This rates a zero.Patterson thinks his name is all that is necessary,forget plot,forget any meaningful writing.This will prevent me from ever buying another Patterson book.This is painful to read.you struggle to finish it.Don't waste your money.
Started quickly and kept going. Enjoyed a new character but this one has a lot of similarities to his previous character. Good plot.
Extremely disappointing. If you have to give the main character 10 kids and a wife dieing of cancer to make us want him to win, then the story is weak.
I was afraid that the quality of this book might suffer from having a co-author in the writing process, my fears were quite wrong. This book moves quickly and forcefully from start to finish, the characters are well thought out and presented in a clear and contrite fashion. The narration by John Slattery is first rate as one would expect and the 2nd reader does quite well but has a very small part to work with.
This book was so totally predictable in it's story line and characters (the villain especially), I just kept wanting it to hurry up and be over. The hero's personal story-line is so sappy and unrealistic, I cringed every time he started talking about his children or wife. It seemed to me like this might be a story that took James Patterson about 10 minutes to write and I wish had only taken 10 minutes to hear.
This Unabridged as titled is only about 1 hour longer than the Abridged version. Skips from chapter 1-3 and looses more of the plot line. Thats why I never buy an abridged version. Sounds like there is something missing from the author like the rest of the book. Until this issue is resolved I would not recomend this book.
I can't read now, I had a stoke
getting to know the character
they make the character come live
Jodi Picoult is my favorite author for various reasons including that she answers my emails. I am also interested in most crime dramas.
Little did I know that this is the book where Maive dies and Mary Catherine show up on the doorstep to help out with the 10 kids, 11 counting Mike, 12 counting Shamus. the storyline was very good so I would definitely suggest reading it for people who need reviews to help them
any other Michael Bennet and his 10 kids are in
they were excellent (and I'm picky)
I wasn't sure about the 'dual author' thing, but this was a great story. It kept me intrigued until the very end, and I didn't figure it out early, as sometimes happens. I /really/ liked the use of two different narrators. It helped differentiate the point-of-view right away, which in an audio book can sometimes be a little difficult. The use of two very disparate voices definitely helped me, as a listener, switch gears between the villain and Bennett. Looking forward to reading more of this series!