Saturday, June 26, 2010

PRIVATE-AUDIO BOOK: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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NATIONAL AUDIO BOOK MONTH GIVEAWAY
GIVEAWAY ENDED
PRIVATE

AUDIO BOOK-UNABRIDGED
BY JAMES PATTERSON
and MAXINE PAETRO
READ BY PETER HERMAN

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The police can't help you

Former CIA agent 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 use 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 multimillion-dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of eighteen 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, Jack 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.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1976, James Patterson's books have sold more than 170 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Maxine Paetro is the author of three novels, two works of nonfiction, and the coauthor of seven books with James Patterson. She lives in New York with her husband.


MY REVIEW:

Watch for my review coming soon and for bonus entries with it!

GIVEAWAY
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THANKS TO ANNA AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS EXCITING
AUDIO BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!

THE RULES:

--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY



HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT THE EXCERPT FROM PRIVATE BY GOING TO JAMES PATTERSON'S WEBSITE HERE. YOU CAN READ ALL OR PART OF IT, THAT IS UP TO YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT.

+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY


+1 MORE ENTRY: VISIT JAMES PATTERSON'S WEBSITE HERE AND LOOK AROUND. THERE IS SO VERY MUCH TO SEE. COME BACK AND COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT HIM OR HIS SITE OR HIS WORK.

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY THAT YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. JUST ONE WAY THIS TIME, PLEASE.


GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JULY 16!


GOOD LUCK!

88 comments:

Debs Desk said...

I am a follower. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Debs Desk said...

I love it when someone dies/ and the lives in the first chapter. Please include me in your giveaway.
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rubynreba said...

"I died. I passed to the other side. I don't even know how long I was gone." Sounds like an interesting book!
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rubynreba said...

I am an email subscriber.
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rubynreba said...

James Patterson has a website ReadKiddoRead where you can find books for kids.
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Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. This sounds like a very good book I would be interested in listening to. Thanks. Tore923@aol.com

traveler said...

The excerpt sounds compelling and riveting. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Anonymous said...

That he died while trying to save his friend's life. Then his heart started beating again.


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Anonymous said...

James Patterson was in the season finale for The Castle.


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Anonymous said...

I subscribe by e-mail.



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Beverly said...

The book sounds fantastic! I love Patterson and try to read everything he writes, but I had no idea that he was soooooo huge! Guinness! Wow! Thanks for hosting the give-away, please enter me. I hope I win! bevsharp@desch.org

Denny, Alaska said...

From the book, "...splashing on my boots like water from a drainpipe." Great visual imagery!

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Denny, Alaska said...

Your website: I like the plaid background!

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Denny, Alaska said...

From the author's website: "Patterson named author of the year!"

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gcpeach17 said...

I am a follower.. I follow via Google Reader.

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gcpeach17 said...

It's interesting that he is a twin and his dad must've known something was going to happen to him when he summoned him....I am anxious to listen to this interesting story. Thanks, for the giveaway.

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holdenj said...

I like these ex-CIA type thrillers where they are not bound by their usual rules. And your rebus review looked interesting. ?
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holdenj said...

I am a loyal google friend connect follower.
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holdenj said...

I find his website incredible, he is so prolific. But his cameo in Castle (in fact, all those guys looked like they were having so much fun) is worth a look in re-runs this summer if you missed it the first time.
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Linda Kish said...

Well,another terrific page-turner from James Patterson. It starts off with a bang (or a murder) and progresses from there. Can't wait to read it.

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I always make sure to enter his monthly sweepstakes.

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Lisa R said...

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Lisa R said...

Love that JP was on one of my favorite shows-Castle( I haven't seen it yet as I tend to DVR them and watch 2 or 3 back to back)


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Lisa R said...

"the first time I died it went something like this." The first time? what the hell? got to read more---

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scottsgal said...

Interesting - he also writes teen series (which are great for adults as well)
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scottsgal said...

follower via reader
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scottsgal said...

Patterson is my all time fave author. I like the CIA aspect he's thrown in for this book
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g.g. said...

He thought he died and he said "I just remember swimming up to the light, and the pain"....and I thought that was a cool way of saying the typical "he had seen the light" near death phrase.


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g.g. said...

One way I follow is by subscribing with email

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g.g. said...

A busy website. Lindsey Boxer has her own blog on it


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misskallie2000 said...

Oh my gosh. That excerpt was awesome. Can't keep Jack down. I love James Patterson and knew this would be a fab book from the beginning. It is amazing the strength you have when you are running on adrenalin and war is an adrenalin rush all the time. We should pray for our military every day, to come home safely.

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misskallie2000 said...

I am email subscriber

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misskallie2000 said...

James Patterson received Author of the Year honors for Max at the 2010 Children's Choice Book Awards. James not only writes for adults but for children and won this awesome award for "Max".

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Benita said...

I found it interesting that the character spoke of the first time he dies in the excerpt. I'm curious about what he meant. Did he die more than once?

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Benita said...

I'm an email subscriber.

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Benita said...

I've seen James Patterson's website before. I love that he has sweepstakes and contests to enter.

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Erika Lynn said...

i follow in my google reader

Erika Lynn said...

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Erika Lynn said...

the first time I died. How many times can you die?

Pamela Keener said...

I follow your blog via GFC,
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Pamela Keener said...

OMG I absolutely love James Patterson. The excerpt certainly caught my attention when he risked his life once more to save his saviors in the helicopter. I can only imagine his pain as he was unsuccessful.
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Pamela Keener said...

James took top honors of the year for Max at The 2010 Children's Choice Book Awards!
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Denny, Alaska said...

I follow via GFC.

Mitzi H. said...

I'm a follower and would love to be included in your drawing!!!

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Mitzi H. said...

I had no idea that he wrote childrens stories. He has written more books than I thought an author could!!!!

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Mitzi H. said...

After reading that excerpt....is he alive or dead??? Can't wait to find out what the heck is going on!!!!

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Susan Margaret said...

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Susan Margaret said...

I think the style of writing in Private is great!

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409cope said...

I like the military aspect in the first chapter for hubby and the reincarnation aspect for me.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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409cope said...

I found it interesting that in 2007 one in every 15 hardcover fiction books sold in North America was written by James Patterson.cardshark42(at)hotmail(ot)com

409cope said...

I found it interesting that in 2007 one in every 15 hardcover fiction books sold in North America was written by James Patterson.cardshark42(at)hotmail(ot)com

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Edna said...

I like this on James' web site about the book

I ran across rocky ground in the dark, and I choked out to Danny, “I’ve got you; I’ve got you. Just stay with me, you hear me?”

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Christine H said...

I was very moved by the first page and I would have kept on reading if I wasn't so behind on entering your wonderful contests. I'm glad I read it, I really hope to win it now too. chirth7@yahoo.com

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Christine H said...

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Shirley said...

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CherylS22 said...

I thought it was amusing when Jack described his father as looking "like Harrison Ford on meth."

Thanks for the giveaway~
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CherylS22 said...

I found it interesting that James Patterson "holds the New York Times record for most Hardcover Fiction bestselling titles by a single author (53 total), which is also a Guinness World Record."

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