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Private Audiobook

Private

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.
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Publisher's Summary

The police can't help you....

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

The press will destroy you....

Jack is already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend's wife, Jack's former lover, has been killed. It nearly pushes him over the edge. Instead, Jack pushes back and devotes all of Private's resources to tracking down her killer.

Only one place to turn: Private....

But Jack doesn't have to play by the rules. As he closes in on the killer and chooses between revenge and justice, Morgan has to navigate a workplace love affair that threatens to blow the roof off his plans. With a plot that moves at death-defying speeds, Private is James Patterson's sleekest, most exciting thriller ever.

©2010 James Patterson (P)2010 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"James Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clean, unwavering prose." (People)

"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Margaret 09-25-10
    Margaret 09-25-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Perfect!"

    just enough action and thoughtfulness. kept winding the different stories together and wound it up nicely. Patterson is never a disappointment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Trinka Tampa, FL, United States 09-25-10
    Trinka Tampa, FL, United States 09-25-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Paetro and Patterson are a great pair"

    I'm not usually a fan of collaboratively-written mysteries, but Patterson and Paetro are an exception. The women's murder club series and Private have kept me intrigued all the way to the conclusion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    loretta fort myers, florida, United States 07-06-10
    loretta fort myers, florida, United States 07-06-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Private by James Patterson.........."

    I am convinced that listeners are influenced GREATLY by a authors past works when purchasing a book......this author's works are becoming more disappointing as he continues to churn out words......
    PRIVATE was/is very disappointing......too fragmented....flight of ideas, jumping from one thread to another...loosely connected......don't waste your time or money !!!!!!

    26 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Johnny Wilde Wall, TX, United States 03-07-15
    Johnny Wilde Wall, TX, United States 03-07-15 Member Since 2013

    Johnny Wilde

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    "Not really for me"

    Not really for me. I like the Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch series a lot better.I might give James Patterson another try on a different series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Miami, FL USA 08-24-14
    Christopher Miami, FL USA 08-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Private is First Class!"

    Having read Private L.A. I wanted to get to know more about the series. So I listened to the first book of the series... Private. I was very pleased in what I heard. Excellently narrated, this book was very polished. I enjoyed the many plots and subplots that were happening simultaneously, Can't wait to read the next ones,

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon in Surrey Vancouver, Canada 03-17-13
    Sharon in Surrey Vancouver, Canada 03-17-13 Member Since 2006

    Old Broad with Keyboard

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    "I Wish This Business Could Exist"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Lots of action. The premise is so good I wish it were true. Very believable.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The Plot was very good & I never even saw the ending coming. What a surprise! I love it when that happens.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Hermann – was your favorite?

    Aww - the main character of course. He could've laid there & whined or just given in but he pulled up his Big Boy pants, got mad & got results! A very good thing for a man with a new potentially world changing business. And it was all very believable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but I couldn't put it down. I had to know.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't get this book unless you want to buy the whole series. It bites back.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 12-24-10
    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 12-24-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Potential"

    The characters and narration are good, but the underlying plot leaves you wishing they put more effort into it. Still a worthy listen... a 3.5 really.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Meredith Nampa, ID, United States 11-07-10
    Meredith Nampa, ID, United States 11-07-10
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    "Awesome!!"

    James and Maxine have done it again! This is a great read just like most of thier work together. The story itself grabs you from the very beginning and holds on throughout the whole book. The characters are great and you really get invested in the story. The readers do a great job of getting the story right as well. Would reccomend this book to all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Theodore San Diego, CA, United States 10-06-10
    Theodore San Diego, CA, United States 10-06-10 Member Since 2007
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    "so so"

    I dont usually go for mysteries. I mistook this book for something else. It turned out being OK.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    shelby hobart, OK, United States 09-30-10
    shelby hobart, OK, United States 09-30-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Didn't want to quit driving!"

    This was a great book to listen to while driving. I love the voice of the narrator and the characters were fascinating. I wish I'd had the long unabridged version because the abridged seemed to go by too quickly. Well worth a credit!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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