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
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.
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.
I'M SORRY. I WAS UNABLE TO FINISH THE BOOK
I MAY JUST HAVE TO GO BACK TO READING THE BOOK INSTEAD OF LISTENING IF I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.
A little gruesome for us old schoolers who remember when the cowboy was shot and you didn't see the blood didn't mean he wasn't dead. But I guess people need a more vivid picture these days to tell the bad guys from the good guys.
Story had great potential but very disjointed and poorly presented
Ending was predictable
Over the top performance
None, characters were fine
Love Michael Bennett books. This book was simply not as good.
I enjoy listening to my library of books here in the summer heat of central Florida. I find falling asleep to a book relaxing.
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
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.
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.
Yes I found myself carrying around my Android while I spent my day taking care of household chores
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.
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.
James Patterson didn't disappoint!
This entire series is GREAT!
Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva's performances were FANTASTIC however I missed Bobby Cannavale. His voice is synonymous with Michael Bennett to me.
I wanted to listen to the entire thing in one sitting!
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
I loved this book and didn't want it to end. It was just too short.
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