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I, Michael Bennett: Michael Bennett, Book 5 | [James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge]

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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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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    Kindle Customer IRVINE, CA, United States 07-22-12
    Kindle Customer 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 2009
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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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    Sidney BEREA, OHIO, United States 04-05-14
    Sidney BEREA, OHIO, United States 04-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "had to listen again"
    What made the experience of listening to I, Michael Bennett the most enjoyable?

    I thought it was so good, I listened again and went immediately to the next book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Linthicum Washington DC 01-01-14
    Eric Linthicum Washington DC 01-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book. Enjoyed it."
    If you could sum up I, Michael Bennett in three words, what would they be?

    Good guy who seems to have a problem getting his personal life together.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Fr Bennett! He's great. A fooler!


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

    Well read. Voice changes that help you know who is speaking but not over the top.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    It is starting to get annoying that his kids get involved in every crime. Not realistic at all. Earlier in the series they were their own drama running along side the police drama. Far more realistic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Cavacini Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-03-13
    Michael Cavacini Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-03-13
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    "Don't Waste Your Time"

    Like James Patterson's books, I'm going to keep this short. I, Michael Bennett isn't worth your time or money. It's a shallow, soulless story that fails to captivate on any level. I didn't care about the plight of the protagonist and the antagonist was a two-dimensional stereotype. The best parts of the book were the family scenes but those alone don't make for a good thriller. Also worth noting is the cliff-hanger ending that requires you to buy the next novel to find out what happens. Last chapters are supposed to tie up loose ends and satisfy the reader - this failed on both counts. Skip this one and spend your money on an author who still writes his own books, like Harlan Coben.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    "Deceiving title forgot not love story!"
    Would you listen to I, Michael Bennett again? Why?

    Would listen again to get more details of the investigation of Perron


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. Always want Bennett to get his man. Plus waiting for his family to add to excitement .


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

    No


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    More of this series???

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lolita chicago, IL., United States 10-14-13
    lolita chicago, IL., United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Suspenseful,"
    If you could sum up I, Michael Bennett in three words, what would they be?

    Great on the suspense side, but why end it that way.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes,


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

    Mary Katherine


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

    Thats impossible for me, but yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Doreen Brockton, MA, United States 09-28-13
    Doreen Brockton, MA, United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Who wants a cliffhanger novel???"

    I like stories that have an ending. This one just stopped like a soap opera. The only thing missing was the voice over that says, "tune in next week" or music that just fades out. I would never buy an audio book that ended that way without the conclusion, listed as book 2 , with the final chapters in hand. What is John Patterson thinking? I am disappointed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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