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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 23,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,219

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

Just how fragmented can a story get??

1 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-17

Would you try another book from James Patterson and Maxine Paetro and/or Peter Hermann?

I generally like Patterson books even though they are really formulaic

What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Maxine Paetro ’s story?

This was soooo fragmented. Couldn't keep track of the characters OR the storylines. And the characters were really unappealing also. Made it through about 3 hours of the book and gave it up.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Told a single story rather than a dozen

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

irritating to try to follow

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ricochet

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 268

New York Times best-selling author Sandra Brown is back with a spine-tingling story of murder and betrayal, and a homicide detective's struggle with his own rules of conduct. When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows that discretion and kid-glove treatment are the key to staying in the judge's good graces and keeping his job.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 2 ½ stars. It was not fun.

  • By Jane on 01-14-13

Good Narrator, Lousy Book

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-08

Waste of time.

Unlike a lot of the reviews, I thought the narrator was good. The book however was not. If this guy is supposed to be some crackerjack detective, he's got a funny way of showing it.

I've never met a man who is so given to all the supposedly deep thoughts (of course they're all about the icky main female character, Elise)he has. I think maybe he's supposed to be a tortured conflicted detective, but it just doesn't work. He sounds like a woman, not a man. Sandra Brown should have just had a female detective, however then she wouldn't have had all those weird out of place sex scenes in the book.

This is the second book of Sandra Brown's I have listened to (what was I thinking?), and while this one was better than the other one I listened to, it wasn't by much.

  • Chill Factor

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848

Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town, the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd have peeked at the ending ...

  • By Susan on 10-06-05

Terrible Book

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-07

The reader was okay which is the only reason I gave it any stars at all. The characters were, in general, very unlikeable, very unbelievable and I found myself cheering every time one got killed. Too bad they didn't kill off the main character in the beginning so we didnt' have to listen to her whine her way through 13 hours.

The whiney main character jumps from one lousy, farfetched decision to another. You could easily tell what was going to come next, and you knew it was going to be the wrong thing that she did. This book reminded me of one of those teen horror shows "no Julie, don't run out the door, into the dark stormy night, the serial killer is out there". Maybe I wouldn't have noticed it so much had I read it rather than listened to it.

This is easily the worst book I've listened to this year. I listened to the whole thing because I've really liked other books by Sandra Brown and I kept thinking it would get better, but it didn't.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Russian Hill Murders

  • A Sarah Woolson Mystery
  • By: Shirley Tallman
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Though her own law firm barely tolerates her and her mother begs her to settle down, plucky young attorney Sarah Woolson flouts notions of proper feminine behavior in this nineteenth-century answer to Legally Blonde. When a woman whose husband has died in a sweatshop fire asks for Sarah's help in finding the culprit, she insists on taking the case against her boss's wishes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome Back Sarah

  • By Dawn on 10-12-05

A thoroughly enjoyable listen

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-07

I'd read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it, but was a bit hesitant to get the audio book for the second in the series. It not only measured up to the first book, but the reader was excellent. I really like Sarah's character, she's far from perfect (and it shows), and the side characters certainly were engrossing. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series. This book is really well suited to audio, which many books aren't.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful