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)
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.
Who would've thought 15 different authors, working separately, could create a coherent, cohensive work of art? This was a fabulous read.
Fun book with lots of twists & turns.
Was totally surprised at the end.
A smooth reader who is very easy to listen to. A velvety voice.
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.
Very well done!
This just doesn't work. The story is so disjointed and incoherent it's difficult to enjoy. I couldn't connect with the characters or be convinced of the plot. I suffered through the entire book and there are one or two good chapters, but on the whole I wished I hadn't spent my time nor credits on it. I will now be suspect of any Audie Award Winners.
I appreciate a well-told story. Although the multiple authors certainly make for an unpredictable ride, the disjointed feeling at every chapter's ending kept me from enjoying the story. However, there are few books with the ridiculous plot twists that such a collaboration provides.
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