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  • Mistress

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 490

James Patterson's scariest, sexiest stand-alone thriller since The Quickie. Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia - and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Waste the Money

  • By C. Lusk on 08-11-13

First James Patterson I Couldn't Finish

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Reviewed: 06-24-14

What disappointed you about Mistress?

The narrater was so irritating. Not sure which was worse the performance or the written word but both were bad.

What was most disappointing about James Patterson and David Ellis ’s story?

The main character was all over the place. I need to care about the characters in a book, it makes the story worth listening to. I didn't care if this guy was the killer or victim, I just wanted him to stop talking.

How could the performance have been better?

How scattered the main character was not sure how the performance could be better.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I couldn't finish it. I listened to the first hour and just couldn't go any further.

Any additional comments?

This is the first James Patterson book I couldn't finish. I read everything he writes and so hard to believe this is the same writer who writes the Michael Bennett books.

  • Private: #1 Suspect

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,120

Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-14-12

Not Great

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Reviewed: 02-05-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'm glad this was a short book. I really couldn't wait until it was over. The whole book seemed disconnected and was not a good listen. I like different story lines, but for a short book just too much going on and very little depth.

Has Private: #1 Suspect turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I listen to all James Patterson and will continue