You've Been Warned

Version: Abridged
Author: James Patterson , Howard Roughan
Narrator: Ilyana Kadushin
Genres: Suspense, Thriller, Detective Stories
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Published In: September 2007
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Kristin Burns is making her way in New York City. Her photos are being considered at a major Manhattan gallery, she works by day with two wonderful children, and the man of her dreams is almost hers for keeps. But just as everything she's ever wanted is finally within reach, her life changes forever--with one murderous nightmare.

Kristin wakes up every morning from the same chilling, unforgettable dream. And suddenly, it's visiting her during the day too. As her life turns stranger by the minute, Kristin is haunted and terrified. Is it all in her head? Or is the nightmare becoming her life?

Kristin searches desperately for what's real through the lens of her camera, only knowing two things for sure: that no place is safe and the fate of everyone she loves lies in her hands.

Reviews (22)

"YOUVE" been warned!

Written by disappointed in CA from Baldwin Park, CA on March 9th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I am a huge Patterson fan, and enjoy most all of his books. HOWEVER, this one was really predictable and almost painful to make it thru. Didn't seem like his work at all, or maybe something he threw together in an afternoon to meet some commitment. Save yourself 6 hours and skip this one.

You Have Been Warned

Written by Anonymous on March 5th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This was one of the worst books I have ever read or listened too. This was the last chance for this author in my book. A complete waste of my time. The only good thing was that it was an abridged version.

You've Been Warned

Written by Pat B from Melbourne, FL on November 24th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Obviously not written by James Patterson, a tactic he uses of which I am not fond.

You've been warned

Written by Have to have book 24/7 from Anaheim, CA on September 10th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

eh ok, week characters. Wasn't the worst book I've listened too. Maybe because there were only 5 disc. It was managable to get through.

You've Been Warned

Written by Anonymous on December 14th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Who wrote this book??? So disappointing. I love Patterson most of the time. I had to force myself to complete the book and when it was over, I felt completely cheated. To call this work "simple" is to defame the word "simple."


Written by patgal on November 23rd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This was one of the most aggravating books! i kept thinking it would get better, but it did not. and the ending is just weird.

Heed the Warning

Written by Kathy M. from Lake Elsinore, CA on November 16th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This book was absolute torture to get through. It is sophomoric, frustrating, idiotic at times, and reads like one long, boring sentence that you can't wait to finally end. I doubt James Patterson did any more than add his name, make a buck, and lure us into believing this was a book of his caliber. It isn't - if you felt cheated by the whole "JR" incident, you will snap these CD's in half and prevent anyone else from having to suffer through it.

Frustration Dream

Written by Anonymous from Germantown, MD on October 29th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

You know those frustration dreams you have? You can't get there from here? Or you can't complete the task at hand? That's what this book was ... I kept waiting to wake up (which is what the book was all about). It kept me on the edge, but I was a little disappointed in the ending ... needed a little more. Not one of Patterson's best books, but it killed time on my commute.


Written by MARY P. on September 7th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5


You've Been Warned

Written by Anonymous on July 21st, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I kept hoping it would get better, but it never did. Too many cliches, too many product/people references, just too unbelieveable. Don't waste your time if you have anything better to do.

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.

Roughan, Howard

HOWARD ROUGHAN is a former Manhattan-based advertising creative director who swears his main character is nothing like him.