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The Games Audiobook

The Games

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Publisher's Summary

Don't let the beautiful beaches of Rio fool you - these games are deadly.

Two years ago Jack Morgan - the head of the renowned worldwide investigation firm Private - was in charge of security for the World Cup. During the championship match, the action nearly spilled from the field into the stands. Fortunately, Jack and his Private team averted disaster on soccer's biggest stage. Now he has returned to Rio to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, the threats come fast and furious when Jack discovers that someone in Brazil will stop at nothing to sabotage the games.

As the opening ceremonies near, Jack must sprint to the finish line to defuse a lethal plot set in motion during the World Cup that could decimate Rio and turn the Olympics from a worldwide celebration into a deadly spectacle.

©2016 James Patterson (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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    Phillis Jones 07-08-16
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    "Good"

    I am a fan. I enjoyed the story. I felt as though I was in Rio.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Liz SANTA ROSA, CA, United States 07-03-16
    Liz SANTA ROSA, CA, United States 07-03-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Poor Jack!"
    What did you love best about The Games?

    The way the authors make you feel as if you are right there in Rio and experiencing the energy, danger and emotions that the characters are. Not to mention the parallels to real life that are playing out at this time in Brazil and Rio.....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Why Jack Morgan of course! His brains, his empathy, his wit.....his detective skills...


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

    Jack Morgan - Jay Snyder does a great Jack. I am not so keen on the narration of the various women...


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

    Cry at the end...left me with a feeling of sadness as he was in the boat at end ......but also hope that in the next book (AND PLEASE MAKE IT SOON!) that Justine and Jack will finally make it work.....I love the Private series when Jack is the main character, when he plays second fiddle, as in Paris,...not so much.


    Any additional comments?

    GREAT LISTEN/BOOK - wish we didn't have to wait so long between books on this series and the women's mystery series! They are literate enough to feel that I am reading something more than the "cozy" mysteries, but not so intense that I have to take a break from reading/listening after something like the Girl on a Train, etc. They are fast paced, entertaining and a great break from the stress of life and business that I am in.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 07-07-16
    Robert 07-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "new private better than the last."

    I like it when Jack is the main guy. Good twist in two story lines. Lots of action.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Bobb 07-05-16
    Sandy Bobb 07-05-16

    I work for Goodman Gable Gould Public Adjusters. I have been listening to audio books for a very long time.

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    "Sandy's review of the lastest Patterson book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to someone who has never listened to or read a Patterson book before, only to get them started with wanting more and more of his stories.


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

    Yes, very much so.


    What does Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The emotions of the people in the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    WWBill G 07-04-16
    WWBill G 07-04-16 Member Since 2010

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    "Recycled ideas. Derivitive plot. No tension"

    Seems like they dug into the plot bucket and pulled out a few at random and gave them a PR worthy setting - the Rio Olympics. Hey, the Olympics worked 4 years ago, let's do it again. Problem is they cherry-picked plot points and personalities from past Patterson books. Has the worlds most prolific writer run out of ideas? It seems so here. Maybe he saves the fresh stuff for Alex Cross?

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Han moreno 11-09-16
    Han moreno 11-09-16 Member Since 2016

    Love audible. Speak four languages

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    "Love it!"

    Felt that the background noise made me felt that I was in Brazil. Love it and enjoy the story and the conclusion. This was my first James Patterson private series that I read. Probably will start to read the other private series. Muito Obrigado!

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    Amazon Customer Ohio 10-30-16
    Amazon Customer Ohio 10-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent!"

    Kept us interested the entire time. Two very engaging story lines entwined as one. Would make a good action movie too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Skwarecki Fredericksburg, VA 10-27-16
    Colleen Skwarecki Fredericksburg, VA 10-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "predictable"

    I love this series, but this one was hard to keep interested in, very predictable from the beginning.

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    Carly 10-25-16
    Carly 10-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A+++"

    love this book and the whole series!!! Will definitely get the rest of them. you get taken into the stories.

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    this book was so good it kept you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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