Audiobook Review: 113 Minutes by James Patterson and Max Dilallo @hachetteaudio

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Release date: September 6, 2016

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Narrators: Becky Ann Baker and Christopher Ryan Grant 

Goodreads blurb: 

I know who killed my son. Molly Rourke’s son has been murdered … and she knows who’s responsible. Now she’s taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother’s love.


That blurb is sure short, sweet and cuts right to the chase! Even though it’s brief it sure caught my eye. A mother avenging her sons death is both heartbreaking and gripping and I was curious as to how this would play out, especially as this is one of Patterson’s Bookshots, which is like a novella meant to be read in one sitting in a few hours. This was my first time listening to a Bookshot and man am I ever hooked!

Molly Rourke is a woman on a mission. Someone sold her son, Alex crystal meth that killed him. He was only fifteen and Molly’s whole world. The only way she can cope is by making a plan. She wants revenge and she will stop at nothing to ensure the men who had a hand in Alex’s death are brought to justice.

Both the narrators for this are fantastic. Molly is voiced by Becky Ann Baker and Christopher Ryan Grant narrates from the perspective of the FBI agent who is in charge of apprehending Molly and her brothers as they set off on a crime spree the likes of which he’s never seen before.The story is set in West Texas and both had awesome accents that made you feel like you were standing next to them under a blazing Texas sun. 

This was perfect to read/listen to in one afternoon and I was really caught up in what the outcome would be. Listening time is just shy of three hours, a nice bite sized read. The twist in this one threw me for a loop, I was honestly not expecting that from such a brief story! This book was fun, flew along at warp speed and still managed to blindside me, so pack it in your bag on your next vacation.

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to Hachette Audio for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

13 thoughts on “Audiobook Review: 113 Minutes by James Patterson and Max Dilallo @hachetteaudio

  1. neesrecordaolcom says:

    Good Review.

    I find it so funny that my 88 year old mom and young you have the same taste in books. And since she is legally blind she also reads audio books. I will read her your review as she liked this one too. Wish you two could meet. šŸ™‚

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  2. Books, Vertigo and Tea says:

    This review is great as they always are! Do you have narrators you prefer? Like, is that a thing? I am only on my second audiobook and the narrator is good, but my first experience was horrible. I felt like it took from the whole book šŸ˜¦ Since my vertigo is slowly increasing, I may find myself doing audio a lot more than I ever thought. I would love to know if you have recommendations ā¤

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  3. rantandraveaboutbooks says:

    Really intriguing premise. Nice review! šŸ™‚ Reminds me of Taken or something like it from a female POV. I have yet to read a James Patterson novel. Crazy, right? I have Murder House on my kindle and my mom loved it. I guess I better give one a try. This sounds like a good start. šŸ™‚ Btw, my mom is also loving all of your recommendations. šŸ™Œ

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