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The Copper Bracelet Audiobook

The Copper Bracelet

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Publisher's Summary

A peaceful picnic in the French countryside explodes in violence. A mysterious assassin hisses a deadly threat. And events are set in motion that could propel India and Pakistan down the road to nuclear confrontation.

Two years after the events of the Audiobook of the Year - The Chopin Manuscript - former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his Volunteers once again must crack a secretive conspiracy that not only threatens their lives, but the stability of the world. Their race against time will take them from London to the U.S. to Russia and beyond. And at the heart of it all is one question: What is the secret of the Copper Bracelet?

Sixteen of the world's greatest thriller writers collaborated on The Copper Bracelet. Once again, as he did with The Chopin Manuscript, Jeffery Deaver wrote the first chapter. Then, each successive author wrote a chapter in turn, finally returning it to Deaver to complete this thrilling sequel.

The Copper Bracelet was written by:
Jeffery Deaver
Gayle Lynds
David Hewson
Jim Fusilli
John Gilstrap
Joseph Finder
Lisa Scottoline
David Corbett
Linda Barnes
Jenny Siler
David Liss
P.J. Parrish
Brett Battles
Lee Child
Jon Land
James Phelan

PROJECT EDITOR: Jim Fusilli

©2009 International Thriller Writers, Inc., Jeffery Deaver, Gayle Lynds, David Hewson, Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, David Corbett, Linda Barnes, Jenny Siler, David Liss, P.J. Parrish, Brett Battles, Lee Child, Jon Land, James Phelan; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This was like playing on an all-star team, and all the hits were home runs." (Lee Child)

"A feast for the senses, The Copper Bracelet continues the standard of excellence established by The Chopin Manuscript. Action, intrigue, suspense, they are all there. Another certified no-question-about-it-winner from a remarkable collection of talent. Bravo." (Steve Berry)

"What a blast to collaborate with some of the greatest suspense writers around on the thriller event of the year." (Joseph Finder)

"I can't think of a more enjoyable writing experience in my twenty-five years of being a fiction author than writing The Copper Bracelet and its predecessor, The Chopin Manuscript. We writers spend way too much time by ourselves in dark rooms, and it was a delight to emerge from the cave and hang out, so to speak, with my peers. I have to say that I sat down to read the manuscript with more than little trepidation. I needn't have worried. I was blown away...[and was] fascinated to see how a group of authors with vastly varied writing styles and approaches to creativity produced such a cohesive thriller with a relentlessly fast-paced narrative. (And, okay, I'll admit, I got a voyeur's kick in seeing how my talented co-authors ply their craft.)" (Jeffery Deaver)

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    Makeba Violette 03-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    The book was great. A spectacular narrator and ex excellent story. I need more Volunteer stories. Mr. Deaver can you get on this?

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    book doctor 01-13-15
    book doctor 01-13-15

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    "Great reader"

    Wonderful narration! Nonstop action and fun plot. But, I gave it a four star rating instead of five for the slightly choppy feeling. I'm sure this was due to the many readers, but it took just a little away for me.

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    Dave Staats 07-27-12
    Dave Staats 07-27-12 Listener Since 2004
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    "Sounded like what it was"

    A bunch of good authors (among them a few of my favorites) having fun and entertaining themselves. Alfred Molina did a great job with it. It was not more than "ok" though because it was just too obvious what was going on.

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    Wes North Hollywood, CA, USA 03-27-10
    Wes North Hollywood, CA, USA 03-27-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Wilted"

    I have to wonder how this book would have been written by a single author. The disparate styles did not work for me. Some authors failed to keep up the tempo and excitement of the story, which killed the momentum. The Copper Bracelet feels like a collaborative movie script that was never polished into a cohesive novel. This is definitely "made for the silver screen".

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Patty Olathe, KS, United States 01-21-10
    Patty Olathe, KS, United States 01-21-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Lost Me"

    Not as good as the first one. I couldn't stay interested. Did not enjoy the reader - at first, everything sounded the same, then he got a little better.

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    Dustin Aliso Viejo, CA, USA 01-17-10
    Dustin Aliso Viejo, CA, USA 01-17-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Disjointed"

    Difficult to follow.

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    Lynda Tallahassee, FL, United States 01-04-10
    Lynda Tallahassee, FL, United States 01-04-10 Member Since 2006
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    "No clues"

    I like mysteries and I like to try to put the pieces together, but this book had no clues. I just had to go along for the ride and wait until they told me stuff. Nothing was ever figured out by anyone. I do like the concept, but The Chopin Manuscript was much better.

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    kaykay4 12-22-09
    kaykay4 12-22-09
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    "Better Than "The Chopin Manuscript""

    Seemed more seamless and cohesive than "The Chopin Manuscript!" Enjoyed the fast pace. Would have liked more history and geography of Kashmir and the three countries vying for it. I hope Audible continues producing more of these collaborative books. The authors did an outstanding job, and Alfred Molina's narration made it that much more enjoyable!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 12-09-09
    Stephen 12-09-09
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    "Novelty has worn off"

    This is the second collaborative book by Deaver et al. Like the first book, there are a dizzying number of characters to keep track of. Many of the names are eastern european and it was hard to imagine how the names were spelled. The pace of the book is extremely rapid as each author hurries to get into and out of the chapter. The result is a plot that has discontinuities and fast changes of scene. Character and plot development seems to suffer with this writing approach. Characters are either killed off or disappear from the story all together. The one exception is the villainess which seemingly can't be killed. The authors are almost good enough to carry it off but not quite. Although this is fiction, the plot lines go well beyond plausibility.

    The novelty of having different writers write each chapter seesm to come at the sacrifice of plot and character development. This book was interesting, but not the best of the genre.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-03-09
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    "loved the narrator"

    I thought the narrator of this book was great. The content however was less than stellar. I started to wonder if there were going to be any characters left alive at the end of the book after the first few chapters. Too many authors thinking they have to kill off a character.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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