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The Postcard Killers (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
The Postcard Killers - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:James Patterson, Liza Marklund, Katherine Kellgren (Narrator), Eric Singer (Narrator), Reg Rogers (Narrator) NYPD detective Jack Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him -- he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each restaurant through a killer's eyes. — Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Fran... more »kfurt, and Stockholm have become victims of the same sadistic killers. Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Gabby Larsen. Every killing is preceded by a postcard to the local newspaper -- and Kanon and Larsen think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless logic and unstoppable action, The Postcard Killers may be James Patterson's most vivid and compelling thriller yet.
Read by Katherine Kellgren, Eric Singer and Reg Rogers.
NANCY C. reviewed The Postcard Killers (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on
Helpful Score: 4
This book is the worst book of blood and guts that I have ever read of James Patterson's. The incest between the twins (boy and girl) was gross. Still do not know plot of this book. I only read it because it was my last book to read. The book (to me) does not have a good story feature. Not a book that I would recommend to a friend.
This is a very good book in the true James Patterson style. At times I found myself clinching my teeth along with the detective in the story because of things that didn't go the way I thought they should. Read this one!! You'll be glad you did!!!
After reading several books in the Women's Murder Club series and feeling let down by the changes to Lynsay Boxer's character when Maxine Paetro joined in on the writing, I was a little stand-offish in getting started with this one. Patterson and Marklund's writing flows very well together, creating a wild and thrilling mystery with serial killers straight out of a crime drama TV show. The Postcard Killers is creative mix of art and, of course, death as the killers deliver their extremely gruesome masterpieces to reflect various forms of art.
I have to admit that I did expect more in the gore department. However, this didn't slow the delivery of a fantastic and intriguing international mystery. Dessie and Jacob added to the overall intensity of the story as they joined forces to solve the mystery of the postcards and stop the killers once and for all. Jacob's character was a driving force in my opinion, adding the perfect amount of emotion and rage in all the right places. The ending was quite fitting, leaving the reader fulfilled but ready for more. Fingers crossed we see more novels from this amazing author duo in the future.
Was a real roller coaster of a thriller.....Heinous murders.....The killers contact journalists prior to the slayings.....There are three narraters and they add much to the story....wonderful accents and pronunciations of foreign cities....excellent.....
I've only read a few James Patterson novels. I've always heard great things about his writing and I really wanted to start reading some of his stuff. My only problem thus far is that everything of his I've read has been so predictable. I've had such high expectations for each of his books and I've been let down with each one.
Having said that I don't hate his books. I think that the sheer number of books that he has released, with co-authors, has lead to a bit of overkill. I like the story lines, I like the characters, but it's so easy to predict the end of the book.
This one was no different. While it did have a bit more of an emotional connection than I've felt with the other Patterson novels it was still predictable. I liked the characters. Dessi was a great character. She was very well rounded, she had such a great back story, and as her past starts popping up she becomes even more likable. For her to come from where she came from and be able to do what she's done it was very touching. Jack wasn't an unlikable character, but I didn't really connect with him. I did feel sympathy for him, but that was about the extent of my connection.
The story was pretty fast-paced. Things happened pretty quickly in this one. It didn't take long for the killers to get going, actually that's how the book opens. As the reasoning behind the killings come out, it is pretty shallow. But I guess a killer doesn't really have to have a good reason to kill (killers are crazy after all).
Since this was an audiobook I have to talk about the narrators. There were actually three of them in this story. I liked the differences in the narrators. It helped me to keep track of when the story changed. When I'm listening to an audiobook I find it easy to get lost as far as what's going on, and who's doing what but the three different narrators would at least keep me on track as to who the story was following. I have to say that I wish more audiobooks were read like this, I really liked it.
A review copy of this title was provided by Hachette Book Group.