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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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    Patricia 11-14-13
    Patricia 11-14-13
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    "Weak story used for presenting Tea Party views"
    What disappointed you about Gone?

    It is so lame that every female is beautiful , charming and clearly interested in the hero an d HE is interested in all of them. All of the characters are paper thin copies of each other; the men are all handsome & brave and the women are all beautiful and 'spunky.' Sadly, no real relationships develop as mini-lectures substitute for conversation. A one point in the book, he is beating up a 'scumbag' cop for loosing the villiain; a few chapters later he says that the the same LA cop is completely professional. '....and whatnot,' is substituted for a lack of knowledge. "Touch my junk," was also unattractive.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge again?

    No, I really do not like political lectures thinly disguised as fiction; these isn't much of a story just a weak framework for the lectures.


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

    There was no real problem with the reading, although they occasionally used the Irish accent on the wrong people.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Gone?

    All of the lectures about the 'birthers', the farmers' water rights, the need for tighter borders, the racism, ( 'jap'. n-word), the elitism (the messed up poor people), the gun rights, the need for ramping up the drug war, all of, 'the country is crumbling & only we can save it.' Of course we can still spend uncounted money on defense.


    Any additional comments?

    Please tell me how to return this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Charlotte, NC, United States 11-14-13
    Dana Charlotte, NC, United States 11-14-13
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    "It's getting old"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge again?

    It's likely but this book, felt as though you could predict step by step what would happen.


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

    I've liked most of their performances.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tupelo Honey Arkansas 11-13-13
    Tupelo Honey Arkansas 11-13-13 Member Since 2013

    Was single till age 54, mom of two; married now, soon to be a grandma! He will love to read cause I will read to him from DAY 1!!

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    "James Patterson CAN'T MISS"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge and/or Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva ?

    Will definitely read more


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Always does


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

    Easy to follow, good voices but I miss Cannavale (sp?)


    Did Gone inspire you to do anything?

    Be a good girl!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Mound, MN, United States 11-12-13
    Chris Mound, MN, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "What happened? Why mess with a good thing?"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge and/or Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva ?

    Patterson/Ledwidge - Absolutely will I try their next books. Mastrogiorgio/Leyva Absolutely Not. Their performance was lacking emotion, depth, inspiration, in my opinion. I have listened to bad performances before and can usually find a way to stick it out to the end, but not this one. I found myself hoping that it would end soon. They had found the voice of Michael Bennett in Bobby Cannavale. Why the didn't keep him for book 6 is beyond me. The plot of the book seemed to be lacking something also. It did not have the pull that the other Bennett books had. I usually listen while driving and the others would keep me sitting in my car long after I had reached my destination. Not so much for Gone. A little more effort by the authors could of gone a very long way.


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

    The ending was a let down. Almost like they ran out of time for the ending and decided to wrap up all loose ends in a matter of a few pages.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva ?

    Bobby Cannavale for Michael Bennett and Jay Snyder for Manual Perrine


    Do you think Gone needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. Michael Bennett can not end on a book of this quality.


    Any additional comments?

    The Michael Bennett series is a very good series. I like it better than Alex Cross.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 10-29-13
    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Did not Disappoint"
    Any additional comments?

    The last book left us hanging and I was a little concerned that Michael Bennett was truly gone. But here he is finishing up the saga of Perrine. More gore than I like - can people be this barbaric? Some tense moments, but Michael keeps his charm. Enjoyed and glad we were not left hanging until the next book is published.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Archangel Kennels Bristol, Tennessee, United States 10-28-13
    Archangel Kennels Bristol, Tennessee, United States 10-28-13 Member Since 2014

    I use to love reading.. now I love listening... Audible is the best.

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

    James Patterson at his best... Love his books


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes.. Michael Bennett nail biter


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

    Danny


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

    All of it..


    Any additional comments?

    All wonderful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eveline Camden, MI, United States 10-27-13
    Eveline Camden, MI, United States 10-27-13 Member Since 2015

    Evie

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    "Fast paced and very James Patterson"
    What did you love best about Gone?

    I loved that they story moved fast and there some unexpected twists and turns.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    McMurphy, because he was very much honest and loyal.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Mary-Katherine finished it all.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Fight of the Irish


    Any additional comments?

    Everybody complains about James Patterson books, yet they keep coming back. There has only been one book by him I didn't enjoy, but that doesn't stop me to keep reading his other books. I listened to this while walking in the morning and every chance I got in the car, I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa Carthage, TX, United States 10-25-13
    Vanessa Carthage, TX, United States 10-25-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Narrators Killed It For Me!"
    What did you like best about Gone? What did you like least?

    I liked the story line, but it was a little slow. I did not like the narrators. I like the previous narrator much better.


    Would you be willing to try another book from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge ? Why or why not?

    Yes, I just want different narrators.


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

    No


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Morristown, NJ USA 10-22-13
    Amazon Customer Morristown, NJ USA 10-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Skipped the middle"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you have read the other Bennett books, I would recommend as it carries the story forward.


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

    It was relatively predictable and tedious at times. I skipped forward somewhere in the middle to just see how it ended.


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

    Bobby Cannavale IS Michael Bennett. If you get past that, the Irish accents left a little to be desired. Also, each gentleman took various"storylines" but I found it distracting when they would then perform the character the other guy had established a few chapters earlier. There is no need for BOTH of them to portray Mary Catherine or Michael.


    Do you think Gone needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I want the next book in the series, but I hope they introduce a new criminal and storyline. Also, it would be refreshing to have one of these books not put the "family" in danger.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynnett 10-19-13
    Lynnett 10-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another winner for JP & Detective Bennett"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this as a very enjoyable read. The story line is well adhered to according to the series and the characters continue to develop into the plot line.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva ?

    It was difficult to accept anyone other than Bobby Canavale in the role of Michael Bennett. Overall, Mr. Mastrogiorgio did a good job with the performance. But, replacing an iconic voice is an unenviable task that would have challenged even the most talented performer. Henry Leyva was excellent. His ability to adapt to the vocal inflection and accents was spot on and never missed a beat. Understanding that much of that may be a result of outstanding production and editing, I nonetheless found his performance solid and bound me to the personality of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next Michael Bennett book. Well done!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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