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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: Dylan Baker, Jennifer Van Dyck Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781600242052
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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 again. But only an hour out of port, everything is going wrong. Her teenage daughter, Carrie, is planning to drown herself, her 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—and survival may be the least of their concerns.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clear, unwavering prose.”

    People

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

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The suspenseful tone is captured well by the production’s pair of narrators. Dylan Baker excels...with a snarky, whiny tone and a deeper, slightly raspy voice for the two evil plotters...The narrators do a fine job.”

    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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casi K. | 2/18/2014

    " Fast paced and exciting. It was hard to find a stopping point. Great quick, easy read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 2/13/2014

    " Very Good; Family tries to get right by going on a sailing trip, and must bond to fend off terror "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd Van Meter | 2/13/2014

    " A quick and easy read that provided an entertaining diversion on a lazy summer day. This isn't high literature but it wasn't intended to be. The plot was a bit predictable but provided enough suspense to make it difficult to put the book away. I enjoyed the quick pace and short chapters and think the time expended to read this book was well spent. Certainly better than watching television reruns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bettyb | 2/12/2014

    " This book kept me on the edge of my seat, it was thrilling and very well put together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 1/25/2014

    " This is a great beach read! Once started, couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billie | 1/23/2014

    " Great read for adults and mature teens! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 1/21/2014

    " What a great book. Kept me involved from start to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 1/19/2014

    " Easy to follow, keeps your interest, a light enjoyable suspense novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 I ♥ Bookie Nookie | 1/18/2014

    " This book was great. I couldnt put it down--it was the best "page-turner" i have read in a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 12/30/2013

    " Really, really enjoyed this book. A page turner from start to finish, which is how most of James Patterson's books are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina Willner | 12/23/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 12/15/2013

    " Eh...typical Patterson. Quick entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy DeMoville | 12/7/2013

    " started a little slow... but then....AWESOME "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dale | 12/2/2013

    " Typical James Patterson and a great beach read. As usual you can't put it down from the moment you begin. Fun and page turning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 11/29/2013

    " FYI - if you're worth 100 million and you have a new hotshot LAWYER husband who will inherit everything, watch your back! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pkosecki | 10/22/2013

    " It had a kit of twist and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna L. | 10/3/2013

    " What can I say? I like Patterson for a good, fast, suspenseful read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaden Brulotte | 7/7/2013

    " This story was overall pretty predictable and boring, and the ending was silly... There were no clues or hints that what happened was going to happen. If I had to use one word to describe this book I would call it "bland"- especially compared to the stories I USED to love from him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ala | 3/4/2013

    " AMAZING BOOK! read it all night! its a page turner! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura Turnbaugh | 12/28/2012

    " A good beach book - plain and simple. Nothing more...nothing less! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hana Candelaria | 10/28/2012

    " I love James Patterson books in the summer. Always entertaining, easy to read [really short chapters:], and clever. Sail didn't disappoint...read it in one sitting. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Hanson | 7/15/2012

    " This was a good quick read. I read it in one day and enjoyed it. It did surprise me at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Whitner | 5/11/2012

    " Excellent book. Moving from beginning to end. Family Dunne is going to take a family vacation by going on a sail boat for two months. Husband Peter kisses Katherine goodbye and hello to his mistress. Peter had other plans for his family at sea. This is a really good book. I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/26/2011

    " Not one of the best I've read by JP, but it was ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zimmermc | 7/31/2011

    " Typical Patterson style. Fast paced--good beach read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 7/27/2011

    " My first ever James Patterson book&it got me hooked! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curlyhair | 7/23/2011

    " Could hardly put this down at times. Not what I was expecting, but written to keep you hooked - and it did "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tawana C | 7/15/2011

    " Unfortunately I have reada Mr Patterson for so long that his style of writing has become predictable to me.......I guess there is a down side to being a loyal fan! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tyler | 7/11/2011

    " Really slow start an just boring. "

  • 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

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.

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.