2008 Audie Award Winner of Audiobook of the Year.
Former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure out of his past: the man known only as Faust.
The Chopin Manuscript is a unique collaboration by 15 of the world's greatest thriller writers. Jeffery Deaver conceived the characters and set the plot in motion; the other authors each wrote a chapter in turn. Deaver then completed what he started, bringing The Chopin Manuscript to its explosive conclusion.
"Innovative and unique, The Chopin Manuscript, written by masters in the field of thrillers, is far more than the sum of its parts. Here each author shines, blending individual skill and energy, into a riveting, crackling-paced tapestry of murder, mystery, and mayhem. Not to be missed!" James Rollins, author of The Judas Strain
"A GREAT story, written by one GREAT author after another, in one GREAT chapter after another. A stellar achievement of collectivity that blows from the starting gate at 100 mph and never slows down. A thrill-a-page from 15 GREAT thriller masters. Don't miss this one." Steve Berry, author of The Venetian Betrayal
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About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the bestselling author of over 30 mystery/crime novels and three collections of short stories. His books have been on bestseller lists around the globe, including his two best-known series: Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance. He's received a number of awards around the world, including the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association and the Nero Wolfe Award. Before becoming a full-time writer, he earned a law degree and practiced journalism.
Date of Birth:May 6, 1950
Place of Birth:Chicago, Illinois
Education:B.A., University of Missouri; Juris Doctor, cum laude, Fordham University School of Law
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I get the audio books to listen on my drive to and from work. This is bad because I want to stay in the car and listen longer. I liked all the characters because you didn't know who to trust. With so many authors, each writing one chapter, the plot can go anywhere.
Mixed feelings about this book written by 15 (!) well-known thriller writers. The thriller part is quite good, with almost non-stop action in at least 4 different countries, a lot of unpredictable twists and turns, it¿s a real page turner.
However, the main idea behind the plot is somewhat weak and confusing. It is too far-fetched to be enjoyed by a serious reader of international thrillers. Also, the author(s) made a complete mess of the whole Serbian-Albanian connection, with bad selection of Slavic charachers¿ names, including Polish ones (how hard is it for a writer in the age of the Internet to conduct a quick research on foreign names?) and other mistakes that are obvious especially to readers who know European culture and history.
What I really enjoyed was the narration by Alfred Molina (yes, it was an audiobook, unabridged). He is a great professional, with excellent command of the English language and appropriate use of light foreign accents (unlike most other narrators with their bad amateurish heavy accents they learn from cheap Hollywood movies). So, I will definitely be looking for another audiobook read by Mr. Molina.