Audiobook Sample: James Patterson by James Patterson

Interested in the audiobook version of James Patterson’s autobiography? Check out a sample below and read my review of this long-awaited memoir.

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Book Trailer: James Patterson by James Patterson

Love James Patterson? He released an autobiography: James Patterson by James Patterson. Watch the book trailer below and read my review of this long-awaited memoir.

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Book Review: James Patterson’s Autobiography

Earlier this week, James Patterson, the world’s best-selling author, released his long-awaited autobiography. The next day, Stuart Woods, also a #1 New York Times best-selling author, released his autobiography. Apparently, it’s the week for thriller writers to release their life’s story. I finished listening to James Patterson’s memoir, which is narrated by the author, within just a few days of its release. How is it? Read on for my review.

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James Patterson Releases Autobiography

Today, the world’s best-selling author, James Patterson, released his autobiography. James Patterson by James Patterson is also available as an audiobook narrated by — wait for it — James Patterson! I had the pleasure of meeting Patterson in 2015 when he was honored at the National Book Awards, and he was delightful. Read on for more details about James Patterson’ autobiography.

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Why Did James Patterson’s BookShots Fail?

On June 7, 2016, I reported that James Patterson, the world’s best-selling author, set out to start a revolution in the publishing industry with the launch of his BookShots line. These bite-sized books were marketed as being 150 pages or less and they were priced at $4.99. Patterson said, at the time, that he had 117 ready to go and planned on releasing 50 in 2016. As of right now, only 66 have been published over the past 16 months and there hasn’t been a new thriller in the line since December 2017’s Avalanche. With all signs pointing to this revolution not succeeding you might be wondering, why didn’t BookShots take off the way James Patterson had hoped? Let’s take a look.

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Cross My Heart and Hope To Die by James Patterson

patterson-ac2122uk-e1417455534602Cross My Heart and Hope To Die by James Patterson are two parts of one story. The first part takes place in Cross My Heart and it concludes in Hope To Die. To my knowledge, this was the first time James Patterson did this so, naturally, many fans were upset with the cliffhanger ending of the first book. I wasn’t because I knew this going in. If anything, it made me look forward to reading Hope To Die even more, so I could see how things wrapped up.

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James Patterson Starts A Reading Revolution

IMG_7188Today, James Patterson started a reading revolution. Its name is BookShots, a new imprint under Little, Brown and Company. What makes these books so special? Each title will be under 150 pages, competitively priced at less than $5, and will be available in a new compact paperback format (and as ebooks and audiobooks). Patterson will be writing, collaborating on, or personally curating every title. Oh, and there’s already 117 of them ready to go.

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