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The Method

Written by: James Patterson, Michael B. Silver
Narrated by: Zachary Quinto, Stephanie Beatriz, Lil Rel Howery, Justine Lupe, Jack Davenport, full cast
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Publisher's Summary

Please note: This audio drama is for mature audiences only. It contains strong language, violence, and sexual content. Discretion is advised.

“Once this journey takes hold, I find I’m able to think as my character thinks, act as he acts, and feel what my character is feeling...”

James Patterson leads you into the darkest recesses of the mind with this chilling, immersive audio thriller. We meet Brent Quill, a frustrated actor trying to take his game to the next level. When he learns about the intensive Method acting process, he dives in deep—and immediately lands the lead role in a TV series about a brutal serial killer.

But when the Method’s controversial techniques start to take over Brent’s psyche, the lines between real life and acting begin to blur dangerously. How far will Brent go to “become” the character?

Starring Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes), Stephanie Beatriz (Encanto, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), and a full cast, The Method is pure James Patterson—a roller-coaster ride of lies, coverups, and dark deeds.

©2022 James Patterson (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC

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Great story, excellent performances

Wasn’t expecting much but it was surprised and the great story and performances! Great sound and overall development and conclusion

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Interesting

Zachary quinto carried this. The surprise ending wasn't a surprise but overall a decent listen.

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Excellent story

Loved how the story flowed. I held my breath in spots and laughed out loud in others! James Patterson never fails to entertain the reader.

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Keeps you plugged im

First I am a fan of James Patterson so I will definitely read/listen to anything he writes. His novels like this one keep your interest and has great narration. The novel keeps your interest and guessing as to now the character will get caught. Good listen.

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Rreally enjoyed this !

Was like listening to old time radio . I loved all the sound effects and the characters I. I thought it was really well done.

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Outstanding performances

Loved this story within a story
I’m enjoying the new more involved reading like a play performance with sound effects

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Nice work!

I love it, I have always been fan of Zachary Quinto since Heroes and few other.

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Good book but too basic

I enjoy James Patterson books including this, however the Jamaican accent was HORRIBLE, THE WORST I'VE EVERY HEARD...it made me want to stop listening to the book on several occasions. Please don't ever do that again. Long time listener!!!

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voice acting was good, sound was excellent

story was good, although it felt like something was rushed or time passed without knowing. Didn't really take away from the story at all, just could have been fleshed out and maybe more could have been added.

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Immersive Psychological Thriller

When I think about it in quiet times, this scenario developed by James Patterson and Michael B. Silver is strikingly implausible (an actor becoming a serial killer based on an online acting course that triggers a descent into madness is pretty unlikely). The illusion of reality is further threatened by intermittently overdramatic dialogue ('Brent'/'PJ's Mother is particularly clichéd) - but I was pretty easily able to set aside reservations.. mainly because of cinematic description.

The weakest part of this recording is the aggressive editorial choices. On the one hand, the full cast performance is impeccable (hats off to Zachary Quinto, especially).. on the other, street sounds, fight noises, and musical interludes are annoyingly intrusive at times. The audiobook is overproduced.

Taken in toto, this production rates 8.5 stars out of 10. If you can get it as a 'Plus' option - as I did - you should absolutely invest the time.. 'The Method' is a very entertaining distraction. If they ask for a Credit, however, better options beckon.

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