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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

Find a future. Lose a past.

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

She's also on the run.

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: a story glittering with danger and desire.

Also available: an album of 12 original Dolly Parton songs made for the novel!

©2022 Dolly Parton and James Patterson (P)2022 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Like having Dolly in the room with you." (Val McDermid)

"Unforgettably good stuff." (Tony Parsons)

"One great read." (Lisa Gardner)

What listeners say about Run Rose Run

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Terrific cast performance, mind blowing ending.

I really enjoyed the benefits of a full cast on this book, especially Dolly. The story has multiple moments of danger. The main character makes some dangerous and stupid decisions and I found myself wondering what has this woman been through to be so bloody stubborn and reckless. Definitely NOT the ending I expected. My mind was blown. -Christina

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Absolutely Brilliant

The best most entertaining and breathtakingly well written book I’ve read in a very long time

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Rubbish

Got high review ratings so bought it - frankly it is an embarrassment for Paterson and Parton -

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Excellent! Loved it!

The story was sweet and entertaining. I enjoyed the narration of the full cast and Dolly Parton’s input. Would have loved it if the words of the songs were sung, rather than read

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  • G. Harris
  • 03-11-22

awful I had to return it

I've listened to over 400 books this is the worse, I really like dolly Parton thats why I got the book but couldn't carry on, the narration is very grating, the plot line is very poor and I'm sorry to say I couldn't listen to dolly she sounded like she was tripping over her false teeth, so so disappointed, I'm sorry if this is controversial just my opinion

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-22

Amazing

I love reading this book it’s taken me ages to listen to it but it feels like Dolly Parton is with you. It makes the book feel alive when she’s talking.

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  • MRS J BROOKES
  • 03-10-22

Great

I enjoyed this book the characters were really brought to life and I enjoyed listening to Dolly…… enjoy

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  • Evan
  • 03-09-22

A Dolly Parton Movie Come To Life!

Absolutely love the story, can already tell I will be reading this again!
if you love adventure books, I'd definitely read this!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-14-22

Loved this book!!

I adore Dolly Parton and could see her signature all over the dialogue in this book. Couldn’t put it down!! Let’s have another one, Dolly!! Xxxx

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  • Suze
  • 06-13-22

Fabulous

I loved this book, really enjoyed the story great narration & the characters were brought to life by the different actors. Am a big fan of Dolly Parton & country music- I live in the UK & have always wanted to go to Nashville - so I might have to book my ticket. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • 07-01-22

enjoyed

enjoyed the story just wished the book was just read instead of acted. overall good

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  • Nancy S
  • 06-26-22

A good feel story

A love story where the good guy saves the damsel in distress. An easy to listen to story, fast paced with a happy ending. Good to play the music album alongside it if you can, but not essential.

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  • Val Divers
  • 05-26-22

Run Rose Run! Brilliant

My first audible book and it was brilliant!
Having been a Patterson fan for a long time this book did not disappoint. Dolly Parton is excellent and the Annie Lee and Ethan story really made me want to listen along every chance I could!

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  • Love to Read
  • 05-23-22

terrible story saved by Dolly's voice!

Easy listening but predictable and gratuitous female violence. Not a lot of intrigue and the "big reveal" could have been guessed in chapter 1.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-16-22

Wow

What a great story. The success, suspense, the sad and the happy. Well done I love this one

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  • Susan Johnson
  • 04-01-22

Why read it when you can have Dolly read it to you?

Loved the story and the performance. Was hoping a couple of the songs would have finished off the book. Highly recommend

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  • Paula
  • 03-31-22

super read

loved it ! easy listening the narration was great Dolly Parton surprisingly good .
Highly recommend .

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  • Grace Quinn
  • 03-28-22

slow and boring

I felt the story was slow and a bit boring. It was definitely not a page turner.

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  • Kristy
  • 03-24-22

Great book

Loved this book and the narration by all.
Big Dolly Parton fan and enjoyed listening to the music to go with the book.

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  • Kate Gribble
  • 06-23-22

A bit cringe

I felt myself rolling my eyes a lot during this. The story felt a bit contrived. I did listen the whole way through but I didn’t feel overly invested in the characters.
I liked the use of different voices for different characters and hearing Dolly Parton’s voice was fun.
I unfortunately wouldn’t recommend it.

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  • Anna
  • 06-23-22

It's Truly Awful!

I stuck with this book to the bitter end. Goodness knows why! It's such a badly written tale with so many loose ends.
Don't waste your money.
I love Dolly but if this is the best she and James Patterson could come up with then here's hoping this is a one off.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-17-22

Loved it!!

Having Dolly read it too was such a pleasure. The story was great. I loved it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-22

Pathetic

Stupid story narrated by a robot - do yourself a favour and don’t waste your credit and I would give it zero if I could

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-22

far more entertaining than I was prepared for

loved the performances. story as old as life itself if the bible is to be believed.
fabulous ending thanks, lived this xox