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
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.
When looking at the Private Series, Audible has Private Games listed as #3 in the series when it is actually #4 in the series. This caused a moment of confusion when I started Private London (which should actually be third in the series).
Overall, it is an okay book with good narration. The story doesn't hold up well to a lot of analysis so take it for what it is--a light, action-packed read good for the summer.
The killers comments...it's very disturbing...reminded me of the killer in 'Swimsuit'
I didn't finish the book and wish I hadn't wasted my credit on it. I've listened to the first two in the Private Series and really enjoyed them, now I'm leery to listen to any of the other books in the series.
Love to read and listen to books. I prefer detective stories, but also read some sci fi.
When Peter's Mother and Sister-In-Law became interested in his children.
This book was okay and I enjoyed the read as I got further into the book. It seemed to be a little slow starting but picked up after you got into the book. I was surprised to find out who the villian was because I did not know until somewhat towards the end of the book. If you can make it past the beginning, you will enjoy the rest.
I really liked the story. It was very engaging.
Yes. I actually had to keep driving past my destination at times so I could continue to listen.
He did a good job with the main characters. Luckily Jack Morgan didn't speak too often as Paul Panting's American accent wasn't very good, but overall, nicely done.
While some of the story was predictible, enough of it kept me guessing to be really entertained.
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