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Mistress | [James Patterson, David Ellis]

Mistress

James Patterson's scariest, sexiest stand-alone thriller since The Quickie. Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia - and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life.
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Publisher's Summary

James Patterson's scariest, sexiest stand-alone thriller since The Quickie.

Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia - and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have.

When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life.

Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana's illicit affairs.

In his most heart-pumping thriller yet, James Patterson plunges us into the depths of a mind tortured by paranoia and obsession, on an action-packed chase through a world of danger and deceit.

©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    gerald katy, TX, United States 08-09-13
    gerald katy, TX, United States 08-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "If you enjoy JP don't waste time with this one"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Remove the references to every movie that was every made in the last 50 years. I really don't care about what a president said or did or were he went or what his wife did. I have not checked but I think they mentioned every us president.


    What could James Patterson and David Ellis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I am half through the first download and the only thing I have gotten out of the story is a girl was killed and he planted a camera in her room. Give me a break and just shoot me in the head.


    Any additional comments?

    This is just not what I expect from a JP story. They spent too much time talking about how to remove airplane stops and explaining the controls of a air plane just to start a plane. And this justs goes on and on and on until you want to throw your iPod just to make him shut up.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    C. Lusk USA 08-11-13
    C. Lusk USA 08-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't Waste the Money"
    What would have made Mistress better?

    I'm a huge fan of JP and blindly bought this book without sampling. It's annoying and awful! I'm really disappointed. In fact, this is the first time I've reviewed a book this negatively. I've tried and tried to get into it, but I just can't.


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson and David Ellis ’s story?

    The main character is intolerable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin T. Collins’s performances?

    I don't think the narrator was the problem. I would probably give him another shot.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    James Coral Springs, FL, United States 08-13-13
    James Coral Springs, FL, United States 08-13-13 Member Since 2010

    Late 50's guy who will read anything from great fiction to bad romance. I only comment to keep readers from wasting valuable credits.

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    "I'm asking for a credit..."

    Really an awful book. Remove the nonsensical movie and trivia quotes, the story could be told in about 3 hours. And, the story is pretty lame. Break the James Patterson money machine and ask for your money back.

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    kaydbell Texas 08-13-13
    kaydbell Texas 08-13-13 Member Since 2008

    kaydbell

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    Any additional comments?

    The book and story was really bad. I could not even finish the first part. Very disappointed in James Patterson. I am a big fan of his but not this book.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    B. Ram St. James, NY United States 08-25-13
    B. Ram St. James, NY United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This was the worst book ever, story and narration"
    What would have made Mistress better?

    Concentrating on the story and not the endless unnecessary trivia.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson and David Ellis again?

    I will never purchase a newly released book again. I will wait for more reviews.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It was so hard to listen to in general. The story was bad enough, add the awful narration and it was a two thumbs down!


    What character would you cut from Mistress?

    I would cut the endless trivia, develop the characters and story without the boring needless useless trivia.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother with this one.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Weldon Louisiana 09-30-13
    Patrick Weldon Louisiana 09-30-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "Utter Complete GARBAGE !"
    What would have made Mistress better?

    Churned out garbage by a washed up has-been. Ugh.

    Patterson should be ashamed of such drivel.

    I seriously consider this to be the WORST book I have ever read, not the worst by James Patterson, who clearly gave up writing a decade ago to cash checks and vomit on paper, but the worst book in the history of written word.

    Everything about this book is awful, from the lame and horrid plot, to the truly stupid story, to the transparent and amateurish writing. I don't know who the second writer credit is, but I must assume he is a barely literate third grader.

    Nothing, not one single paragraph, of this horrendously stupid, boring , drivel is entertaining. It is trash. It is garbage. It is pure unadulterated feces on paper.

    And in what must be considered almost inconcievable - the horrid writing is actually overshadowed by the horrendous, mind-blowlingly awful narrator. The "reader" tries to sound ( I guess) worried or concerned, and it only comes across like the pathetic whining of a little girl. It is unbelievable how awful, in every aspect, this book is. I serioulsy considered crashing my car into a tree so the narration would end! The only thing that kept me going, was i wanted live long enought to warn others! So now, I will shout from the mountaintop - THIS BOOK SUCKS!

    James Patterson, RETIRE! You were good once, sadly that was long ago. You should apologize to everyone you ripped off with the book. ugh. Thumbs down.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    nothing ever again by James Patterson. nope. never.


    What didn’t you like about Kevin T. Collins’s performance?

    the narration was the most horrendous miserable thing I have ever heard. Absolutely awful beyond description.


    Any additional comments?

    dont buy this book. Read the phone book outloud. You will be more entertained.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    guinevere bainbridge, NY, United States 08-21-13
    guinevere bainbridge, NY, United States 08-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "annoying!"
    What would have made Mistress better?

    blank pages.


    What could James Patterson and David Ellis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    not written it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I think he did the best he could with the material.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mistress?

    All of them!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    wish I hadn't wasted my money on this one.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-13-13
    Jean Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-13-13
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    What did you like best about Mistress? What did you like least?

    the story was clever, even amusing. but it became too violent for my tastes. I did not finish this book


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His voice was robotic and not fitting to the character. I did not finish this book.


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    William MINDEN, NV, United States 10-22-13
    William MINDEN, NV, United States 10-22-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Tedious"
    What disappointed you about Mistress?

    Instead of listening to a plot, all you got was the story going off on a tangent about old dead presidents and their quirks. After listening for 5 chapters just waiting and hoping the storyline would get better, it only got worse. I had an 8 hr drive and was hoping to listen to the book. Nope, a colossal waste of time


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson and David Ellis ’s story?

    After 5 chapters, I learned that some weirdo, who liked this girl who fell off a balcony, planted some bugs in her apartment. That's it


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He did the best he could with what he had


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry Patterson, you missed with this book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Chapel Hill, NC, United States 10-01-13
    Linda Chapel Hill, NC, United States 10-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't bother"
    What disappointed you about Mistress?

    First of all, the narrator had a whiny adolescent voice. That, along with the narrative that was overloaded with referrals to movie and presidential trivia, drove me nuts. I almost turned off the audiobook after five minutes, but kept listening and hoping that it would get better. The story is not too bad, but it certainly would have been better without the annoying verbal tangents.


    What could James Patterson and David Ellis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Leave out most of the trivia.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Whiny voice. I found him hard to listen to.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story was alright. Could have been shorter.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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