Private (Patterson)
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  • 1
    Private | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

    Private

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3007)
    Performance
    (2186)
    Story
    (2185)

    Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

    private

    I'm a big James Patterson fan so of course I buy almost every book he has put out. What I like about his books is they're fast-paced and they keep my ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 01 2010 by Meaghan (Wartrace, TN, United States)
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    Private | James Patterson

    Private

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Jack Morgan is a war hero. Returning home from Afghanistan after being wounded, Jack is called into California State Prison to visit his father, Tom, who is serving a life sentence for extortion and murder. Before being incarcerated, Tom ran a private investigation firm called ‘Private’. Tom wants Jack to re-start the company, to make it great again, and gives him access to a $15 million dollar account in the Cayman Islands to do it with.

    Excellent - couldn't stop listening


    This is a great listen which went all too fast for me. The story is fast paced, interesting and believable. The characters are well developed a..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2010 by Lia (Sutton, Australia)
  • 2
    Private: #1 Suspect | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

    Private: #1 Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Scott Shepherd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1538)
    Performance
    (1285)
    Story
    (1306)

    Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

    Great Listen

    Exciting, Edge of your Seat

    Reviewed on January 14 2012 by Amazon Customer (Geneva, NY, United States)
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    Private: No.1 Suspect | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

    Private: No.1 Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Scott Shepherd
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Since former US Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm - sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world - and they always uncover the truth. When his former lover is found murdered in Jack's bed, he is instantly the number one suspect.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 3
    Private Games | James Patterson, Mark Sullivan

    Private Games

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated By Paul Panting
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1054)
    Performance
    (887)
    Story
    (883)

    Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and 400 of them have been transferred to London to protect more than 10,000 competitors who represent more than 200 countries. The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder: a high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed.

    Well done

    It was so well written (and performed) that it was difficult to remember that the London Games were months away. It felt like I was watching it unfold..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 01 2012 by Hollie (pittsburgh, PA, United States)
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    Private Games | James Patterson, Mark Sullivan

    Private Games

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated By Paul Panting
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    July 2012: The Games have arrived in London. Preparations have gone flawlessly and the stage is set for one of the greatest ever showcases of sporting excellence. But one man has a devastating plan. Having waited years for this chance, he is now ready for vengeance. When Sir Denton Marshall, a key member of the London Olympic organising committee, is found decapitated in his garden, Peter Knight, head of Private London, is called to the scene.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 4
    Private London | James Patterson, Mark Pearson

    Private London

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Pearson
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (704)
    Performance
    (607)
    Story
    (609)

    For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can't flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again.

    I fell in love with the character.

    Rupert Degas should narrate all of Pattersons books.
    I'm never disappointed with a book from J Patterson
    I really like this Private series.

    Reviewed on January 02 2013 by Wendy (Dundas, Ontario, Canada)
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    Private London | James Patterson

    Private London

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Dan Carter is the head of the London office of Private, the world’s largest and most technologically advanced detective agency. Jack Morgan, Private’s owner and CEO, put his faith in Carter, and has entrusted him with some of Private’s most important cases.None more important than Hannah Shapiro. The daughter of one of Private’s wealthiest and most valuable clients, Hannah and her mother were kidnapped when she was thirteen years old.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 5
    Private Berlin | James Patterson, Mark Sullivan

    Private Berlin

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated By January LaVoy, Ari Fliakos
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (554)
    Story
    (558)

    Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. He keeps his methods secret as he tackles Private's most high-profile cases - and when Chris suddenly disappears, he becomes Private Berlin's most dangerous investigation yet. Mattie Engel is another top agent at Private Berlin, gorgeous and ruthlessly determined - and she's also Chris's ex. Mattie throws herself headfirst into finding Chris, following leads to the three people Chris was investigating when he vanished....

    Even as pulp fiction, really a bad book

    Even as pulp fiction, this book is not worth the time. The characters, how the characters act in the story, and the action is just not internally con..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 16 2013 by Larry (Washington, DC, United States)
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    Private Berlin | James Patterson, Mark Sullivan

    Private Berlin

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated By Ari Fliakos, January Lavoy
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Mattie Engel is one of the rising stars at Private Berlin, and believes she’s seen the worst of people in her previous life with the Berlin police force. That is until Chris, her colleague - and until recently, her fiancé - is found dead, brutally murdered in an old slaughterhouse outside the city. The slaughterhouse is filled with bodies. But just as Private begin their investigations, the building explodes, wiping out all evidence of the crimes, and nearly killing Mattie and her team.

    Suspense, history and horrifying

    I found the story line and it's involvement in the history of East and West Berlin credible and exciting. I consider some of the graphic descriptions..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 23 2013 by Deirdre (Kilaben Bay, Australia)
  • 6
    Private Down Under | James Patterson, Michael White

    Private Down Under

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael White
    • Narrated By Tim Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (341)

    With the best detectives in the business, cutting-edge technology, and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors. Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more.

    was it really written by J. Patterson?

