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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,823 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Howard Roughan Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck, Dylan Baker Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781600242038
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Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together once again. But only an hour out of port, everything is going wrong. The teenage daughter, Carrie, is planning to drown herself. The teenage son, Mark, is high on drugs and ten-year-old Ernie is nearly catatonic. This is the worst vacation ever.
Anne manages to pull things together bit by bit, but just as they begin feeling like a family again, something catastrophic happens. Survival may be the least of their concerns.
Written with the blistering pace and shocking twists that only James Patterson can master, SAIL takes "Lost" and "Survivor" to a new level of terror. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Narrators Dylan Baker and Jennifer Van Dyck deliver an outstanding reading, offering sympathetic and, most importantly, realistic characters that will draw listeners into the story. Baker is the star here, narrating in a firm, unwavering voice that does wonders for the story itself. The stakes are high and the characters, fighting for their lives, become real people listeners will relate to. AudioFile
  • Narrators Dylan Baker and Jennifer Van Dyck deliver an outstanding reading, offering sympathetic and, most importantly, realistic characters that will draw listeners into the story. Baker is the star here, narrating in a firm, unwavering voice that does wonders for the story itself. The stakes are high and the characters, fighting for their lives, become real people listeners will relate to. AudioFile
  • a strong commercial fiction that demands even stronger performances. Luckily, Dylan Baker and Jennifer Van Dyck are up to the challenge and put forth simply infectious performances that will set listeners' pulses racing.... Listeners will be enthralled from the very beginning; this duo knows exactly when to crank up the tension. Publishers Weekly
  • “Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clear, unwavering prose.”

    People

  • “The action is all that really matters, and Patterson delivers what his audience wants in spades.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrators Dylan Baker and Jennifer Van Dyck deliver an outstanding reading, offering sympathetic and, most importantly, realistic characters that will draw listeners into the story. Baker is the star here, narrating in a firm, unwavering voice that does wonders for the story itself...The characters, fighting for their lives, become real people listeners will relate to.”

    AudioFile

  • “Dylan Baker and Jennifer Van Dyck...put forth simply infectious performances that will set listeners’ pulses racing. Playing distinct adolescent roles as well as a number of others, the two narrators display their wide ranging abilities and captivate to no end. Listeners will be enthralled from the very beginning; this duo knows exactly when to crank up the tension.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)

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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andra | 2/15/2014

    " as always, a quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda J. | 2/13/2014

    " I found this to be the least interesting Patterson book I have read. It just didn't have the zip and pizzaz of his other works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 2/9/2014

    " Good solid read. I have come to expect the twists and turns from Patterson. His stories are all different, yet also the same in so many ways. This book kept me reading though. I'm getting used to expecting the unexpected from his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 2/8/2014

    " Out of all the Patterson books I've read so far, this one is my favorite!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mere | 2/8/2014

    " Good Mindless read with short chapters and constant action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Constanze Rush | 2/3/2014

    " It is a breath taking Book. Highly recommended "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina Willner | 2/3/2014

    " another great Patterson page-turner... finished it in 2 days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/28/2014

    " Very good mystery, lots of twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/17/2014

    " Have just started reading James Patterson and like what I've read. He will probably be my next buys. Sail is a story of a mother and her two kids who go on a 2 month sail to regroup and find each other. But someone wants them dead..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soul | 1/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this book alot ....I do still prefer when James P writes by himself "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristyn | 12/25/2013

    " Entertaining book although the plot line constantly changed and was kind of corny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trudy | 12/24/2013

    " This is a page turner, but it has a couple of trashy parts. Great mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zac Wood | 12/23/2013

    " Not that great, really. I just didn't get into it, and it was bit too transparent for me. I was expecting better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magic Mary Austin | 12/22/2013

    " Another good James Patterson book that will keep you guessing and turning the pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie Galo | 12/18/2013

    " Very light reading. Finished it quickly. James Patterson is a decent read when life is fast and busy but lacks depth. There are so many better books out there "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Teilh | 11/24/2013

    " Suspenseful right to the end. This is a typical Patterson book but the end has a real twist. He brings the characters alive (or should I say dead) in this one. I recommend it if you own a boat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 11/5/2013

    " Bad movie script with scene changes and all. One good note: doesn't take much brain involvement to read. Very, very MEH. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mkingsford | 8/14/2013

