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The Chopin Manuscript Audiobook

The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

15 thriller masters. 1 masterful thriller.

Former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure out of his past: the man known only as Faust.

The Chopin Manuscript is a unique collaboration by 15 of the world's greatest thriller writers. Jeffery Deaver conceived the characters and set the plot in motion; the other authors each wrote a chapter in turn. Deaver then completed what he started, bringing The Chopin Manuscript to its explosive conclusion.

The Chopin Manuscript was written by:
Jeffery Deaver (Lincoln Rhyme series)
David Hewson (Nic Costa series)
James Grady (Six Days of the Condor)
S. J. Rozan (Bill Smith/Lydia Chin series)
Erica Spindler (Last Known Victim)
John Ramsey Miller (Winter Massey series)
David Corbett (Blood of Paradise)
John Gilstrap (Scott Free)
Joseph Finder (Power Play)
Jim Fusilli (Terry Orr series)
Peter Spiegelman (John March series)
Ralph Pezzullo (Jawbreaker)
Lisa Scottoline (Daddy's Girl)
P.J. Parrish (Louis Kincaid, Joe Frye series)
Lee Child (Jack Reacher series)

© 2007 International Thriller Writers, Inc., Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, David Hewson, James Grady, S. J. Rozan, Erica Spindler, John Ramsey Miller, David Corbett, John Gilstrap, Joseph Finder, Jim Fusilli, Peter Spiegelman, Ralph Pezzullo, Lisa Scottoline, and P. J. Parrish (P) 2007 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • 2008 Audie Award Winner
    Audiobook of the Year

"Innovative and unique, The Chopin Manuscript, written by masters in the field of thrillers, is far more than the sum of its parts. Here each author shines, blending individual skill and energy, into a riveting, crackling-paced tapestry of murder, mystery, and mayhem. Not to be missed!" (James Rollins, author of The Judas Strain)

"A GREAT story, written by one GREAT author after another, in one GREAT chapter after another. A stellar achievement of collectivity that blows from the starting gate at 100 mph and never slows down. A thrill-a-page from 15 GREAT thriller masters. Don't miss this one." (Steve Berry, author of The Venetian Betrayal)

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    Lindy Anchorage, AK USA 08-20-16
    Lindy Anchorage, AK USA 08-20-16 Member Since 2013

    Avid reader since age three/four when I learned to spell on that wonderful new game, Scrabble.

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    "Excellently written & performed!"

    A smooth storyline transition from chapter to chapter with the 'voice' of the book staying true to the characters throughout. I'd like to see another collaboration from this crew! The classical manuscript was a stellar vehicle to propel the story. Kudos to a group of my favorite authors!

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    Revel 08-19-16
    Revel 08-19-16

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    Soooo good. I hope this is the beginning of a series. The narrator is fantastic.

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    Wendy 08-19-16
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    "Not even close."
    What disappointed you about The Chopin Manuscript?

    More like the Choppy Manuscript. I kept listening, wondering if this train wreck could be averted. I hope this helter skelter approach does not become a trend. Better these writers just get together, have a few drinks and go home and each write something worth the reader's time.


    What about Alfred Molina’s performance did you like?

    The only saving grace that allowed me to keep listening, that and that I was in the middle of a sewing project and didn't want to lose my stitches, was Alfred Molina's reading. Will look up his narrations before I would search out any of the writers.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Chopin Manuscript?

    All, see above.


    Any additional comments?

    Character development folks? There was too little too late and too slight to care about anyone.

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    cyco 08-19-16
    cyco 08-19-16 Listener Since 2002
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    "a very interesting concept"

    the story and performance were very good. lots of twists and turns. i didn't really hear the writers styles, but was wasn't familiar with most of them. Jack Reacher did not jump put at the end and kill everyone.

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    Sandy TX United States (from the Highlands) 08-18-16
    Sandy TX United States (from the Highlands) 08-18-16 Member Since 2010

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    "Your favorite authors by chapter!"

    I was enticed to this book by an email from audiobooks and I am very pleased by their suggestion. Do it again! Do it again!!!!!

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    Tiffany 08-17-16
    Tiffany 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent narration!"

    I was impressed by Alfred Molina's performance while reading this serial novel.
    Personally, I think I would have enjoyed it more had I not known that each chapter was written by someone different.

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    Diane Oliphant/ Ryder System, Inc. 08-08-15 Member Since 2013

    Frustrated with sign ons between audible & amazon. Trying both over and over on ipads full pc, plus laptop. Never accepts characters fed up

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    loved it.great writers working as one, glad the narrator remained the same or I don't believe it would have been engrossing. very well done. I am looking forward to the next one.

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    Debb Collierville, TN, United States 05-11-15
    Debb Collierville, TN, United States 05-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the concept"

    So much fun to see the twists and turns and realize they were all written by different authors. Can't wait to listen to the sequel.

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    Bill 12-30-14
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    "What fun!"

    I very much enjoyed this serial mystery. I had not read some of the authors, so it exposed me to some new ones that I'll bring into my library. I hope there are more of these to come.

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