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Read By: Rupert Degas Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Private Series Release Date: December 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781611130249

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

116

Longest Chapter Length:

07:53 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

48 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

03:29 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

435

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Publisher Description

Private goes on the hunt for London's most feared killer since Jack the Ripper.

For Hannah Shapiro, a young American student, the nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when the owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. Now, after eight years, the terror follows her to London. The only man who can help is former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London.

In London, young women are being abducted and their bodies found mutilated in a grotesque, mysterious way. Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, leads the investigation into these brutal murders, which may somehow be linked to Hannah Shapiro.

Working together, the two investigators are caught in a desperate race against the odds. Private may be the most advanced detection agency in the world...but can they catch a predator who rivals London's most elusive killer ever?

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"Did you enjoy James Patterson's first novel in the Private series featuring Jack Morgan - an ex-military turned Private Investigator . Since the first book, where Jack decided to go into the Private Eye business , we have read in Private London that his business has boomed and there are now offices all around the world. The second book in the series "Private London" takes us to his London office where Jack has employed another ex-military cop called Dan Carter , as a New Zealander this made me chuckle as one of our All Black Rugby Players who was the pin-up of the team was also called Dan Carter. The novel starts on 9 September 2003 , a significant date for three of the main characters in the novel , a day that started out awesome and a wonderful occasion ending in heartbreak and terror. For Hannah Shapiro, it was the day she watched her mother be murdered and for Dan Carter it was the day he lost his best friends in an landmine explosion in Iraq. The two brought together seven years later because of one man - Jack Morgan. Looking out for Hannah, Jack is sending her to England to attend University however she needs a distant bodyguard and companion , this is where Dan enters - he will be her bodyguard and his god-daughter Chloe ,her best friend and companion. However one night , things take a turn for the worse and we see that seven years later - an attack similiar to the one that eerily occured is happening again as we see one friend in a coma and the other kidnapped. Across town , there are also a number of murders occuring , are they related to each other ? Will Jack and Dan be able to save Chloe and Hannah or is Private London over before it's even got it's feet off the ground. Find out in the new Jack Morgan series "Private" by James Patterson and Mark Pearson."

— Paula (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Degas’ rapid pace, character depiction, and modest British accent give one the ability to stay with this story.”

    — AudioFile
  • “Private London is certainly one of Patterson’s more complex works of late. He and Pearson provide a cinematic narration that permits the story to unreel like a film in the reader’s mind—not always an easy task—and the incidental travelogue of London that the tale provides as a backdrop is an added and welcome bonus that spices things up without detracting from the narration.”

    — Bookreporter.com

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A Washington Post bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller

Private London Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.33333333333333 out of 53.33333333333333 out of 53.33333333333333 out of 53.33333333333333 out of 53.33333333333333 out of 5 (3.33)
5 Stars: 7
4 Stars: 9
3 Stars: 4
2 Stars: 7
1 Stars: 3
Narration: 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 (0.00)
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3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 (0.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Found it boring "

    — Mei-lan, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Don't enjoy the co-authoring "

    — Debbie, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like this one. I didn't see a lot of the curve-balls in the plot coming, which is always a bonus. I like to be surprised! "

    — Áine, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Did not like this book at all. I'm glad I decided to borrow this instead of wasting my money. Very disappointed. "

    — Natalie, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Effortless read, but still not worth the effort. Two parallel story threads that remain unconnected at the end. "

    — Peter, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " This is real garbage. I don't know why Patterson continues to use these 3 rd rate sub writers as it is just killing his reputation. Frankly, I don't think it is worth reading another of his books with a ghost writer. "

    — Brett, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Terrible!! Don't bother. A big disappointment for James Patterson, he should rethink quality over quantity. "

    — Jenn, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " He starts new chapters too often, but good plot twists. "

    — Geriann, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Airplane reading.... "

    — Mark, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was one of the better James Patterson international crime novels. Very suspenseful and interesting "

    — Rhonda, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I didn't like this one nearly as much as the others in the series. Too confusing in the early stages when character after character was introduced. I couldn't get invested in any of the main players. Perhaps the British slang and unfamiliar terms added to my overall dissatisfaction. "

    — Marisa, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fairly entertaining, but not up to par with the other private series. Hopefully Private Berlin will not disappoint. "

    — Chris, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fun quick read. Enjoyed the mystery aspect "

    — Lant2a, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The story was pretty good but I had a hard time following at times. That was probably just a language thing. I didn't enjoy the writing style or the characters nearly as much as the Private and Private: #1 Suspect books. "

    — Michael, 12/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was full of action and the cast of characters that spanned the different countries was great.My next trip is to Berlin hopefully(all expenses paid by James Patterson,of course!) "

    — Michelle, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was kindof confusing, because there were several unrelated plots- I'm not sure what Patterson was thinking. It was an ok story, some parts more ok than others. "

    — Dawn, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " From the reviews I was iffy on reading this one but I am so glad that I did. I actually enjoyed it and it kept me guessing until the end. "

    — Megan, 11/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Liked this too, easy and fast, keeps my interest. "

    — Gigi, 11/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fairly unpredictable; lots of action and excitement! "

    — Tim, 10/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It was a good mix of past and present. I really liked the ending. "

    — Joan, 9/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Definitely not one of my favorites. I wanted to like it because I love books in series, but this one did not hold my attention at all. "

    — Lara, 9/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is the first 'Private' book I have read and it has rekindled my love of James Patterson's books. I had been left disappointed by the latest Alex Cross and WMC books but this one certainly made up for them. I will definitely be looking out for the other books in this series. "

    — Paula, 8/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " i really like this new series of private. a new one out in a couple of weeks. "

    — Gale, 5/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I can tell that this was written for a British audience, but it was still good. I hope there is another Dan Carter, Private book. "

    — Travis, 5/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I normally love James pattersons book but I found this one very slow and boring. I hate to quit reading a book before I finish but had to give up on this one about a third of the way through. "

    — Erin, 4/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I'd actually give this book a little better than a 3, but it's not a 4 either. "Private" is a national private investigation company, this one, obviously, being based in London. The story involves the kidnapping of a wealthy business man and the turn of events that follow. "

    — Colette, 1/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very good read. Looking forward to Private Berlin. "

    — Shelly, 12/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Best of the Private series...so far :) "

    — Teri, 12/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of the best in the private series. Flowed smoothly. "

    — Virginia, 12/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Typical JP book. Good fast read. "

    — Bingo, 11/24/2012

About the Authors

James Patterson is the most popular storyteller of our time. He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and received an Edgar Award, nine Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

About Rupert Degas

Rupert Degas is an award-winning narrator and a 2022 recipient of the AudioFile Golden Voice Award. He has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, has recorded the works of Peter Carey, Haruki Murakami, Andy McNab, Darren Shan, and Derek Landy, among others. He has also recorded over fifty radio productions including The Gemini Apes, The Glittering Prizes, This Sceptered Isle, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He has appeared on film and television in Dead Romantic, EastEnders, Waiting for God, Passport to Murder, Over Here, Fatherland, The Cappuccino Years, Exorcist: The Beginning, Love Soup and Shoot the Messenger. He has also lent his voice to numerous animated films and series including Mr. Bean, Bob the Builder, Robotboy, and The Amazing World of Gumball. Along with several stints in Newsrevue at the Canal Café Theatre and in Edinburgh, he has appeared on the London stage in The Boys Next Door, Are We There Yet?, Becket, Stones in His Pockets, and Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of The 39 Steps. He lives in Sydney, Australia.