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Private Berlin | [James Patterson, Mark Sullivan]

Private Berlin

Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. He keeps his methods secret as he tackles Private's most high-profile cases - and when Chris suddenly disappears, he becomes Private Berlin's most dangerous investigation yet. Mattie Engel is another top agent at Private Berlin, gorgeous and ruthlessly determined - and she's also Chris's ex. Mattie throws herself headfirst into finding Chris, following leads to the three people Chris was investigating when he vanished....
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Publisher's Summary

Private Berlin has the extraordinary pace and international sophistication that has powered The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Patterson's number-one best seller The Postcard Killers.

In Europe's most dangerous city....

Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. He keeps his methods secret as he tackles Private's most high-profile cases - and when Chris suddenly disappears, he becomes Private Berlin's most dangerous investigation yet.

An investigator is searching....

Mattie Engel is another top agent at Private Berlin, gorgeous and ruthlessly determined - and she's also Chris's ex. Mattie throws herself headfirst into finding Chris, following leads to the three people Chris was investigating when he vanished: a billionaire suspected of cheating on his wife, a soccer star accused of throwing games, and a nightclub owner with ties to the Russian mob. Any one of them would surely want Chris gone - and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.

And she's after more than the truth....

Mattie's chase takes her into Berlin's most guarded, hidden, and treacherous places, revealing secrets from Chris's past that she'd never dreamed of in the time they were lovers. On the brink of a terrifying discovery, Mattie holds on to her belief in Chris - in the face of a horror that could force all of Europe to the edge of destruction and chaos.

James Patterson has taken the European thriller to a masterful new level with Private Berlin, an adrenaline-charged, spectacularly violent and sexy novel with unforgettable characters of dark and complex depths. Private Berlin proves why Patterson is truly the world's number-one best-selling author.

©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    tea lover Hartford CT 03-18-13
    tea lover Hartford CT 03-18-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Good Tour of Berlin"
    If you could sum up Private Berlin in three words, what would they be?

    Twists and Turns


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None, all were good.


    What about January LaVoy and Ari Fliakos ’s performance did you like?

    Good accents


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

    The last scene in the orphanage was good drama and suspense.


    Any additional comments?

    Pleasant international (european) flavor for Patterson books. I also liked Private London for the same reason. Looking forward to more of the same

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    kira United States 03-11-13
    kira United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "another great private story"

    Thought it was a little slow at the beginning put picked up. Some parts were a little cheesy. The voice for the bad guy was weird at first but I grew to love it.

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    Gorman Frostburg, Moldova, Republic of 03-11-13
    Gorman Frostburg, Moldova, Republic of 03-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Dependable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Private Berlin to be better than the print version?

    As a fan of James Patterson and the ability to sit and read a book in one sitting, I have enjoyed the "Private" addition to his stable of story lines. True to form, the story matures quickly, maintains your level of interest and has just enough twists to keep you from guessing too much about the conclusion. All in all, a well received installment in the "Private" collection.


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    Jeff Petersburg, VA, United States 03-06-13
    Jeff Petersburg, VA, United States 03-06-13
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    "Just OK"

    I've come to the conclusion that James Patterson doesn't actually write anything anymore. All these books that he "co-authors" with all these other people don't seem to have his "voice" at all. That said this was an entertaining read, though it bears no resemblance to the Patterson of old.

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    Georgie United States 02-28-13
    Georgie United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome read! Made me wish I were back in Germany"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. In fact did. Fast paced and action packed from start to finish.


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

    Extremely well written. The villain quite extraordinary. Was awesome to see what would happen next and to whom. I was held til the end. So glad the good guys won!


    Have you listened to any of January LaVoy and Ari Fliakos ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    No. Just really enjoyed the struggle between the good guys and the masked villian. Also enjoyed hearing about areas of Germany I had been before. I could visualize the locations.


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    CherylA. Olympa, WA, United States 02-27-13
    CherylA. Olympa, WA, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it!!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Private Berlin to be better than the print version?

    Yes


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

    It was an excellent story especially the way it was read


    Which character – as performed by January LaVoy and Ari Fliakos – was your favorite?

    The main characters


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed the story telling

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    Andy Wade 05-10-14
    Andy Wade 05-10-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Good book, poor performance"
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    I enjoy James Patterson books and the Private series are first class. I found the female performer painful to listen to and this detracted from my enjoyment, to the point that I had to abandon the story half way through it. The unnecessary over acting and cartoon-like voice characterization was painful. Each time the female protaganist's son appeared in the book, I had to remove my earphones. In fairness the performers normal reading voice was pleasant and she read very well, if she could have toned down the performance I would have enjoyed the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elonda SHAWNEE, OK, United States 02-25-13
    Elonda SHAWNEE, OK, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome!!!"

    This was a very good book. Loved it. As always James Patterson did a very good job.

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    WWBill G Fairfield County, CT 02-19-13
    WWBill G Fairfield County, CT 02-19-13 Member Since 2010

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    A long time Patterson fan. Have been very disappointed in recent offerings. But Private Berlin is a decent read and feels like Patterson is putting some effort into characters and plot after a bunch of paint-by-the-numbers books. Performance of story is very strong and helps power you through the predictable parts. Hope this is beginning of renewed interest in writing by Mr. Patterson.

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    Elphie Ann Lawton, ok 02-12-13
    Elphie Ann Lawton, ok 02-12-13
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    "wonder suspense"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed this book. The story kept me intrigued until the end. The performance was good and I would recommend this to anyone who likes suspense and mystery


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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