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Private Games Audiobook

Private Games

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Publisher's Summary

On your mark...

Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and 400 of them have been transferred to London to protect more than 10,000 competitors, who represent more than 200 countries.

Get set...

The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder: a high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed. It's clear to Peter that this wasn't a crime of passion, but one of precise calculation and execution.

Die!

Newspaper reporter Karen Pope receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus, claiming responsibility. He promises to restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and to destroy all those who have corrupted the games with lies, corruption, and greed. Immediately, Karen hires Private to examine the letter, and she and Peter uncover a criminal genius who won't stop until he's completely destroyed the modern games.

"America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes) delivers an exhilarating, action-packed thriller that brings the splendor and emotion of the Olympics to a wildly powerful climax.

©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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    D. M. Fallon 04-18-17

    luv reading

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    "Not up to par for James Patterson"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Don't know


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

    Couldn't keep my attention. Hard to follow. Hard to understand


    How could the performance have been better?

    Don't think anything could


    What character would you cut from Private Games?

    Don't know. Couldn't listen long enough


    Any additional comments?

    Returned for my credit back

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    Robert L. Smith 01-25-17
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    "OK book"

    The story was very intriguing until the very end. The ending was so ridiculous that it made me upset I read the whole book.

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    Joe N. 01-08-17
    Joe N. 01-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "narration very unclear"

    we only got to the Fourth chapter because we were frustrated with the killer's narration. He seemed to whisper, which made it difficult to understand unless the volume was way up, then he'd suddenly talk loudly and blast our ears. we were constantly adjusting the volume and couldn't enjoy the story, which I'm sure was intriguing.

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    Deckersj 12-16-16
    Deckersj 12-16-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Many Chapters"

    This story has a ring of the actual London Olympics. There are many chapters to segregate and define the story activities. interesting story well described with details easily visualized by the reader.

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    BooksAlot 10-03-16
    BooksAlot 10-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book. Paul Panting hilarious American accent"
    What made the experience of listening to Private Games the most enjoyable?

    Plot


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Private Games?

    Ending


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Olympic moments


    Any additional comments?

    Paul needs to work on his American accent. We don't all sound like a drowsy John Wayne.

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    Blackhorse 09-20-16
    Blackhorse 09-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    I like it when they change there voices for different people which seemed to be hard for this reader but it was an awesome book that I enjoyed

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    Amazon Customer ATLANTA, GA, US 05-26-16
    Amazon Customer ATLANTA, GA, US 05-26-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Respectful, accurate, and a great listen"

    Having played a role in both obtaining the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the risk management of the 1996 Games, I found the games-related aspects of the story both accurate and respectful. Also, the audio book was a great listen,
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    James Williams 05-15-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Good Story"

    The reader was miserable. I won't credit his role as being more than a reader. If this was my first audio book I'd be put off ever doing another.

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    Debbie W Denver, CO 04-30-16
    Debbie W Denver, CO 04-30-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Strangely wicked story"

    And absolutely thrilling from the start to the end. The characters are really developed. The story is full of constant intrigue!

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    D. Arena USA 03-21-16
    D. Arena USA 03-21-16 Member Since 2009

    DLA

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    "Quite fuzzy in the first few hours..."

    It took me a while to understand what was going on. I thought I would have to go back a few chapters. I really didn't like the USA Private Team not being included in this book. I guess there are other "Private Teams" in other countries that we have to get to know.

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