    Weak characters. Story consists of 3 plots that are not linked together. I wish the serial killer line has been more developed. The kidnapping angle w..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 04 2014 by Pavel (Czech Republic)
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    Private Down Under | James Patterson

    Private Down Under

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Daniel Lapaine
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    With the best detectives in the business, cutting-edge technology, and offices around the globe, there is no investigation agency quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private throws open its doors.... Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more. Within days the agency’s caseload is full....

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 7
    Private L.A. | James Patterson, Mark Sullivan

    Private L.A.

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (984)
    Performance
    (879)
    Story
    (878)

    Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists, and just all-around good people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth.

    Very Well done... but...

    I enjoyed this audio book very much, but did not know that this came from a series. I felt as if I was walking into the middle of a conversation. Ch..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 08 2014 by Christopher (Miami, FL USA)
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    Private L.A. | James Patterson

    Private L.A.

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They may be two of the biggest movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-round good people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 8
    Private India: City on Fire | James Patterson, Ashwin Sanghi

    Private India: City on Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Ashwin Sanghi
    • Narrated By Amerjit Deu, Raj Ghatak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (236)

    When Jack Morgan opens the Mumbai branch of Private, the world's most elite detective agency, he hands the reins to top agent Santosh Wagh. Now, in this teeming metropolis of over 13 million people where the guilty have everywhere to hide, Santosh goes on the hunt for one elusive killer. A killer who is targeting seemingly unconnected women and placing strange objects at their death scenes in a series of chilling rituals.

    Horrible!

    No one. Loved previous "Private" audiobooks, but this one was impossible too follow and understand the narration.

    Reviewed on December 29 2014 by K. Townsend (Timnath, CO USA)
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    Private India | James Patterson

    Private India

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Amerjit Deu, Raj Ghatak
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (49)

    When Santosh Wagh isn’t struggling out of a bottle of whisky he’s head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world’s finest PI agency. In a city of over 13 million he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women - seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes.

    worse private ever

    no one

    Reviewed on April 01 2015 by kris ()
  • 9
    Private Vegas | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

    Private Vegas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (634)
    Performance
    (565)
    Story
    (560)

    Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds - especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides - and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters.

    Not Patterson's Best Work

    No. I felt the storyline lacked substance and imagination. I've heard all these stories before. Not familiar with Maxine Paetro so I can't comment of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 31 2015 by Eve (United States)
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    Private Vegas | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

    Private Vegas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Showgirls. Millionaires. Murder. Jack Morgan, head of Private Investigations, the global PI agency of the rich and famous, is being pushed to the limit. His car has been firebombed, his ex is dating someone else, and his twin brother is still out to destroy him. But Private doesn’t rest, and nor do its clients: not the LAPD who need Private’s help catching two scumbags with diplomatic immunity, and not the client who has just confessed to murdering his wife.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 10
    Private Sydney | James Patterson, Kathryn Fox

    Private Sydney

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Kathryn Fox
    • Narrated By Daniel Lapaine
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Even for Private Investigations, the world's top detective agency, it's tough to find a man who doesn't exist.... Craig Gisto has promised Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn't be difficult to find. Except it's not just the man who's gone missing. Despite the most advanced technology at their disposal, they find every trace of him has vanished too.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 11
    Private Paris | James Patterson, Mark Sullivan

    Private Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (467)
    Performance
    (423)
    Story
    (424)

    When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after a call from his client, Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter, who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer. Before Jack can locate her, several members of France's cultural elite are found dead - murdered in stunning, symbolic fashion. The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graffiti tag.

    Could've been an entertaining few hours...
    Reviewed on March 25 2016 by paintgal ()
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    Private Paris | James Patterson

    Private Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Jean Brassard, Dion Graham
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Paris is burning - and only Private's Jack Morgan can put out the fire. When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after a call from his client, Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter, who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 12
    The Games | James Patterson

    The Games

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (16)

    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.

    Disappointing

    I've always loved Patterson books...,but, I've never before knew both the secondary villains and how the primary villain would be thwarted in advance ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 29 2016 by karlins ()
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    The Games | James Patterson

    The Games

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Two years ago Jack Morgan was in Rio consulting on security for the World Cup. The tournament went without a hitch. Until a man died in one of the executive hospitality suites during the final, and the autopsy showed the cause to be a rare and deadly virus. The story was kept from the media to avoid causing panic, but Jack feared that the death was no freak occurrence. Now the eyes of the world are once again turned towards Rio for the Olympic Games, and Jack is back in Brazil's beautiful capital.

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