Run, Rose, Run: A Novel Audiobook, by Dolly Parton Play Audiobook Sample

Run, Rose, Run: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Dolly Parton, Peter Ganim, a full cast, Emily Woo Zeller, Kevin T. Collins, Luis Moreno, Robert Petkoff, Soneela Nankani, James Fouhey, various narrators, Ella Turenne, Ronald Peet, Kelsea Ballerini 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 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781549164866

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

99

Longest Chapter Length:

11:11 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

39 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

06:15 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

5

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Publisher Description

From America’s most beloved superstar and #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson comes a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise—and on the run—and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.

Every song tells a story. 

She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her. 

She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past. 

Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny.  It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her.  And destroy her. 

Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire—a story that only America’s #1 beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.

 

Audiobook Edition read by DOLLY PARTON, KELSEA BALLERINI, JAMES FOUHEY,

KEVIN T. COLLINS, PETER GANIM, LUIS MORENO, SONEELA NANKANI,

RONALD PEET, ROBERT PETKOFF, ELLA TURENNE, AND EMILY WOO ZELLER

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"Run, Rose, Run is a spellbinding novel about a young female singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run. This collaboration between James Patterson and Dolly Parton is a real treat. Run, Rose, Run is immensely enjoyable with no shortage of fun plot twists and nail-biting suspense. The narrators, which include Dolly, did a fantastic job bringing each character to life with their vivid performances. It’s truly an immersive listening experience thanks to this talented cast of readers. Every character has distinct and unique voices. The writing style in Run, Rose, Run is another example of why this book is so captivating. The storyline follows Rose's journey as she attempts to find her place in the world while also outrunning dangerous adversaries who threaten her very existence. Each chapter builds upon itself as new characters are introduced and Rose finds herself entangled in more precarious situations than ever before. Overall, Run, Rose, Run is an incredibly entertaining audiobook experience that I recommend to all fans of Patterson and/or Parton. With incredible writing from James Patterson paired together with Dolly Parton's unmistakable country flair makes this audiobook one for the bookshelves!"

— callie55 (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Taut and exciting…Patterson’s suspense mastery plus Parton’s insider knowledge of Nashville’s dark underbelly equals one great read.”

    — Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “An exhilarating rags-to-riches story…Parton fans will relish this timeless fairy tale, which displays the singer’s lively way with words and draws liberally from her experience in the music business.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Yes, that's the Dolly Parton, contributing plot points to this story…Will shadowy figures from her past come get her? Parton wrote twelve songs especially for the book.”

    — Library Journal
  • “A thrilling journey from two beloved voices, set against the backdrop of the country-music scene.”

    — Kathleen Grissom, author of Glory over Everything
  • “Dolly Parton is the beating heart and yearning soul of this amazing novel. Enter James Patterson, who knows how to grab a reader by the threat, kick up the suspense, and move a novel along better than anybody else in the world.”

    — Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls
  • “Dolly Parton portrays retired country music superstar Ruthanna with humor, warmth, and attitude…There’s plenty of good storytelling to keep listeners engaged.”

    — AudioFile
  • “A must-listen ensemble audiobook.”

    — BookPage (starred audio review)

Awards

  • A Barnes & Noble bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 Amazon bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller in Audio
  • A Wall Street Journal bestseller
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Mysteries
  • A BookPage Top Pick of the Year's Best Audiobooks

Run, Rose, Run Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
5 Stars: 5
4 Stars: 3
3 Stars: 3
2 Stars: 1
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 (4.25)
5 Stars: 8
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 2
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 1
Story: 3.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 (3.25)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 2
3 Stars: 3
2 Stars: 3
1 Stars: 1
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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Narration Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    — leland collard, 2/18/2024
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — CPO61, 10/12/2023
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved the story, especially liked all the different readers, made it more enjoyable. Gave me a good insight into Country music "

    — Kate Dayman, 4/14/2023
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I wasn't sure what I was getting at first, but I loved it after a few minutes. Couldn't stop it for breaks, just kept listening! "

    — Deb, 4/3/2023
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Narration Rating: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Story Rating: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Narration is very fast...and sometimes hard to understand...not a very deep story line...boring! "

    — Principal9817, 2/2/2023
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Colleen Kelly, 1/13/2023
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I really, really wanted to like this collaboration between James Patterson and Dolly Parton as it sounded very promising but unfortunately it came up short. Run, Rose is a mostly disappointing attempt at combining the talents of two of America's most beloved superstars. The main character, Rose, is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter who finds herself on the run for mysterious reasons that aren't adequately explained throughout the story. Unfortunately, the presentation of her journey is rather bland and fails to capture any real emotion or suspense. Rose’s motivations are unclearly presented and the character development never really reaches its full potential. Furthermore, there is a lack of depth in describing the other characters surrounding Rose and their relationships with her come across as superficial rather than meaningful or realistic. On the plus side however, the narrators (including Dolly Parton) do a great job with the material so I had no issues there. Ultimately, this audiobook left me feeling disappointed, the great narration notwithstanding. "

