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
The villain was describing himself and I thought I was hearing a sci-fi, until it came together later. For some reason, it took me awhile to get into the story because the characters did not enter the story logically. It could be because I had not heard previous novels in the "Private" series. However, I did enjoy it after getting into the story.
Not right away. I'm thinking about it.
I would compare it to the other book in the series "Private"
He is great !!! Changes voice tine wonderfully!! Hits the peaks & valleys !! Just a great performance!!
The whole book!!!
If you LOVE James Patterson as I do this is a must listen to for sure !!!
If it had something to do about Private and had Jack Morgan as the main character.
yes, he was pretty good.
The story is good but when you think you're buying the third in a series and then find out that the word Private could have been removed and not changed a thing you realize you've been duped. For the first quarter of the book I kept waiting for the characters I signed on for to show up and they really never did other than being referrenced. Private is in the title only to get those fans of the series to buy the book.
I would have recommended this book if I had not been betrayed. I have bought and read 24 of James Patterson's books.... this will be my last. gef
Had to get used to back and forth... Not typical with a Patterson Book. But once started I could not put it down.
Kept me interested thoroughout
The current timeline of the 2012 Olympic games
As a single father, Peter Knight's love for his children and human flaws made his character not only believable, but also lovable.
The British accent, which was imperative to bring the listener into the city of London.
It made me want to believe Peter Knight gave his children a new
Great book....much better than
I love the private series. The whole British accent ruined the characters I had envisioned in my mind. The story was weak and lack luster. Usuallly Patterson has you in suspense. I was just plain bored. I have read every Patterson book--this was the first to disappoint. I didn't like hearing the owner of Private--Jack speak in a British accent.
Absolutely! I love all the characters and stories Patterson writes. As for Sullivan, if he wrote the prior 2 privates then yes. If not, then probably not
The reader lacked the suspense that past readers of Patterson books has had. It was very boring. It was one dimensional. The narrator never changed his voice for different characters or his inflection. I never really felt like it was a suspense, mystery or thriller.
I didn't turn it off so I guess so.
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
We love Patterson's books and couldn't wait for this one.
So Disappointed. Couldn't even finish the first chapter. No more PRIVATE for us!
I enjoyed listening to the different dialect used in Private Games.
The most memorable was when we find out who the bad guy is! No spoilers here!!
The only thing I didn't like was that they made Jack, the owner of Private sound like he had a very odd speech impediment because he was voices by a British narrator. The American accent was bad and it ended up making Jack sound like he was mentally impaired.
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