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
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.
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.
There was no real problem with the reading, although they occasionally used the Irish accent on the wrong people.
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.
Please tell me how to return this book.
I don't know.
It's likely but this book, felt as though you could predict step by step what would happen.
I've liked most of their performances.
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!!
Will definitely read more
Easy to follow, good voices but I miss Cannavale (sp?)
Be a good girl!
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.
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.
Bobby Cannavale for Michael Bennett and Jay Snyder for Manual Perrine
Yes. Michael Bennett can not end on a book of this quality.
The Michael Bennett series is a very good series. I like it better than Alex Cross.
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.
I use to love reading.. now I love listening... Audible is the best.
James Patterson at his best... Love his books
Yes.. Michael Bennett nail biter
All of it..
I loved that they story moved fast and there some unexpected twists and turns.
McMurphy, because he was very much honest and loyal.
When Mary-Katherine finished it all.
Fight of the Irish
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.
I liked the story line, but it was a little slow. I did not like the narrators. I like the previous narrator much better.
Yes, I just want different narrators.
If you have read the other Bennett books, I would recommend as it carries the story forward.
It was relatively predictable and tedious at times. I skipped forward somewhere in the middle to just see how it ended.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can't wait for the next Michael Bennett book. Well done!!!!
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