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I, Michael Bennett Audiobook

I, Michael Bennett: Michael Bennett, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

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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    MillieAnne Lowe IRVINE, CA, United States 07-22-12
    MillieAnne Lowe IRVINE, CA, United States 07-22-12
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    "James Patterson has redeemed himself!"
    What did you love best about I, Michael Bennett?

    The writing and story was tight. Unlike some of his recent collaborations, it was seamless. This story was exciting, more exciting, and very exciting to the very end! I look forward to the next Michael Bennett story, #6!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael Bennett. He is vulnerable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No comment. Don't want to give the story away!


    Any additional comments?

    I hope James Patterson will be collaborating with Michael Ledwidge for the next book in this series. This story had great writing, fast action, lots of suspensel, and a terrific ending.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sally SCITUATE, MA, United States 07-21-12
    Sally SCITUATE, MA, United States 07-21-12
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    "Disappointed"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge and/or Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder ?

    Yes, I will always choose his books. One bad applle,, and all that,,


    Would you recommend I, Michael Bennett to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not this time. This time Michael is unbelievable. He's too experienced to be so clueless in this book. He behaved like he's doing drugs, no unity in his personality and since when has his kids played such a small role in his life. ANYONE, even a cop, stays in touch better than this in the story. His family was a dis-jointed afterthought or even worse, a 'filler'.


    Have you listened to any of Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Performances were stellar as usual.


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

    ..thinking twice about it..


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to how he's going to 'hide in plain sight' a unique family like this, also it would serve him right to lose Mary Cathrine. All he did in this book was dump his kids on her and then just dump on Her.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Spotsylvania, VA, United States 07-12-12
    Jessica Spotsylvania, VA, United States 07-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love this series!"

    Listened to the entire book in one day! Can't wait for the next one in the series!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 07-22-12
    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 07-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Out of the Ball Park!"

    If you like thrillers, don't hesitate for a second to get this one. I am a fan of the Michael Bennett series and this one is excellent. The fast pace and skillful character development made it hard to stop listening. Michael Bennett is a totally believable and likeable character that you want to have a beer with and would trust to have your back if you were in trouble. This one left me anxiously waiting to for the next installment. Bobby Cannavale's narration is spot on as usual.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    skenzie0218 Tampa, FL 05-24-16
    skenzie0218 Tampa, FL 05-24-16 Member Since 2014

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    "All these bad reviews are bogus."
    Would you listen to I, Michael Bennett again? Why?

    I love all of the James Patterson series. Somehow I've ended up listening to these out of order somewhat, but I love all of them. They always keep me interested.


    Any additional comments?

    People keep commenting that the ending is bad, because it doesn't end. But it is continued in the next book. The movement of the story keeps going and there is just way too much story in this to be contained in one book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ceramic Dabbler Fort Worth, TX 05-20-16
    Ceramic Dabbler Fort Worth, TX 05-20-16 Member Since 2015

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    "I Michael Bennett"

    I like a cliffhanger as much as anyone, but this book just stops abruptly.

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    Dave 03-07-16
    Dave 03-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "WTF"

    What is going to happen next?! I can't wait!!! I wonder if MB and MC get together?!

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    RLC 11-15-15
    RLC 11-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    Would you listen to I, Michael Bennett again? Why?

    Narration was much better on this one than on "Burn". The pitch of the voices makes the story. However, the ending left too many unanswered questions.


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    Tim 10-05-15
    Tim 10-05-15
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    "Best Michael Bennett ever!"

    Great narration. Could not stop listening, was always looking forward to commute home. Way to go.

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    Charles 08-28-15
    Charles 08-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I'm hooked"

    Freaking awesome, loved this book................ 15 word minimum on reviews apparently :)

    How about them yanks, eh?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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