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I, Michael Bennett Audiobook

I, Michael Bennett: Michael Bennett, Book 5

Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend, Hughie McDonough, dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family's cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers, they step into a nightmare.
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Police officers shot

Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend, Hughie McDonough, dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett.

Judges murdered

To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family's cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers from growing up, they step into a nightmare worse than they could have ever imagined. Newburgh is an inferno of warring gangs, and there's little the police - or Bennett - can do to keep the children safe.

Target: Michael Bennett

As violence overwhelms the state, Bennett is torn between protecting his hometown and saving New York City. A partner in his investigations, federal prosecutor Tara McLellan brings him new weapons for the battle - and an attraction that endangers his relationship with Mary Catherine.

A no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-floor, action-packed novel, Michael Bennett is James Patterson at his most personal and most thrilling best.

©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    amazon customer Seattle, Wa USA 08-06-12
    amazon customer Seattle, Wa USA 08-06-12

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    "A very good listen!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes; it's smooth and easy to follow the story, interesting and very well performed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The building pace of the plot.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I don't ever listen all in one sitting, I listen while working outside and/or in the car.


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    Robert L. Miller 08-06-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Bad ending"
    What did you like best about I, Michael Bennett? What did you like least?

    The performance was very good. I thought there was too much emphasis on the romance of Bennett and MK.


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge ’s story?

    The amount of historical filler and the ending with everyone riding off into the sunset.


    Which character – as performed by Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

    From a performance standpoint, Shamus.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not.


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    Kathleen Soderstrom Michigan 08-06-12
    Kathleen Soderstrom Michigan 08-06-12 Member Since 2011

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    "A new "favorite""
    What did you love best about I, Michael Bennett?

    This was my first novel by the author so of course my first encounter with the character of Michael Bennett. The story got you right from the first chapter and carried you to the end. The main story and all the sub-stories just kept your interest going.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Favorite character was Michael Bennett just because he had so many interesting quirks to his personality. Can't wait to learn more in the next book!


    What about Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder ’s performance did you like?

    I usually am not a fan of dual readers but this really worked. You related to each character because the reader was so good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely. I listen to my audiobooks in the car because I drive a lot with my work and really would have liked to take the long route just to listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Try it ... You'll like it!

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    jp Elkhorn, WI, United States 08-06-12
    jp Elkhorn, WI, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Keeps you wanting more"
    Where does I, Michael Bennett rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the best Michael Bennett book in the series. Good Laughs and it keeps you on your toes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I, Michael Bennett?

    The one where Tara falls asleep on him


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where he kills the drug pins girl friend in the pool


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the sequel

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    Kindle Customer North pole, AK, United States 08-06-12
    Kindle Customer North pole, AK, United States 08-06-12
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    "True Micheal Bennett story"
    What did you love best about I, Michael Bennett?

    I couldn't set it down. The ending was unexpected.


    What other book might you compare I, Michael Bennett to and why?

    If you have not read other Michael Bennett stories they are a must. The consistency in building each character wants you to read the next one.


    Which character – as performed by Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

    Mike's Priest relative


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

    Classic thriller


    Any additional comments?

    Must read for any mystery book lover

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    Amazon Customer 08-06-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent"

    It was very exciting and kept my interest. I would like to see more with Mary Catherine involved.

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    Marcie 08-06-12
    Marcie 08-06-12
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    "It's almost like he wrote it himself"
    Would you listen to I, Michael Bennett again? Why?

    Patterson has been soooo inconsistent lately...I wish he would stop co-authoring and get back to the stories like he started with. With this story it's almost like it was just him again. The twists and turns that he throws at his hero.get him into trouble at work and at home. That allows for a good story across the board.


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    stephanie ROCKAWAY, NJ, United States 07-31-12
    stephanie ROCKAWAY, NJ, United States 07-31-12 Member Since 2013
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    "I, Love This Book"

    Michael Bennett is such a great character, surrounded by great characters. Patterson & Ludwidge grip us with an exciting story that keeps you in your car, at the park, or where ever else you are listening. I actually opted off the express train, so I could listen longer. A fab book keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat during the entire time, and for some time after awaiting the next. Patience is NOT my virtue.

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    JoNise 07-31-12
    JoNise 07-31-12

    Say something about yourself!

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    "The best Michael Bennett to date"

    This is well written and the best Michael Bennett, so far. Is this the end??? I don't know. Reach your own conclusion.

    I kind of like the idea that Mary Catherine crushes on Michael without the relationship developing into anything. She cannot replace 'Mave'. I don't think he sees her as more than the- closest-to-Mave-as-he-can-get-for-the-children.

    That Michael is considering his feelings for Mary Catherine and the possibility of becoming more serious is not good...not good for Mary Catherine.

    I appreciate that Michael doesn't try to save the world on his own, but that he works with those around him to solve a tough situation. ( I'm trying not to give anything away, here) However, anything this hero does eventually comes back to threaten his happiness.
    The bad guys just don't like being beaten by Detective Bennett.

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    Kevin L. 07-13-12
    Kevin L. 07-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Decent story in need of an ending!!!!"
    What disappointed you about I, Michael Bennett?

    The story did not have an ending. It felt like they just stopped in the middle and left you hanging, almost like they stopped to meet a publishing deadline.

    I'm a big fan of this series but was very disappointed by this!


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

    Good story, great buildout of the bad guy.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    This performer is always good.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from I, Michael Bennett?

    About half of the family "filler" needed to be edited out. That got boring.


    Any additional comments?

    Michael's relationship with his DEA friend wasn't consistent. In the beginning he talks about how they has lost touch then later he says he misses him everyday. Inconsistent.

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