    — harrison87, 12/9/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Run, Rose, Run follows the story of a young singer-songwriter on the rise whose journey takes unexpected turns with dangerous consequences. The book is an exciting rollercoaster ride of suspense and adventure that my family and I really enjoyed. The combination of Patterson and Parton works wonderfully in this novel, creating a unique story with an unforgettable narration team (Dolly Parton and an impressive cast). Patterson's style gives the story a heart-pounding energy throughout with barely a break in the suspense. Dolly and James have brought us an excellent audiobook experience that should not be missed. Get ready for an exhilarating ride filled with unexpected surprises as you follow Rose through her incredible journey! "

    — Emily H., 10/9/2022
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I found Run, Rose, Run to be an enjoyable listening experience; however, there were a few areas where I felt the story could be improved upon. For starters, I didn't find the plot to be particularly engaging or memorable. While there were some interesting moments in the story, overall it felt too formulaic and predictable. Additionally, some of the characters weren't as fleshed out as I would have liked them to be, which made it difficult for me to connect with them emotionally. In terms of production value, that’s where this audiobook really shines. The narration is done by Dolly herself working with a full cast of talented actors/readers. They really do a fantastic job but unfortunately it’s the source material that’s lacking. All in all, Run Rose Run is an okay listen if you're looking for something light and breezy with low stakes and no real commitment required; however, those who are expecting something more thought provoking or suspenseful may be left feeling disappointed. "

    — keri k, 9/25/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    — MJ, 9/14/2022
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Narration Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Story Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This audiobook sadly was not as entertaining as I had hoped. The premise of the story seemed interesting enough, about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and trying to survive in the music industry, but overall the execution felt somewhat lackluster. The pacing was slow and often felt sluggish, with too much focus on mundane details which at times detracted from the main plot. Furthermore, while there were some decent moments of tension here and there throughout the book, they were few and far between. I will admit that I found some entertainment value in listening to Dolly Parton's narration—she brought a unique flavor and sense of fun to her role—but this alone wasn't enough to save the book from being just okay at best. All in all, if you are looking for an exciting thriller with plenty of suspense then "Run Rose Run" may not be for you. "

    — ali913, 6/7/2022
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Run, Rose, Run is a reasonably entertaining audiobook written by two of the biggest names in literature and music: James Patterson and Dolly Parton. The story may be hit and miss but the narration of this audiobook is top-notch - Dolly Parton’s Southern twang brings life to each line and gives listeners an intimate look into Rose’s life. She's supported by an impressive narration team making this quite an impressive audio production. Each character has their own unique voice, allowing listeners to easily follow along with the plot and there's an authenticity to the dialogue that draws you right into the story. Overall, Run, Rose, Run is a good but not great listen for fans of both James Patterson and Dolly Parton. "

    — Stacy S, 4/27/2022

About the Authors

Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, actress, producer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. The composer of over 3,000 songs, she has sold over 100 million records worldwide and given away millions of books to children through her nonprofit, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

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.

About the Narrators

Peter Ganim, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an American actor who has appeared on stage, on television, and in film. He has performed voice-over work since 1994.

Gabra Zackman is an actress, author, and narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She was educated at Northwestern University. A classically trained actress, she has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.

Emily Woo Zeller is an artist, actor, dancer, choreographer, and voice artist who has won Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She began her voice-over career by voicing animation in Asia. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013 for her work in Gulp. Other awards include the 2009 Tristen Award for Best Actress as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the 2006 Roselyn E. Schneider Prize for Creative Achievement.

Kevin T. Collins, an Audie Award–winning audiobook narrator, is an actor, singer, recording artist, and director who can be seen off Broadway, on television, and in films.

Luis Moreno, a voice actor, has narrated several audiobooks throughout his career.

Robert Petkoff is an actor and audiobook narrator who has won a prestigious Audie Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime.

Soneela Nankani is an award-winning narrator with over three hundred titles in many different genres including Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, and Nonfiction. She has garnered sixteen Earphones Awards, nominations for Audie and SOVAS awards, and was recently awarded AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voice Lifetime Achievement Honor. Her audiobooks have been featured in Best Audiobooks lists by AudioFile magazine and the Washington Post, among others. In her spare time, she loves to read (yes, really), learn languages, try new recipes, and travel. She lives in the DC area with her husband and two mischievous daughters.

James Fouhey is an actor and narrator living in New York City. He received classical training at Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He has recorded more than forty audiobooks across a variety of genres, including science fiction, romance, young adult fiction, and children’s fiction.

Neil Hellegers grew up in New Jersey and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a BA in theater arts and a minor in psychology before getting an MFA in acting from the Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island. He moved to New York City in 2003 and, since then, has made a career of theatrical performance, percussion, theater education, and audiobook narration. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

Kevin T. Collins, an Audie Award–winning audiobook narrator, is an actor, singer, recording artist, and director who can be seen off Broadway, on television, and in films.

JD Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.

Emily Woo Zeller is an artist, actor, dancer, choreographer, and voice artist who has won Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She began her voice-over career by voicing animation in Asia. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013 for her work in Gulp. Other awards include the 2009 Tristen Award for Best Actress as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the 2006 Roselyn E. Schneider Prize for Creative Achievement.