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  • Private: #1 Suspect

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,997

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-14-12

Very Good! Glad I bought this one too.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-17

Ok, well I am still hopeful. This audiobook was really good and I am glad I bought it. I was a little worried after the last one I listened to because previous to that last one I had stated in my reviews that Patterson's books were not formulaic then the last one - not this one - did feel formulaic so I wasn't sure what to expect moving forward. I'm hoping that the remaining books will keep me as pleased as every one (except the one) has so far. By the way, I thought I had listened to them in order then realized that I had not and it really made no difference - either way works.

  • Private London

  • By: James Patterson, Mark Pearson
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,132

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I fell in love with the character.

  • By Wendy on 01-02-13

Well, I may have been mistaken...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-17

In one, or more, of my reviews of James Patterson's "Private" Series I've said that one thing I like about them is they're not formulaic..."Private London" is so similar to "The Games" that I may have to eat my words. Still a very good read/listen. I guess I'll have to read/listen to a few more and see how it goes. I'm hoping this is a one time incident. I'm hoping the remaining books don't fall into the formulaic category. I'm keeping an open mind...

  • The Games

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Phillis Jones on 07-08-16

Suprize ending! Great Series! Gotta keep reading!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-17

The "Private" Series has really been a pleasant departure from many of the books I've read. So many twists and turns. NOT FORMULAIC - WHICH IS BECOMING RARER THE MORE AUTHORS I READ! This is the third in the series and each one I've read so far has been so different from the other. Can't wait to read the remaining books in the series - hope my above comments hold true throughout them all. "The Games" is particularly good, but then again, I really could say that about each one. Not really necessary to read in order but I still prefer to do so.

  • Private Paris

  • By: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 722

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could've been an entertaining few hours...

  • By paintgal on 03-25-16

Keeps you guessing! Very creative!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-17

I've written so many reviews by now I don't know what else to say other than this is a really good book with unusual storyline. Really worth your time to read/listen to! I thinks this is the 11th out of 13 or so books in the series- contrary to my norm, I haven't read this series strictly in order and it hasn't made any major difference, so far. They're all really good!

  • Private L.A.

  • By: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,227

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Well done... but...

  • By Christopher on 03-08-14

True to form - another great one by Patterson

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-17

It's rare that I read many books by any given author without the plots starting to feel formulaic. So far James Patterson's books do not seem to be formulaic at all. I've read several of his books (not just this series) and I'm looking forward to reading many more.

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,025
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,990

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

James Patterson - love all his books (so far)!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-17

I've lost track of how many of Patterson's books I've read, or listened to,
but I've truly enjoyed every single one of them. This one is no exception. Another great aspect of this particular series is that I haven't read them in order and that hasn't seemed to matter at all (so far, anyway). He's one author that I know I'm not going to have to return because I didn't like the book- I've like them all.

  • Love You More

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Katie MacNichol
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,945

One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you guessing all the way through!

  • By Molly on 03-17-11

Very slow starting but well worth the wait!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-17

This was my first Lisa Gardner book. It was so slow to start that I almost gave up several times but finally it "got good " so I decided to keep listening and what a twist!! I absolutely loved how the whole story turned around and went from a book that gave me a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach into an all around feel good story!!

  • Invisible

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,175

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally WARPED Antagonist! Loved It...

  • By shelley on 09-12-17

What a surprising twist of an ending!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-17

I really enjoyed this book and I venture to say that you are all but guaranteed to love it just as I did. I don't like telling much about the storyline - but trust me, this is absolutely a MUST READ with an ending I never saw coming (and I almost always figure endings out before I get to them). Use your credit or purchase this audiobook. You won't be disappointed!!

  • High Noon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895

Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration and story - worth the credit

  • By Shannon Hobbs on 01-28-12

A Most Wonderful Story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-17

If you've read many of the reviews for "High Noon", like I did before I purchased the audiobook, then you know almost every single one tells how great it is. Well, you can believe it!! I absolutely loved it. The only caveat is that it is a bit slow going during the first part of the book. However, I'm truly glad that I kept pushing forward because it's definitely in my top 5 favorites of all time, and I've probably read at least a couple hundred fictional novels. YOU REALLY MUST GET THIS ONE!!!

  • The Black Book

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,956

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself - who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY!

  • By Artkeep on 07-03-17

My first James Patterson novel. LOVED IT!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-17

This audiobook was totally awesome! It kept me interested from the first words until the last words. Narration was just as awesome!

I'm now a Patterson fan! Gonna read/listen to more of his works right away!!