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The Inn

Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
3.9 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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In this action-packed thriller, a quiet seafront town is targeted by vicious criminals, leaving locals no choice but to team up and save the place they love.

The Inn at Gloucester stands alone on the rocky shoreline. Its seclusion suits former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, novice owner and innkeeper. As long as the dozen residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn't ask any questions. Neither does Sheriff Clayton Spears, who lives on the second floor. 

Then Mitchell Cline arrives, with a deadly new way of doing business. His crew of local killers break laws, deal drugs, and bring violence to the doors of the Inn. That's when Robinson realizes, with the help of journalist Susan Solie, that leaving the city is no escape from the reality of evil - or the responsibility for action. 

Teaming up with Sheriff Spears and two fearless residents - Army veteran Nick Jones and groundskeeper Effie Johnson - Robinson begins a risky defense. The solitary inhabitants of the Inn will have to learn, before time runs out, that their only choice is between standing together - or dying alone.

©2019 James Patterson (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Good Story line and great narration.

I have enjoyed all the books that Candice Fox writes with James Patterson. The Inn has a good story line, and does a perfect job of describing the characters, that you can actually picture them as the story unfolds. It reminds me a little of Alex Cross and Harriet Blue series. Mr. Ballerini is a very good narrator. His voice is pleasant to listen too. He creates emotion at the right time and provided a wide depth of voice changes. This is important to me in listening to a story. Having the right voice for a narrator and ability to change your voice to become another character makes this listening engaging and enjoyable.

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didn't like this one

Didn't like this one at all, especially after Harriett Blue. I don't know if it was the narrator or the story, but I couldn't bring myself to finish because main character just came across as whining. Expected better.

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  • shelley
  • 2019-08-06

Great Book!!!!

I really like this book a lot. Patterson and Fox have created a very likable protagonist. Billy Robinson is a disgraced cop from Boston who was thrown off the force after beating a man silly based on information his partner provided. The information was wrong. Robinson leaves Boston and purchases an Inn with his wife When she dies after being struck by a car, he continues to run the inn on his own. He sees himself as a caretaker and takes in some permanent residents. Those that live there full time are a strange bunch that don't necessarily fit the norm. A particularly nasty drug dealer moves into town and shortly after a young woman under Billy's care dies from an overdose. Since most of the local police are on the take Billy is forced to take matters into his own hands. Luckily has a loyal group living at his Inn to watch his back. Edoardo Ballerini does an outstanding job narrating. This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION. If you found this review helpful please indicate so. Thank You.

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  • Luvourpets
  • 2019-09-21

TV Series Wannabe...

This is the first review I have been compelled to write. This book is so awful I would give it zero stars if I could. It is very obvious that Patterson is simply trying to create another series for TV or movie options. The book has a bunch of quirky characters who live in a seaside Inn for reasons that make no sense. The plot slogs along so slowly it's painful. There are no twists or turns. Drug dealer in town. Vigilantes want to get rid of them. Yawn! There are no characters to sympathize with and all of the quirks they present with are just obvious characterizations designed to kick off a series. Patterson cranks out a book a week with all of his co-authors, so I suppose it's not a big surprise that some of the writing will be terrible. But this is beyond awful. Do not waste your money.

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  • David S Stanley Jr.
  • 2019-08-27

A Sad Disappointment

Absurd book... I felt I was reading the rough outline of a book proposal that was never actually written.. so many individual stories that were never really connected... a complete waste of time dominated by a self centered "main character" with no real morality... Patterson seems to have spread himself to thin in his writing, going for quantity rather than quality.... So sad and disappointed...

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  • Gayle Govednik
  • 2019-09-05

Disappointing

Disappointing. Not the high quality i expect from a JamesPatterson novel. Characters not well developed, would have liked to know more about some of the residents of the inn.

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  • Maryann K.
  • 2019-08-18

Just OK

I did not enjoy this book. For me it just plugged along. I found it boring. The audio performance was good, though.

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  • Jacqueline Meyer
  • 2019-10-03

Very predictable

Nothing new or exciting here. Good enough story but very predictable. The narration kept making me feel like I was listening to an old-timey priviate investigator story.

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  • G&P C.
  • 2019-08-26

Not my favorite

I found myself wondering. The story was hard to follow and and got boring at times. I am usually glued to a story and this one did not do that for me

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  • Carolyn Walters
  • 2019-08-26

Disappointed

Since James Patterson has had co-writers, the stories have been predictable and a huge letdown. This was my last disappointment with one of my favorite authors. Alex Cross and Womens Murder books were page turners. So sad Patterson puts his name on cheap imitations.

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  • Bruja
  • 2019-08-14

Another dumb book by Patterson co-writers

Sorry...as usual, this series has become simplistic, predictable and read by awful readers. Couldn't finish it.

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  • Johnus
  • 2019-08-15

Poor

Not that good. Could only take ~2hrs before I turned it off. Think it’s time to give up on Patterson.

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