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Private Games | [James Patterson, Mark Sullivan]

Private Games

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.
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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.

Get set...

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.

Die!

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

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    Dena 04-21-15
    Dena 04-21-15 Member Since 2011
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    "NOT WORTH IT"
    What disappointed you about Private Games?

    I'M JUST STARTING CHAPTER 29 AND STILL CAN'T GET INTO THIS BOOK. NOT SURE I EVEN UNDERSTAND IT.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan again?

    YES, I LOVE JAMES PATTERSON


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

    NO


    What character would you cut from Private Games?

    ALL


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    Bonnie 03-17-15
    Bonnie 03-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The narration and the storyline were the worse ever from James Patterson. I returned it.


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    S. A. Rogers South Carolina USA 03-09-15
    S. A. Rogers South Carolina USA 03-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Suspense I Couldn't Put Down"

    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.

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    Rhonda 03-04-15
    Rhonda 03-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listen"

    Overall it was a Great story but the narrator did a terrible terrible American accent

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    Brandie 02-27-15
    Brandie 02-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I won't be paying for another book in the Private"

    Awful! Very hard to get through. I'm switching to the J.B. Robb In Death series. Hopefully I'll have better luck.

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    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 09-27-14
    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 09-27-14 Member Since 2013

    Why ever would I do that?

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    "Gag Me with a Tarnished Spoon!"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Mark Sullivan and/or Paul Panting?

    NEVER!


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

    Not printed/audio-booked this loser.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Like I said, get your tarnished spoon out ...


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

    Once I hit DELETE in iTunes.


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    Anne C. 08-04-14
    Anne C. 08-04-14 Member Since 2011
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    "#4 in Series--Not #3"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Kristine 12-07-13
    Kristine 12-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Disturbing..."
    What character would you cut from Private Games?

    The killers comments...it's very disturbing...reminded me of the killer in 'Swimsuit'


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer MOODY, TEXAS, United States 11-14-13
    Amazon Customer MOODY, TEXAS, United States 11-14-13 Member Since 2013

    Love to read and listen to books. I prefer detective stories, but also read some sci fi.

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    "Okay, But Not Patterson's Best"
    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Peter's Mother and Sister-In-Law became interested in his children.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Amazon Customer Morristown, NJ USA 08-28-13
    Amazon Customer Morristown, NJ USA 08-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Fast paced story"
    What did you love best about Private Games?

    I really liked the story. It was very engaging.


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

    Yes. I actually had to keep driving past my destination at times so I could continue to listen.


    What about Paul Panting’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    While some of the story was predictible, enough of it kept me guessing to be really entertained.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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