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Private Down Under | [James Patterson, Michael White]

Private Down Under

With the best detectives in the business, cutting-edge technology, and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors. Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more.
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Publisher's Summary

The world's most exclusive detective agency opens a new office - in Australia!

With the best detectives in the business, cutting-edge technology, and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors.

Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more.

Within days the agency's caseload is full. But it is a horrific murder in the wealthy Eastern Suburbs and the desperate search for a motive that stretches the team to the limit. Stacy Friel, friend of the Deputy Commissioner of NSW Police, isn't the killer's first victim - and as the bodies mount up she's clearly not the last.

©2014 James Patterson (P)2014 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

Praise for the Private series!"Jack Morgan is a great protagonist...Bring on even more Private." - TheMysteryReader.com on Private"A thrill-a-minute, plot-driven story full of twists and turns...an addictive read from first page to last." - BookReporter.com on Private Games"[A] classy thriller...clips along with twists and turns that come at you from all angles...The talented writing team has scorched the road of suspense and set it on fire." - NightsandWeekends.com on Private: #1 Suspect

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    Pavel Czech Republic 10-04-14
    Pavel Czech Republic 10-04-14 Listener Since 2008
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    "was it really written by J. Patterson?"

    Weak characters. Story consists of 3 plots that are not linked together. I wish the serial killer line has been more developed. The kidnapping angle was pathetic. Strong accent of narrator disturbed me a lot, but at least I improved my English listening skills..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rebecca ann moore Roanoke Rapids, NC, US 09-30-14
    rebecca ann moore Roanoke Rapids, NC, US 09-30-14
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    "disappointing."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    not as good as the others in the series.


    Would you recommend Private Down Under to your friends? Why or why not?

    no. would recommend the other books in the series.


    What aspect of Tim Wright’s performance would you have changed?

    all of it


    Did Private Down Under inspire you to do anything?

    get out another book and put this one away


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather 09-11-14
    Heather 09-11-14
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    "Another great book in the Private Series"
    What did you love best about Private Down Under?

    I loved that they brought Justine in from the original Private.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I pretty much liked everything about this book. I like the character development. It makes me feel more for the characters and what they are going through in the book. This keeps me listening because I want to find out what happens next.


    Have you listened to any of Tim Wright’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first time I have heard Tim Wright read an audiobook, but I liked his performance. I would listen to other books that he reads.


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

    I can't say that I had an "extreme" reaction to the book. I did not cry, but I did laugh a few times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James columbus, OH, United States 09-10-14
    James columbus, OH, United States 09-10-14

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "A challenging listen"

    I have enjoyed the entire Private series, however I have come to realize trying to listen to this book is very challanging. The Ausie Tongue sounds so sexy at first - but for me trying to listen to this book is very hard. This is the first book I would recommend that someone not listen to - because of the thick Ausie accent and I think you may want to read the book instead.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    George L. Johnson Columbia, SC USA 09-07-14
    George L. Johnson Columbia, SC USA 09-07-14
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    "Another Good Stop on the 'Private' Global Tour"

    Patterson (with the usual help) does it again, with a taut, compelling yarn from Australia, as Private opens another high tech, high tension location. Excellent set of characters, my favorite Darlene, head of the high-tech forensic operations. Would have rated narration higher, but the otherwise very good performer seemed to have a problem with the "s" in "she," when the word begins a sentence. He sounded as if he might be trying to avoid a sibilant sound, but "she" much too often sounded like "he," obviously somewhat confusing in a novel with both genders deeply involved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Young Washington, DC 09-01-14
    Shirley Young Washington, DC 09-01-14
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    "Disappointed Loyal Fan"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Michael White and/or Tim Wright?

    I listen to or read all James Patterson's books but this one was too confusing, couldn't keep up with the characters, they seem to jump around quite a bit.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    J.D. Robb's Festive in Death


    How could the performance have been better?

    Loose the accents.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the book, maybe you can follow better without the horrible accents.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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