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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 Audible Originals, LLC

Sit Back, Relax and Prepare for a Thrill

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Episode 1: Seats to Die For
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What listeners say about The Guilty

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3 hrs of my life I won’t get back….

Actually was a Patterson fan, of the winter and the man. Throw in John Lithgow and I was in. And then….oh no. It was like watching someone fall of 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Sian
  • 11-01-21

Painful

This could have been reduced to half of the listening time as a lot of repetitive dialogue which made it painful. I could/would have stopped listening half way through except for wanting to know the outcome which was very predictable.
Glad this was a free listen and didn't use a credit on it.

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  • Abi
  • 11-29-21

Loved it !

A swanky cast, good story line and easy listen. Really enjoyed this style of audio book and will definitely look for more similar to this.

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  • Hannah Kaye
  • 11-14-21

Superb!

I loved it, even when the twists were obvious. I loved the format and the characters, highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-15-21

Great listen

I really enjoyed listening to this. It was fun, brilliantly performed and I was interested in the ending. It wasn't a brilliant twist - definitely been done before - but I enjoyed the performance enough to keep listening and I'll probably listen again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-21

good drama fun to fill an afternoon

an average drama made great by voice actors performance

the story is ok, the voices are top notch

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-28-21

Enjoyed the book

The performance was outstanding. Really enjoyed listening. As to the plot - less impressive, but still kept my attention.