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Step on a Crack
Step on a Crack
Author: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
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ISBN-13: 9781594836251
ISBN-10: 1594836256
Publication Date: 2/12/2007
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 7
Patterson offers a new hero in this book, Mike Bennett. Father to 10 children, all adopted, he's drawn into a kidnapping/potential disaster on Christmas Eve when St Patrick's Cathedral is seized by terrorists. Inside the Cathedral are too many movers and shakers to count. I hope this is the first in a series for a very busy author, because the family life Patterson and Ledwidge show us is delightful!
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Helpful Score: 6
I've read all Patterson's books. This was absolutely the best yet! Has a strong emotional pull, also--with a parallel story line. I listen to books on CD on my commute. Today, I cried all the way listening to this book!
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Helpful Score: 6
This is the new character - detective Michael Bennett. It is a real page-turner which found suspense, laughter, and even tears, but left me wanting more of this new hero! I didn't see the end coming which, to me, is the mark of a great story! A must read!
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Helpful Score: 6
Another awesome novel by James Patterson. He takes on a new co-author this time and with amazing results. One of the best books in a while. Tear jerker.. have the tissues ready!!
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Helpful Score: 5
Fast paced. Hostages held in New York's St. Patricks Cathedral. Surprise ending.
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Helpful Score: 4
Incredible story. Patterson creates another memorable character with Michael Bennett, father of ten children. The story experly balances the action with the emotional parts of Michael's life. An original plot with well-depicted characters and a shocking ending. Highly recommended!!
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Helpful Score: 3
excellent!
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Helpful Score: 3
I am typically a big fan of James Patterson, but I had a hard time getting into this book. It seems as though "Step On A Crack" was mostly written by the other author listed with very little, if any contribution from James Patterson.
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Helpful Score: 3
I am a BIG FAN of James Patterson..... Sorry to say this was NOT a good book in MY opinion... The spaced out chapters, the 1/2, 3/4 empty pages, the writing is just not Patterson...
If you are used the the books such as Big Bad Wolf, Roses are red, Judge & Jury, etc., not so sure you'll like the book. One big story of a hostage situation, not a lot of twists and turns, and guessing..
As much as I paid for this book, I was not hesitant to get it on my bookshelf, and let someone else just have it, tells you something...
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Helpful Score: 2
Awesome!
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New series from Pattewrson. Shows promise
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Patterson fans are in for a treat with this new character. Good thriller, fast read, you won't be disappointed!
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Helpful Score: 2
James Patterson introduces us to a new character with STEP ON A CRACK, NYPD Homicide Detective Michael Bennett. A former hostage negotiator, Bennett finds himself once again dealing with psychopaths when the celebrities attending former First Lady Caroline Hopkins' funeral are held hostage.

I have to say that the actual meat of the story, the hijacking of St. Patrick's church and its funeral-attending creme de la creme of society, was an intriguing storyline. What weighed the story down, at least for me, was that fact that Michael Bennett wasn't a character I could easily relate to.

It isn't the fact that his wife, Maeve, is dying of cancer, or even that they have ten adopted children. It's not Maeve's seemingly long-lost cousin, Mary Catherine, who shows up out of the blue to serve as the couple's au pair. It's not even Michael's grandfather, the crusty yet heart-of-gold Irish priest. No, the problem is that all of these characters, who could have made the story emotional and heartbreaking, seem to do nothing more than serve as filler.

The ten children are interchangeable. Mary Catherine could be nominated for the sainthood. And Seamus, the grandfather, could be any number of wise-cracking old codgers from one of today's sitcoms.

