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First came Alex Cross. Then the Women's Murder Club. Now meet Detective Michael Bennett, NYPD ¿ and his 10 children. 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.
As the world watches and the tension boils to a searing heat, Bennett has to find a way out ¿ or face responsibility for the greatest debacle in history.
©2007 James Patterson (P)2007 Headline Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By H. Anthony on 20-09-2016

Excellent kept me engrossed from start to finish

Arrived at my destination and didn't want to get out of the car, had to hear the last few chapters. Thoroughly recommend .

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5 out of 5 stars
By barbara on 20-03-2018

Step on a Crack

Brilliant as usual, love the Michael Bennett series. Suspenseful and sad, emotions all mixed. The narration was excellent.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Marion on 06-08-2012

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 PLUS helpful father/grandfather, then being sent an even saintlier au pair and still keep his act together, was just too much for this usually gullible listener to swallow.

I dislike background music/sound effects in any audible book but even though the sad scenes were so eloquently expressed, the soulful music intruded, particularly when the listener was immediately jolted into the next unreal vicious actions of the villains.

Part of Patterson's et all's successful writing strategy is to make you quickly turn the page at the end of each chapter to find out 'what happens next' The narrator paused before announcing each one, which made me feel he also found the discontinuity between action and family tragedy, hard to handle.


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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 14-12-2013

Unexpectedly Enjoyed

If you could sum up Step on a Crack in three words, what would they be?

Heartwarming, intriguing, riveting

What was one of the most memorable moments of Step on a Crack?

When the main characters wife died

What does John Slattery bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The feeling of being there with the characters

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

This could really happen.......

Any additional comments?

I usually only like women authors but a friend recommended The Women's Murder Club and I listened to all 12 in record time. My mother was really poorly in hospital at the time (sadly died in September) and I couldn't sleep. When I'd read the WMC books I used to fall asleep regularly so I bought the Michael Bennett book in the hope it would help. It was a riveting interesting read and it filled my head with words at a time I really didn't want to think. It helped me sleep as I often drifted off while listening and if I didn't I enjoyed the story so much it stopped me grieving (if only for a short while). The characters were excellent and the voices were really believable as what you would imagine them to sound like, I'm now working my way through that series and am enjoying every minute of the books so far!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Vivienne on 20-07-2007

A must listen to.

Being addicted to crime thrillers and such like, I was delighted with the curve the writer has put into this story. Quite brilliantly set out with an excellent by-line of 10 little people made this extremely interesting and an abominal villan who really gets under your skin. Miss this one at your own loss!

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