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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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  • 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.

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Couldn't get past the narrators

What would have made Private Berlin better?

Different narrators. I wanted to like the book. I might download the Kindle version and read it.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I really wanted to finish it, but couldn't because the narration was so distracting and trivialized the story line.

How could the performance have been better?

Overly dramatized to the point of almost funny

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Too Hard to Read

Do not read this book if you work , love, parent, teach, minister to, provide medical care or otherwise help children. I should have sent it back. Too violent. Not really a very good mystery either.

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Great

Would you consider the audio edition of Private Berlin to be better than the print version?

Didn't read the book

What other book might you compare Private Berlin to and why?

All of James Patterson, huge fan

What does January LaVoy and Ari Fliakos bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love listening to books, the readers really bring the books to life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction

Any additional comments?

Like all the Private books before, I loved this one too and I am looking forward to the next one.

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Ok but dsrk

not what I was expexting. story was a bit darker than I expexted. will listen to the next in the Series ti see ehere it goes

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Repetitive and hard to listen to

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Pointless and repetitive. Storyline was convoluted. Don't know anyone.

What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Mark Sullivan ’s story?

Repetitive and dark. Pointless sub plots.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of January LaVoy and Ari Fliakos ?

The accents are difficult.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Private Berlin?

The child issue.

Any additional comments?

Could not finish, gave up.

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  • Kristy
  • Sanger, CA, United States
  • 02-23-16

Great book

This is a great read. James Patterson makes you feel like you are there, and living it.

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Very good read

the book was very good. I have always enjoyed reading james patterson books. very good

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Best in Private series

I really enjoyed this book. I was not as happy with the voices used in this book, but a lot better than the last in the series. This book has a great storyline and does not need much the character building for you to tie in every person mentioned in the book. Jack Morgan took another backseat in the plot, but added just enough content for you to know Private International was still his own.

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Great listen!

Suspense and storyline. The voice actors really bring the characters to life. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book