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Worst Case | [James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge]

Worst Case

One by one, children of New York's wealthiest are taken hostage. But the criminal doesn't crave money or power--he only wants to ask the elite if they know the price others pay for their luxurious lifestyles. And, if they don't, he corrects their ignorance - by killing them.
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Publisher's Summary

One by one, children of New York's wealthiest are taken hostage. But the criminal doesn't crave money or power - he only wants to ask the elite if they know the price others pay for their luxurious lifestyles. And, if they don't, he corrects their ignorance - by killing them.

To Detective Michael Bennett, it becomes clear that these murders are linked and must be part of a greater, more public demonstration. With the city thrown into chaos, he is forced to team up with FBI agent Emily Parker, and the two set out to capture the killer before he begins his most public lesson yet - a deadly message for the entire city to witness.

From the best-selling author who brought you the Alex Cross novels comes James Patterson's most action-packed series yet. With the heart-pounding suspense that only Patterson delivers, Worst Case will leave you gasping for breath until the very end.

©2010 James Patterson; (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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    EGrace Edina, MN, United States 02-09-10
    EGrace Edina, MN, United States 02-09-10
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    "Worth it, great production, insight into terror"

    visits the dark side of our countries downfall of the elite entitled class in how they are unaware of their own shadow and how obsession is "conjured" up in what seems to be in "intelligent" people... surely intelligent and whole are different things. In the end I saw into how "psyche" and "soul" are simply never violent and yield to violence... yet terror and terrorism comes from "intelligence" believing it's own sound lies to tragic ends. Fantastic work by author and readers. Thank you! The protagonists are realistic. The antagonist captures the "why" we are seeing terror these days. Maybe the insight will enlighten many and further enlighten me in my next re-listening.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Austin, TX, USA 02-15-10
    Sue Austin, TX, USA 02-15-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't Bother!"

    Michael Bennet and his FBI partner in this case spend most of their time racing through the streets of New York City. There is no compelling listen here -- don't bother.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    r. 07-24-10
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    "background sound effects distracting"

    The book was good. The readers good. But what is with the music in the background and the sound effects. It is distracting and interferes with my concentration on the story. It is not necessary. If the reader is strong the extra 'junk' is just noise. I did not enjoy the experience. I have listened to many books, this one fell short.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carmel 06-20-15
    Carmel 06-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Same old story"

    It was good but not anything different from the rest. I like the people narrating though.

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    Torrea 05-26-15
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    "Enjoyed the book and the addition of the FBI agent"

    Great listen, I really enjoyed the addition of a new character. Hopefully as I listen to more of the series the back story of the kids to be revealed.

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    Amazon Customer 04-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great acting and character development. thoroughl"

    I can't wait for the next in the Bennet series. and great acting by the actors.

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    Gloria Burkhart FARMINGTON, NM, US 03-27-15
    Gloria Burkhart FARMINGTON, NM, US 03-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent story"

    The Michael Bennett series is excellent. This one in particular brings out how crazy minded some people can get over good philanthropic ideas that does good for the world.

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    Margaret South Daytona, FL, United States 02-26-15
    Margaret South Daytona, FL, United States 02-26-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Wonderful!!"

    Patterson never let's you down. You can't beat good writing and good narration. Bring on the next book then sit back and enjoy.

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    Lori Frank Sterling, VA USA 07-26-14
    Lori Frank Sterling, VA USA 07-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was okay. Listened on a long road trip. Fell asleep during part of the book. It wasn't exciting enough to keep my attention.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    No, not really a fan


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

    No


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    Cheryl Kennesaw, GA, United States 12-21-13
    Cheryl Kennesaw, GA, United States 12-21-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Enough with the sound effects already!"

    story was great (as always), but I HATED THE SOUND EFFECTS - the spookymusic(?) in the background - and especially the various characters sobbing and crying! I would much prefer just a simple narration - it doesn't need to sound like a radio melodrama!

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