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Publisher's Summary

God save the Queen - only Private can save the royal family.

Private is the most elite detective agency in the world. But when kidnappers threaten to execute a royal family member in front of the queen, Jack Morgan and his team have just 24 hours to stop them. Or heads will roll, literally.

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Novella in the Private/Jack Morgan series

James Patterson releases books at the rate of approximately one per month. Most have coauthors. He has a large number of series and with well over 200 million books sold he holds the all time record among authors. The problem is of all of his novels I have read or listened to during the last 20 years I have not found even one that honestly deserves 5 stars.

This novella is part of the Private series of suspense thrillers. Private is a worldwide detective agency owned and operated by Jack Morgan. It is also part of Patterson's BookShots series of approximately 70 mostly two to three hour novellas that cover a wide range of genres. All of the BookShots are drastically over priced.

Private:The Royals is a suspense thriller consistent with the 12 novels in the series. Really excellent narration keeps this novella from getting 1 star.

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Great Story

This is a great short story. I wish it was a a little longer. A little more character building on the new private member.

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Short

Disappointed in how short the book is in comparison to the others in this series.

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Very Short but Very Good

I was hesitant about buying one of these "short" stories but for $8.00 I thought what the heck. I'm glad I did. Unlike the 8+ hours of the unabridged books, these short stories got right to the point. No time for character development or other "fillers". Sometimes that's good, sometimes bad.

This story was good with a decent ending. Narration was also good.

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Pleasant quick read

The narrators were very good. Characters likeable. A couple of surprises, although I did know who one of the villains was right away.

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Not his best work :-(

I’ve listened to quite a few of the James Patterson Private series audiobooks on Audible. This is by far the worst of the series thus far. The character development wasn’t as detailed. The story felt rushed and it was quite Predictable. Sadly, this is not up to the high standard I’m used to from James Patterson.

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Decent Story and Twist.

I thought the story and narration was good. for a quick listen I thought they did a good job with the story. I just got into the Private Series and haven't been disappointed thus far.

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Private; The Royals

Jay Snyder 's brilliant performance and great talent was the only reason I listened to this predictable and cliche, was Jay Snyder 's narration.

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awesome

what an excellent short story the action was crazy but I followed it the entire way

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Only 24 Hours

Jack has done some investigation for wealthy people before but in this book he is hired by the Royal family. Someone has kidnaped one of the members of the Royal family and is threatening to execute them for everyone to see. Jack and his Private team are pressed with only 24 hours to stop this horrible crime from happening. This book is short but sweet, it will keep you on the edge of your seat for every chapter.