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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,053 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Mark Pearson Narrator: Rupert Degas Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Private Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781611130249
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For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student the nightmare began years ago in Los Angeles, when the owner of Private, the world’s most exclusive detective agency, saved her from a horrific death. But now, after eight years, the terror follows her to London. The only man who can help her is former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London.

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

Now 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

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

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mei-lan Muhmenthaler | 2/20/2014

    " Found it boring "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie Morgan | 2/19/2014

    " Don't enjoy the co-authoring "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Áine | 2/11/2014

    " 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! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie Shipman | 2/10/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 2/8/2014

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brett Sorge | 1/26/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geriann Albers | 1/21/2014

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenn | 1/21/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Phillips | 1/21/2014

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 1/20/2014

    " Airplane reading.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda R. | 1/17/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marisa | 1/15/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/14/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lant2a | 12/26/2013

    " Fun quick read. Enjoyed the mystery aspect "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael George | 12/12/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 12/8/2013

    " 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!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Boernke | 12/3/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 11/16/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gigi | 11/10/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Buck | 10/28/2013

    " Fairly unpredictable; lots of action and excitement! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Mueller | 9/23/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lara Ryan | 9/10/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Towns | 8/29/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gale | 5/15/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 5/15/2013

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 4/18/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colette | 1/18/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 12/23/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 12/15/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia Winfield | 12/8/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bingo | 11/24/2012

    " Typical JP book. Good fast read. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Rupert Degas can be heard reading numerous audiobooks, including the Saga of Darren Shan series by Darren Shan, and his narrations have won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has also lent his voice to numerous cartoons, including Mr Bean, Robotboy, Bob the Builder and has performed in more than thirty radio productions, including The Gemini Apes, The Glittering Prizes, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.