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Cradle and All
Cradle and All
Author: James Patterson
ISBN-13: 9780446609401
ISBN-10: 0446609404
Publication Date: 2/1/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 446 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I am a huge fan of James Patterson work. That is probably why this book was such a huge disappointment; if I didn't like Patterson's books so much I would just chalk this up to a bad attempt, but it's Patterson! "Cradle and All" is at best preachy and disjointed. At worst this book is a loose collection of bad moral stories and it spends most of it's pages dumbing down what could be a great story and insulting the reader. I am glad that I this was not the first of Patterson's books I had picked up, because if it had been I never would have touched another. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and so far this is the only book I have not loved but honestly the only list this book makes for me is "Never Again!"
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Helpful Score: 3
James Patterson broke his mold, writing about a different sort of mystery. He is a fabulous writer regardless of which book he decides to write. I have never been dissapointed in a book by James Patterson, and now I am hooked for life...awaiting his new releases every month. What hooked me is the fact that he got away from his usual character plots and decided to go out on a limb and try something VERY different...
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a fast-paaced interesting read especially for the month of December. When you read it, you will understand why. There are a number of wordy spots that seem to cover the same thing. In retrospect, however, these sections were true to the struggles of the characters.

I had figured out one aspect of the ending, but not the way it came about. The last five paragraphs (of which four were only one sentence long) were totally unexpected. Although it set up the possibility of a sequel, I hope one is not written, except by each of the readers for themselves.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very snappy book! The writer keeps chapters to about 2-2.5 pages so you feel you are moving quickly through the book. The story disturbed a lot of people who read it, but if you liked things along the lines of Exorcist, Poltergiest and Amityville, you'll enjoy this.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is not a book for the faint hearted or timid reader! Graphic scenes of two pregnant virgins in sexual situations with angels and devils...compelling in a strange and eerie way. Die-hard Patterson fans will enjoy the suspense--I wouldn't recommend it for the average mystery lover. INTENSE!
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Helpful Score: 1
I love James Patterson's books and this one was not dissapointing. It is a page turner and leaves you on the edge of your seat. Would love to see a movie made from this one!
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Helpful Score: 1
Another good Patterson story. Virgins are pregnant and epidemics, famines and droughts are going on all over the world. A classic Patterson.
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Helpful Score: 1
Spooky story, well written as always. You won't be disappointed with this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
I will say this, I didn't know what this book was about when I started reading it. I knew it was Patterson and I hadn't read it. When I started reading it I thought it was very ODD, and STRANGE. But it kept me totally interested thoughout the entire book, right up to the last page. I was surprised in everything that happened for a change. It was a good, WOW, DIFFERENT, STRANGE, READ. It sure made my mind wonder. It says in the front of the book that Maxine Paetro also helped on the remodel of this book that was called Virgin. Happy reading! I finished this book in a week. :)
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Two pregnant virgins one in Boston and one in Ireland. A former nun Private Investigator Anne Fitzgerald is tasked with discovering the truth. This is a fast-paced triller with many twists and turns. Very enjoyable.
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Patterson at his best. Good read
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PATTERSON CAN'T BE BEAT.
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(James Patterson out did himself with this story) In Boston and on ocean away, in Ireland, two young women---both virgins---find themselves pregnant. Around the world, epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse threaten major cities. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering, and a former nun turned P.I. investigates the immaculate conceptions to discover the truth, and to save the young women, and possibly herself. (From #1 bestselling author James Patterson comes his most compelling, most frightening thriller ever.)
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In Boston and an ocean away, in Ireland, two young women--both virgins--find themselves pregnant. Around the world, epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse threaten major cities. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering, and former nun turned P.I. Anne Fitzgerald investigates the immaculate conceptions to discover the truth--and to save the young women, and possibly herself.
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Great book!!! I couldn't put it down!!!
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Great Patterson good vs evil thriller.
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One book not able to put down
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Fast read. Interesting story.
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One in Boston, One in Ireland, both are virgins and expecting. The Vatican is sending investigators to appraise the situation. Forces of evil are rampant around the world. If you have read "Angels and Demons" you'll enjoy this one. Once I got into it, I could hardly put it down!