    " Suspense from start to finish - and on water too. Yikes! A family takes a vacation on a boat. It quickly becomes a trip to hell as everything goes south. Really great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie S | 5/31/2013

    " I am a James Patterson fan, and I really enjoyed the book. Mystery/disaster and family bonding all in one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bookzo | 5/26/2013

    " Good story --- a quick, beach-type read. It's the first James Patteson book I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andronicus Kok | 10/10/2012

    " Finished reading James Patterson's - Sail. Interesting story of how a woman's husband tries to murder her to gain her wealth. Through the midst of of it the family becomes strong and united. Great read!! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda (Good Choice Reading) | 7/16/2012

    " This is a book that totally caught me off guard...Sad story of a mom trying to give her kids a vacation to unwind...But that was one disaster waiting to happen...It was one thing happening wrong after another...In the end the bond did get stronger between the family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 6/30/2012

    " Another excellent Patterson novel. A great summer book ... fast read ... short chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 6/2/2012

    " Audio Tape - loving it so far! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Voigt | 4/11/2012

    " Read this in one week at Disney - great "beach" (amusement park?) book - nice twist - good justice in the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laritza | 3/2/2012

    " It was OK, better than the last ones I have read by this author. I think it will be the last unless he gets some good new idea on writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 12/29/2011

    " Patterson "reached" a little more with this outing with Howard Roughan than usual, but nevertheless a good read with Patterson's format of short chapters intact. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Renate Simone | 12/23/2011

    " This book reads like a comic book sans pictures. Shallow, one-dimensional, implausible disasters heaping one on top of another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beach Mama | 9/27/2011

    " LOVE this book!! Couldn't put it down. Love the short little chapters and it was a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Allen | 7/26/2011

    " good and easy reading for a weekend book:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billie | 5/21/2011

    " Great read for adults and mature teens! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 5/21/2011

    " Quick read. Suspenseful. Good beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doreen | 5/21/2011

    " This was a real fast paced thriller and I really enjoyed it. Due to the rotten weather we have had this spring I read this in one or two days. It was quite a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 5/19/2011

    " Just finished this book in 2 days. I have always enjoyed Patterson's books. This was an easy read and took the twist and turrns you would expect. Not horrible, but not my favorite. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dan | 5/10/2011

    " Hmmmm. A cliche of a book created on a compendium of other cliches. The characters are paperdoll people without a smidgen of realness. Unoriginal. Predictable. Boring. Almost painful to read (listen to). Oh well, I will move on to another Patterson to see if there are any worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thom | 5/5/2011

    " It is a fast-moving and interesting read. Like most James Patterson books it reads very easily. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 5/1/2011

    " Very wonderful book was you to keep reading it never put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelz4813 | 4/23/2011

    " This book was quite intriguing. It had both suspense,and drama. You were held spellbound and had no other choice but to read and see how the story unfolded. I love this book. Poetic justice, good triumphs over evil. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 4/16/2011

    " You just want to turn the pages faster and faster. Patteron did it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malyce | 4/6/2011

    " This book started off just like a lot of other mystery/crime/murder books... however the end totally shocked me!! Was not prepared for that! All in all, fun book to read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 4/3/2011

    " Kept my attention, but VERY predictable. Disappointing ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/1/2011

    " A good book to listen too when exercising,although not sure I would take the time to read this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 3/19/2011

    " brilliant patterson at his best "

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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

Jennifer Van Dyck has appeared on Broadway in Hedda Gabler, Dancing at Lughnasa, Two Shakespearean Actors, and The Secret Rapture. She has been in new plays by Keith Bunin, Ellen McLaughlin, Catherine Filloux, Douglas Post, A. R. Gurney, and Albert Innaurato. Her film and television credits include Series 7, States of Control, Bullets over Broadway, numerous Law & Order episodes, Ed, Spin City, and The Education of Max Bickford.

Dylan Baker is an American stage, screen, and television actor. He attended Georgetown Prep and William and Mary College before earning his BFA at Southern Methodist University, where his passion for acting was ignited with numerous stage roles. Later refining his talents at Yale’s School of Drama, Baker turned professional with big screen roles in movies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Delirious, and Love Potion No. 9.