1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $31.50

Buy for $31.50

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

One woman's quest to discover the truth behind her husband's death will pit her against a new generation of cutting-edge surveillance technology and the most dangerous conspiracy in America - Invasion of Privacy is the riveting, new standalone suspense novel from New York Times best-selling author Christopher Reich. 

On a remote, dusty road 40 miles outside of Austin, Texas, FBI agent Joe Grant and a confidential informant are killed in a deadly shootout. Left to pick up the pieces is Mary Grant, Joe's young wife and mother of their two daughters. The official report places blame for the deaths on Joe's shoulders...but the story just doesn't add up and Mary has too many troubling questions that need answers. How did Joe's final voice mail - containing a cryptic warning for Mary, recorded moments before the fatal shooting - disappear without a trace from her phone? 

Stonewalled by the FBI, Mary will be drawn into a deadly conspiracy that puts her in the crosshairs of the richest and most powerful men in America...and the newest and most terrifying surveillance system known to man. 

New York Times best-selling author Christopher Reich is the master of crafting thrillers of the highest caliber, with nonstop action and nail-biting suspense. Invasion of Privacy is his richest, most relevant novel to date and will have listeners hooked from the first minute to the last. Your privacy is for sale. 

©2015 Christopher Reich (P)2015 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Timely Big-Brother thrills combine with roller-coaster pacing and a satisfying conclusion." ( Booklist)

What listeners say about Invasion of Privacy

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    252
  • 4 Stars
    161
  • 3 Stars
    45
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    5
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    290
  • 4 Stars
    115
  • 3 Stars
    21
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    240
  • 4 Stars
    133
  • 3 Stars
    38
  • 2 Stars
    16
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Hard to stand up with all the eye-rolling

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Maybe John Sandford could rewrite it.

What could Christopher Reich have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I don't know. There was just SO much improbable cartooonish plot baloney.

What didn’t you like about Paul Michael’s performance?

He wasn't 'bad' but some of the accents were over-played and too heavy.

What character would you cut from Invasion of Privacy?

Ian Prince

Any additional comments?

I have (I always forget the number) 600 or 700 titles here. Most are this type of book. I am pretty tolerant because there are only so many possible plot lines and formulae but this is just SO improbably and stupid. I walk 5 miles every morning and listen during the walks. I kept almost falling down from all the eye-rolling. I liked a number of this guy's books in the past but he is getting more and more 'out there'.

13 people found this helpful

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

Fabulous 5+

One of the best books I've read this year (and I listen to about 5 a week). I loved the characters, the suspense and the thrill of the entire ride. Narration was superb. You won't be disappointed.

13 people found this helpful

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

Whew! Exhaustingly Trenchant Details.

Riech appears to know of which he writes. I mean reeeeeeeeeely! Here he mines a vein that others have hacked at, some well, some terribly. In fact, when it comes to digital privacy, well what's left to extract that still glimmers? Well Reich answers the question. The author's a story teller, and the story - while formulaic - kept me interested through the entire 13 plus hours. It's one of those you sit in your driveway to grab a few extra minutes before walking into the house.

Paul Michael never intrudes... Yet he creates a differentiated ensemble that keeps everyone in the cast in their place. I liked this thing enough to give it 15 stars even though the lead characters were stereotypically developed. Why get Patterson/Clinton's The President Is Missing when you can listen to essentially the same story engine here, painstakingly laid out accessible.

And it doesn't hurt that Paul Michael is a talented actor with a gaggle of voices at his command.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Marginally good at best

Plot was very predictable. I felt as if the author was intentionally inserting overused "twists" to try to push the story. The characters behaved completely unlike any sane people would in life-threatening situations, & were then saved by too many coincidences.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Can you say cliches

Here's an example of what could have been a good story, but the author couldn't resist creating unnecessary action and drama. It detracted from the book. To many cliche people and scenarios.

7 people found this helpful

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

A good thriller

This was a fun book. Good story and characters you could root for. Read it before it becomes a movie!

7 people found this helpful

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

Refreshing Thriller

Really enjoyed this book after reading a bunch of predictable thrillers recently. Great story line with many interesting characters. Story woven brilliantly to keep reader fascinated and enthralled.

5 people found this helpful

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

This could happen.

Great plot, fast paced and exciting until the finish. The narrator did an excellent job

4 people found this helpful

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

Almost Plausible

Scary touches of reality here, throw in the FBI's history through the Hoover and Nixon years and suddenly the possibilities come together. Good listen here.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Online, everyone can hear you scream

Christopher Reich's Invasion of Privacy is a digital, online, virtual nightmare. After her FBI husband is killed, Mary Grant must connect the dots after the "official" story doesn't add up. She finds herself over her head in a massive conspiracy that her husband had been investigating. Along with her tech savvy daughter and a washed up old school reporter, she must battle a megalomanical computer wizard who has both the FBI and the NSA in his back pocket.

Tradecraft, both in terms of gumshoe detective work as well as computer hacking are both rendered in great detail without overshadowing the story. Reich manages to deliver an engaging tale of an overwrought widow fighting back against a rigged system. In terms of realism, there is little that is not already feasible, except perhaps for the specialized supercomputer.

The narration is quite good with a more than respectable array of voices of both genders.

2 people found this helpful