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Private Audiobook

Private

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Publisher's Summary

The police can't help you....

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.

The press will destroy you....

Jack is already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend's wife, Jack's former lover, has been killed. It nearly pushes him over the edge. Instead, Jack pushes back and devotes all of Private's resources to tracking down her killer.

Only one place to turn: Private....

But Jack doesn't have to play by the rules. As he closes in on the killer and chooses between revenge and justice, Morgan has to navigate a workplace love affair that threatens to blow the roof off his plans. With a plot that moves at death-defying speeds, Private is James Patterson's sleekest, most exciting thriller ever.

©2010 James Patterson (P)2010 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"James Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clean, unwavering prose." (People)

"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    ;Turkeytime 10-30-15
    ;Turkeytime 10-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I don't know why I even try with this genre."

    I try for fiction but is rarely a book I really enjoy. Narrated very nicely but I could make it past 3/4.

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    Bo Kinch 10-16-15
    Bo Kinch 10-16-15
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    "Private Series-Hope more to come."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, as well as the other Private books.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Less sex.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Hermann – was your favorite?

    Do not have a favourite.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    LOL They all moved me-it was a fast paced book!


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    Jennifer G 10-16-15
    Jennifer G 10-16-15

    "things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least."

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    "NEW SERIES TO DIVE INTO"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if she were into reading about our Los Angeles.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The descriptions of the scenes, the interweaving of the stories,


    Have you listened to any of Peter Hermann’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first time I've had the pleasure to hear him read to me.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the killing of the girl who fought back.


    Any additional comments?

    Gritty. If you're squeamish, pass.

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    Kristin South Carolina 10-15-15
    Kristin South Carolina 10-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "It was alright"

    If I could give a half star I would give it a three and a half. It was an entertaining story and the narrator did a good job (aside from the Irish accents, which made me laugh). It was a bit OTT at points but like I said it was alright. It kept me company on my long commutes to work.

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    Ross Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 10-15-15
    Ross Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 10-15-15 Member Since 2006

    Enjoys espionage, mystery, police procedurals, science, biographies.

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    "First time with this author - very satisfying"

    I bought this on one of those special deals. It was absolutely worth it. Great reader, good story, interesting investigation. A bit too much emotional trauma to suit me in places, I prefer a more direct detective style novel but it is still worth listening to. Solid enough that I bought the next one in the series.

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    Amazon Customer Tryon, NC, US 10-06-15
    Amazon Customer Tryon, NC, US 10-06-15 Member Since 2007
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    "I felt I was reading a pulp fiction novel"

    It was fast moving, and sometimes it was hard to follow. I don't plan to listen to this book again.

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    Michael Athens, AL, USA 10-02-15
    Michael Athens, AL, USA 10-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "So Many Angles"

    A high class P.I. firm with so many cases, and emotional ties and hangups, and yet it was somewhat entertaining. The climax of each case for the most part seemed very unsuspenseful, especially in light of the build up for each one.

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    Cheryl L Fredrickson 09-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another fun, fast-paced read from Patterson"

    Patterson (& Paetro) is always one of my go- to authors when I'm looking for light reading. This is my first audible.com with him. I was hesitant because Patterson tends to like short, quick chapters with lots of characters. Would I be able to keep everyone straight? Peter Hermann did an outstanding job reading this book "to me". I was able to keep the characters and plot straight while enjoying all the little extras that Patterson throws in. It was a great combination: Great book; fabulous narration!

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    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 09-28-15
    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 09-28-15 Member Since 2012

    I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.

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    "Private: book one"

    Good story, and good characters, keeps moving forward. The narrator has a good voice for the male characters but not the female ones. kinda hard to differentiate between the two sometimes. But all in all easy to listen to. I'm moving on to book 2

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    Douglas Roberts 09-27-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Yuck."

    Main character, Jack, sucks. He is narcissistic and shallow. Couldn't get past that to get into the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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