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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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    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"
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    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.

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    Archangel Kennels Bristol, Tennessee, United States 10-28-13
    Archangel Kennels Bristol, Tennessee, United States 10-28-13

    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

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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.

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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


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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.


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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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    George L. Johnson Columbia, SC USA 10-13-13
    George L. Johnson Columbia, SC USA 10-13-13
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    "Worst Patterson Novel Ever"

    I usually find some redeeming values in even the least of Patterson's efforts, but not this time. The story itself is a nonstarter, and narration - especially whichever of the two narrators reads Bennett - is tedious and lifeless. The writing is pretty bad for a Patterson book, and there are noticeable lapses in continuity of plot. Ugh.

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    laall 10-13-13
    laall 10-13-13
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    "Why do I keep buying Patterson books?"

    Patterson is selling books on his name and reputation. I don't know if he contributes anything else to the books anymore. I keep saying I won't buy another, but I loved the Michael Bennett series and decided to try another.

    The narrator is okay, but once you're used to one narrator for a character, it just throws the book off to use another. I despise the sound effects. Just read the dang book. I wouldn't have sound effects if I were reading a paper book and don't want them.

    But this book is just way too violent and gruesome, too. Right now I'm not sure I'll finish the book. If I do maybe I'll update the review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy E. Pike Bisbee, Arizona 10-12-13
    Judy E. Pike Bisbee, Arizona 10-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing narrator"
    What did you like best about Gone? What did you like least?

    Great story and, as usual, I love the characters and the dialogue.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love all the members of the Bennett family because they are a closely knit family.


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

    No!!! The narrator that did Michael Bennett's voice was terrible--he mumbled in spots and had an awful monotone. As much as I was enjoying the story, I was anxious to finish so that I didn't have to continue listening to his voice.


    Did Gone inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the next in the series has better readers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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