Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night

James Patterson, Editor, Various, Read by , read by Dick Hill, Joyce Bean, Jim Bond, Laural Merlington and others. Brilliance Audio $39.99 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4233-2175-0

Editor Patterson and the 32 writers who signed up for this breakthrough collection are all donating their royalties to the new International Thriller Writers, which had its first convention in June 2006 in Arizona. They plan, no doubt, to be rewarded for their work with extra fame and future fortune. But hopefully the eight excellent readers who bring the audio version to a generally high quality of life got paid for their efforts, because they are otherwise unrewarded and virtually anonymous. Aside from a listing of their names on the CD box, there's no mention anywhere of who reads what. Despite the lack of publicity, these actors do a fine job, adding an extra ingredient to the best stories in the collection—pieces by Gayle Lynds; her sadly late husband, Dennis Lynds; J.A. Konrath; Raelynn Hillhouse; David Morrell; M. Diane Vogt; and M.J. Rose are especially strong—and even bringing some of the lesser stories up a rung on the excitement ladder. Thriller addicts who'd rather listen than read will find solid value for time and money spent, and wannabe crime fiction writers will learn a lot from Patterson's lively introductions. Simultaneous release with the Mira hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 3). (June)

Reviewed on: 08/07/2006
Release date: 05/01/2006
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