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Read By: Bobby Cannavale, John Glover, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Michael Bennett Novels Release Date: February 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781600247859

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

104

Longest Chapter Length:

06:16 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

47 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

03:34 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

435

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Publisher Description

One by one, the children of New York's wealthiest citizens are being taken hostage. But the criminal doesn't crave money or power. He only wants to ask the elite if they know the price others pay for their luxurious lifestyles. And, if they don't, he corrects their ignorance by killing his prisoner.

With ten kids of his own, Detective Michael Bennett can't begin to understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children. What is clear is that these murders are linked and must be part of a greater, more public demonstration. As the city is thrown into chaos, Bennett teams up with an FBI abduction specialist, Agent Emily Parker, to capture the killer before he begins his most devastating demonstration yet. One that could bring cataclysmic devastation to every inch of New York.

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"I much prefer the Michael Bennett series now as compared to the Alex Cross ones, which have gone in a bad direction - written too fast, too bloody and the worst! This novel has nice character development, or as good as the author gets. Very interesting story line and very fast paced."

— Olean (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Bobby Cannavale returns as Detective Bennett, slipping into his best Brooklyn accent and giving a hard edge to the character. As the kidnapper, John Glover employs a nasal whining tone perfectly suited to the character, and the phone conversations between cop and criminal are rich with tension. Orlagh Cassidy gives Emily an appealing gentleness.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “From the shocking first page to the last exhilarating scene, Worst Case is a non-stop thriller from America’s #1 storyteller.”

    — Forbes
  • “Worst Case…bristles with plot tension.”

    — Barnes & Noble, editorial review
  • “Readers will enjoy the fast paced, short chapters with their clipped sentences as tension builds...The narrators of the audio pull off...[various] accents as they read through the book.”

    — Examiner.com
  • “This top-notch mystery with a first-class cast will rivet readers and whet their appetites for the next in the Bennett series.”

    — RT Book Reviews
  • “Bobby Cannavale gives [Detective Mike Bennett] a deep, sandpapery voice that adds credibility to the search for the missing children. Bennett is aided by Special Agent Emily Parker, who is professionally portrayed by Orlagh Cassidy. John Glover handles a multiplicity of characters—all well done.”

    — AudioFile

Awards

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

Worst Case Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.775 out of 53.775 out of 53.775 out of 53.775 out of 53.775 out of 5 (3.78)
5 Stars: 8
4 Stars: 17
3 Stars: 13
2 Stars: 2
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
5 Stars: 1
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I truly enjoyed following along with this characters and story line of this book. "

    — Chere, 12/8/2017
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as enjoyable as the last book, but worthwhile as the series is great. "

    — Sarah, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked the first two better, but still a good quick read. "

    — Dana, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A good reminder that James Patterson is fun to read, but it also reminds me of his usual plot lines. Same ol, same ol. "

    — Kyler, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really liked this one. It captured me right away! "

    — Kim, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " another quick read by Patterson. holds your interest...page turner "

    — Linda, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Typical James Patterson but very entertaining. Kept your interest. Loved the NY part of it. It was a good read. "

    — Denice, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Nice character but story too familiar. "

    — Irene, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another good one! Again, the audio books are just as good as reading the novel, maybe even better. "

    — Julie, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not of of Patterson's best books, but it's not bad either. Sometimes I think why I still bother to buy his books, but at least they are quick reads where you don't have to think much ;) "

    — Cláudia, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I enjoy James Patterson's books, for the most part. This was the 3rd for this series - fast-paced and action-packed with a little romance in the mix. It a quick and easy read - what I always enjoy about James Patterson. This was another one I listened to on CD during my commute to and from work. "

    — Nikki, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Mm "

    — Doreen, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Love Mike Bennett. When is he going to realize MC is the girl for him? "

    — Amber, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Patterson does not write anything but good books. He has more books on the best seller lists than anyone and deservingly so. It had romance (no sex), adventure, and a good mystery. Read it. "

