Thursday, September 22, 2016

Chase by James Patterson {+ Giveaway}

If you’re looking for something to read/listen to but you don’t have a lot of time, then look for a BookShots format.

BookShots are lightning-fast stories by James Patterson (with the help of a few friends). These are novels you can devour in a few hours and they are all original content. Today I want to tell you about one of those BookShots and thanks to Mitch and the other wonderful folks at Hachette, I have two (2) audio copies to giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more giveaway details. Now for my thoughts on this latest release.

CHASE by James Patterson with Michael Ledwidge
◊ Series: A Michael Bennett Story - BookShots
◊ Narrator: Danny Mastrogiorgio
Audio CD: 3 Disc
◊ Listening Length: 2 hours and 15 minutes
◊ Program Type: Audiobook
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller
◊ Version: Unabridged
◊ Publisher: BookShots: Hachette Audio
◊ Release Date: August 2, 2016
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1478967675


"This was no suicide," says Detective Michael Bennett.

A man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide--except the victim has someone else's fingerprints and $10,000 in cash. Enter Detective Michael Bennett.

This is a fast-paced story with numerous twists along the way that lead to a surprise ending.

Narrator Danny Mastrogiorgio does a great job giving unique voices to all. His accents and mannerisms are spot on and enhance the tale. Sound effects are an added bonus.

The characters are likable and realistic. The authors show a professional and personal side to the protagonist giving him more depth. The secondary characters are also well-developed.

The story is told in under three hours but is full of suspense and intrigue. The shortness of the story doesn’t take away from the enjoyment. The action will keep you on your toes as the suspense builds.

CHASE is an entertaining tale perfect for a quick read/listen to when you’re short on time.

Chase by James Patterson with Michael Ledwidge, A Michael Bennett Story, BookShots, Narrated by Danny Mastrogiorgio, Hachette Audio, @2016, ISBN: 978-1478967675, Unabridged, 3 Disc, Run Time: 2 Hours and 15 minutes

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to Mitch and the other wonderful folks at Hachette, I have two (2) audio copies of THE CHASE by James Patterson with Michael Ledwidge to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Friday, Sept. 30.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you haven’t tried audio books before, a BookShots is a great way to start. To top that off, what better way to start than with a free audio. Be sure to enter to win of the two audios today. Have you read or listened to a BookShots? What do you think of BookShots?


  1. I wonder how many suicides aren't? This does sound intriguing. Thanks.

  2. Hi Mason - sounds like an ideal listen for a journey or just chilling in the late summer sun in the garden. Book Shots - what a great title for a series of these ... clever. Cheers Hilary

  3. Just a little over two hours? That would be great for an afternoon. Short stories are now popular in all formats.

  4. That's an interesting idea, Mason, to do small stories like that. I can certainly see how it'd be popular. I'd guess Bookshots would be really convenient for commuting, airports, etc.. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great idea. Bookshots is interesting and excellent.

  6. I'm not sure whether or not this type of reading a book is for me, but I'm willing to give it a try if selected.

  7. I haven't listened to a Bookshots, but listen to audio frequently because I can listen to a book and get other things done at the same time. Easy to do housework while listening to a book!


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