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Private Games Audiobook

Private Games

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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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    Margaret Pico Rivera, CA, United States 09-05-12
    Margaret Pico Rivera, CA, United States 09-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting characters melding together."
    If you could sum up Private Games in three words, what would they be?

    A great adventure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The young attorney.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he had an anxiety attack and he changed his life.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    n/a


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    BB 09-03-12
    BB 09-03-12 Member Since 2014

    BB

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    "Good story, not the narrator's biggest fan"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, good story overall


    What did you like best about this story?

    Keeps the Private saga going, different characters but Jack's still there


    What three words best describe Paul Panting’s voice?

    most characters are great, his American accent is annoying at best


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    61nlovnit United States 08-27-12
    61nlovnit United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Private Games hit."
    What did you love best about Private Games?

    The book was timely and eye opening. It showed what COULD happpen even though the twist is that the villian is so totally unexpected. James Patterson does it again.


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    Sharon United States 08-20-12
    Sharon United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good book"
    Where does Private Games rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good book, but I liked the first one best.


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

    Good narrator, no complaints here.


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    Susanna Bethesda, MD, United States 08-17-12
    Susanna Bethesda, MD, United States 08-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Gripping but not credulous"
    What disappointed you about Private Games?

    It was a little far fetched even for me who suspends disbelief pretty easily. That said, the story kept me in its grip -- I really wanted to know what happened next. We read it right before and during the Olympics which added to its interest.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    We have Daniel Baldacci's Hell's Corner


    What about Paul Panting’s performance did you like?

    He did a good job of distintingishing the characters


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Private Games?

    The ending waste ally stretched credulity. There was too much about Knight's dead wife.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beverly Broken Arrow, OK, United States 08-15-12
    Beverly Broken Arrow, OK, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Private Games to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the book


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

    Yes, I finished it the day the Olympics started . Loved it


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

    No I have not, the only problem is the American accents were not as good as I would have like but that was just a minor thing


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    When I watched the Olympics I was a littler nervous. LOL


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    April Edwards 08-03-12 Member Since 2014

    apesiebabe

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    "Good story- Needs a new narrator though."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not sure. The narrator turned me off so bad I feel like I don't want to subject anyone else to it...


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He REALLY got on my nerves. He makes Jack (The American) sound like a robot!


    Any additional comments?

    The story was slow for the first third of the book, but came together quickly after that and kept my attention. I HATED the narrator though, he almost caused me to stop listening! His accent got on my nerves, and his attempt at an American accent ended up sounding like a robot. It's a great story though, as long as you can ignore the narrator...

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    Debbie 07-30-12
    Debbie 07-30-12
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    "Keep reading"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Start with one and keep going. They are all so good that when you get started you can't wait to hear more.


    Any additional comments?

    James once again hits a home run.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sonny Huntsville 07-29-12
    Sonny Huntsville 07-29-12 Member Since 2015

    I am a retired Wealth Manager,husband, father and Christian grandfather. I hunt, I fish, I play, I read.

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    "Very timely"

    Very well written. Hard to turn off.
    looked forward to hearing the next chapter.
    I pride myself on being able to figure out who the bad guys are.
    Not this one.

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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 06-23-12
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 06-23-12 Member Since 2014

    Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also

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    "Best of the series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Private Games to be better than the print version?

    Sorry only have time for audio not sure about print


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good story line both susense and informative combo


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

    He is a good reader and yes I would listen to him again


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the whole series but liked this one the best
    Had some real feeling with the games and emotions were high.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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