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Gone: Michael Bennett, Book 6 | [James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge]

Gone: Michael Bennett, Book 6

Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.
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Publisher's Summary

A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why.

Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.

Detective Bennett, along with his 10 adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather, are hidden safely on a rural California farm, with guards courtesy of the FBI's witness protection program. Perrine begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the U.S. The FBI has no choice but to ask Detective Bennett to risk it all in Perrine's war on America.

With explosive action and fierce villainy that rivals James Bond movies at their best, Gone is the next astounding novel by James Patterson.

©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    JlL HAYS, KS, US 10-14-13
    JlL HAYS, KS, US 10-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    As always, I love the MIchael Bennet series. The stories always keep me in suspense. I keep hoping that Michael and Mary Catherine will get together and add to the clan.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    lu 10-18-13
    lu 10-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "predictable"

    sorry, I feel Patterson has become so cookie cutterish. but I found the narrators to be so monotone and sounded bored. I didn't find any excitement

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tania Saraland, AL, United States 10-13-13
    Tania Saraland, AL, United States 10-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "POOR NARRATION"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge and/or Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva ?

    YES, IF IT HAD BOBBY CANNAVALE AS THE NARRATOR. I LOVE JAMES PATTERSON AND HAVE READ ALL THE BOOKS OF THE "MICHAEL BENNETT" SERIES, BUT THE NARRATION IS VERY DISTRACTING.


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge ’s story?

    I'M SORRY. I WAS UNABLE TO FINISH THE BOOK


    Would you be willing to try another one of Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva ’s performances?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I MAY JUST HAVE TO GO BACK TO READING THE BOOK INSTEAD OF LISTENING IF I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne N.Y., NY, United States 10-01-13
    Yvonne N.Y., NY, United States 10-01-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Gone?

    Story had great potential but very disjointed and poorly presented


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Ending was predictable


    What didn’t you like about Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva ’s performance?

    Over the top performance


    What character would you cut from Gone?

    None, characters were fine


    Any additional comments?

    Love Michael Bennett books. This book was simply not as good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen 04-03-14
    Kathleen 04-03-14

    I enjoy listening to my library of books here in the summer heat of central Florida. I find falling asleep to a book relaxing.

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I would reccomend this for a summer listen,
    I enjoyed listening and it cost me only my membership dues. I almost droppped my membership/subscription to Audible but now am glad I accumulated credits to listen to Gone


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was enthralled by the pace and tempo, the backround music and character plotline.
    The story was out of current headlines and full of many events that seemed believeable. A good mystery. with action and tenderness combined.
    I found mention of facebook, and the modern tech very rewarding; placing michael bennett and clan in upto date circumstances.


    Which character – as performed by Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva – was your favorite?

    I can't pick a favorite character, I liked at least 5 of this bunch. I enjoyed the narrators and all nuances of their performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I found myself carrying around my Android while I spent my day taking care of household chores


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Austin Texas 03-23-14
    Amanda Austin Texas 03-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Missing Bobby!"
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    I missed hearing Bobby Cannavale as the voice of Michael Bennett. I guess I was spoiled hearing his voice. The story was a bit slower but the ending was good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary S. Murray Ruffin, NC USA 02-23-14
    Mary S. Murray Ruffin, NC USA 02-23-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Uninspired"
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    This book did not add to the series and could easily have left the family entirely out of the book without missing a thing. Seemed to have been written in a hurry and was not up to par for Ledwidge or Patterson. From what I understand it is easy for a family in hiding to trip up the way the Bennett's did and it would be extremely hard to put a family the size of the Bennetts in witness protection due to their size and oddness. BUT that said, the family did not add to the book. I'm going to be extremely reluctant to buy the next book in the series until it has been out a while and maybe offered in my library as a free audible rental.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trina Nycol United States 12-22-13
    Trina Nycol United States 12-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "FANTASTIC!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone to be better than the print version?

    James Patterson didn't disappoint!


    What other book might you compare Gone to and why?

    This entire series is GREAT!


    What about Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva ’s performance did you like?

    Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva's performances were FANTASTIC however I missed Bobby Cannavale. His voice is synonymous with Michael Bennett to me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to listen to the entire thing in one sitting!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marcia 10-06-13
    Marcia 10-06-13

    Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.

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    "WOW! The Best Ever!"

    I loved this book and didn't want it to end. It was just too short.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Honolulu, HI 05-10-15
    Michael Honolulu, HI 05-10-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Meh..."
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    Mary Katherine lost her sexy accent in this book. I liked how the book started off, but It seemed like the author got to a certain point in the book and realized that it was time to move it along and tell the rest of the story. So a lot of the subplot items tended to get less attention. This one was just "okay"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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