Sam's Letters to Jennifer

  • by James Patterson
  • Narrated by Anne Heche, Jane Alexander
  • 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener,
Have you ever gotten a letter that changed your life completely? It happened to me once. I still can feel the urgency that overtook me as I opened the envelope and the hunger I felt for whatever that letter would say. It seemed as if my entire life hung in the balance as I read.Sam's Letters to Jennifer is a novel about that kind of drama. In it, a woman is summoned back to the town where she grew up. And in the house where she spent her most magical years she finds a series of letters addressed to her. Each of those letters is a piece of a story that will upend completely the world she thought she knew, and throw her into a love more powerful than she ever imagined could be possible. Two extraordinary love stories are entwined here, full of hope and pain and emotions that never die down.
I hope you'll enjoy this novel as much as I've enjoyed writing it. It's not often that you get a letter that changes your life. But it should happen to everyone at least once.
James Patterson


What the Critics Say

Audie Award Finalist, Romance, 2005
"Compulsively readable..." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Too Sweet for Me

Our heroine lost her parents, husband, baby ... and that is just the first 3 minutes ... we haven't even got to the SAD part yet. Hmm, maybe there is a reason why the author wrote the "review" instead of Publisher's Weekly.

I would expect that unless you really like a tear jerker, this book might be too sweet for you. It is a big change from his usual writing style. I'D STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU LISTEN TO THE SAMPLE BEFORE YOU BUY TO SEE IF YOU LIKE THE TONE. Please keep in mind that the music will follow you from start to end.

In any case, I gave the book 3 stars:
1. Even at James' worst, he is still darn good
2. It is a nice message of hope and the power of love
3. At 4+ hours at least he doesn't take too long
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- J. Smith


Being a dedicated James Patterson fan, I ordered this book with some trepidation. However, after listening to it, I now believe James Patterson to be a man of many levels and souls. Not only is he the best mystery writer of our generation, he can also write a book with a lot of feeling in it. This book touched the depths of my soul and made me cry (real tears), which is dangerous inasmuch as I listen to all my Audible books in my car. It also was an inspiration for me to do something similar for my granddaughter who is now 6. What better way to leave a legacy to your grandchildren than this. The only difference is I will probably leave mine in audio rather than written but who knows, with computers, I may just write it down. Anyone who criticizes this book either does not have grandchildren or has no feelings. I strongly recommend this book just don't look for Alex Cross or anyone to get murdered. Just open your mind and heart and enjoy!
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- Sandi J Wilson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2004
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio