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The Chef

Narrated by: Micheal Ziants
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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The astonishing multimedia thriller - first seen on Facebook Messenger - now in print for the first time.

Police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: most wanted. 

In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty - as a major crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? 

While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local.  

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©2019 James Patterson and Max DiLallo (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-03-02

Chef

I didn't find the book very interesting till near the end. It dragged, had a lot of (I really didn't need to know ) stuffed words. It's easier to wade a river. Good plot saved it. The girl sure didnt.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Barb
  • POMONA, CA, US
  • 2019-03-13

Don’t bother

The reader is terrible. The voices are grating and the story itself is insipid. Not even close to my least expectation of a Patterson book. So disappointed.

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  • Shelly M
  • 2019-02-28

Horrible!

The last few Patterson books have been very disappointing. I was not happy with any of this book.

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  • Papcopete
  • Northern California
  • 2019-03-01

Disappointed

I've been used to enjoying James Patterson's books for years but this one is bad. I think he wasn't even involved in the proofreading.

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  • rocio cobas
  • 2019-03-02

I really wanted to like it but...

I was really looking forward to this book, pre order and all. I could not get into the characters. there was really no character development. the storyline was weak and I just could not relate to what was going on. I was born in New Orleans btw. The best part of the entire book was the narrator. he did a very good job. The overall story had some potential and with a little bit more work could have made a great great book. The killer chef concept was really cool but the book fell flat. not Patterson level quality.

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  • Monica
  • 2019-03-01

Terrible narration, disappointing story

I'm a huge Patterson fan, but this book was dreadful. First the narrator is awful. I didn't like him from the first. As the protagonist his voice was annoying and he cannot do a woman's POV to save his life. Worse, the character of the the Chef is a creepy horn-dog. He instantly evaluates all all women based upon sexual appeal and chases a married woman who is as sketchy as he is. Also, he's a foodie, a great chef. Who knows of a great chef who eats peppers the entire time he cooks? He's tasting his food how? His taste buds are fired up with peppers, but he knows, somehow, his food is fantastic.
Just a terrible book. I kept listening hoping it would get better, but nope. Don't waste a credit on this one!!!

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  • Ted
  • Lancaster, PA, United States
  • 2019-04-16

Ugh! Counterfeit Patterson!!!

Awful! Patterson was not even involved ed in quality control on this assembly line imitation. You’ve heard the expression, “It’s so bad it’s good.” Well this stinker is a Frankenstein creation that’s so bad it does the unthinkable for anything Patterson - it bores!

And Michael Ziants should stick to reading refrigerator training manuals. He cannot do accents, doesn’t even try. Strange for a story set in New Orleans. No not strange - it’s just another terrible layer crushing down onto this terrible tale.

Good gravey... Don’t buy this mess. And be careful about buying anything more with the Patterson name on its cover. Apparently the guy’s getting counterfeited - badly.

Maybe the name Max DiLallo is a kind of warning that the publishers have subtly placed on certain products? Perhaps DiLallo simply means LOOKOUT! Well, I will.

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  • Peggy Long
  • Bradenton, FL United States
  • 2019-03-17

Sorry effort

Patterson should be embarrassed. Lousy plot, horrible narration. don’t know why I slogged through it

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  • CKE
  • 2019-03-17

Disappointing

I typically enjoy James Patterson's books. However, this was a difficult listen. Poor choice of narrator and the story just seemed to drag on to the point I felt my energy level drain just listening to it. Save your credit and wait until it's available at your local library as a free digital download.

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  • Jennifer C
  • 2019-03-14

Slow

Slow storyline that left me waiting for the good part the whole time. Don't waste your time

2 of 2 people found this review helpful