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Private Down Under Audiobook

Private Down Under

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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 Member 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..

    4 of 4 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 Member Since 2012
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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


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn E. Golding 02-24-15

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    "Disappointed in Down Under"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I have read Private London and Berlin before this. Down Under was more of the same except I found the plot too predictable. The level of violence is unnecessary gore.
    I did enjoy the narrator and the Australian accent gave the story authenticity IMO.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 12-21-14
    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 12-21-14 Member Since 2015

    Love books, listen to 3-4 books a week, thriller and true crimes favorite.

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    "Bad, lame at best, terrible is best discretion"

    Weak story line, seems the writer lost his integrity. No mystery no thrills and insults the reader with a weak ending.james was good many moons ago but sold out at that time too

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Toronto, Ontario, Canada 03-08-15
    Pam Toronto, Ontario, Canada 03-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Worst ever "

    Total waste of a credit. I want my money back please. Hard to believe this was part of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 02-06-15
    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 02-06-15 Member Since 2012

    Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.

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    "Not Bad At All"

    Patterson book have been a guilty pleasure for a while for me, and I really like the "Private" series. This one measures up really well with the rest of the books. Good story, likeable characters. I enjoyed this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alice Fishback 04-25-16
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    "Close your ears!"
    What disappointed you about Private Down Under?

    The language in this book was very bad and distracted from what might have been a descent story. I liked the major characters except for their lack of vocabulary.


    What could James Patterson and Michael White have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Clean up the language! Maybe not quite so graphic about the violence.


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 03-08-16
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    "This book is terrible. I wish I could have my $ back."

    This book just isn't interesting. The two stories are both boring and you sort of get them confused bc you tend not to care. Neither grabs you. I feel like James Patterson didn't contribute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dave 01-30-16
    Dave 01-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "tough to follow but great story"

    started off slow but got better as the hook went on. it was a good read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 10-07-15
    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 10-07-15 Member Since 2012

    I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.

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    "private down under"

    In this story the narrator is fantastic! I loved listening to him,. The Private goes down under and starts up another office in Australia , The reason why I gave the story 4 stars is just because it has a lot of characters . I like multiple characters in a story, but not so many different names I loose count and my total understanding of it. But other than that, it is a good book, and a good addition to the Jack Morgan Private series.
    Diana

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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