On your mark...
Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and 400 of them have been transferred to London to protect more than 10,000 competitors, who represent more than 200 countries.
The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder: a high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed. It's clear to Peter that this wasn't a crime of passion, but one of precise calculation and execution.
Newspaper reporter Karen Pope receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus, claiming responsibility. He promises to restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and to destroy all those who have corrupted the games with lies, corruption, and greed. Immediately, Karen hires Private to examine the letter, and she and Peter uncover a criminal genius who won't stop until he's completely destroyed the modern games.
"America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes) delivers an exhilarating, action-packed thriller that brings the splendor and emotion of the Olympics to a wildly powerful climax.
©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
Story takes place in London, at the Olympic games. I was first surprised that the main character in the first two private books, Jack, was not a real big part of this book. I wondered if I would enjoy it. I was pleasantly surprised. Good story and great characters. the Narrator was top notch and easy to listen to. moving on to book 4
I not only would I did re-play it several times. I truly enjoyed it.
I was very involved from the beginning
I saw that there was criticism of a British accent. What would you expect for a London story. If you are at all familiar with reviewing British movies or TV then the accent would not be a problem
I was excited and it kept me involved.
This was different Patterson and I am not sure having co-writers causes you to read or not read but I am finding that the stories that include other writers are different but so far I am enjoying them
A different Narrator. There was no voice change between the characters. When he was talking for a woman, couldn't tell.
A different Narrator. Maybe more than one narrator.
The narrator made listening to the book unbearable. I like to be entertained and intrigued by a book, not have to listen so hard to keep up and figure out who is talking and where the story is going. Finally gave up after several chapters.
I love James Patterson and have listened to several of his series and stand alone books. And I promise to be back for more, just not with this narrator.
I'M JUST STARTING CHAPTER 29 AND STILL CAN'T GET INTO THIS BOOK. NOT SURE I EVEN UNDERSTAND IT.
YES, I LOVE JAMES PATTERSON
The beginning was a little weird and hard to dig into, but I'm really glad that I did. I wanted Jack Morgan to be more involved, but quickly fell in love with the detective featured. The villain was a mystery until very near the end. I'm ready for the next Private adventure.
Awful! Very hard to get through. I'm switching to the J.B. Robb In Death series. Hopefully I'll have better luck.
Why ever would I do that?
Not printed/audio-booked this loser.
Like I said, get your tarnished spoon out ...
Once I hit DELETE in iTunes.
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