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Publisher's Summary

Police officers shot

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.

Judges murdered

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 from growing up, they step into a nightmare worse than they could have ever imagined. Newburgh is an inferno of warring gangs, and there's little the police - or Bennett - can do to keep the children safe.

Target: Michael Bennett

As violence overwhelms the state, Bennett is torn between protecting his hometown and saving New York City. A partner in his investigations, federal prosecutor Tara McLellan brings him new weapons for the battle - and an attraction that endangers his relationship with Mary Catherine.

A no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-floor, action-packed novel, Michael Bennett is James Patterson at his most personal and most thrilling best.

©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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  • jp
  • Elkhorn, WI, United States
  • 08-06-12

Keeps you wanting more

Where does I, Michael Bennett rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the best Michael Bennett book in the series. Good Laughs and it keeps you on your toes.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I, Michael Bennett?

The one where Tara falls asleep on him

Which scene was your favorite?

Where he kills the drug pins girl friend in the pool

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the sequel

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  • CMD
  • San Antonio, TX
  • 08-06-12

True Micheal Bennett story

What did you love best about I, Michael Bennett?

I couldn't set it down. The ending was unexpected.

What other book might you compare I, Michael Bennett to and why?

If you have not read other Michael Bennett stories they are a must. The consistency in building each character wants you to read the next one.

Which character – as performed by Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

Mike's Priest relative

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Classic thriller

Any additional comments?

Must read for any mystery book lover

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Excellent

It was very exciting and kept my interest. I would like to see more with Mary Catherine involved.

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It's almost like he wrote it himself

Would you listen to I, Michael Bennett again? Why?

Patterson has been soooo inconsistent lately...I wish he would stop co-authoring and get back to the stories like he started with. With this story it's almost like it was just him again. The twists and turns that he throws at his hero.get him into trouble at work and at home. That allows for a good story across the board.

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  • stephanie
  • ROCKAWAY, NJ, United States
  • 07-31-12

I, Love This Book

Michael Bennett is such a great character, surrounded by great characters. Patterson & Ludwidge grip us with an exciting story that keeps you in your car, at the park, or where ever else you are listening. I actually opted off the express train, so I could listen longer. A fab book keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat during the entire time, and for some time after awaiting the next. Patience is NOT my virtue.

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The best Michael Bennett to date

This is well written and the best Michael Bennett, so far. Is this the end??? I don't know. Reach your own conclusion.

I kind of like the idea that Mary Catherine crushes on Michael without the relationship developing into anything. She cannot replace 'Mave'. I don't think he sees her as more than the- closest-to-Mave-as-he-can-get-for-the-children.

That Michael is considering his feelings for Mary Catherine and the possibility of becoming more serious is not good...not good for Mary Catherine.

I appreciate that Michael doesn't try to save the world on his own, but that he works with those around him to solve a tough situation. ( I'm trying not to give anything away, here) However, anything this hero does eventually comes back to threaten his happiness.
The bad guys just don't like being beaten by Detective Bennett.

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Decent story in need of an ending!!!!

What disappointed you about I, Michael Bennett?

The story did not have an ending. It felt like they just stopped in the middle and left you hanging, almost like they stopped to meet a publishing deadline.

I'm a big fan of this series but was very disappointed by this!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Good story, great buildout of the bad guy.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

This performer is always good.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from I, Michael Bennett?

About half of the family "filler" needed to be edited out. That got boring.

Any additional comments?

Michael's relationship with his DEA friend wasn't consistent. In the beginning he talks about how they has lost touch then later he says he misses him everyday. Inconsistent.

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Cliff Hanger

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, especially if you are into the Michael Bennett series. The book is action packed and full of Michael Bennett's sense of humor and no nonsense approach to law breakers. If the listener is just picking up a book without keeping the series in mind, I think they will be disappointed.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I, Michael Bennett?

The ending of the book definitely leaves the reader hanging and since it's the ending, it is very memorable. Not sure how much I liked this as I felt not enough solution to the conflict was made before ending the book.

What does Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I just love audiobooks, and when narrators can change their voices enough that you can automatically tell who is talking, then I'm hooked and going to listen to that narrator again. These narrators are very good about setting the stage with their tone, inflection and variety.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The loss of friends and innocence in this book were moving. When Michael's long time friend is killed and the book takes the reader/listener to the wake, the scene is made real.

Any additional comments?

Generally, I really like this series, but I was let down with the ending this time.

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