Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night (10th Anniversary Edition)

Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night (10th Anniversary Edition)

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Lock the doors, draw the shades, pull up the covers and be prepared for Thriller to keep you up all night.

Featuring North America's foremost thriller authors, Thriller was the first collection of pure thriller stories ever published. Revisit these heart-pumping tales of suspense, including thirty-two of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning names in the business. From the signature characters that made such authors as David Morrell and John Lescroart famous to some of the hottest new voices in the genre, this blockbuster will tantalize and terrify.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522609582
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Edition description: 10th Anniversary Edition
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Thriller: Stories to Keep You up All Night 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 114 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I admit I have a few stories left to read. I¿ve been out of the crime/spy stories loop for a while. So this book has been fantastic. I had forgotten the fast pace of the stories. Most of the authors¿ writing makes me want to go out and buy all of their books. My to be read list just grew quite a bit.
Georgia-Rain More than 1 year ago
Great a book to see other thriller writer's writing styles. Some favorites of mine and some I have never read but will try now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
&#65279 Imagine that you are a dedicated gourmet, used to eating in the finest restaurants in the world, and that 32 of your favorite world-class chefs come together in one place. You stand in front of a magnificent buffet that has an outstanding appetizer dish from each chef and you are allowed to sample each one. What we have in Thriller is the literary equivalent of that buffet. Collected in one book are 30 short stories by these 32 authors. Each one is a gem and worth the price of the book by itself. Each of these authors have written what I call ¿morning books.¿ You should start none of their books in the evening, or you will be up all night reading them and unable to sleep until you have gotten to the end of the story. The only bittersweet thing about reading Thriller is that Dennis Lynds is no longer with us and won¿t be writing any more of his great stories. There are stories by Lee Child, Alex Kava, David Morrell, Christopher Reich, Brad Thor, and many others. James Patterson is the editor and his comments prior to each short story are excellent in introducing each author and giving a little background on each one. This book is a keeper and one you can read over and over again and still be entertained.
harstan More than 1 year ago
This anthology is faster than hyperspeed as each of the thirty contributions are well written thrillers using the definition provided by James Patterson in his introduction to the book as being 'the force with which they hurtle the reader along.' The tales run the gamut of what most readers consider a thriller though some seem more like a detective story. Included are legal, espionage, adventure, medical, police procedural (mystery genre?), romance, historical, high tech, political, religious and military, etc. The authors are the who¿s who superstars of the genre though some are probably more renowned as mystery writers as the line of demarcation seems blurred. What is fascinating is that several authors are females which were virtually unheard of just a decade or so ago. The introduction to each tale showcases how talented Mr. Patterson is while the short stories display the skills of the author. Fans will appreciate this fine compilation, the first by the newly formed International Thriller Writers group, which lives up to its subtitle: ¿Stories to Keep You up All Night¿ this compilation will do so for several evenings.-------- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its like meeting old friends again. Authors that I have read over years are coming across and missing in some missing pieces. Its a good sounding board for readers that have never read them before. One cannot read every Myst/Spy novel out. I particularly enjoyed the forward to each story. Meeting the new crop of Authors was great also, hoping more books like this are published.
GinaK More than 1 year ago
Although this anthology was first published in 2006, it is still extremely enjoyable. The stories are well written thrillers, and a few were not the kind of thriller I like but others made up for the ones that were not to my taste times ten. I would recommend this book both for fun and to see the surprisingly wide variety of kinds of thrillers and thriller authors. You may find an interesting new author's work to explore. Great for sampling and a great beach read too. And the introductions to each story are also very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I almost peed. It is really scary. ( SHUDDER ) I got through it and could not sleep for a month. Is not recommended for elderly and children :0 ;s
Bobbie Gossett More than 1 year ago
I must say, when i read the maximum ride books, i didn't think james patterson could get any better. But wasn't i proved wrong! This book scared the living hell out of me! Good work james and i am your biggest fan!
ctmsmaga on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thriller by James Patterson is a great book filled with fast paced captivating stories that grab your attention and don¿t let go. The stories in this book were from many different authors and had many different kinds of stories in it from jungle adventures to street violence. While some people would enjoy this aspect of the book I found it confusing and it also made it hard to keep up with some things in class. Every story in this book was very different from the last. If you were to read two stories in a row it would be hard mentally to transition from the story before it. This diversity made it hard to write about this book. The short length of the stories made it hard to get to know the character and made some things confusing like motives and what the person really stands for. Overall I would rate this book 3.5 stars because of the confusion it gave me but I would recommend it to any short story lover.
jmcclain19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent compilation of thriller writers. One reason I rated it so highly is that at least two of the short stories turned me onto new thriller writers that I'd never heard of (Christopher Reich & Brad Thor) - And now I've gone on and bought multiple books of each author and am a big fan. I have no doubt that more will come as I finish all of the stories contained within. There are few duds here and there, but considering how hard it is to build up a "thriller" storyline in just 20-30 pages, the amount of excellent material is impressive. For the most part, authors seem to take a main character(or in some cases a secondary) from their novels and put them thru a new adventure. It's a full range of story lines thrillers as well - just about every type you could imagine (and some I had never contemplated. Overall I found it to be impressive source for new authors - and you can't go wrong getting turned on to new authors, characters.
dbhutch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Created back in 2001, the International Thriller Writers (?) put out a call for short storeis that hadnt been published by some of the worlds best authors of Thrillers. Be it sci-fi, mystery, murder, or horror, the best all come together in this very well edited collection. I love collections like this - it provides a gret way to get a feel for authors that you haven't read before, or sometimes heard of. Thanks to this book, and the great author bios (presumably done by Patterson) I now have several new authors to look forward to reading more of.
basilisksam on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I listened to this rather than read it. Consequently some of my comments may relate to the readers rather than just the stories. There are multiple readers in the Brilliance production and inevitably you are just going to like some voices and dislike others. That said, all the readers do a professional job and the production values are superb - right down to making conversations that happen on the telephone or on TV sound distorted in a realistic way.I would have said I love reading thrillers before I came to this collection of stories but now I'm not so sure. All anthologies are going to have less well written material or just authors that you plain don't get on with but this seems to have some really terrible ones. I particularly hated stories by Ted Bell, Katherine Neville, James Rollins and David Liss. Three of these four have in common the fact that they are historical thrillers (or should that be hysterical?) Maybe it's me but I don't think so. One in particular (Neville's) was so bad it became quite funny as you wait for the next "wryly", "ironically" or comic French interjection.On the other hand there are some fantastic stories here and introduced me to authors new to me who I shall certainly follow up. I'd give special mention to James Siegal, Lee Child and F Paul Wilson. But then these are all squarely in the hard bolied tradition of thriller writing and that's what appeals to me.At least I've learned I hate historical thrillers now and I can look forward to reading more by the authors I enjoyed. Although I've rated this book 2 stars out of 5, my real evaluation is that there are few 5 star stories here, a few 0 star stories and some mediocre ones in between.
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Looking forward to the movie. William Levy can play Christian Grey. Lol :)
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007Digitalmom More than 1 year ago
Keep your coins. Not worth the money.
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