Audiobook Review: The French Kiss by James Patterson 

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Release date: October 4, 2016

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Narrator: Jean Brassard


Bonjour, Detective. Now watch your back. 

Very handsome and charming French detective Luc Moncrief joined the NYPD for a fresh start-but someone wants to make his first big case his last. Welcome to New York.


I’ve really become a fan of BookShots, when my husband and I travel to see family we’re able to finish in one round trip and we both have fun listening to them together and talking about them when we finish. This is the first in a series featuring Luc Moncrief and I just saw there are already two more books available! (Is anyone else in absolute awe by how many books Patterson releases every year?!) 

I enjoyed the introduction to the character of Luc, he’s charming, witty and his one liners had me laughing out loud. He’s partnered up with K. Burke and they had good chemistry and an easy banter. Broussard wasn’t my favorite narrator, I prefer the more gravelly voiced men that are usually found in Patterson audiobooks, but as Luc is French I can appreciate why this narrator was used, you can’t have a Frenchman narrate the story and have no accent! 

This was a decent read, a good beginning to the series and it was enough to make me curious about the rest of the books.  It wasn’t my favorite BookShot, but it definitely wasn’t a bad read, it had moments of excitement and kept me engaged. 

Overall rating: 3/5

Thanks to Hachette Audio for my review copy. 

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