The Guilty Audible Audiobook – Original recording
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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.
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|Listening Length||3 hours and 19 minutes|
|Author||James Patterson, Duane Swierczynski|
|Narrator||John Lithgow, Bryce Dallas Howard, Peter Gallagher, Aldis Hodge, Corey Stoll, Marsha Stephanie Blake|
|Audible.com Release Date||October 28, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #20,927 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,972 in Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
#6,962 in Literature & Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#7,453 in Suspense Thrillers
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The play, co-written by Patterson, begins with two NYPD homicide cops launching an investigation into a death at the opening night of the titular The Guilty on Broadway. Reclusive mystery playwright Osmond Box (think of plays like Deathtrap or An Inspector Calls) never lets anything leak about his plays before opening night. But this is an opening night like no other: Three actors being threatened onstage by Box amidst plenty of banter. Half the audience thinks the scene is part of the play, while the other half knows enough to be horrified. The play begins humorously enough, and the audience doesn’t know who ends up being killed. However, after the first 90 minutes, I was ready for it just to cut to the chase and be over. John Lithgow gives an incredible performance, chewing up the scenery, but he just isn’t enough to save this juggernaut, lurching into greater and greater implausibility. Had I paid for this Audible audiobook, I would have asked for a refund.
On a positive note, I now know I can endure 3 solid hours of painful torture, so that’s good.