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Really good Patterson.
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Mr. Patterson provides another of his spine tingling thrillers.
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In Boston and an ocean away, in Ireland, two young women-both virgins-find themselves pregnant. Around the world, epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse threaten major cities. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering, and former nun turned P.I. Anne Fitzgerald investigates the immaculate conceptions to discover the truth-and to save the young women, and possibly herself.
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I'm not accustomed to thriller books, but this one seemed pretty good to me. Easy to follow and an all around good read.
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This is another #1 bestseller by this author.In Boston and Ireland, are 2 women who are believed to be pregnant and they say it is an immaculate conception. Former nun, turned P.I., Anne Fitzgerald, investigates to find out the truth of the matter.
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A real page turner. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Just enough fantasy without totally being "out there". I love James Patterson boks.
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This book is a great read.. Shocking ending...a quick hitting thriller
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Thought this book was great.
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I bought this audio tape new and listened to side one but didn't care for the story line. Not a bad story just not my taste.
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Good "listen" with some nice plot twists.
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great book and received cassettes as a gift so im giving them to the club. ENJOY
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Liked but unusual story.
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Excellent
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is NOT an Alex Cross book so don't expect that. It's out there, and a twist on revelations. It kept me guessing and creeped out as well. James Patterson is always good, and this is one of my favorites of his.
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Not one of my more favorite Patterson novels -- sort ot "out there".
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I liked this book, it kept me guessing until the last few pages.
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An amazing read, suspensful to the very end! I loved it so much, I read it twice...
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I have loved many other James Patterson books, which is why I can't understand this book. It was so disjointed, and I didn't care about one single character. It was so choppy (maybe because each chapter was so short and the story was from so many different characters point of view) and there are 112 chapters in a 355 page book. It was very disappointing and completely unbelievable. This coming from someone who loved his "flying children" books. If it wasn't written by Patterson, I never would have finished the book.
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This was probably the weirdest book Patterson has written. It was interesting, not my favorite of his though.
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Great book! One of Patterson's best!
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Love James Patterson - I am never disappointed when I read his books, and this time wasn't the exception.
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A very disturbing book. It was not one of my favorite books by this author.
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James Patterson's Cradle and All pits the intensity of faith against the certainties of science within an arena of Millennial tensions. A reworking of his 1980 apocalyptic thriller Virgin, this remodeled version boasts a genuinely unnerving premise, amplified with Patterson's fast-paced, uncluttered prose.
In the midst of a series of unexplained plagues and famines, two teenage girls are heavily pregnant, despite being virgins. According to the sacred prophecies of Fatima, one will bear the child of Christ and the other, the spawn of Satan. Both Anne Fitzgerald, a former nun turned private detective, and the Vatican's Father Rosetti are sent to investigate. But which girl carries which child? The possibility of a miracle will be tainted with great suffering before the awful, unexpected truth is revealed. As the action moves speedily from the hallowed halls of the Vatican to the media frenzy of America to the small-town hysteria of Ireland, Patterson divines considerable suspense from the novel's central premise, tackling issues of faith with admirable aplomb:

"All over the world, after all the years of difficulty, decades of diminishing spirituality, so many people still believed.... Everywhere, people talked of the Apocalypse, perhaps the end of the world. Which explained why so many people were suddenly going to church."

A relentless pace culminating in a superbly twisted ending won't disappoint Patterson's faithful followers, and may even convert some new members.
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Great book, a can't put down page turner!
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Awesome book that has a religious aspect in it.
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James Patterson will keep you tied to your seat, until you finish this book. You won't be able to put it down!
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This the most brillant suspense novel of the author's.A former nun turned P.I. is the main character which we follow.
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Two virgins find themselves pregnant. It's up to an investigator to discover the truth. I finished this book in a few hours! It is GREAT reading!!!
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In Boston and an ocena away, in Ireland, tow young women-both virgins-find themselves pregnant. Around the world, epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse threaten major cities. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering, and former nun turned P.I. Anne Fitzgerald investigates the immaculate conceptions to discover the truth-and to save the young women, and possibly herself.
