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The Copper Bracelet | [Lee Child, David Corbett, Jeffery Deaver, Joseph Finder, Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap, David Hewson, Lisa Scottoline, Gayle Lynds, P. J. Parrish]

The Copper Bracelet

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?
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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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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 11-12-09
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 11-12-09
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    "Disappointed"

    I downloaded the free chapter one by Jeffery Deaver and was looking forward to the rest of the book. Now I know why the price was dropped to $9.95. I kept falling asleep trying to finish it, and couldn't remember what what had been happening. I finished it, but it was a lot of work!

    Nuff Said!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Vickie Chattanooga, TN, United States 11-11-09
    Vickie Chattanooga, TN, United States 11-11-09
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    "Less of quite enough"

    Mediocre at best.

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    "The Copper Bracelet"

    Good book but too many authors- They each took on a different style and I did not enjoy it as much as some of the others

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Oklahoma City, OK, United States 11-26-09
    Sue Oklahoma City, OK, United States 11-26-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Difficult to Follow"

    This was hard to listen to, it jumped all over the place and I had a hard time keeping track of it. Albeit I only got to the third chaper before I just stopped. It was just too confusing.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Deltona, FL, United States 11-23-09
    Dawn Deltona, FL, United States 11-23-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Magic Doesn't Strike Twice"

    I am so disappointed with this. Maybe if it was released in serial again, it would have been better, but the chapters didn't flow together, and I didn't even bother to finish it. It was disjointed and boring--I didn't bond with any of the characters. The first was such magic, I'm very sad this was so bad.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Mckinzie Beene Phoenix, AZ USA 11-20-09
    Holly Mckinzie Beene Phoenix, AZ USA 11-20-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Like Playing Telephone"

    Molina's talents and some interesting characters kept me from awarding one star. The narration is wonderful! I loved The Chopin Manuscript, despite the jerky-at-times plot, so was disappointed and then increasingly irritated by the Copper Bracelet. With an ingenious central idea and already-established characters, the authors still seemed to deliver an unsatisfying whole. My take was that multiple excellent and experienced authors, given this task of advancing a plot handed off to them, felt it was important to make a mark in the plot and (nearly always) sent the story in a different direction. In their own books, surely, there are chapters that stabilize a plot or advance the characters a bit. Not here! Every chapter has a BOOM! The result was that I became increasingly frustrated and eventually abandoned the listen about 3/4 of the way through. Thus my take on the endeavor as a whole. For me, it was a lot like stories we tell to occupy children on a car trip: everyone takes a turn and hands off an improbable twist. Thus some entertaining episodes, but not a very satisfying whole. Well, except for Molina's steady and experienced hand.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marion Cronulla, Australia 04-30-13
    Marion Cronulla, Australia 04-30-13 Member Since 2014

    Am now 80 and been avid reader since childhood. Have 3 children, 7 grandchildren. Narrated Talking Books for Vision Australia 35 yrs.

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    "Don't bother a total waste of time & money"

    Did any of the co-authors read Jeffery Deaver's opening premise or did they just make up anything that came to mind without continuity in mind. I enjoy most of the co-authors' books so this one was 10 times more disappointing. To my mind it should never have been published.

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    Dave Brentwood, TN, United States 07-27-12
    Dave Brentwood, TN, United States 07-27-12 Member Since 2015
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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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    L Watson 11-08-11
    L Watson 11-08-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Not as good as the first one."

    This book was ok, but nothing to write home about. The first book, Chopin Manuscript was awesome. This one kept adding characters & plot turns & by the end I just didn't care.

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    Marguerite Mosier 10-28-11
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    "far fetched"

    interesting in the first part, good writing, but it got out of hand toward the end. I didn't even finish it, it was just ridiculous.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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