    — Michael, 12/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I don't expect very much from James Patterson anymore... I'd never buy one of his books, but this was at the library so I picked it up. An okay mystery but nothing more than that. "

    — Mia, 11/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Some things about the ending bother me, but overall a good read. "

    — Lori, 11/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book almost as much as the first two. "

    — Taylor, 8/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " So what is the relationship between the nanny and Bennett? The story beyond that was great, but the shot, or three, in the end, really...how many shapshooters can boast such an achievement? "

    — Melissa, 7/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great Book. I love the idea and the fast pace, I hated getting out of the car. "

    — Thomas, 6/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really enjoyed this book. Liking how the series is taking shape.Looking forward to the next one. "

    — Pauline, 5/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Yep, I've become a Patterson fan full time. He spins a tight story that keeps you interested right to the end, even with some neat little twists to keep you guessing. "

    — Tom, 1/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I don't know why James Patterson likes single fathers so much, but Michael Bennett is just as interesting and likable as Alex Cross. He may not be single for long ... Good story - good suspense. "

    — Lorie, 9/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Any book that takes me just says to read is one of the better books I have ever read! This book grips you from the 1st page and take you on one wild ride! "

    — Justin, 8/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really liked this book, I thought the story was fast faced and it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Well worth a read. "

    — Erin, 6/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Could hardly put it down! "

    — Cindy, 4/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fast paced, this book grabs you at the beginning and never slows down. That's my favorite part about Patterson's books - the pace and the action, plus the straightforward language. It also helps that I like the series about cop Mike Bennett. "

    — Anita, 4/16/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another easy read with Det Mike Bennett in charge. Plenty of action as usual with no let up - especially for poor old Mike. Yes you know the good guys are going to win, but you wouldn't be reading this otherwise. "

    — Curlyhair, 8/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I loved this book. I could barely put it down...but does that language have to be so foul? "

    — melody, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I had a slow start but that was all me not the book, once I started 2 days ago I haven't been able to stop! James Patterson sure knows how to keep a person tuned in!! "

    — Andrea, 5/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Enjoyable, quick, read. Kept me interested until the end. "

    — Ksafford, 5/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fast paced, this book grabs you at the beginning and never slows down. That's my favorite part about Patterson's books - the pace and the action, plus the straightforward language. It also helps that I like the series about cop Mike Bennett. "

    — Anita, 5/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Kept your attention and was suspensfull. "

    — Sandy, 5/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Excellent pair James and Michael. "

    — Minandro, 5/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 3.5 stars -- a good thriller/murder mystery that you can't put down. It does have some plot weaknesses, but it's a fun read. "

    — Linda, 4/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Typical Patterson. Fast paced, action packed mind candy "

    — Todd, 4/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I've always loved how short the chapters are in Patterson's novels. This one is no exception. Page turner, and the rush from all the suspense is simply amazing! "

    — Mariefitriani, 4/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fast paced police drama. Serial killer is taunting the police and FBI by kidnapping and killing children. But killing isn't the only motive. Excellent story. "

    — Sheila, 4/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " not his usual standard "

    — Steve, 3/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Detective Michael Bennett leads an investigation who snatched one of the NY wealthiest family's son. While he working on this case he discover love??? Read to find out. "

    — Jackie, 3/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I guess I am just partial to Det. Alex Cross... I find those books more entertaining. "

    — Sofia, 3/2/2011

About the Authors

James Patterson is the most popular storyteller of our time. He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and received an Edgar Award, nine Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

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.

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.

John Glover, most famous for his roles as villainous characters on television and in films, has performed many times on stage, winning a Tony Award for his role in Love! Valour! Compassion! He also appeared in the film version.

Orlagh Cassidy, an American actress of stage, television, and film, is an audiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, as well as many AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a graduate of SUNY at Purchase and a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. She has been seen on and off Broadway and in films, including Definitely Maybe and Calling It Quits. Her television credits include roles in Law & Order and Sex and the City and as Doris Wolfe on Guiding Light.