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Publisher's Summary

From America’s most beloved superstar and its greatest storyteller - a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.

Every song tells a story. 

She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her. 

She’s also on the run. Find a future; lose a past. 

Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her. And destroy her. 

Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire - a story that only America’s number one beloved entertainer and its number one best-selling author could have created.

Audiobook edition read by Dolly Parton, Kelsea Ballerini, James Fouhey, Kevin T. Collins, Peter Ganim, Luis Moreno, Soneela Nankani, Ronald Peet, Robert Petkoff, Ella Turenne, and Emily Woo Zeller.

©2022 James Patterson and Dolly Parton (P)2022 Little, Brown & Company

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great

I really enjoyed this book and the narration wss great with all the different people which unusual from the amount of books I have listened to. Thr story kept you from knowing what was going on with the main until the end. I would enjoy listening too another book with these two pairing again. Thank you for sharing your story

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Slow storyline, flat characters

This book was a slog for me. I really didn't enjoy it at all - they story is so slow, the characters are flat and it takes so long for the plot to go anywhere. Everything happens very quickly at the end and is predictable. Definitely not a thriller!

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Yikes.

I really didn't like this book. It was terrible. Boring for the most part, you might be surprised by the fact that there is no thriller aspect of this book for most of it, even though it's a James Patterson. There is also no character depth. It's very expositional. For how long the book is I was surprised that I bonded with none of the characters. I would skip this one and save yourself the time.

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This was a good book

I enjoyed the story, it was enjoyable to listen to. I thought the performance of the story was well done.

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Very theatrical and wonderful to listen to!

The story is very predictable (sadly the state of the world today).

The characters are lovable and fun.

I highly recommend it.

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Basic storyline and stereotypical characters have already been written countless times. That would have been somewhat forgivable had the narration been acceptable. This was the most poorly narrated audio book that I have read ... very disjointed and lacks flowing dialogue.

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WOW

What a great story. Loved every page. I just wish I could have heard the lyrics to the songs being sung, not read. Well done. 💕

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I didn't know what to expect

I didn't know what to expect but amazing, gripping, and entertaining were what I got...thank you so very much 😊😊😍😍💜💜💜💜💜😁

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Didn’t like the narrator

I like the story but can’t stand the narrators dreadful voice. Ordered the book from Amazon.

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Run Rose Run!

Loved it! Easy to listen to and loved the narration. Good collaboration between Dolly Parton and James Patterson

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  • Teresa3607
  • 2022-03-08

I can't.

I adore Dolly Parton, but this book is a dud. Sorry I Wasted a credit.

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  • Melinda Sheridan
  • 2022-03-08

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Struggled to even listen. Dolly can sing but she is not good as narrator. Awful. Dialog trite and predictable

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  • Jill Holloway
  • 2022-03-09

Not worth the money (or audible credit)

I don't normally write reviews, but I was so disappointed in this story I decided to save others from 10 hours of listening to this. I love Dolly and I love James Patterson, but wow. Very little story to this really. Very slow. Dolly reading was the only enjoyable part, and the only thing that kept me from giving up on the book. I was really looking forward to this story too and am beyond disappointed. Save your money or your credit, this book isn't worth it.

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  • Rochelle Clark
  • 2022-03-08

A Must for Dolly Parton Fans

Run Rose Run is a look a the country music industry through the Cinderella story of Annie Lee Keyes who is mentored with the strong kind hand of Super Star Ruthanna Ryder.

A Dolly Parton fan can see bits of the Country Music Queen in each character. The cast makes the audio recording more like a play for radio than a book reading.

The mystery is the least interesting part of the story. Read it for the Dollyisums, the events that could have been pulled from the country stars life , and the descriptions of the joy of writing & performing songs.

The book is also peppered with Easter Eggs from Ms. Parton 's life. Her relationship with shoes, french fries, make-up & a half a dozen more behaviors a fan might recognize.

This book is a must for Dolly Parton Fans

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  • Debra Riggs
  • 2022-03-08

Wow!!!

Dolly and James are both excellent storytellers! I have always loved them both for their stories. Together they wove a story of a young woman you could truly believe was struggling for a way to share her voice. This book was a great work of fiction by my favorite author and my favorite artist! Now I want to see the movie!!!

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  • NotMyMothersLibrary!
  • 2022-03-08

I love Dolly Parton!

I’ve always loved Dolly and the fact that she helps children. I enjoyed this book! I also loved the narration with all the narrators. It really helped with imagining how the story was playing out. I am also a James Patterson fan. I recommend this book for an entertaining read.

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  • The Wedding Officiant
  • 2022-03-08

Not my kind of James Patterson.

Kind of juvenile and corny. Not James Pattersonish. More soap opera than anything and I found myself not even liking the heroine that much and once you find out her "big secret", you find yourself thinking..really??? All that hot mess and not calling the police or asking for help for something like that? Seems stupid and not brave

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  • mary
  • 2022-03-09

Loved it

Light, fun read with a twist. Good narration with a different voices including a little of Dolly for fans. I listened through while doing chores in one day.

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  • C. Spence
  • 2022-03-08

Fabulous

Written by James Patterson and Dolly Parton…what’s not to love? I highly recommend this book!

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  • k.vano
  • 2022-03-09

Fantastic

The all star narration was phenomenal. It read like a radio play with the multiple narrators and characters.

The story was intriguing and entertaining. The dialog was witty and fun. I did not want the story to end. Definitely wanted more of Annie Lee, a firecracker indeed. I loved loved loved Ethan and Dolly. A follow up story about Rose’s sisters would be welcomed. 😉

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