I am a truck driver who loves listening to audio books. I also play a music and some gardening when I can. I do really like to cook as well.
I loved this story. It had humor, action, murder, spies, a little sex, (very little but it was there) and a great narrator. This is one of the funnest books I have listened to in a long time. The main character Ben at first seemed a little spacy but pulls it out in the end. There were quiet action sounds in the back ground that added to the story and Kevin Collins was a great narrator. All around I highly recommend this book.
I just could not get engaged in the story line. I was also challenged listening. Not sure if was the narrator or maybe some of the added theatrics.
I wasn't thrilled with the narrator for this story but again, it may have been the added sound effects that seemed to distract me.
In fairness to the authors and narrator, I did not finish the book. After a couple of hours, I was still not engaged and decided to stop listening.
I liked he way the story was filled with suspense as to who was Ben's friend and who was out to do him in. Particularly liked that the ends were tied up as the story progressed. Also really liked the bits of humor and the digressions of the reporter. it was good to have a helper now and then to give Ben a hand.
The showdown at the Whitehouse, and how Ben led the attackers to follow him there was quite spectacular.
Total shock with the contents of the tape that Ben guessed
I liked Ben the best but also liked his secretary Ashley Brook and the Irish cop from Chicago.
Lots of humor in the book and some researched info re past presidents
Good book would have been better without the Presidential and movie line trivia, I found it distracting from the storyline.
I read everything by James Patterson.
Just about everything. The main character was supposed to be in mortal danger throughout the book yet he was just…silly. You couldn't be frightened for him couldn't root for him. He was just awful. THe non-stop references to old movies and cancelled TV shows was simply annoying.
Not have tried to make it a comedy if they wanted me to take it seriously
He was actually very good. He was full of expression and had he been narrating another book I may well have enjoyed him.
Disappointment and irritation
I LOVE LOVE LOVE James Patterson. But this book was a total disappointment
Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Really Kept me at the edge of my seat. Listened to it twice!!!
Yes, this book was suspenseful, and a page turner.
The opening of the story and the end.
The ending was shocking.
I am a retired Wealth Manager,husband, father and Christian grandfather. I hunt, I fish, I play, I read.
Thought this whole premise a little weird at first. Then I really got into it.
A very good mystery. It could happen on all levels.
Mistress was Patterson's usual great writing. The constant barrage of trivia and bunny trails kept the story from taking itself too seriously. Which is a good thing because the premise, plot, storyline, and overwhelming tidal wave of circumstances and unbelievability really made the rest of the book an embarrassment.
The plot is horrendous. I really appreciate the up to date references that are included, but the storyline just flat out doesn't work.
Favorite scene? Dianna in an orange jumpsuit kissing Libby Rose in the back do the chauffeured car.
No. The only enjoyment I got from the book - Ben's inner dialogue and banter - just wouldn't work as a movie.
There are so many things to love about Mr. Patterson's writing. And I very much admire his profundity and his willingness to put his name, as co-author, on so many,many works. However, it seems his desire to produce books is overshadowing his ability to WRITE books. Please, sir. Slow down and do your best.