Monday, November 4, 2013

ARE YOU LISTENING? GONE by JAMES PATTERSON: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY'S
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE....

GIVEAWAY ENDED
GONE
Read By Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva
BY JAMES PATTERSON
and MICHAEL LEDWIDGE   
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why.

Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.

Detective Bennett, along with his ten adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather, are hidden safely on a rural California farm, with guards courtesy of the FBI's witness protection program. Perrine begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the US. The FBI has no choice but to ask Detective Bennett to risk it all in Perrine's war on America.

With explosive action and fierce villainy that rivals James Bond movies at their best, GONE is the next astounding novel by James Patterson. - See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/james-patterson/gone/9781611130393/#sthash.0fBU1l9b.dpuf
A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why.

Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.

Detective Bennett, along with his ten adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather, are hidden safely on a rural California farm, with guards courtesy of the FBI's witness protection program. Perrine begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the US. The FBI has no choice but to ask Detective Bennett to risk it all in Perrine's war on America.

With explosive action and fierce villainy that rivals James Bond movies at their best, GONE is the next astounding novel by James Patterson. 
   
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
JAMES PATTERSON has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

MICHAEL LEDWIDGE is the son of Irish parents and was born and raised in the Bronx. A graduate of Manhattan College, he is married and has two children. 

AN EXCERPT FROM GONE:
Prologue | FATHER AND SON
One
IT WAS THREE A.M. on the button when the unmarked white box truck turned onto the steep slope of Sweetwater Mesa Road and began to climb up into the exclusive Serra Retreat neighborhood of Malibu, California.

Majestic mountain peaks rising to the left, thought Vida Gomez as she looked out from the truck’s passenger seat. Nothing but moonlit ocean to the right. No wonder so many movie stars lived here.

As if the sights matter, Vida thought, tearing her eyes off the million-dollar view and putting them back on the screen of the iPhone in her lap. What was up with her? She never got distracted on a job. She took a calming breath. She seriously needed to buckle down. Taking her eye off the ball here would not be prudent. Not tonight.

She was in the midst of typing a text when out of the corner of her eye she noticed the driver trying to look down her shirt again. No wonder she was a little off her game, she thought with a muffled sigh. The new, pudgy driver that the cartel had sent at the last minute was incompetence walking on two legs. That was just like them to send her some fat-assed chump for “training” at the last minute. All he had to do was drive, and apparently, he couldn’t get even that done.

The next time the oaf let his eyes wander, Vida made a command leadership decision. She calmly lifted the MGP-84 machine pistol in her lap and placed the long, suppressed barrel to one of his stubbled chins.
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MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
As you read this post, I will hopefully be finishing yet another James Patterson thriller, GONE. I started it yesterday and it is going with me in the car as we will be on the road for about an hour. I think the partnership with Patterson and Ledwidge is one of his best collaborations. I do also think there is a bit more violence in their series but with the charming Detective Michael Bennett and his 10 adopted children, it all balances out. This is a page turner for sure, as always with the short chapters, and the plot gives readers quite a few surprises. I think it is amazing that after all these years, Patterson can still surprise me. I hope you all will pick this one up or perhaps you will be the winner. I am listening to it on audio book but also have the hard back copy to read when I am unable to stop "reading" and want to continue in a place where it isn't a good spot for audio listening. Either way, GONE gives readers the characters and story that have made James Patterson one of the most successful authors and a huge fan favorite...and that includes me for sure! Don't miss out on GONE! 

 GIVEAWAY 
THANK YOU TO MITCH AND MY GOOD
FRIENDS AT HACHETTE BOOKS FOR AN
AUDIO BOOK COPY OF GONE
THAT I AM ABLE TO OFFER AS A
GIVEAWAY TO ONE LUCKY READER 
  
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39 comments:

debbie said...

I haven't read a book from Patterson in awhile, but it sounds like they are still very good. I would like to read it.
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I have read many of his older novels. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Becky said...

I've never listened to a James Patterson book. Will have to look for the cd books at our library. Many thanks!

Becky said...

I entered the Flora & Ullyses giveaway. Many thanks!

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I love James Patterson. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Carol N Wong said...

(The puppy cousin is cute!)

I am very glad to hear that Gone is a pageturner! Love detective stories and it has been a lomg since I have had one by James Patterson.

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Carol N Wong said...

On his website, I read about the next book to be published, "Cross My Heart". That one sounds good too.

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I have entered the giveaway for "Chili Con Carnage.

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Sue Farrell said...

I always enjoy Patterson's books--even though some of them do have an awful lot of violence. Listening instead of reading would give my old eyes a well deserved rest.
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Sue Farrell said...

I always enjoy the author's movie reviews on his website because they are short and to the point.
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I entered Chili Con Carnage.
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I entered The Thrill of the Haunt.
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Linda Kish said...

Another super hit for Mr. Patterson! I never tire of his stories. I love the short chapters and edge of your seat excitement.

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It's always fun to go to his website to find out what he's been up to and read a bit of his newest books or sign up for a sweepstakes. A new Alex Cross book is coming on the 25th!

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