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Mistress Audiobook

Mistress

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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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    Missy 11-01-13
    Missy 11-01-13
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    "Quality losing to quantity"
    What did you like best about Mistress? What did you like least?

    Mistress was Patterson's usual great writing. The constant barrage of trivia and bunny trails kept the story from taking itself too seriously. Which is a good thing because the premise, plot, storyline, and overwhelming tidal wave of circumstances and unbelievability really made the rest of the book an embarrassment.


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

    The plot is horrendous. I really appreciate the up to date references that are included, but the storyline just flat out doesn't work.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Favorite scene? Dianna in an orange jumpsuit kissing Libby Rose in the back do the chauffeured car.


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

    No. The only enjoyment I got from the book - Ben's inner dialogue and banter - just wouldn't work as a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    There are so many things to love about Mr. Patterson's writing. And I very much admire his profundity and his willingness to put his name, as co-author, on so many,many works. However, it seems his desire to produce books is overshadowing his ability to WRITE books. Please, sir. Slow down and do your best.

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    laura 10-30-13
    laura 10-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Worst James Patterson book EVER!! Waste of money!"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and David Ellis and/or Kevin T. Collins?

    Probably continue reading JP unless they all turn into the useless crap this one was. I'm three quarters of the way done and it's complete misery to read this book. I highly recommend you don't waste your credit. That James Patterson has he name on this is an embarrassment. I've read every one of his books and doesn't even vaguely resemble his work. The characters are underdeveloped and unlikable, and the plot uninteresting and hard to follow. Let me again say, I'm a huge JP fan, but this....really? I'm over three quarters done and I couldn't care less what happens to these people.


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

    Not without carefully reading the reviews and listening to a preview and probably not with this annoying narrator.


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

    No. He's annoying. Terrible delivery.


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

    I'd just scrap the whole story if this was all I had. Too convoluted by trivia, uninteresting details etc.... No drama, very little mystery.


    Any additional comments?

    Ugh...just ugh! One must wonder if James Patterson read this crap before putti his name on it!

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    George Clinton, MD, United States 10-24-13
    George Clinton, MD, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not great."
    What did you like best about Mistress? What did you like least?

    Too predictable. The inner dialogue was a little too much, it became annoying. Basically too much what could have been an entertaining thing.


    If you’ve listened to books by James Patterson and David Ellis before, how does this one compare?

    N/A


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Was Mistress worth the listening time?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought it would be better.

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    Carola Henderson, NV, United States 09-23-13
    Carola Henderson, NV, United States 09-23-13

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    "Horrible book, horrible story."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Do not bother with this book; it is not what you think. Not a bit "sexy". Thoroughly boring; had to skip to back of the book to read the finish. Did not identify and did not care about the characters or what happened to thing. I read most things by Patterson, but this is really not for me......


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    Dee Goldfield, IA, United States 09-11-13
    Dee Goldfield, IA, United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Just wierd"
    What would have made Mistress better?

    This is a weird book, a lot of jumping around. I have never had a bad dook from James Patterson so this is the first.


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

    Patterson- yes, Ellis- No


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    Sue Houston, TX, United States 09-08-13
    Sue Houston, TX, United States 09-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Not typical Patterson"
    Where does Mistress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have currently been trying to listen to it. Wow. I can't keep up. All these references to movies and their stars are totally distracting and boring. Maybe thats because I'm not a movie fan, I dont know. This certainly isnt your typical Patterson novel.


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

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He didnt, it was the plot


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

    Beats me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Flower Mound, TX, United States 09-07-13
    Sue Flower Mound, TX, United States 09-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "James Patterson"

    NEVER thought I would dislike a James Patterson book even with other authors but he needs to take his name off books like this. I am returning it. The narrator is good but the story is beyond boring and stupid.

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    Coral PORT DEPOSIT, MD, United States 09-03-13
    Coral PORT DEPOSIT, MD, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator was just awful! The pitch in his voice was so unbearable, I had to stop listening to the book. The storyline was awful as well. Do not waste your money or credit like I did!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A Stephen King novel or one of the Fatal books.


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

    The pitch or variation in his voice was too high and I just couldn't bear it.


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

    Perhaps if the narrator was replaced maybe the book will be bearable.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could get reimbursed my credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William Attleboro, MA, United States 08-30-13
    William Attleboro, MA, United States 08-30-13
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    "Not good"

    I have been getting into Patterson's novels in recent weeks, and gave this one a try. A few chapters in, and I am not happy. The first person narrative by "Ben" is tedious and annoying. I keep hoping it will get better, or maybe move on to another character, but probably not. I am not an expert on psychology, but whatever Ben's psychoses might be, they do not make for a pleasant narrative. Manic depressive, bipolar, paranoid schizophrenic, OCD... He seems to have many psychological problems. And perhaps that is an interesting study. But it is very difficult to listen to the audio narrative while sitting in traffic.

    And then...he rides his motorcycle to Potomac Airfield, hops into HIS Cessna, taxis out while holding his internal mental debate, nearly hits another plane on the runway, before finally taking off and happily flying off to Wisconsin. I'm a pilot and have some expertise in this regard. There's at least one major problem here. Back to the psychoses, combined with whatever cocktail of medications he talks about needing to get through the day. No way on earth this guy would ever pass a medical and get his FAA ticket. I hate when novels present situations that are just plain wrong. From the way its written, the authors seem to understand aviation ("just fly the plane..."). I don't know why they would have the main character be a pilot when he clearly can't qualify. He could just as easily have hopped on a commercial flight, chartered a plane with some of his trust fund dollars, or just ridden his motorcycle worst case.

    Just can't recommend this one at all.

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    alison glen allen, VA, United States 08-29-13
    alison glen allen, VA, United States 08-29-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Not typical for James Patterson"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    better story, fewer twists and turns (too many coincidences makes it unbelievable).


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

    Was this really a Patterson story -- had to remind myself that this isn't Brad Metzler.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Collins handled the principle character (Ben Casper) very well. He does a good job with the Russian characters. Sometimes in conversations, it becomes difficult to follow who is saying what.


    Any additional comments?

    This character (Ben) could easily lead to a series -- stories need to be stronger, less convoluted.

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