The Copper Bracelet : Harold Middleton

  • by Lee Child, David Corbett, Jeffery Deaver, Joseph Finder, Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap, David Hewson, Lisa Scottoline, Gayle Lynds, P. J. Parrish
  • Narrated by Alfred Molina
  • Series: Harold Middleton
  • 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A peaceful picnic in the French countryside explodes in violence. A mysterious assassin hisses a deadly threat. And events are set in motion that could propel India and Pakistan down the road to nuclear confrontation.Two years after the events of the Audiobook of the Year - The Chopin Manuscript - former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his Volunteers once again must crack a secretive conspiracy that not only threatens their lives, but the stability of the world. Their race against time will take them from London to the U.S. to Russia and beyond. And at the heart of it all is one question: What is the secret of the Copper Bracelet?Sixteen of the world's greatest thriller writers collaborated on The Copper Bracelet. Once again, as he did with The Chopin Manuscript, Jeffery Deaver wrote the first chapter. Then, each successive author wrote a chapter in turn, finally returning it to Deaver to complete this thrilling sequel.The Copper Bracelet was written by:
Jeffery Deaver
Gayle Lynds
David Hewson
Jim Fusilli
John Gilstrap
Joseph Finder
Lisa Scottoline
David Corbett
Linda Barnes
Jenny Siler
David Liss
P.J. Parrish
Brett Battles
Lee Child
Jon Land
James PhelanPROJECT EDITOR: Jim Fusilli


What the Critics Say

"This was like playing on an all-star team, and all the hits were home runs." (Lee Child)

"A feast for the senses, The Copper Bracelet continues the standard of excellence established by The Chopin Manuscript. Action, intrigue, suspense, they are all there. Another certified no-question-about-it-winner from a remarkable collection of talent. Bravo." (Steve Berry)

"What a blast to collaborate with some of the greatest suspense writers around on the thriller event of the year." (Joseph Finder)

"I can't think of a more enjoyable writing experience in my twenty-five years of being a fiction author than writing The Copper Bracelet and its predecessor, The Chopin Manuscript. We writers spend way too much time by ourselves in dark rooms, and it was a delight to emerge from the cave and hang out, so to speak, with my peers. I have to say that I sat down to read the manuscript with more than little trepidation. I needn't have worried. I was blown away...[and was] fascinated to see how a group of authors with vastly varied writing styles and approaches to creativity produced such a cohesive thriller with a relentlessly fast-paced narrative. (And, okay, I'll admit, I got a voyeur's kick in seeing how my talented co-authors ply their craft.)" (Jeffery Deaver)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A Big Ugly MESS!

I have so many comments on this book; I must resort to bullet points

~Exciting Concept
~The Chopin Manuscript was good
~Alfred Molina is a good narrator

~Some of the authors go over the top trying to make their splash, and in this case it ruined the story

1. Jeffery Deaver: Great job establishing a solid foundation to a potentially good book

2. Gayle Lynds: Starts twisting the story, in the wrong direction

3. David Huson: Continues to twist, again in the wrong direction

4. Jim Fusilli: Tries to put the story on track, does a good job

5. John Gilstrap: Builds on what Fusilli wrote, nicely

6. Joseph Finder: Good writing, adds intrigue and action. I'm starting to get excited about it now!

7. Lisa Scottoline: TERRIBLE! She basically ruins the entire effort! I am glad I had a chance to see how bad an author she is before ever purchasing any of her work.
0-Stars, actually negative!

8. David Corbett: Tries to recover, does a good job

9. Linda Barnes: Continues on Corbett's save and does so nicely

10. Jenny Siler: I like what she did, builds on recovery and adds intrigue

11. David Liss: Continues with story line and does a good job

12. P.J. Parrish: Good intrigue and action

13. Brett Battles: Starts unfolding, tying a few things together

14. Lee Child: Gets the story rolling to its climax

15. Jon Land: Drops the ball with ridiculous twists

16. James Phelan: Fumbles Land's fumble

17. Jeffery Deaver: What can he do but end it? He does, but he can't save it.

Overall I can't recommend it.

Lisa Scottoline should have been kicked out of the process after reading her disaster.

I am not sure if I would listen to a third effort. I would probably wait to see if the reviews were good prior to purchase.
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- Daniel "Hopelessly addicted to Audio Books! I started listening as a distraction to the aggravation of driving, now I listen all the time :)"

Another winner !!!

I enjoyed The Copper Bracelet as much as the Chopin Manuscript. Because each chapter was written by a top mystery writer, there were no lulls and every chapter was full of action and suspense. It seemed like each writer left a challenge for the next to pickup, and they all did a fabulous job of keeping the plot moving quickly along. It wasn't choppy and flowed beautifully from one chapter to the next. While listening, I kept thinking that there should be more books like this! I just keep coming back to that by collaborating on a book, we get every writer's "A" game. I enjoyed every minute of the Chopin Manuscript.
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- Ronda Snyder

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios and International Thriller Writers, Inc.