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3.00009321836402 out of 53.00009321836402 out of 53.00009321836402 out of 53.00009321836402 out of 53.00009321836402 out of 5 3.00 (21,455 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge Narrator: Mary Stuart Masterson Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9781594839276
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Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress. When she discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour.

In a further twist of fate, Lauren must take on a job that threatens everything she stands for. Now, she’s paralyzed by a deadly secret that could tear her life apart. With her job and marriage on the line, Lauren’s desire for retribution becomes a lethal inferno as she fights to save her livelihood, and her life.

The Quickie is a story of love, lust, and dangerous secrets that will have readers’ hearts pounding to the very last page.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Actress Mary Stuart Masterson skillfully keeps the suspense moving, giving each character a distinct personality…Highly recommended…Patterson is sure to have a large and loyal following.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Mary Stuart Masterson performs this psychological suspense with a voice that has just the right understated ‘everywoman’s’ quality. Masterson takes her audience along for the various cliff-hangers and plot twists and helps listeners empathize with the main character. Music cues throughout the production heighten the tension.”

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  • “James Patterson’s The Quickie is a brisk read that will leave you breathless.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Action? Check. Suspense? By the carload. Romance? Yes. Erotica? Let’s just say that it’s not limited to the cover.”

    BookReporter.com

  • A #1 USA Today bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller
  • A #1 Washington Post bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darci Lloyd gillett | 2/14/2014

    " First J patterson book I read & I was hooked! Title sounds kinky but its not its more of a good cop bad cop story murder mystery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Cuillard | 2/12/2014

    " I've read a decent amount of James Patterson's books, and this was by far my favorite. It's non stop action from start to finish, and the ending will blow you away! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sofina Khan | 2/12/2014

    " One of the worst James Patteron novels I ever read. Stupid characters who all made poor choices and none of them were likeable. A complete waste of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misti | 2/3/2014

    " Really liked this book. It was a quick read, but it did not disappoint. Had a lot of twists. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie Walton | 1/28/2014

    " I actually listened to this audio book on a long road trip, it was okay, entertaining. My husband liked it! ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 1/20/2014

    " This book got me hooked right from the first page!! This was my first James Patterson book and now I'm HOOKED on his books... Anyway, I could not put this book down! With three kids at the time, I read it in a day! And I wasn't much of a reader then either. Now I can't stop reading!!! Love this book. I recommend it to everyone!! "

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

    " This is a quick read filled with suspense and plot twists. I liked this book because the chapters were short and I really didn't want to put it down. I recommend this book to anyone with a short attention span. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Jirsa | 1/12/2014

    " I have read a lot of James Patterson novels, but this is my all time favorite. It was a fast read and kept me on the edge of my seat. It was not one of those books that you can figure out before the author reveals the twist. I found it intriguing and I liked the twist at the end. I will continue to look for Patterson books that are co-written with Michael Ledwidge. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 1/5/2014

    " This is my first and last James Patterson novel. I just don't like his writing style. Many of the chapters were only 2 pages long and it did not give me enough time to fall into the pages. I could not bring myself into the suspense and it's no wonder why it took me forever to finish this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kevin | 1/3/2014

    " I probably would give this a 1.5 if possible. I think I just don't care for Patterson's writing. It is generally insipid and I have to remember to pass on future options. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/29/2013

    " Hmmm... I had a hard time getting into this story. Probably because there was not one sympathetic character to be found! The pace was not typical of James Patterson's novels either for me. It seemed slower. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jcg | 11/27/2013

    " Didn't care for this book at all. Good read maybe for a 9th grader, the writing was not that great...not sophisticated for my liking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannette Brown | 11/21/2013

    " Good book. I didn't expect the ending at all. Thanks for a quickie read james patterson! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loree | 11/7/2013

    " This was incredibly easy to read, much like watching an hour-long tv drama. About the same amount of character development; and with several twists and turns. Not a bad way to spend part of a weekend if you don't mind somewhat predictable...predictable can be relaxing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 11/2/2013

    " My first James Patterson book and I like his fast-paced writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 10/15/2013

    " Read this book in 2 days. Couldn't put it down! Would give 4 & 1/2 stars if it would let me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy Subaey | 8/17/2013

    " Ah, more of less, a waste of time. I do like James Patterson due to his ability to keep things moving and keep those pages turning, but this one you felt like you could pretty much skip to the end to just get it over with. And, once you did get it over with, the ending was quite disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shar | 6/9/2013

    " A real page-turner, "Quickie" is a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 6/6/2013

    " This was a real page turning very good "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/6/2013

    " This book was pretty cheesy I have to say. I received this book for free, now I know why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Albright | 3/19/2013

    " A quick easy read with lots of twists and turns...great entertainment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 2/7/2013

    " Since it was an audio book, I kept falling asleep while listening and I have no idea how much I actually missed. The overall story was so-so and not very believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Thomas | 9/25/2012

    " Good story, but I don't like or condone what the lady cop did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerome Jackson | 1/16/2012

    " The book opened up with a clear case murder, the rest of the book peels the onion back exposing the elements behind the murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 11/29/2011

    " loved the twists and turns even though its so close to impossible but a fun ride nevertheless "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christinakoukos | 11/27/2011

    " Very fast read and couldn't put it down. When you think you know the end something else happens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/19/2011

    " Very good. I was hooked from the very beginning of the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Santiago | 10/5/2011

    " I don't like stories whose prenis is based on out of character stupidity and actions which is how I felt about this book from the beginning. Good twists and turns throughout, but ut really could have been set up in a more convincing way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 10/1/2011

    " Quick read.... Never quite sure what is going on till the end, so that was fun "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Greener | 8/28/2011

    " One of my favourite James Patterson books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lana Seaver | 5/28/2011

    " A very fast-paced interesting book. "

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

    " It is a fun audio to listen to while running, walking or doing house work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nana | 5/17/2011

    " Couldn't quite figure out if this story was supposed to be fiction or fantasy. Nobody could possibly make this many mistakes and have them all fixed or overlooked! But it was a quick easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amira | 5/14/2011

    " This book was a nail biter and makes you really feel for the characters when it comes to right and wrong. In the end, it works out but the book balances on a thin line between right and wrong. Overall I enjoyed it even though I disagreed with what the character(s) did. "

  • 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 5/8/2011

    " This book is full of twists and surprises till the end. Very good, but not for school aged kids, definitely for adults! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 5/8/2011

    " A great summer read. Grab a copy and beach chair! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 5/6/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book-devoured it in one day. The story was different and well told at a tight and gripping pace. I couldn't believe who the bad guy was at the end- what a jumper. "

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

    " A female detective has an affair and her husband kills the man. Lauren spends all her time trying to defend him while all along he is plotting against her. I thought the book was suspensful and kept me reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kriscrowe | 4/21/2011

    " It wasn't the worst or the best, but it kept me interested and there were a couple of good twists. "

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

    " Great book. So many twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 4/15/2011

    " I wanted to read a little before going to sleep last night. Not a good idea to start this book as I had to finish it. Not as gruesome as some of Patterson's book. Some humor present. A very different murder mystery. "

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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 Narrator

Mary Stuart Masterson is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and an accomplished screen and stage actress perhaps most recognized for her roles in films such as Fried Green Tomatoes, Benny & Joon, and Bed of Roses. She won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1989 film Immediate Family and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the 2003 Broadway revival of Nine.