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The Chopin Manuscript Audiobook

The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

15 thriller masters. 1 masterful thriller.

Former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure out of his past: the man known only as Faust.

The Chopin Manuscript is a unique collaboration by 15 of the world's greatest thriller writers. Jeffery Deaver conceived the characters and set the plot in motion; the other authors each wrote a chapter in turn. Deaver then completed what he started, bringing The Chopin Manuscript to its explosive conclusion.

The Chopin Manuscript was written by:
Jeffery Deaver (Lincoln Rhyme series)
David Hewson (Nic Costa series)
James Grady (Six Days of the Condor)
S. J. Rozan (Bill Smith/Lydia Chin series)
Erica Spindler (Last Known Victim)
John Ramsey Miller (Winter Massey series)
David Corbett (Blood of Paradise)
John Gilstrap (Scott Free)
Joseph Finder (Power Play)
Jim Fusilli (Terry Orr series)
Peter Spiegelman (John March series)
Ralph Pezzullo (Jawbreaker)
Lisa Scottoline (Daddy's Girl)
P.J. Parrish (Louis Kincaid, Joe Frye series)
Lee Child (Jack Reacher series)

© 2007 International Thriller Writers, Inc., Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, David Hewson, James Grady, S. J. Rozan, Erica Spindler, John Ramsey Miller, David Corbett, John Gilstrap, Joseph Finder, Jim Fusilli, Peter Spiegelman, Ralph Pezzullo, Lisa Scottoline, and P. J. Parrish (P) 2007 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • 2008 Audie Award Winner
    Audiobook of the Year

"Innovative and unique, The Chopin Manuscript, written by masters in the field of thrillers, is far more than the sum of its parts. Here each author shines, blending individual skill and energy, into a riveting, crackling-paced tapestry of murder, mystery, and mayhem. Not to be missed!" (James Rollins, author of The Judas Strain)

"A GREAT story, written by one GREAT author after another, in one GREAT chapter after another. A stellar achievement of collectivity that blows from the starting gate at 100 mph and never slows down. A thrill-a-page from 15 GREAT thriller masters. Don't miss this one." (Steve Berry, author of The Venetian Betrayal)

What Members Say

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    Debb Collierville, TN, United States 05-11-15
    Debb Collierville, TN, United States 05-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the concept"

    So much fun to see the twists and turns and realize they were all written by different authors. Can't wait to listen to the sequel.

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    Bill 12-30-14
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    "What fun!"

    I very much enjoyed this serial mystery. I had not read some of the authors, so it exposed me to some new ones that I'll bring into my library. I hope there are more of these to come.

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    Al Pennington a1b2c3d4e5 10-13-14
    Al Pennington a1b2c3d4e5 10-13-14
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    "Each chapter pulls you along a winding path."
    Would you listen to The Chopin Manuscript again? Why?

    Yes, I am sure I missed something.


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

    The twists and turns keep you wondering where you will go next.


    Which character – as performed by Alfred Molina – was your favorite?

    Loved the characters and the interplay.


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    Meg 09-05-14
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    "A really good read"
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    I've listened to hundreds of books on Audible- most of them very good. This is the first time I have felt compelled to write a review. The narration was terrific and the idea that each mystery writer was embellishing on the story was inspired. It was fast paced and suspenseful and I'm looking forward to listening to the next one! Really fun!

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    E. L. Campbell Tucson, AZ USA 05-21-12
    E. L. Campbell Tucson, AZ USA 05-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "disjointed story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Worth reading but multiple authors make the story disjointed-each author has to introduce his own story line.


    Would you recommend The Chopin Manuscript to your friends? Why or why not?

    probably not-the story doesn't flow well.


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

    no


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

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    Any additional comments?

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    Angelyn Memphis, TN, United States 05-21-12
    Angelyn Memphis, TN, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Terrific Experiment"
    If you could sum up The Chopin Manuscript in three words, what would they be?

    Who would've thought 15 different authors, working separately, could create a coherent, cohensive work of art? This was a fabulous read.


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    Lisa Lafayette, LA 01-02-12
    Lisa Lafayette, LA 01-02-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Love it and The Copper Bracelet!"
    Where does The Chopin Manuscript rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fun book with lots of twists & turns.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Was totally surprised at the end.


    What about Alfred Molina’s performance did you like?

    A smooth reader who is very easy to listen to. A velvety voice.


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    David Humble, TX, United States 12-05-11
    David Humble, TX, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent listen! Intriguing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this audio book and I have.
    These 10 authors have worked wheir majic to intertwine the individual talents of each.
    I thoroughly enjoyed the book.


    What other book might you compare The Chopin Manuscript to and why?

    Not sure!


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

    Very well done!


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah J. Morgan Union, OR USA 11-23-11
    Deborah J. Morgan Union, OR USA 11-23-11 Member Since 2009
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    "So-So"

    Did not connect, had to rewind to see what I missed. Did not flow well. Did not finish

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    Fujinaka 09-19-11
    Fujinaka 09-19-11
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    "very disjointed"

    Some chapters were very good, most were long involved and disjointed to the whole. Sorry I chose this book will think twice before buying another multi author book.

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