Book Review-Juror-#3


Juror #3

by

James Patterson & Nancy Allen

 

Juror #3, written by Nancy Allen and James Patterson was recommended to me by another Goodreads reader.  I listened to an audio version while working at my computer, completing the book in fairly quickly.

 

After going to school in small town Rosedale, Ruby returns to practice law.  Major difference is that she is no longer initially recognised as many of her peers have also moved on.

She is struggling to make ends meet and has not been a practicing lawyer for very long.  Told by a Judge, to represent an accused murderer does nothing for her reputation in a state where African-Americans are still thought of as second class citizens by some of the town’s folk.

Due to Ruby’s diligence she gets her client acquitted and six months later Ruby finds herself being called upon to defend her ex-fiancé who is also accused of murder.  This time she is perceived to be batting for the ‘upper end of town’.  However, by this time she has a partner and the accused is her partner’s nephew.  Confusing?  Small towns!

I enjoyed listening to Juror #3.  It was fast paced well narrated by Megan Tusing.  Kudos everywhere for the wonderful character voices…particularly Aunt Susanne.

James Patterson fans will love it.

At the time of writing Goodreads readers

Goodreads readers have rated 

Juror #3 an average of 3.83 stars,

from 6,180 ratings and 616 reviews.

I rated

Juror #3 a solidread.

Juror #3

can be purchased on-line at 

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon

 

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Book Review-The-Games


The Games

by

James Patterson

 

The Games is set in Rio at the time of the World Cup (Soccer) finals and just prior to the 2016 Olympic Games opening two years later.  One location, two events which the Private Security Company has major input.

Jack Morgan is again the lead character in The Games, which sees him fighting to save kidnap victims, and stop a scientist out to destroy the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.  The scientist has two reasons for wanting to destroy the Opening Ceremony; however you will need to read the book!

I enjoyed The Games.  It is the first audio book I have heard which has background, or mood, noise incorporated into the narration.  However, if you listen to while driving and have a car which emits all kinds of beeps as warning signals be forewarned.  There is one section in the book when I thought my car was falling apart or at least warning me of oncoming dangers.

My only negative with the writing is that the characters never, question, mumble, chuckle, grumble or laugh, when speaking.  All dialogue is simple.  ‘I will open the door’ he/she/I said.  I am sure there are other ways of writing conversations to make it more meaningful.  Using the word ‘said’ all the time is akin to primary school writing.  I am fairly certain that I have read other authors who have also used ‘said’ constantly.

I have heard this question discussed on radio.  Who is writing James Patterson’s books these days.  Did Mark Sullivan write the story and James Patterson only approving it?  Or are Patterson and his myriad of co-authors actually writing books together?

Typical of Patterson’s works, The Games is fast moving with several interwoven plots which eventually are all solved.

Considering the subject is contemporary, set recently and combine this with background sounds, I will stretch its rating to four stars.  Without the aforementioned three and a half stars, and this cannot be accommodated in a Goodreads rating.

James Patterson fans will love it.

 Goodreads readers have rate 

The Games an average of 3.97 stars, from 7,396 ratigns and 504 reviews.

Aread.

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The Games

can be purchased on-line at 

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon

 

Book Review-Double-Cross


Double Cross

by

James Patterson

Another of the Alex Cross series and very typical of the Cross adventures…if you could call them adventures!

This time the serial killer likes, no loves, to have an  audience which is a slight twist on usual serial killer story lines.

While I enjoyed  Double Cross, I felt the characters were more gruesome in this book.  I don’t know where or how James Patterson would have researched this story line.

The brevity of this review is due to the fact that I first read Double Cross five or six years ago…long before I commenced these reviews.  My review from that time mainly indicates I liked the book, characters were gruesome and it was a three star read.

I have rated Double Cross a three star read.

 Other Goodreads Readers have rated Double Cross an average of 4.0 stars, from 40,153 Ratings and 1,483 Reviews.

Aread.

Double Cross

Double Cross

can be purchased on-line at 

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon