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.

About Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, actress, producer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. The composer of more than 3,000 songs, she has sold over 100 million records worldwide, and has given away millions of books to children through her nonprofit, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

About James Patterson

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author. The creator of Alex Cross, he has produced more enduring fictional heroes than any other novelist alive. He lives in Florida with his family.

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.

  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.