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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,292 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan Narrator: January LaVoy, Ari Fliakos Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Private Series Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781611130492
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Private Berlin takes place two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Chris Schneider works as a detective with the Berlin office of an international detective agency called Private. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles and owned by Jack Morgan.

Schneider grew up in an orphanage and has had haunting questions about his past since childhood. He takes it upon himself to do some investigating on his own and ends up being the subject of a missing person's investigation brought by his ex-fiancé, Mattie Engel, also a detective, and Private Berlin.

After Schneider's body, along with the bodies of many others, is found in a slaughterhouse, whoever committed these murders feels threatened and destroys the slaughterhouse, along with the evidence.

Not to be thrown off the track, Mattie and Private Berlin begin digging into Chris Schneider's back ground to uncover his secrets, only to find that someone is methodically killing Schneider's childhood friends.

Berlin is Europe's most dangerous city, or so they say. James Patterson, one of the best thriller authors out there, has teamed with Mark Sullivan to produce another fast-paced, heart-pumping novel with dynamic characters and a gripping, suspense-filled listening experience.

Mark Sullivan has written over a dozen mystery and suspense novels, including The Fall Line, Hard News, Ghost Dance, The Purification Ceremony, Labyrinth, The Serpent's Kiss and Triple Cross. He has won numerous awards. The Mystery Writers of America has nominated his work for best novel of the year.

Sullivan majored in English at Hamilton College in New York. He has been a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Niger and earned a Master's degree from Northwestern University. He lives with his wife in Montana.

James Patterson has sold more books in recent years than any other author. He currently holds the New York Times record and a Guinness World Record for having the most hardcover fiction bestselling titles by a single author.

He was born in 1947 in Newburgh, New York and attended the Manhattan College. He earned a Master's degree from Vanderbilt University.

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’ 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’ 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 #1 bestselling author.

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  • Acclaim for Private:
  • Private will grab you from page one and force you to sit there until you turn the very last page. A great start to new a series from the master of fast-paced thrill rides. lorisreadingcorner.com
  • Slick and suspenseful. BookLoons.com
  • Private mixes action, mystery and personal drama...Patterson and Paetro may well be on their way to rivaling--and possibly surpassing--the popularity of their Women's Murder Club series. BookReporter.com
  • Private will grab you from page one and force you to sit there until you turn the very last page. A great start to new a series from the master of fast-paced thrill rides. lorisreadingcorner.com
  • Slick and suspenseful. BookLoons.com
  • Private mixes action, mystery and personal drama...Patterson and Paetro may well be on their way to rivaling--and possibly surpassing--the popularity of their Women's Murder Club series. BookReporter.com
  • “Patterson has written a brilliant story of the horrors that occurred in Berlin during the time of the Cold War and how it impacted the people of Berlin before and after the taking down of the Berlin Wall.”

    USA Today

  • Private mixes action, mystery, and personal drama…Patterson and [Sullivan] may well be on their way to rivaling—and possibly surpassing—the popularity of their Women’s Murder Club series.”

    BookReporter.com

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A #1 Washington Post bestseller
  • A #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 2/20/2014

    " Love my James Patterson books.. always exciting "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joelle Rovello | 2/6/2014

    " Not one of his best... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean Fearnow | 2/3/2014

    " Ok, but not as good as other "private" books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/25/2014

    " Elite private investigators in Berlin lose one of their own, and opens a horrible part of past. Torturer for the East German secret police is found after hunting down young adults tha were part of his interrogation "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 1/24/2014

    " Loved it........ have read the ending like 6 times...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally Sinclair | 1/19/2014

    " Great series!! Love the foreign locales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra | 1/17/2014

    " This was my least favorite book in the Private series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Zannini | 1/10/2014

    " Held my attention. I did not want to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail Jorgensen | 1/7/2014

    " I enjoyed the book not too crazy about all the descriptions of torture but that was part of what went on in that era so be it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlene | 12/28/2013

    " an interesting story line keeps you involved to the very end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/23/2013

    " 3.5 starts. Out of the "Private" series, this one is far superior to most of the others. If you've liked any of the collaborative work James Patterson has been doing, this is one to check out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 12/21/2013

    " Pretty good book also like Private London "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irma Tijerina | 12/14/2013

    " A steady read to the end. Couldn't wait to get to the finale. It doesn't hurt to be reminded of the evil that men do in the name of their country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene Murphy | 12/12/2013

    " Although I didn't expect too, Patterson's coauthor manages to introduce main characters, who seem real, and engage you in the story. I will read the sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Elliott | 12/3/2013

    " Almost too dark for me--like most of Patterson's later works: formulaic, characters sketchily developed. When he writes by himself, Patterson is good. When he allows others to use his name to sell books, it shows. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/29/2013

    " I liked this one. It was one of the better James Patterson books I have read in awhile. Quick and great story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Newell | 11/26/2013

    " Interesting plot with a great ending. A good read for James Patterson fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 10/7/2013

    " The best Patterson I've read in months. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Del | 10/5/2013

    " Loved it. Lots of twists and turns. Welcome back, James Patterson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Afsana | 9/11/2013

    " I actually enjoyed this book- it had I felt a bit more detail and depth then JP's more recent co authored books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 8/8/2013

    " After the previous two Private books were disappointing to me, I wasn't expecting much, but I liked this one. I'd have it in a tie for 2nd place with the original Private if I were ranking the Private books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianne Weisz | 7/28/2013

    " good book but particularly dark and gory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mj Herbert | 7/21/2013

    " I really liked it -- a lot of twists and turns! I really like the new series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 7/8/2013

    " I am just loving the Private series. JP has a nice solid hit with his latest installment in the series! Quick and easy but such a page-turner! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 7/3/2013

    " These may be the only Patterson books I like; excluding the Brit-accent Private Games story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Mueller | 6/13/2013

    " Loved the action and the interplay of the characters. Another great book from a prolific author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marge | 5/29/2013

    " Just awful. Redundant writing, stilted dialog. Do you really need to write "the billionaire's son" & the billionaire's wife" every time they are referred to? The characters have names. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Hansen | 4/23/2013

    " Definitely kept me interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger Perry | 4/5/2013

    " A bit dark as others have described but I felt like this was the Patterson of old. I enjoyed this much more than the past four or five which I feel were rushed for publication. Good to see Patterson back to form. Recommended "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Spiegel | 3/21/2013

    " Pretty gruesome but kept me reading. Didn't figure out the bad guy but I was just going with the flow. Could be I wasn't paying close enough attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 3/17/2013

    " Really good...it was heartbreaking and an eye opener to just a the tip of what happened to citizens of East Berlin before the wall fell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leonardo | 1/17/2013

    " Definately reading the other private books. "

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