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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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    Harvey F 10-20-14
    Harvey F 10-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Narration has a lot to be desired!"
    What would have made Gone better?

    I have always been a fan of the Bennett series but I couldn't get through a fourth of this book due to the narration! The story seems like it might be interesting. I love how it opened but then it seems out there.


    What could James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Different narriation


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

    NO


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie 05-16-14
    Natalie 05-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I love this series!"
    Would you listen to Gone again? Why?

    Probably not. I liked the book but the narrator made the characters kind of a bore.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone?

    I liked everything with the Mexican cartel... sadly we really face that kind of stuff now days.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I was not a fan of the performance. The narrator is kind of monotone and I really wish they would have had Bobby Cannavale. I LOVED his work.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, I was surprised at times but not to the extreme.


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE BRING BACK BOBBY CANNAVALE!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael F McKenna 04-25-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointing"
    What did you love best about Gone?

    I really like the characters.


    If you’ve listened to books by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge before, how does this one compare?

    Poorly, I was disappointed when the last book ended in a cliff hangar. I thought the story line was lame.


    What does Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Really good readers. Some of the best and indeed part of the reason I love this series of books and why I am so disappointed with the lame attempt at writing.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Cry, that such a good character was wasted on a poor story line.


    Any additional comments?

    Please try to do better. You have a great character with a wonderful family. You need to put more effort into the story. Particularly when you got out of the US, the story line was downright silly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melinda Santa Ynez, CA, United States 02-27-14
    Melinda Santa Ynez, CA, United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Should have been part of Book 5"

    Not great! This book is basically completing the disappointing book 5. Could have been part of that publication. No big surprises. Bet you can guess what happens like I did as the story went along. I miss Bobby Carnavale as narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ida 02-11-14
    Ida 02-11-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Michael Bennett and the Adventures of his Family"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone the most enjoyable?

    I enjoy the adventures of Michael Bennett and his large family. Nice to get the family out of Manhattan once in a while.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Shamus is the best. Other than his character nothing was liked the best. There is gratuitious violence, some stereotypical behaviors from Latino villians, no passion between Michael and Mary Catherine, the kids are not developed well or growing up--waiting for something that focuses on the children


    What does Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They were good. I could not tell when the narrators changed. Are they the narrators due to the need of someone who could speak with a variety of dialects or accents(male, female, kids voices; Spanish, Irish, Western/Ranch drawl, young etc.)What happened to Bobby Cannavale? Toward the end it was difficult to distinguish between Mary Catherine and Shamus' Irish accents.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Moved me? Irritated me is more like it. Get rid of the sound effects. Please leave something to the imagination of the listener. This is not radio.


    Any additional comments?

    This story leaves the listener wanting...there were so many storylines that need tied up...some characters were just "there" and we don't hear anything else about them and the story is over. The bull who was transported to sire...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claudette Canada 01-22-14
    Claudette Canada 01-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Almost predictable"
    What did you love best about Gone?

    Books from James Patterson continue to be fast paced readings due to the chapter arrangements, in my opinion. The story and its characters are described so well we can easily visualize `what they look like.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting parts were the story of the head drug dealers and the attempts to capture him- The least interesting had to do with some chaptersé paragraphs being used as fillers were too much time was spent on `boring`stuff. boring because there was minimal to nil need for these paragraphs and I sensed there existence served simply as space fillers.


    What does Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    There voices are alive and they bring to the imagination of the listener an easy portrait of who `they`are` talking for.


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

    For the first half nope, but for the last part of the book absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been a fan of James Patterson's novel from the moment I first read one of his books. Therefore it pains me to be critical in any way, but I feel a laziness has set itself into his books lately, almost as if he is bored with it. I hope the giant of thriller writings re-awakens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mary san Juan capistrano, CA, United States 12-13-13
    mary san Juan capistrano, CA, United States 12-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I was disappointed in this audiobook"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge and/or Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva ?

    I have read all his books and only disappointed in GONE and the JOSTER.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    NYPD RED


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

    They were so so


    What character would you cut from Gone?

    I was disappointed with everyone. Maybe I just don't care for the Bennett's.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been reading Patterson's books for years and have enjoyed Alex Cross, Private and Linsey Boxer. I love his books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Carman 12-05-13
    C. Carman 12-05-13

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    "Not his best."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, I had lots of time on my hands and nothing better to do.


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

    It wasn't written as well, some holes in the story, contradictions even. It was read by two persons, one was pretty good and the other, well, hard to listen to.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrator.


    Could you see Gone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Read this after I, Michael Bennett. Loved that one. This one was nice because it finished up the story, but I was not impressed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kitty Reno, NV 12-04-13
    Kitty Reno, NV 12-04-13 Member Since 2014

    I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.

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    "Ok, so it is not the Great American Novel,"

    I am invested in Detective Bennett, along with his 10 adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather. I enjoy their adventures and I am entertained by all of the books in this series. That is why I listen to books, to be entertained.

    So while this is not in the category of "a page turner" it does have it's redeeming qualities, in so much that the reader/listener, can follow the adventures of this very unusual family.

    I will buy the next installment in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Miami, FL, United States 12-02-13
    Laura Miami, FL, United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I was into it and then all of the sudden, it ended. The ending was anti-climatic. I would agree with some of the other reviews. Too cookie cutter and it make me wonder just how much James Patterson really is involved. I have read all the Michael Bennett's and all the Alex Cross books and this one was the first to somewhat disappoint.


    What could James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Ending was too abrupt. No real closure for Michael. I would like to have had a last verbal confrontation between him and Perrin.


    What three words best describe Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva ’s performance?

    Prefer Bobby Canavalli as Michael. He is awesome!


    Was Gone worth the listening time?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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