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3.00017526947682 out of 53.00017526947682 out of 53.00017526947682 out of 53.00017526947682 out of 53.00017526947682 out of 5 3.00 (11,411 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge Narrator: Bobby Cannavale, Dallas Roberts Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Michael Bennett Novels Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781600244391
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A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing powerful and arrogant wealthy residents. For some, it seems that the rich are getting what they deserve at last, but it’s a horrifying disaster for the city’s social elite. The Teacher’s message to the wealthy is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences.

Detective Mike Bennett is assigned to the case, and he must manage the pressure from his commissioner, the mayor, and the New York media, which would be too much for anyone. But he soon discovers a secret pattern in the Teacher’s lessons, and realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Its breakneck pace leaves you gasping for breath. Packed with typical Patterson panacheIt won’t disappoint his millions of fans for a single moment.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • “BrilliantPatterson knows how to keep you turning pages.”

    Examiner.com

  • “The dual narration powerfully captures terrified citizens, an Irish nanny with a sweet accent, and a publisher who wonders if she will survive. Traffic noises, rapid-fire gunshots, and the screams of the dying sound authentic. The dual narration adds a rich dimension, deftly crafting the various personalities of the characters and the story’s rising tension.”

    AudioFile

  • “A pulse-quickening thriller by the king of the page-turners.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/16/2014

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Kutay | 2/11/2014

    " this was the first time I had read a Michael Bennett book. It was ok but predictable. For a thriller, predictable is not good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kori | 2/10/2014

    " Didn't disappoint. Look forward to book 3! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teryl Mcdonagh | 2/3/2014

    " Love all James Patterson Novels. Easy reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aunt | 2/1/2014

    " Kept my interest. Was kind of a surprise ending!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 1/29/2014

    " Like all James Patterson, very easy read. I always enjoy his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ch.J. Loveall | 1/17/2014

    " have read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denice Hogan | 11/17/2013

    " This was a very good book. A quick read and interesting. Centered in NY which I can relate to and alot of action. Sort of figured it out by the end but there were alot of twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole Denise Dixon | 10/14/2013

    " FINALLY! Another good whodunnit! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/13/2013

    " Typical fast-paced thriller - will keep you turning the pages without needing too much thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwyn | 8/6/2013

    " First one I have read from the combined authors. Like it alot. Need to read the first one Step on a Crack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 7/29/2013

    " Good, fast read. Typical Patterson book, though rather convoluted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 5/29/2013

    " I enjoyed this book - its a typical Patterson mystery with plenty of suspense. It's easy to read and the main character is very likable. This is the second in the series featuring Michael Bennett. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya Haines | 12/29/2012

    " Really good one! Suspenseful just like James Patterson usually does. I liked it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whikmn | 8/16/2012

    " Another page turner by James Patterson. I liked the character Mike Bennett from "Step on a crack". Was glad to see Mike who is a hostage negotiator and his ten kids back in another thriller. Lots of action and suspense. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Lemay | 1/1/2012

    " Great summer read. James Patterson is my go to author for quick summer reads. This was a good story, the kind you stay of late reading just to see what's going to happen next. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jack Fenner | 12/25/2011

    " The worst Patterson book yet. It must have taken them all morning to write it. 10 puking children- really!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 11/14/2011

    " GREAT! I really like this 'lead man' and his family. Excellent blending of personal life, thrilling cop chases, and psychos. Maybe a bit of romance for Michael would make it better? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathi95 | 9/19/2011

    " (Mystery) Quick, exciting race to the the killer before more die. Obviously a series but did not read the first one. Luckily the story did not require the prequel. Exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley | 9/8/2011

    " Complex,great read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 7/31/2011

    " i'm glad to end on a good note; finding this book entertaining enough. i am now going to take a long hiatus from patterson's book machine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Cordero | 7/10/2011

    " Ah, sweet Mr. Michael Bennett. He makes my heart melt. What a wonderful character! Such determination and raw emotion in the face of danger AND his everyday life. Patterson hit the nail on the head when he created this guy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linette Blaszak | 7/5/2011

    " Well it wasn't my favorite James Patterson by any means but it was ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taegan | 7/2/2011

    " It was good. I didn't find it as predictable as some mystery books. It was kind of an easy read, but not my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crissy | 6/30/2011

    " Mind-numbing mystery fluff. Sometimes that's exactly what the doctor ordered! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaclyn | 5/27/2011

    " This was not one of the better Patterson books I have read but it was an ok crime thriller. A little disjointed at times and the ending was a stretch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 5/23/2011

    " Really good! Once again I thought I knew how it would end, but got surprised! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abbie | 5/13/2011

    " Your average Patterson book. Nice quick read when you are looking for something light. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 5/11/2011

    " This was a really great book, except for the language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rev | 5/11/2011

    " Patterson has a way of getting you involved with his characters. A police man with ten children and trying to raise them on his own and yet defeating some really bad people is quite a man. He makes his characters compassionate toward others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 5/9/2011

    " Good book completely enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 4/25/2011

    " Whoops I read this once before! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger | 4/2/2011

    " I am really enjoying Patterson's new series starring Michael Bennett. Once again, Patterson doesn't disappoint me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/31/2011

    " My first of Mike Bennett. Listening to Audio Book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/30/2011

    " This may be the best of James Patterson. I wish I jotted notes before, but I was on the road. Think hostage negotiater targeted by a serial killer. I read through this quickly - trouble putting it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 3/27/2011

    " I was completely surprised at how the story developed out. This was better than the first one with more shocks and thrills making it a page-turner.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 3/17/2011

    " How is Detective Michael Bennett going solve a murder from someone who calls himself the Teacher. Read and find out how. "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred 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.

About the Narrators

Bobby Cannavale is a film, stage, and television actor. He has appeared in numerous television shows and films, but he is perhaps best known for his role as a reincarnated matchmaker on ABC's Cupid. He won an Emmy for his guest appearance on the hit show Will & Grace.

Dallas Roberts, who attended Juilliard, has lived in New York City for fourteen years. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his role in the Off-Broadway play Nocturne by Adam Rapp. He is married to Christine Jones, who is the Set Designer for Spring Awakening and a professor at NYU. They have two sons, one of whom is named Ever Reverend Jones.