We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Step on a Crack | [James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge]

Step on a Crack

NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected death of a beloved former first lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and cold-blooded scenario.
Regular Price:$23.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected death of a beloved former first lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and cold-blooded scenario.

Bennett, father of 10, is pulled into the fray. As the danger escalates, he is hit with devastating news: after fighting for many years, his wife has succumbed to a terrible disease. As New York descends into chaos, he has lost the great love of his life, faces raising his heartbroken children alone, and must somehow rescue 34 hostages.

Day after day, Bennett confronts the most ruthless man he has ever dealt with, a man who kills without hesitation and counters everything the NYPD and FBI throw at him with impunity. As the entire world watches, and the tensions build to a searing heat, Bennett has to find a way out or face responsibility for the greatest debacle in history.

©2007 James Patterson. All Rights Reserved; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (939 )
5 star
 (345)
4 star
 (359)
3 star
 (169)
2 star
 (38)
1 star
 (28)
Overall
4.3 (386 )
5 star
 (190)
4 star
 (124)
3 star
 (60)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (7)
Story
4.4 (384 )
5 star
 (205)
4 star
 (126)
3 star
 (45)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Mary Ann gainesville, FL, USA 02-28-07
    Mary Ann gainesville, FL, USA 02-28-07 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    51
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "The Worst"

    This rates a zero.Patterson thinks his name is all that is necessary,forget plot,forget any meaningful writing.This will prevent me from ever buying another Patterson book.This is painful to read.you struggle to finish it.Don't waste your money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jon 02-25-07
    Jon 02-25-07 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    42
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Listen"

    Started quickly and kept going. Enjoyed a new character but this one has a lot of similarities to his previous character. Good plot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vaughn San Jose, CA, USA 02-24-07
    Vaughn San Jose, CA, USA 02-24-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    40
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Step on this book"

    Extremely disappointing. If you have to give the main character 10 kids and a wife dieing of cancer to make us want him to win, then the story is weak.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael Greenwood, SC, USA 02-24-07
    Michael Greenwood, SC, USA 02-24-07 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Step On A Crack"

    Great plot, lots of imagination, just when you think you've figured it out you are pleasantly surprised.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    lee petaluma, CA, United States 02-22-07
    lee petaluma, CA, United States 02-22-07 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    59
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1118
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good Listen"

    I was afraid that the quality of this book might suffer from having a co-author in the writing process, my fears were quite wrong. This book moves quickly and forcefully from start to finish, the characters are well thought out and presented in a clear and contrite fashion. The narration by John Slattery is first rate as one would expect and the 2nd reader does quite well but has a very small part to work with.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan Rock Hill, SC, United States 03-16-07
    Susan Rock Hill, SC, United States 03-16-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    197
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    150
    67
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    14
    0
    Overall
    "Same old, same old"

    This book was so totally predictable in it's story line and characters (the villain especially), I just kept wanting it to hurry up and be over. The hero's personal story-line is so sappy and unrealistic, I cringed every time he started talking about his children or wife. It seemed to me like this might be a story that took James Patterson about 10 minutes to write and I wish had only taken 10 minutes to hear.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dean Palm Harbor, FL, United States 02-22-07
    Dean Palm Harbor, FL, United States 02-22-07 Listener Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Unabridged not"

    This Unabridged as titled is only about 1 hour longer than the Abridged version. Skips from chapter 1-3 and looses more of the plot line. Thats why I never buy an abridged version. Sounds like there is something missing from the author like the rest of the book. Until this issue is resolved I would not recomend this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dr. Daughtry Huntsville, Alabama 11-08-14
    Dr. Daughtry Huntsville, Alabama 11-08-14 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Exemplary Narration."

    This was my initial introduction to James Patterson novels and I am hooked! Detective Michael Bennett is a true patriot and credit to the profession.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris United States 09-27-14
    Chris United States 09-27-14 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    38
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    245
    64
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    10
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful, Suspense & Grief"

    I really enjoyed this book the first in the Michael Bennett series, being introduced to his wife with terminal cancer and his brood of 10 adopted kids. I liked how the story melds his job as a Detective and hostage negotiator. The different narrators and I loved the sound effects it makes the story so real. Now, onto the next book in the series. The narrators were great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christopher Miami, FL USA 08-30-14
    Christopher Miami, FL USA 08-30-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    28
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    36
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not as good as the Private series."
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Moved.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This was an okay book. Nothing spectacular. Just a nice easy read. The Narrators did a very good job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 11-20 of 64 results PREVIOUS1237NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.