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  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,671
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,644

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • private

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 07-01-10

Completely lacking in substance

1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-17

I almost never read or listen to books where the famous author is joined by a collaborator. I broke that rule this time, and I'm sorry that I did. I've enjoyed a lot of Patterson's work in the past, but this book was formulaic, with a bland plot, paper-thin characters, lazy dialog, and no particular attention to detail. I'd advise skipping this one, and I'm going back to my "no collaborations" rule.

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  • Dark of the Moon

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,924

Virgil Flowers kicked around for a while before joining the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. First it was the army and the military police, then the police in St. Paul, and finally Lucas Davenport brought him into the BCA, promising him, "We'll only give you the hard stuff." He's been doing the hard stuff for three years now, but never anything like this.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great winding road of a story

  • By Crystal on 10-10-07

If you love Sandford...

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-09

If you love the Prey series, you'll love the Virgil Flowers novels. They follow the same Sandford formula that some have come to find a bit tiresome after dozens of books, but I still get hooked on every piece of fiction that he produces.