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Michael Bennett
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  • 1

    Step on a Crack: Michael Bennett, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    The nation is mourning after the 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 are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario. Detective Michael Bennett is pulled into the fray. He's just lost the love of his life and faces raising his children alone ¿ and rescuing 34 hostages.

    Marion says: "A Strange mixture of Patterson mayhem and pathos"
    A Strange mixture of Patterson mayhem and pathos

    The switch between the usual Patterson violence intermingled with the unbelievability of a busy detective having 10 children AND a dying saintly wife ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2012 by Marion (Cronulla, Australia)
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    Step on a Crack

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By John Slattery, Reg Rogers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (357)

    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.

    TEDDET says: "Classic good Patterson"
    Classic good Patterson

    At the First Lady's funeral, a small group of armed men kidnap everyone in church, filled with celebrities. The kidnappers seem to have everyone extr..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 10 2007 by TEDDET (Skaneateles, NY USA)
  • 2

    Run for Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Dallas Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (922)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (407)

    A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror.

    Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his ten children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once!

    Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.

    Peggy C. says: "Patterson delivers a roller coaster ride!"
    Patterson delivers a roller coaster ride!

    I have a hard time staying with a book that doesn't grab me in the first chapter. This is why I adore anything written by James Patterson, I wasn't f..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 14 2009 by Peggy C. (Springfield, OR, USA)
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    Run For Your Life: Michael Bennett, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Detective Michael Bennett is back and the race is on to catch a deadly killer terrorising New York. The Teacher has a meticulous and calculated plan. Cold-hearted and cunning, no one knows who he is or where he came from. Until now. Now it is time for everyone to learn his name as he teaches New York a lesson it will never forget. Intent on exacting revenge and causing mass hysteria, he embarks on the worst killing spree the city has ever seen.

    Amazon Customer says: "Lost in the story"
    Lost in the story

    Although I have read a fair amount of James Patterson's books, this is the first time I have listened to one. I really enjoy the genre that James Pat..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2011 by Amazon Customer (Durban, South Africa)
  • 3

    Worst Case

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, John Glover, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (865)
    Performance
    (333)
    Story
    (338)

    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.

    Lawrence says: "Loved it!"
    Loved it!

    It's one thing for you to give me an easy to follow story with good writing, but then you give me great narration to go with it? The cast did a bang u..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 02 2010 by Lawrence (Oxon Hill, MD, USA)
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    Worst Case

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, John Glover, Orlagh Cassidy
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    The son of one of New York's wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. His parents can't save him, because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury. In this exam, wrong answers are fatal. Detective Michael Bennett leads the investigation. With ten kids of his own, he can't begin to understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children.

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  • 4

    Tick Tock: Michael Bennett, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1176)
    Performance
    (530)
    Story
    (527)

    New York City's number-one detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem: the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria, and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified. The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his 10 adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Not only does it tear apart their vacation, it leaves the entire family open to attack.

    Chris says: "Another great listen!"
    Another great listen!

    I really loved listening to this book along with the other three books in the Detective MIchael Bennett series. The story and readers were excellent ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 17 2011 by Chris (Kula, HI, United States)
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    Tick Tock

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    New York City’s number-one detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem: someone is recreating the crimes of infamous killers from New York’s history. The city has never been more terrified.

    A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorising everyone living there. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind.

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  • 5

    I, Michael Bennett: Michael Bennett, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (516)
    Story
    (519)

    Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend, Hughie McDonough, dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family's cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers, they step into a nightmare.

    JACKIE says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    Yes, loved all the others, this one was just weak, made detectives seem clueless. Felt like I was watching a clueless character in an bad 1980's horr..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 24 2012 by JACKIE (Wichita, KS, United States)
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    I, Michael Bennett: Michael Bennett, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous South American crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett’s lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family’s cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers growing up in, they step into a nightmare....

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  • 6

    Gone: Michael Bennett, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (370)

    Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.

    lu says: "predictable"
    predictable

    sorry, I feel Patterson has become so cookie cutterish. but I found the narrators to be so monotone and sounded bored. I didn't find any excitement

    Reviewed on October 18 2013 by lu (hermosa beach, US, Canada)
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    Gone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Forced into hiding from a mass murderer seeking vengeance, Detective Michael Bennett must decide whether to stay and protect his family, or hunt down the man who is hunting them. When Bennett arrested Manuel Perrine, he thought he had brought an end to the drug cartel boss’s reign of terror and would get justice for the murder of his best friend. But then, during the trial, Perrine escaped.In a bloody shoot-out, Bennett killed Perrine’s wife. Now he wants nothing more than to make Bennett suffer, to make him pay.

    Jill says: "Mr Patterson I am very disappointed !"
    Mr Patterson I am very disappointed !

    James Patterson should be embarrassed to put his name to this book. I am an avid reader of his novels so consider myself a fair critic of his work. th..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2013 by Jill (Baldivis, Australia)
  • 7

    Burn

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Danny Mastrogiorgio
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good. Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemend building...

    donnabauder says: "Another James Cross home run"
    Another James Cross home run

    Succinct, well written, mesmerizing

    Reviewed on October 01 2014 by donnabauder (Paris, TX, United States)