plot. enjoyable dialogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Laporta | 2/4/2014

    " Good Read. Love a good James Patterson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 1/29/2014

    " Per Patterson a fast paced good mystery. Different plot and believable. New characters at least to me but a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Hamilton | 1/28/2014

    " Standard James P fare. Good, interesting story but nothing earth shattering. Started and finished in an evening, an easy interesting 2.5 hour read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Lowe | 1/15/2014

    " Good book... a little cliche "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Krill | 1/13/2014

    " Not one of my favorite Patterson book's, however the plot line did keep me interestned and I liked the new characters introduced in this book, would like to see more stories featuring Kylie and Zack. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/12/2014

    " Surprisingly, I thought this was one of the Patterson empire's better books. It still had some typical fluffiness to it but I enjoyed it more than some of his recent efforts. Worth reading if you like Patterson! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mari | 1/7/2014

    " I love all the Alex Cross novels, and this one is every bit as good. a fast paced read with a great villan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele Kersten-hart | 12/27/2013

    " Excellent. Just took me forever to read it because my life has been so busy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa Kmetz | 12/24/2013

    " I can't explain it, but I liked this book! The story flowed better than many recent Patterson books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Norwine | 12/17/2013

    " Loved it! Like the quick read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 12/8/2013

    " I absolutely loved this book!! James Patterson has done it again. I literally couldn't put it down. The plot was intriguing and the multiple points of view made it entirely entertaining to read! James really is the man that can't miss! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/22/2013

    " Great book. Loved the way Patterson chose to write the book. This is only my 3rd book by this author and enjoyed this a lot. I couldn't put it down and finished it in a week. I guessed a couple of the more exciting events, so I couldn't give it 5 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Rushalko | 11/15/2013

    " I love James Patterson, and he didn't disappoint with this book... twists and turns are what make him one of my favorite crime novelists... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki Buchanan | 10/8/2013

    " As a James Patterson fan, I was deeply dissappointed in this book. Totally far fetched from every angle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 9/20/2013

    " An exciting thrill ride from start to finish! I just love James Patterson's mind. His books never cease to amaze me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bunny Palmer | 9/10/2013

    " Hard to put down. Fast moving. Film Industry and NYPD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline Rodriguez | 9/7/2013

    " Great book. Then again James Patterson is a master @ writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 8/22/2013

    " As usual, Patterson at his best! Hoping this is the first book in a new series!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlene | 8/8/2013

    " Another excellent book by James Patterson! Lots of mystery, suspense, little bit of romance, but not much. It centered around the movie industry and I could easily picture this as a movie in the future! I hope this will be a new series! Loved the characters and hope to see more of them! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matambrn | 7/24/2013

    " I'm sorry. I don't usually leave a bad review if I don't like a book but this book was just horrible. The characters had no chemistry. Hell, I didn't even LIKE the characters. What is going on with James Patterson??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha874 | 7/17/2013

    " Typical James Patterson book; Quick fast paced read. Intriguing story. Totally recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicea Rodig | 5/30/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. Some of this author's books lately have been very disturbing this one was just the right amount of drama and mystery without going to far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dena | 5/5/2013

    " I would LOVE to see these characters become a series! I loved Kylie & Zach & would love to see what happens with them in the future! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Parsons | 1/17/2013

    " Pretty typical Patterson. Quick easy read, lots of action, likeable characters and a little cheesy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela Thorpe | 12/26/2012

    " This is a quick easy read. For the most part it is predictable. It is not JP's best, again I say his co-writers probably write the lion share of the novels now. James Patterson churns out way too many books fir them to be as good as his earlier works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 12/23/2012

    " I really enjoy reading James Patterson's books and this one did not disappoint. Finished in one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Reuther | 12/10/2012

    " Typical James Patterson. Some I love, some are more so-so, and this was one of the latter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Carrico | 12/4/2012

    " Loved it, fast paced and entertaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Wenande | 10/28/2012

    " I enjoy a quick Patterson read that has a little romance and a lot of action. The tension between the lead characters was expected but still kept me reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Jackson | 10/27/2012

    " I hope they make this a series, even if a short one. "

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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 Narrators

Edoardo Ballerini is an actor, narrator, director, and film producer. His screen credits include the feature films Dinner Rush and Romeo Must Die, as well as the television series The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and 24. An acclaimed narrator, he has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.

Jay Snyder is a voice actor, voice director, and script adapter who studied acting at the Julliard School in New York City. He is best known as the voice of Yugi Muto from the Japanese manga television series, Yu-Gi-Oh! His audiobook narrations have earned three AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he was a finalist for the Audie Award for Best Fiction Narration in 2015.