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Mistress Audiobook

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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    Susan 08-29-13
    Susan 08-29-13
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    "Mistress; too much going on!"

    I stayed with this book just to hear the ending. It was as bizarre as the rest of the book.
    Too many unbelievable plot twists to keep track of.

    Keep it simple takes on new meaning!

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    Amazon Customer Soddy Daisy, TN, United States 08-28-13
    Amazon Customer Soddy Daisy, TN, United States 08-28-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Hated it-could not finish it"

    I usually enjoy John Patterson novels. I can usually count on them being entertaining at least. I feel bad saying this but, this book was not only not entertaining it was just bad. The constant mentioning of movie scenes by the main character was distracting and while I guess it was supposed to show the character's OCD tendencies, it was dull and interrupted the story too much.

    To make matters worse, the narration was terrible. The voice did not match the character in any way. It was very distracting. Its hard for me to put it into words but when dialogue was read every sentence came out as if the character was unsure of what he was saying.

    I never got far enough to find out why the book is titled Mistress, I just know it is just not what I expected.

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    Laura United States 08-28-13
    Laura United States 08-28-13
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    "Patterson ought to be ashamed of himself!"

    This is the most God-awful book I have ever bought. I am actually requesting a refund. Do yourself a favor and pass this one by.

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