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Step on a Crack Audiobook

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.
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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

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    William Fort Collins, CO, USA 04-06-07
    William Fort Collins, CO, USA 04-06-07
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    "Step On A Crack"

    Patterson does it again. Crisp. A highly enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Riverview, FL, USA 03-29-07
    Anthony Riverview, FL, USA 03-29-07 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    This book will get your attention and you will enjoy it all the way to the end.

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    KEN B 03-28-07
    KEN B 03-28-07 Member Since 2006
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    "step on a crack"

    Fast pace, holds your attention very well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim jamestown, NY, USA 03-25-07
    Kim jamestown, NY, USA 03-25-07
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    "Again"

    James Patterson is great. This book is a must read. I haven't found a James Patterson book I have not liked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Independence, KY, United States 03-24-07
    Cindy Independence, KY, United States 03-24-07 Member Since 2005
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    "tears and thrills"

    This was so touching about Mike's personal life with his wife and kids. Smiles and Shedding of Tears occurred several times. The suspense and hijacking was stark in comparison. The wrapping up of the hijackers and "Mr Clean" felt rushed and too compacted. While I enjoyed it, I kept wondering if this will become a series like Alex Cross. Not sure if I'll follow it as I have Alex and the Women's Murder Club series.

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    Craig Minneapolis, MN, USA 03-18-07
    Craig Minneapolis, MN, USA 03-18-07
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    "Listening is like stepping on a nail."

    This book was to be our solace for a long road trip recently. Instead, I learned three things:
    1. Never trust the NY Times Best Seller List
    2. Beware of leading characters obviously written with a Hollywood leading man in mind for the big-screen deal.
    3. Some things can be overdescribed (like a lacking plot and unimaginative details) and are in this book.

    Interesting concept, but boring story, parallel plot lines that don't make sense and don't really resolve themselves, other embryo plot lines that never grow up and a lack of resolution for characters and ideas that seemingly could lend themselves to the stories credibility and resolution, but never do.

    Sorry, James Patterson!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Wethersfield, CT, USA 03-07-07
    Lisa Wethersfield, CT, USA 03-07-07 Member Since 2011
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    "Wasn't what I expected"

    Not suspemsful, as I was expecting, but boring in many parts. I fell asleep during the last hour and don't even care enough to go back and re-listen to the ending.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Ann gainesville, FL, USA 02-28-07
    Mary Ann gainesville, FL, USA 02-28-07 Member Since 2015
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    "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.

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    Mary Baltimore, MD, USA 02-24-07
    Mary Baltimore, MD, USA 02-24-07
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    "Huge disappointment"

    I'm a long time fan of James Patterson, but was very disappointed with this book. When I read the title I assumed it would be another great James Patterson thriller, boy was I let down. If this is the beginning of a new series with Mike Bennett, I do hope the stories improve. It didn't keep my interest at all.

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    Maurice Kelly Jr. GREENVILLE, MS, US 02-23-07
    Maurice Kelly Jr. GREENVILLE, MS, US 02-23-07 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book!"

    I felt like this book was a very good step for the author and I highly recommend it....It was fast paced and well done....the voices were excellent as well..

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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