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Mistress

Written by: James Patterson
Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
4 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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How well can you ever really know someone? As Ben Casper watches his best friend plummet from her sixth-floor apartment balcony, he realises his life is about to change. Diana had no reason to kill herself, she had to have been pushed. Diana worked for the CIA, so the investigation into her death is kept tightly under wraps. But Ben is a political journalist, and can feel that something isn’t right.

Ben starts investigating for himself and soon discovers Diana was leading a double life he knew nothing about. But when more people involved die in questionable circumstances, it’s clear that someone doesn’t want the truth to be uncovered. And unless Ben drops his investigation, he could be next…

©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Bevan
  • 09-06-16

Too much babbling

It starts getting annoying after a while with all that babbling.

Good plot twist though.

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  • Miss
  • 20-08-15

Super book!

Super book and a great performance too. Took me a while to get into but but once I did I found it a fabulous blend of espionage and comedy. Not what a expected but a delight!!!

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  • H.A.B.
  • 23-05-15

BRILLIANT!

The style is unusual- but wonderful! The story gripping - and right to the end full of suspense!!!

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  • Jo
  • 26-02-15

Worst James Patterson I've listened to

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better storyline, removing the frequent movie references, faster pace



Has Mistress put you off other books in this genre?

No-JP's Alex Cross series is outstanding and I also love the Michael Bennett books. This was a real let down. Been listening to it for ages as kept turning it off. Glad it's finished now!

Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin T. Collins’s performances?

Yes-not him-a dreadful story

What character would you cut from Mistress?

All

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  • ANNIE60
  • 01-10-13

Spoilt by story teller

I have read all of James Paterson's books, . I have had this downloaded as an Audio book and to read . I did not like the narrator and could not get into this. I am hopeful I will be able to read the book itself to the end.

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  • Michael
  • 13-10-19

Thrilling story and Incredible performance by the narrator!!!

This book had me hooked from day 1. I’m a massive Women’s murder club Fan and I’ve also enjoyed many of James Patterson’s stand alone books. I think JP and David Ellis do the best stories together.

As for the narrator what a good job done! I’ve heard him in my last books ‘invisible’ and ‘unsolved’ (also by James Patterson and David Ellis) which were also amazing performances.
In this book tho he really brought the character to life great humour in parts which really added to the story I’m very impressed.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 04-03-18

wow

Narrator was amazing!!
The plot was very clever and I love how the story unfolds - the movie references were enjoyable too.

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  • Emma Symonds
  • 02-05-17

One of my favourite James Patterson books

Good story, easy to listen. The twists were a little bit predictable but never the less and enjoyable book

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  • Miss J. M. Sumner
  • 22-09-16

Very good, author very funny

The book was great, the narrator brought the book to life. The author had a werid sense of humor

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  • Margo Parkes
  • 12-07-16

Riveting!

Wow! There was so much happening that there was no chance to catch your breath! Kevin T Collins was an excellent narrator, he really brought the book to life. What was really impressive was the sound effects, it all added to the drama and tension throughout the book! Definite 5 stars!!!!

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  • Becky
  • 11-04-15

Gripping from the start.

Once again James Patterson has provided an amazing story with his trademark twists and turns. With fast paced action and believable characters that keep you wanting more. The narrator did an amazing job of bringing the characters to life and is undoubtedly my new favourite there isn't't a single sense of robotic style narrating. I look forward to hearing more of his work and hopefully narrating more of James Patterson novels.

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  • JennyRay
  • 05-11-16

Shocker

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book is definitely not written by James Paterson. I neither has his skill as a story teller nor the seriousness of a well written mystery. Lift your game when choosing other writers Mr Paterson!

Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson again?

Not if they are endorsed books written by another person

Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin T. Collins’s performances?

No!

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  • Robert
  • 25-09-16

get through the 1st hour then it is OK

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was OK .... It took a bit of time to engage me .... Took ages to warm to or even understand the main character.

Who was your favorite character and why?

None really ... difficult to engage with them

What three words best describe Kevin T. Collins’s voice?

Ok... Passable ...Annoying....

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Possibly

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You really need to get through the 1st hour to 90 minutes and then it starts to improve. The main character is a pain in the butt with all his neurotic foibles....

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-08-16

loved it. favourite audiobook so far<br />

At first I wasn't loving the narrator, but it didn't take long for him to grow on me. I became pretty obsessed with the story quickly, and kustened at every moment I could.