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Gone Audiobook

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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    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...

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    Claudette Canada 01-22-14
    Claudette Canada 01-22-14 Listener Since 2010
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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.

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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

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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.

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    Kitty Reno, NV 12-04-13
    Kitty Reno, NV 12-04-13 Member Since 2015

    I love my books, over 1000 in my library. I have been a member since the year 2000.

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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.

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    Laura Miami, FL, United States 12-02-13
    Laura Miami, FL, United States 12-02-13
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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


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    Debra Monticello, GA, United States 11-20-13
    Debra Monticello, GA, United States 11-20-13 Member Since 2008
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    "WOW!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone to be better than the print version?

    Don't know


    What did you like best about this story?

    The excitement of the safety of Bennett Family.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where Mike found out that the his family was not in the safe house. Later finding out hey were safe with McMurphy.


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

    Anger, crying, happy, and always a laugh or two!


    Any additional comments?

    Like the way Michael can appreciate the small things about family and nanny Mary Catherine. More of this series??

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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.

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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 2015

    My mom taught me to read when i was 3 and i've been reading ever since. I LOVE to read and now 'listen' to books.

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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!


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