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Publisher's Summary

Step on a Crack: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected 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 of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and cold-blooded scenario. 

Bennett, father of 10, is pulled into the fray. As the danger escalates, he is hit with devastating news: After fighting for many years, his wife has succumbed to a terrible disease. As New York descends into chaos, he has lost the great love of his life, faces raising his heartbroken children alone, and must somehow rescue 34 hostages. 

Day after day Bennett confronts the most ruthless man he has ever dealt with, a man who kills without hesitation and counters everything the NYPD and FBI throw at him with impunity. As the entire world watches and the tensions build to a searing heat, Bennett has to find a way out or face responsibility for the greatest debacle in history. 

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration and complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration so that listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout. 

©2007 James Patterson (P)2007 Hachette Audio

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Awesome book

Awesome book. Don’t know if I like the sound effects down. So thing to get used to?

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  • Rebecca
  • 2017-08-21

great book, love Patterson's work.

Love this book, sad but a great mystery. can't wait to read n listen to the rest.

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  • Tawny
  • 2018-11-02

GREAT story!!!!

I rarely write full reviews. The only reason I am now is to tell you the music with this story was SO DISTRACTING! I loved the story and the performance and even the sound effects. But several times the music didnt match the scene.

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  • Frances Rouse
  • 2019-06-11

Super Good Read!

I like Michael Bennett, his family and the story. The story line is well developed and thought out. The narrator's voice is well modulated and easy to listen to.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2018-12-28

Loved every second of it!

this was a great story with excellent narration. it was a great introduction to a series...I'm hooked

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  • Tawnya Smart
  • 2021-01-01

Great mystery, Drama and family combination

I really enjoyed this new cop series. It had great mystery woven throughout. Had no idea who the mastermind was. The cop drama mingled expertly with the family drama of Mike Bennett. I was crying by the end. Patterson did a wonderful job conveying the family dynamics and setting up Mikes family for the reader to want to see what happens next for their family as brilliantly if not more than the mystery expertly woven throughout the book.

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  • Ruth
  • 2020-03-17

Audio glitches

Although I really enjoyed the story, there were three places where the audio malfunctioned. Near the beginning, near chapter 33ish and during the last couple of minutes.
It didn’t ruin the book but I thought it was worth mentioning

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  • M. Singh
  • 2022-02-25

wonderful

loved the story, the narration. the book kept me gripped till the end. Amazing

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  • Himilce Hernandez
  • 2021-08-19

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Enjoyed the story very much but the audio skipped various times. First time that has happened.

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  • sharon
  • 2019-05-20

exciting and intriguing

a great book. it was intriguing, heartbreaking and spell binding.i can't wait to read another book about detective Bennett

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  • Louis Meraz
  • 2021-11-13

exceptional

great listen, would recommend it. keeps you on the edge of your seat. thank you