I'll read the next Bennett book when it comes out, mostly out of the hope that the secondary storyline will be as compelling as the main plot. We'll have to see. For fans of Patterson, this is one you'll want to read, but I'd advise checking it out from the library before plunking down the cold hard cash to purchase it in hardcover.
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Helpful Score: 1
Again, bravo to James Patterson....it will be a hard book to put down!
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This is a good read!
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Another great one by Patterson! A very quick read, short chapters and introducing a new character.
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This is a super book!
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Brand New Book!
Was a great read as always by James Patterson
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Excellent!
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This book has everything we look for in popular fiction ... good story, compelling characters, believable action, and a sincere appeal to the emotions. Patterson turns what could be yet another story set in New York City into a special New York City story.
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James Patterson introduces us to a new character with STEP ON A CRACK, NYPD Homicide Detective Michael Bennett. A former hostage negotiator, Bennett finds himself once again dealing with psychopaths when the celebrities attending former First Lady Caroline Hopkins' funeral are held hostage.

I have to say that the actual meat of the story, the hijacking of St. Patrick's church and its funeral-attending creme de la creme of society, was an intriguing storyline. What weighed the story down, at least for me, was that fact that Michael Bennett wasn't a character I could easily relate to.

It isn't the fact that his wife, Maeve, is dying of cancer, or even that they have ten adopted children. It's not Maeve's seemingly long-lost cousin, Mary Catherine, who shows up out of the blue to serve as the couple's au pair. It's not even Michael's grandfather, the crusty yet heart-of-gold Irish priest. No, the problem is that all of these characters, who could have made the story emotional and heartbreaking, seem to do nothing more than serve as filler.

The ten children are interchangeable. Mary Catherine could be nominated for the sainthood. And Seamus, the grandfather, could be any number of wise-cracking old codgers from one of today's sitcoms.

I'll read the next Bennett book when it comes out, mostly out of the hope that the secondary storyline will be as compelling as the main plot. We'll have to see. For fans of Patterson, this is one you'll want to read, but I'd advise checking it out from the library before plunking down the cold hard cash to purchase it in hardcover.
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Helpful Score: 1
Made me laugh, cry and go huh? That is how I define a great read. I hope we see more of this new character.
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Action packed! If you like action you will love this series of books.
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This is the first James Patterson book I have read, and will not be my last. Great book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fast paced thriller, yet it also tugs at your heartstrings.....Can't wait to read the next...which I just got in the mail two days ago...Run For Your Life....Kudos to the new NYPD cop Michael Bennet....
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Helpful Score: 1
As always, James Patterson leaves you wanting more.
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WOW! Ok, you know those movies that you keep to watch when you just want a good cry? Well, this book will do it. OMG, what a tear jerker. There are kind of like two story lines going on here and, thankfully, he switches over to the criminal story so that you can have time to dry your eyes and blow your nose! Excellent James Patterson novel with that little twist at the end that you just didn't see coming! Read it in one day - Loved it!
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This book kept me turning pages at a rapid speed to see what was going to happen, it wraps up a little too quickly and neatly but ifyou can get past that it is a good thriller
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Helpful Score: 1
After getting a little weary of Alex Cross, I laid off of James Patterson books for a while then decided to try this one of his with his new co-author Michael Ledwidge, featuring Michael Bennet.

OMG! I haven't read a book this fast in a LONG time! Between the suspense of the hostage situation that Bennet is negotiating I was biting my nails and then his personal life had me crying like a baby!

