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The Guilty

Written by: James Patterson,Duane Swierczynski
Narrated by: John Lithgow,Bryce Dallas Howard,Peter Gallagher,Aldis Hodge,Corey Stoll,Marsha Stephanie Blake
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Publisher's Summary

Tonight, Osmond Box, the reclusive yet wildly successful writer/director known for his completely surprising Broadway plays, is debuting his seventh and most highly anticipated production of his career: The Guilty. Nothing is known about the story, the setting, the premise, or even the actors involved. The first people to discover the truth will be the lucky ones sitting in those seats opening night. Phones are collected; doors are locked. The rest of the world eagerly awaits the first reviews....  

Two hours later, when the doors are finally allowed to open, half of the audience will be applauding wildly. The other half will be fleeing the theater in mortal terror. Has Osmond Box done it again? Or has he done something far, far worse?  

Please note: Portions of this show contain mature language and themes. Listener discretion is advised.

©2021 James Patterson Entertainment, LLC (P)2021 The Broadway Video Group, LLC.

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Fun listen

This was a fun listen but it did get a little confusing at the end.

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Excellent voice acting, terrible story

The actors were fun to listen to, but the story itself was terrible. The fact that one actor played two characters was a huge spoiler, and while the actor tried to have two different voices, his voice itself is so iconic that it was obvious he was playing both characters!

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Best audio book ever

Extremely entertaining. Story was very interesting. loved it from the beginning to the end

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glad it was free, wouldn't have bought it

it was a so so book, I would have returned it if I bought it. I found that the main character Osmond Box got pretty annoying to listen too

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great

very mysterious recommendation for sure! yes love it give it another listen for sure

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Nice plot twist

pretty good, well performed, a little long, but a lot of twists to keep it interesting right to the end.

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Great Audio Play

John Lithgow at his finest. Great performances all round and a story with lots of twists and turns.

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Great for the car ride

We all enjoyed it very much. Great acting. Story was intriguing. Would like to know which actor voiced each character.

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worth the listen.

as said worth the listen, however it was a lil disappointing to have figured out so much before the end and speaking of the end i dont know why i was suspecting something more dramatic but well it wasn't.

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Mystery play starring John Lithgow

I loved the plot twists in this mystery play, but was disappointed with the lack of character and plot development in the ending twists.

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  • 2021-10-29

3 hrs of my life I won’t get back….

Actually was a Patterson fan, of the writer and the man. Throw in John Lithgow and I was in. And then….oh no. It was like watching someone fall off a cliff in slow motion!
It was my disbelief in the original plot, my hope that things were going to turn around eventually, that kept me listening to till the mind numbing end. After which I felt like an idiot for spending the time.
Wow James….

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  • 2021-10-28

A Real Surprise.

I was excited to find this Patterson short story. It was delightful I enjoyed hearing all the different characters voices. It was a cross between a spoof and a mystery. I felt like I was actually watching it on a Broadway way stage. Bravo!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-10-28

Amazing performances and production

This is one of the best Audible Originals out there. The actors are amazing . Of course John Lithgow at his best. It was like listening to. Real Broadway play with great sound effects and of course the music. The twists and turns in the story are so good. What a fun listen and member benefit. Thank you Audible.

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  • 2021-10-29

Spellbound

Fantastic story line, and the cast was simply amazing….had me on the edge of my seat! Headphones really enhanced the experience.

Bravo!

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  • Buska2161
  • 2021-10-29

Not James Patterson's best work

I love MOST of James Patterson's work and broadway/theater shows, but this one isn't for me. Wayyy too much like a soap opera and I didn't care how this performance split up for recaps like commercials. Totally unnecessary.

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  • B Johnson
  • 2021-10-29

Loved every minute ...could not stop listening!

All of the actors were superb! Even figuring it out half way through did not deter me from finishing it in one sitting. Felt like I was in a theater in the round watching everything live and close-up. Well written and produced. Would not change a thing! Well done All!!!!

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  • Beth
  • 2021-10-29

first time for everything.

I seriously enjoyed this story..have never really listened to stories on audible. this has me hooked!

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  • uneekfish
  • 2021-10-29

Awesome job by all

Extremely enjoyable. Kept me from turning on my TV. Will share this with others. Extremely well done.

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  • katharine gentry
  • 2021-10-29

Another great story by J. Patterson

WOW! WOW! What a twister of a plot! Great cast and the music was wonderful!

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  • Shann
  • 2021-10-29

I'm not a fan of audio dramas, but this was great!

When Audible sent me the recommendation, I decided to give it a try even though it only had one review at the time. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the acting was. The story was told very well with almost no narration. I finished it in two days because I just needed to know what was going to happen next. I'd definitely recommend listening if you're interested.

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