Gripping! I couldn't put it down until I finished it!
I hope it starts another Patterson series. I enjoyed the characters.
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It was ok - kind of creapy
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I have read a lot ames Patterson books but this is my favorite. An awesome novel of suspense!!
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Two very young girs are pregnant but still in tact! The Vatican is going crazy.. is one the savior returned and the other the devil? Although a man, it kept me spellbound. It comes to you highly recommended.
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Loved this book. Couldn't put it down. I little different than his other books. Not all the killing and violence like his other books although I love them all.
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Hard to put down! Had me on the edge of my seat wondering til the very end
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Different...not one of his bests.
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Very disappointing. The whole thing...plot, characters and the ending was absolutely ridiculous.
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Another riveting thriller from Mr. Patterson. This one is a little frightening when you stop and think about it.
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Extremely good read - keeps you turning pages . . .
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An older Patterson book - but a good read! Not his usual crime drama - but a very good read.
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I am a big fan of James Patterson (especially the Alex Cross series). However, this book was a let down. It started off well, but then the ending just fell apart...
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One of James Patterson's frightening, amd creepy stories.
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Surprising ending. Wonderful novel by James Patterson.
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good book, has a nice twist at the end. I'd like to read the next in the series / set or whatever it's called.
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Very interesting and mysterious book. Have really started to enjoy James Patterson books. Keeps you guessing the whole book. This one looks at the issues surrounding the immaculate conception.
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unusual patterson story but good one kept me turning the pages
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Two pregnant teenagers--both virgins--find themselves at the center of a terrifying battle on which the fate of humanity hangs. They haven't been told of the secret prophecy of the Virgin of Fatima, known only to the Pope: one of these girls will give birth to the Messiah while the other will bear the child of Satan
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WOW! Absolutely *loved* the book. Had me riveted from the start and it was hard to put it down.
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A little slower than the ususal Patterson book, but still a good story. Excellent twist for an ending.
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Scary to think about the things in this book!
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A fast read. An ending that was not quite expected. I could do without some of the laguage used. Overall it was a good book.
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Good Read
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Like all James Patterson books, top notch read
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Good Patterson read
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Not your typical James Patterson book. It was a little too religious for my taste. Still a good mystery and thriller read though.
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Another great book by James Patterson!
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James Patterson is an undisputed master of suspence,now he writes his most compelling abd surprising thriller ever...
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Well read, good story.
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Never been opened! Brand spanking new!
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Another GREAT book by Patterson.
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Up to James Patterson standards.
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One of my favorites of Patterson's books.
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Doesnt everyone love the Patterson novels? Great suspense.
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Most unusual, fast paced, thought provoking.
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Great book!
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A very suspenseful book,and difficult to put down. It will keep you guessing to the end.
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No sequel planned ? This definately needs a sequel! UGH :(
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Very interesting premise -- good reading!
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A little different then I'm used to from James Patterson but still not that bad.
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In Boston and an ocean away, in Ireland, two young women-both virgins- find themselves pregnant. P.I. Anne Fitzgerald investigates the immaculate conceptions to discover the truth.
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Very good read.
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This will be hard to put down.
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lots of twist and turns.Great story
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really good book. 2 young women - both virgins, find themselves pregnant.1 in Boston and 1 in Ireland. A former Nun, turned P.I., investigates the immaculate conceptions to discover the truth - & to save the young women, and possibly herself.
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It's great!!!
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In Boston and an ocean away, in Ireland, two young women-both virgins-find themselves pregnant. Around the world, epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse threaten major cities. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering, and former nun turned P.I. Anne Fitgerald investigates the oddities around the world.
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A former nun turned private investigator is hired to investigate immaculate conceptions of two young women.
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I love Patterson.
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The story was fairly intriguing, but the man simply cannot write. It was a quick, easy read.
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One of my fave authors, but not part of any of his series
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Did read.
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This book does not have the dustjacket. I purchased it without it.