A Must read! I'd give it 10 stars if I could!
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Once again, James Patterson writes a great book. Fast read. Have some tissues handy...sad parts. GREAT book. I highly recommend it.
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A very fast-paced read about a hostage situation inside New York City's famous St. Patrick's Cathedral. Michael, the main character, is very likeable as the hostage negotiator and the plot moves very quickly.
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a truly fiendishly terrifying thriller set in new york with nypd detective michael bennet and his 10 adopted kids. a great mystery which kept me on edge as well as a hart touching family story. any fan of james patterson will enjoy this book. i enjoyed reading this book very much and didn't want to put it down.
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Fabulous read--could not put it down. Suspense to the very end.
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Excellent - Very quick read.
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This was one of my least favorite Patterson novels. I just couldn't get hooked on the storyline at all. I really didn't feel for any of the supporting characters.
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Fantastic new detective! Twists and turns all the way.
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Loved this book! Another wonderful book by Patterson.
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Another great book by Patterson. Short chapters make it a very fast read. Lots of twists and turns, with a surprise at the end.
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This new character Mike Bennett is wonderful..read this in one day...Another Patterson miracle.
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Another great James Patterson book....could not put it down....would recomend it to anyone who likes this genre.
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a very moving book. will bring tears to your eyes.
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I really enjoyed this book. The kidnapping plot was very unique and interesting and the main police character, Mike Bennett, was very engaging. I've read every single James Patterson book out there and enjoy them all. This was one of his best.
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I like this new character, I did not expect the ending. A good read.
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Loved it! Very different from typical James Patterson... but really kept the interest going... trying to figure out how it would end! Two stories going at once. Excellent!
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Well, this was my first book by James Patterson and it will be my last. I'm sure someone will like it, but not me!
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Another fast paced action mystery from James Patterson.
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Why is James Patterson co-authoring books now? This one has an intriguing premise but the writing style is not what I'm used to for this author. A kidnapping of a multitude of celebrities attending a funeral for the former first lady...good plot...
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I think this is the beginning of a new seris for James Patterson. I like the characters and the story was great.
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Starts out a little slow, but then gets REALLY good! I was expecting it to be more like the Cross stories, but it wasn't. I really enjoyed it! Unabridged - 5 tapes
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This is an excellent James Patterson book. It introduces Detective Michael Bennett. If you like James Patterson and his Alex Cross character you will love this book and this new character.
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Excellent story and excellent reader!
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Great book.
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As always, James Patterson writes another book that has you hanging on the edge of your seat. My whole family loved it!
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Enjoyable thriller. Well worth reading!
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Very suspenseful, and yet a tear-jerker too! You won't be able to put this book down!
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One of Patterson's best-fast paced,unpredictable and exciting.
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Great new series by James Patterson. It is one of those 'can't put it down til you're finished' books.
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liked this book
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I liked the main character of this book much better than the Alex Cross series. I was hooked by the end of the first page and couldn't wait to finish it.
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This is the 1st James Patterson book I've read & I really enjoyed it. A great read.
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Wow! Another great Patterson book. It was a nice departure from my usual Alex Cross story. Very intriguing and kept me guessing until the end. Very touching sub-plot as well. 5 stars!
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A true Patterson work. Great reading.
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This is a very good Patterson book, with an surprise turn of events at the end. I stayed up til the wee hours of the morning 'til it was finished.
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James Patterson introduces us to a new character with STEP ON A CRACK, NYPD Homicide Detective Michael Bennett. A former hostage negotiator, Bennett finds himself once again dealing with psychopaths when the celebrities attending former First Lady Caroline Hopkins' funeral are held hostage.

I have to say that the actual meat of the story, the hijacking of St. Patrick's church and its funeral-attending creme de la creme of society, was an intriguing storyline. What weighed the story down, at least for me, was that fact that Michael Bennett wasn't a character I could easily relate to.

It isn't the fact that his wife, Maeve, is dying of cancer, or even that they have ten adopted children. It's not Maeve's seemingly long-lost cousin, Mary Catherine, who shows up out of the blue to serve as the couple's au pair. It's not even Michael's grandfather, the crusty yet heart-of-gold Irish priest. No, the problem is that all of these characters, who could have made the story emotional and heartbreaking, seem to do nothing more than serve as filler.

The ten children are interchangeable. Mary Catherine could be nominated for the sainthood. And Seamus, the grandfather, could be any number of wise-cracking old codgers from one of today's sitcoms.

