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.
"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)
the story and performance were very good. lots of twists and turns. i didn't really hear the writers styles, but was wasn't familiar with most of them. Jack Reacher did not jump put at the end and kill everyone.
I was enticed to this book by an email from audiobooks and I am very pleased by their suggestion. Do it again! Do it again!!!!!
I was impressed by Alfred Molina's performance while reading this serial novel.
Personally, I think I would have enjoyed it more had I not known that each chapter was written by someone different.
Frustrated with sign ons between audible & amazon. Trying both over and over on ipads full pc, plus laptop. Never accepts characters fed up
loved it.great writers working as one, glad the narrator remained the same or I don't believe it would have been engrossing. very well done. I am looking forward to the next one.
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.
Yes, I am sure I missed something.
The twists and turns keep you wondering where you will go next.
Loved the characters and the interplay.
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!
Worth reading but multiple authors make the story disjointed-each author has to introduce his own story line.
probably not-the story doesn't flow well.
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