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Publisher's Summary

Private Berlin has the extraordinary pace and international sophistication that has powered The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Patterson's number-one best seller The Postcard Killers.

In Europe's most dangerous city....

Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. He keeps his methods secret as he tackles Private's most high-profile cases - and when Chris suddenly disappears, he becomes Private Berlin's most dangerous investigation yet.

An investigator is searching....

Mattie Engel is another top agent at Private Berlin, gorgeous and ruthlessly determined - and she's also Chris's ex. Mattie throws herself headfirst into finding Chris, following leads to the three people Chris was investigating when he vanished: a billionaire suspected of cheating on his wife, a soccer star accused of throwing games, and a nightclub owner with ties to the Russian mob. Any one of them would surely want Chris gone - and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.

And she's after more than the truth....

Mattie's chase takes her into Berlin's most guarded, hidden, and treacherous places, revealing secrets from Chris's past that she'd never dreamed of in the time they were lovers. On the brink of a terrifying discovery, Mattie holds on to her belief in Chris - in the face of a horror that could force all of Europe to the edge of destruction and chaos.

James Patterson has taken the European thriller to a masterful new level with Private Berlin, an adrenaline-charged, spectacularly violent and sexy novel with unforgettable characters of dark and complex depths. Private Berlin proves why Patterson is truly the world's number-one best-selling author.

©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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  • Melinda
  • Santa Ynez, CA, United States
  • 04-10-13

Stop Being So Sadistic & Brutal

I found this story line disjointed. I didn't really care about most of the characters. I wish Patterson and his Crew would stop being so graphic, sadistic and brutal. Skip this Patterson too. For all the praise he gives the Berliners in the Epilog, I felt the story lacking in German influence. It could have taken place anywhere.

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  • Carlos
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • 03-18-13

Love the narrating and story was fun

Have you listened to any of January LaVoy and Ari Fliakos ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I never heard Lavoy or Fliakos before, but I really like the style they brought to this audio

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To gory and twisted villian

The story was to gory and the villain to twisted. Did not find entertaining and quit listening halfway through the book

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Private Series

Excellent. Surprise ending. One of the best books in the Private Series. A must read.

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Loved!

Towards the end I couldn't stop listening. Such a good ending. Left me wanting to read/listen to the sequel.

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This was good book

I love January LaVoy. The other narrator did a great job as well. The story was really well put. If you want a movie you can listen to. This is it.
That’s pretty much it. You’ll like the book if you listen to it. So give it a try. Worth it.

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Exciting if you like scary voices.

I loved the story but I had to skip over the scary man voice. It was too creepy for me. Scared me.

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Death Mask

Story is about the creepiest villain who is fascinated with mask. Berlin was the setting and the time frame just prior to the falling of the Berlin wall. The private agent was a woman this time which added a unique view of the female crime fighter. As usual the book is written with outstanding descriptions of characters and places. Narration was good and book kept my attention.

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  • susan
  • Victoria, British Columbia Canada
  • 09-29-17

wish I hadn't bought this book

the story line was ok but the narrators were terrible. All the way through the book I kept thinking why are the male voices not being used for all the male parts. It ruined it by having a female voice speaking for what was supposed to be a huge man just for example. Maddie who was supposed to be an experienced agent was made to sound as if she was an insecure trainee. All in all I was very disappointed in this book & wish I hadn't bought it

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  • Thomas
  • Lanham, Maryland, United States
  • 09-10-17

In Line and Intense

This title in the "Private" series is one of the best so far, very intense, and certainly in line with the excellence of the others I have listened to in the series. I can't understand some of the negative reviews, other that being naive to some realities that truly lurk in dark places of civilization.