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The Chef

Narrated by: Micheal Ziants
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
4 out of 5 stars (462 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The astonishing multimedia thriller - first seen on Facebook Messenger - now in print for the first time.

Police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: most wanted. 

In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty - as a major crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? 

While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 James Patterson and Max DiLallo (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Chef

I didn't find the book very interesting till near the end. It dragged, had a lot of (I really didn't need to know ) stuffed words. It's easier to wade a river. Good plot saved it. The girl sure didnt.

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Disappointed

I've been used to enjoying James Patterson's books for years but this one is bad. I think he wasn't even involved in the proofreading.

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Horrible!

The last few Patterson books have been very disappointing. I was not happy with any of this book.

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  • Barb
  • POMONA, CA, US
  • 03-13-19

Don’t bother

The reader is terrible. The voices are grating and the story itself is insipid. Not even close to my least expectation of a Patterson book. So disappointed.

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I really wanted to like it but...

I was really looking forward to this book, pre order and all. I could not get into the characters. there was really no character development. the storyline was weak and I just could not relate to what was going on. I was born in New Orleans btw. The best part of the entire book was the narrator. he did a very good job. The overall story had some potential and with a little bit more work could have made a great great book. The killer chef concept was really cool but the book fell flat. not Patterson level quality.

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Terrible narration, disappointing story

I'm a huge Patterson fan, but this book was dreadful. First the narrator is awful. I didn't like him from the first. As the protagonist his voice was annoying and he cannot do a woman's POV to save his life. Worse, the character of the the Chef is a creepy horn-dog. He instantly evaluates all all women based upon sexual appeal and chases a married woman who is as sketchy as he is. Also, he's a foodie, a great chef. Who knows of a great chef who eats peppers the entire time he cooks? He's tasting his food how? His taste buds are fired up with peppers, but he knows, somehow, his food is fantastic.
Just a terrible book. I kept listening hoping it would get better, but nope. Don't waste a credit on this one!!!

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Sorry effort

Patterson should be embarrassed. Lousy plot, horrible narration. don’t know why I slogged through it

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Disappointing

I typically enjoy James Patterson's books. However, this was a difficult listen. Poor choice of narrator and the story just seemed to drag on to the point I felt my energy level drain just listening to it. Save your credit and wait until it's available at your local library as a free digital download.

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Slow

Slow storyline that left me waiting for the good part the whole time. Don't waste your time

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Done with Patterson

How could this be the same author who penned Along Came a Spider or Violets are Blue? Shallow plot, shallow characters, wrong narrator. UGGH!! I had to keep checking if this was part of his teenage series but it wasn't. No excuses on this one. It is not just disappointing, it is INSULTING!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful