Review – Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton & James Patterson

Posted May 13, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 16 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton & James PattersonRun, Rose, Run by James Patterson, Dolly Parton
Narrator: Full Cast
Published by Hachette Audio on March 7, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Length: 10 hours 18 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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From America’s most beloved superstar and its greatest storyteller—a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.

Every song tells a story. 

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

She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past. 

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 is a novel glittering with danger and desire—a story that only America’s #1 beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.

I thought that this was rather entertaining. A long time ago, I used to read a lot of James Patterson’s books. I noticed that at some point I just wasn’t enjoying his work anymore and made a conscious decision to focus my energy on reading books written by other authors. I was never really tempted to give his work another try until I saw that he wrote a book with Dolly Parton. I am so glad that I decided to pick this book up.

I listened to the audiobook which was narrated by a wonderful cast of narrators including Dolly Parton, Kelsea Ballerini, James Fouhey, Kevin T. Collins, Peter Ganim, Luis Moreno, Soneela Nankani, Ronald Peet, Robert Petkoff, Ella Turenne, and Emily Woo Zeller. I am not going to lie. Dolly Parton’s name caught my attention but the fact that this book was narrated by a full cast sealed the deal. I thought that all of the narrators did a wonderful job with the story and their voices worked well together. I am certain that the narration added a lot to my overall enjoyment.

This is AnnieLee Keyes’s story. She goes to Nashville hoping to make her dreams of making it big a reality while escaping her past. She gets a bit of help when she catches the attention of a semi-retired superstar who knows the ropes that AnnieLee will need to have a successful career. It is obvious that AnnieLee is running from someone but her past is a mystery for the bulk of the book. AnnieLee spends a lot of time with Ethan and they become closer as the book progresses. I was happy to see just a bit of romance worked into the story.

I would recommend this book to others. I had fun with the story and thought that the audio added a lot to the story. I would definitely recommend grabbing the audio if you decide to give this book a try. This was the light entertaining read that I had hoped it would be.

I received a review copy of this audiobook from Hachette Audio.

16 responses to “Review – Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton & James Patterson

  1. Carole I too had a falling out with Mr. Patterson but it had to do with his murder club and how he just killed off characters that he took so much time developing and I loved. Then I read the mystery co authored by him and Bill Clinton and really enjoyed that. I’m glad I saw your review on this because I was on the edge as to whether read or listen to it. I’m grabbing the audio. Thanks

    • I think that my falling out had something to do with the number of books that were coming out with his name on them that just were not very good. I have been curious about the books that he has written with Clinton.

  2. I haven’t read a James Patterson book in a long time, but I want to read this one. I think it’s fun that he wrote it with Dolly Parton. 🙂 And thanks for commenting on my blog earlier.

    • It has been years since I picked up Patterson but Dolly Parton got my attention with this one.

  3. All this time and I still haven’t read one of his books, I know, I know… LOL I am utter curious about one co-authored with Dolly Parton. You convince me to check it out in audio.

    • I used to love his Alex Cross series but eventually gave up on it. I think that Dolly Parton definitely left her mark on this book.

  4. I too stopped reading Patterson years ago but Parton as co-writer appealed. I liked the story, didn’t love it, but it was entertaining. It definitely had less Patterson flavor to it, which was a good thing,

    • It wasn’t my favorite story or anything but I did have a nice time with it. I just couldn’t resist giving this a try because of Dolly Parton and I am glad that I did.