Step on a Crack by James Patterson audiobook

Step on a Crack

By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Read by John Slattery and Reg Rogers

Little, Brown & Company 9781455599783

The Michael Bennett Novels: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478963318

  • ISBN: 9781478963325

Runtime: 6.91 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

An iBooks bestseller

The first book in James Patterson’s #1 New York Times bestselling Michael Bennett series

NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the mostsinister challenge of his career. The nation has fallen into mourning after theunexpected death of a beloved former first lady, and the most powerful peoplein the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs.Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trappedwithin one man’s brilliant and cold-blooded scenario—and Bennett gets pulledinto the fray. As the danger escalates, he is hit with devastating news: afterfighting for many years, his wife has succumbed to a terrible disease. As NewYork descends into chaos, he has lost the great love of his life and facesraising his heartbroken children alone. And he must still somehow rescuethirty-four hostages.

Day after day, Bennett confronts the most ruthless man hehas ever dealt with, a man who kills without hesitation and counters everythingthe NYPD and FBI throw at him with impunity. As the entire world watches, andthe tensions build to a searing heat Bennett has to find a way out … or faceresponsibility for the greatest debacle in history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrators John Slattery and Reg Rogers create thoroughly believable hostages and hostage takers and are especially effective voicing the beleaguered cop, hijacker ‘Jack,’ and the reptilian villain, ‘The Neat Man’…Short, intense chapters make it impossible to stop listening to this well crafted story.” AudioFile
“A James Patterson ticking-time-bomb thriller.” Barnes &Noble.com
In these post-9/11 days, Ledwidge and Patterson's scenario seems all too credible. Narrators John Slattery and Reg Rogers create throughly believable hostages and hostage-takers, and are especially effective voicing the beleaguered cop, hijacker " Jack, " and the reptilian villain, " The Neat Man. " Occasional music and sound effects don't add much , but short, intense  chapters make it impossible to stop listening to this well crafted story.—Audio File
“A creative, well-crafted novel…The short chapters (a trademark of Patterson’s), non-stop action, and plot twists will keep readers turning the pages…What sets this thriller apart from most others is the leap-off-the-pages character of Michael Bennett—grieving husband, loving father, and honorable detective. A modern-day hero, for sure.” BookReporter.com
“Pop a bowl of popcorn, settle into a comfy chair, and you might finish this combination thriller and tearjerker before the popcorn. Bestseller Patterson and Ledwidge spin a fantastic tale.” Publishers Weekly
“Patterson and Ledwidge introduce a new hero in an exciting thriller…As readers rapidly turn the pages to learn how the tense hostage drama plays out, they will also be sympathizing with Michael as he faces the agonizing loss of his wife. Totally gripping and downright impossible to put down, this is a promising start to a potential new series.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: James Patterson

Author Bio: James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

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Author Bio: Michael Ledwidge

Author Bio: Michael Ledwidge

Michael Ledwidge is the author of The Narrowback, Bad Connection, and most recently the coauthor, with James Patterson, of The Quickie, Step on a Crack, and Worst Case. He has coauthored several New York Times bestsellers.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 6.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English