I'll read the next Bennett book when it comes out, mostly out of the hope that the secondary storyline will be as compelling as the main plot. We'll have to see. For fans of Patterson, this is one you'll want to read, but I'd advise checking it out from the library before plunking down the cold hard cash to purchase it in hardcover.
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I read 165 pages and never could get into the book
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I have read this book....and it was awesome......good read, twists and turns, and final twist at the end was a prelude to this good detective...led me to read his next book right away....
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From the first few pages, I was hooked. This is one of the best books I've read in a long time - it is suspenseful and gripping, and I loved it!
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I tried to read this book & only got about 40 pages in. I used to be a huge James Patterson fan but the more & more reading I do the more I realize his books are all the same. However, I have in the past really loved the WMC series & I will give the 8th Confession a try when it comes out.
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Good Read
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liked this stand alone
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Another great Patterson book. Read it in one day.
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Excellent and well-written! Bit of a tear-jerker with a good mystery too.
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Wonderful story, interesting and sad. James Patterson never disappoints!
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Good Patterson Book, Fast moving.
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Love Patterson...exciting, hard to put down
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Fabulous Book! I read it in two days, only because I was on vacation and could not stay on the airplane where I started reading it. I was disappointed when the plane ride was over! Great suspense, I had no idea who the "neat man" was. I laughed and cried during this book, lucky for me the plane ride had a movie and people did not think I was crazy!
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Patterson's latest.Different characters but normal style
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I found it difficult to put down this book as I wanted to find out what would happen next. Super good reading!
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Tense, suspenseful, heartwarming, intimate introduction to Michael Bennett.
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Super fast read and hooks you from the start. Could have done without all the family sentiment though.
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This was a pretty good nice easy read. I would recommend it for someone on vacation!
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the cover has a different picture on it. Quick easy read that will keep you guessing the outcome till the end as Patterson's books usually do. Worth the read.
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It's James Patterson! What more can I say.
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Very good book! Of course its a James Patterson book. But have lots of tissue available!
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New character from James Patterson a a great one. I really liked this book, read it in one day. It was one of those "can't put down books:.
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The book tells the story of a NY detective who is facing the soon to be death of his wife from cancer and gets pulled into a hostage situation as a negotiator. This is no average hostage situation though, these are celebs and other high powered people.
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A hostage situation in NYC in a Church; Tense drama, very well written.
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Another great book from Janes Patterson. His character Michael comes to life.
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My first James Patterson novel and I was pleasantly surprised! The book was highly entertaining and a good intro to his Michael Bennett character - a detective with 10 children and a sick wife. Unusual circumstances for a detective yet it doesn't distract from the main story line of home grown terrorists taking over St. Patrick's Cathedral on Christmas Eve. I'm definitely a fan and can't wait to read more of his work!
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This is a good read; however, not one of Patterson's best. I especially liked the relationship between the main character, Det. Mike Bennett, and his wife & family. Good ending!
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This book just did not do it for me. The action was predictable, the plot twists were unbelievable and the characters were poorly developed. To top it off the quick ending was like Patterson needed to finish the book the quickest way he know how. This was just a poor showing by Patterson.
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Great book. Kept you into it all the way Cried in many areas, very emotional. Would recommend this to anyone that likes to read. Thanks.
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I enjoyed the series of books Patterson
wrote with Cross as the hero. This series
with Michael Bennett is even better. After reading this one I immediately ordered the
other two about this New York detective with
the bushel of kids.
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Loved it. Very exciting.
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exciting, not predictable ending
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This was a riveting and exciting tale that moved along and kept me turning pages! I am hooked on Patterson's series of Michael Bennet books and I cannot wait to get ahold of book 2.
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loved it cant wait to read book 2
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I decided to try this new (for me) series, and was not disappointed. Lots of suspense and surprising twists kept me on my toes. Bennett is a family man with 10 adopted kids and his life with them is mingled seamlessly with the action of the main book plot. I couldn't put the book down till I had read it cover to cover.
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just want to say that this really is the large print version!
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This was an ok book.
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hb/mb read
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Same ISBN, hardcover, different cover pic.