Private

Booktrack Edition
Narrated by: Peter Hermann
Series: Private (Patterson), Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (176 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Private adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

Booktrack editions are essentially a new genre of digital storytelling entertainment. Music and ambient audio are added to complement and enhance the audiobook experience. It is a synchronized movie-style soundtrack that complements the narration of existing audiobooks; the tempo and rhythm of the score harmonize with action, dialogue and the characters' emotional arcs. 

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, he 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.

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2010 James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

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

"The prolific Patterson seems unstoppable." (USA Today)

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

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A winner

Love these characters, all of the Private series are good. Narrator is good, too. Waiting for the next Private.

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Again and again, I keep going back to this one!

This book was masterfully done! I loved the story, I loved the characters, I loved the narration, I loved the soundtrack, I LOVE ALL OF IT. I find it hard to put down, and I find it hard to leave behind. After finishing the last chapter of it, I keep going back to the beginning because I love it that much!

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Great Story from beginning to end!!

Very entertaining, couldn't wait to hear more of what was happening! Very good story line

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Couldn't put it down

Not much to say. Finished it in a day. I could not put it down....I actually woke up and finished it during breakfast. One of those, I HAVE TO KNOW WHO DID IT! What's nice is there is more than one investigation going on in the "Private" Office. The way everything is wrapped up, leads me to expect more books in the future. The only thing I was not interested in was his love life. He was not vested in it and nor was I.Uneccessary, thankfully I could fast forward. Other than that, enjoy!!!

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fun

gr8 time passer fun book ,if you follow the series one of the first i think

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My third Private book

Didn’t think I was going to like the series and now I am HOOKED! Love James Patterson!

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Edge of your seat.

Great book and narrator. Couldn’t hardly put it down. I highly recommend this book to all.

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Flat with no expression

I did not enjoy this book. The narration was so flat and monotone, I could not listen to it.

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I need more!!!!

Classic James Patterson!!!!!!!! There is a reason why he’s always been one of my favorites!!!!

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Private

LOVED the story and the read.. HATED the music behind it.. every time I get it going again, the music slammed into my head and I had to re-set in my mind it to ignoring as background noise, but it took precious time away from the enjoyment of the story I’d love to listen to it again without the music to see what I missed til my mind started ignoring the background ... otherwise another of Patterson’s triumphs!!

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