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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,952 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan Narrator: Paul Panting Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Private Series Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781611134926
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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 four hundred of them have been transferred to London to protect more than ten thousand competitors who represent more than two hundred countries.

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The opening ceremony is only 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 and claims responsibility for the murders. He promises to restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and to destroy all those who have corrupted the games with their lies 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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 an uncanny knack for the timely thriller, and this one is no exception…A pleasant romp.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • 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
  • Private mixes action, mystery and personal drama.”

    Bookreporter.com

  • “A James Patterson action-thriller to keep your mind alert; born to be a number one bestseller.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Cheang | 2/8/2014

    " This book is satisfactory in terms of suspense, story line, descriptions, very good in general. I enjoyed reading this book and I enjoyed the links to the ancient olympics that are explained in the book. one part i was very disappointed with was the motive for the killings...while the murderer got his just deserts at the end, his motive was not well developed. Yes he had an obsession with the ancient olympics and was psycho in the fact that he thought he was doing what was right in the eyes of the gods by committing these murders. Oh did i mention that the way the murders were carried out were very cool? The book mentioned a lot about a certain haunting flute music but that was not explained in the end. Why did a woman in the story have migraines when she heard the music? That was totally not explained. Neither was the "stoning" that the murderer had experienced in his early years...how did that come about? What was the effects of that? When i first read about that i thought that would be a very strong motive for the murders...revenge? making them experience what he experienced in the past? in a twisted way, i feel that that would be a more reasonable motive for the murders. I am not an olympic fan so i cannot relate to the strong feelings the murderer has regarding the evolving olympic games. I imagine not many people can relate to that either, personally i thought it was a bit stupid. I feel that character development for the murderer and the main character, Knight was good, but Pope's character was a bit disappointing. I imagined more team work between Knight and Pope but she seemed to fade a bit at the end. High level of suspense towards the end but the beginning was a bit slow. Good read overall. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patti | 2/3/2014

    " Every time I read a novel by James Patterson I hope for the best and I'm always disappointed. I wish these authors that write with him would just go out on their own. I will not read anymore books by James Patterson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Peace | 1/28/2014

    " What a great book to read whilst the Olympic Games are on. I was absolutely engrossed in the plot.The Olympic games are due to start in London and Private are the security team. There are a lot of differences to the Private games as to what happened in the Olympics but nevertheless some coincidences were there. The Mary Poppins connection in the opening ceremony being one. The plot does have some really clever twists but some of them are blindingley obvious but are they meant to be ??. I thoroughy enjoyed this book. A good read and I would recommend you pick it up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Desiree' | 1/18/2014

    " Good read, current event, edge of my proverbial seat. Thanks again James. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Marie | 1/17/2014

    " Definitely not my favorite of the Private series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 1/14/2014

    " James Patterson does it again: a very fast paced book that has the reader turning pages as quickly as they can to find out what the villain will do next, will he/she be caught (aren't they always) and what the mistakes are that he/she made. The time is current, 2012, the place: London, England for the Olympics. Someone, however, does not want the Olympics to take place as they've strayed far from the original concept. Corporate greed, bribes, steroids, vanity making tons of money off of endorsements is the great Olympic motivator these days. I enjoyed the story, but found one twist a little too Hollywood for me. I really don't think a lead investigator into the devastation and death being caused throughout the Olympics would put his trust into someone without thoroughly checking them out. Other than that, the story is about relationships, trust, loyalty, and the pursuit of Cronus (not a spoiler you find this out in the beginning of the book) and his Furies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/13/2014

    " Glad I kept listening to this one. Started out feeling indifferent, but didn't hate the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/5/2014

    " As an avid fan of James Patterson's books - it is so repetitive to say this is a great book but it was a GREAT book. Non stop action - Thriller to the very end. I love i when the major crime is not solved until the very end. I highly recommend this book. I loved every page of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige | 1/2/2014

    " Another quick read from James Patterson & whoever really wrote the book. It wasn't the worst thing I read recently, saving that for E. L. James, but won't recommend it to anyone. I've been reading the Private books, but this has been the worst of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyra | 12/30/2013

    " It was fun to read all about the olympics and locations as I was there and able to attend some of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandie | 12/24/2013

    " Another spell binding book from James Patterson. He really keeps you reading, it seems you just can't put the book down. "

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

    " Fast paced; kept my attention; thought the ending was a bit weird "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/20/2013

    " When I first started this book I didn't think I would like it as well as the first two based in Los Angeles. As it turned out, I enjoyed it more. Very exciting finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sabrina | 12/18/2013

    " Very disappointed in this one. Not as engaging as JP novels typically are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Twila | 12/3/2013

    " Not bad. Did not grip me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 11/15/2013

    " The plot was 5 star, but the ending was 2 star. I like things to be a little bit realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil James | 11/3/2013

    " Another of the Patterson competent thrillers. Not his best but setting it around the London Olympics makes it interesting and stand out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 8/27/2013

    " Light, romance pleasant characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 8/23/2013

    " Read this because it centered around the 2012 summer Olympics, but it wasn't worth it. Very by-the-numbers murder mystery. Fortunately, it only took two hours to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Adams | 8/18/2013

    " Started off a bit slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Ann | 7/9/2013

    " Patterson has disappointed me lately, this however was worth reading. I started it late in the evening so I had to finish it the next morning. The usual assortment of good vs bad, and you are never sure who is who. This one takes place in London during the 2012 Olympics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Smith | 11/14/2012

    " Not saying this was not a good read, but it was not as riveting as other Patterson books. I was able to put it down and go and do other things. This just filled time. It was not one of those "cannot put it down books". Not nearly as good as the previous 'Private" stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dtate | 11/11/2012

    " I love James Patterson but I did not like his choice of co-author on this one. I ended up "skimming" through the last quarter of the book. Some things about this book were like repeats of other books he's co-written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra Pinney | 9/22/2012

    " This story might have been a good one. I didn't guess the villian, but I thought his motives were a bit hard to believe and the ending ruined everything for me, it was so over-the-top ridiculous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arthur | 9/17/2012

    " brilliant book from start to finish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 8/22/2012

    " Easy read. Plenty of action and suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kansas | 7/5/2012

    " LOVED this book! Great twist in this book :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don Paske | 6/11/2012

    " As usual, an entertaining read by the prolific Mr. Patterson; at least until the very end, which is contrived, unbelievable, and just plain horrible. "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.