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
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!!!!
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.
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.
Great story and, as usual, I love the characters and the dialogue.
I love all the members of the Bennett family because they are a closely knit family.
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.
I hope the next in the series has better readers.
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