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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.
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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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    Vicki Nashville, TN, USA 04-22-07
    Vicki Nashville, TN, USA 04-22-07
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    "Predictable"

    This story was so predictable. The hero had no flaws, there were children that didn't do anything wrong. All the "good" characters were so sickeningly pure and helpful - that after awhile it made me laugh. I started to like the "evil" characters because they seemed more human.

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    Amy Union City, CA, United States 04-10-07
    Amy Union City, CA, United States 04-10-07 Member Since 2009
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    "Slow start--Good overall"

    Make no mistake about it--the first 35-45 minutes of this audiobook are almost a chore! This is not a book for those who cannot deal with delayed gratification.

    I would really only give this 3 1/2 stars, had the star-click mode of rating allowed this.

    The start of this book was so painfully slow that I almost gave up on it. The introductions of all the characters, especially those of the villains, were a clunky workload. It was difficult for me to follow this book while going through my daily commute, where I usually listen to most of my audiobooks.

    Initially, the ham-handed, poorly-layered character developements made this listen into a real challenge (I suspect the co-author was responsible for this wretched start.) I recommend listening to the beginning of this in a less hectic environment if you don't want to become as peeved with the book as with your commute.

    It really picks up after the first 45 minutes. Clearly Patterson is back in the game.The suspense that Patterson is so good at creating is still to be found here. Later character development is much smoother. I was glad I held out, as I now have a new Patterson character whom I will enjoy following.

    If you love Patterson's characters, and are looking for a new character to engage you, I would recommend this book. Now that these new characters are established, it's a good read--leading to more good (maybe better) reads in the future. If you are perfectly happy with the characters and authors you are presently following, it might be too much work for you to invest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jcg 04-07-07
    jcg 04-07-07 Listener Since 2004
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    "Not bad"

    Not bad, but not one of Patterson's best

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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.

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    Anthony Riverview, FL, USA 03-29-07
    Anthony Riverview, FL, USA 03-29-07
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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.

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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.

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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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