MatchUp by Kathy Reichs audiobook

MatchUp

By various authors
Edited by Lee Child
Read by various narrators

Simon & Schuster Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508233886

  • ISBN: 9781508233886

Runtime: 15.26 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This “highly recommended” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) collection edited by New York Times bestselling author Lee Child pairs the beloved characters of twenty-two internationally bestselling writers in “a must-read for fans of the thriller genre. Very rarely does this kind of star power assemble for one anthology, and each story delivers the goods” (TheRealBookSpy.com).

The incredible follow-up to FaceOff features twenty-two of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers pairing their series characters in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). MatchUp takes the never-before-seen bestseller pairings of FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. “Think Dancing With the Stars, but with mysteries” (Booklist) as eleven of the world’s best female thriller writers from Diana Gabaldon to Kathy Reichs to Charlaine Harris are paired with eleven of the world’s best male thriller writers, including John Sandford, C.J. Box, and Nelson DeMille, among others. “This box holds a chocolate or two that will be to everyone’s liking” (Kirkus Reviews).

In these innovative stories, their beloved protagonists, Lee Coburn, Joe Pickett, and Jack Reacher—just to name a few—team up to unnerve and satisfy thriller fans worldwide. All of the contributors are ITW members, and the project is edited by ITW member and #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child. The lineup includes:

Sandra Brown’s Lee Coburn vs. C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett
Val McDermid’s Tony Hill vs. Peter James’s Roy Grace
Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan vs. Lee Child’s Jack Reacher
Diana Gabaldon’s Jamie Fraser vs. Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone
Gayle Lynds’s Liz Sansborough vs. David Morrell’s Rambo
Karin Slaughter’s Jeffrey Tolliver vs. Michael Koryta’s Joe Pritchard
Charlaine Harris’s Harper Connelly vs. Andrew Gross’s Ty Hauck
Lisa Jackson’s Regan Pescoli vs. John Sandford’s Virgil Flower
Lara Adrian’s Lucan Thorne vs. Christopher Rice’s Lilliane
Lisa Scottoline’s Bennie Rosato vs. Nelson DeMille’s John Corey
J.A. Jance’s Ali Reynolds vs. Eric Van Lustbader’s Bravo Shaw

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The premise of this compilation is unique in that each account is a collaboration between a female mystery writer of note and a male author of repute…This is a perfect opportunity to become acquainted with new characters as they interact in these excellent dramas, some humorous, some sexy, all action-filled. Some strange and unusual pairings make for fantastic reading.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kathy Reichs

Author Bio: Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the province of Quebec. She was vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, serves on the Canadian National Police Services Advisory Council, and is certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Her debut novel, Déjà Dead, was a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her work is the inspiration for the highly successful television drama Bones. Dr. Reichs divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal.

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Author Bio: Lisa Scottoline

Author Bio: Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers. She has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. There are thirty million copies of her books in print, and she has been published in over thirty-five countries.

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Author Bio: John Sandford

Author Bio: John Sandford

John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986 and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also won the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for 1985. He is the author of more than thirty published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times’ #1 bestseller lists. His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean.

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Author Bio: Sandra Brown

Author Bio: Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, many of which have ranked in the number one to five slots, with over eighty million copies of her books in print. Her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.

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Author Bio: Lee Child

Author Bio: Lee Child

Lee Child is the author of more than twenty Jack Reacher thrillers, including several New York Times bestsellers and number-one bestsellers. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. He is a native of England and a former television director.

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Author Bio: Christopher Rice

Author Bio: Christopher Rice

Christopher Rice published his bestselling debut novel, A Density of Souls, when he was twenty-two. By thirty, Rice had published four New York Times bestsellers, received a Lambda Literary Award, and been declared one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.” The son of legendary author Anne Rice, he has published short fiction in the anthologies Thriller and Los Angeles Noir. His writing has been featured in the Advocate, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and on Salon.com. With his friend and cohost Eric Shaw Quinn, Rice recently launched his own internet radio broadcast, The Dinner Party Show. He also recently served on the board of directors of the West Hollywood Library Fund, which helped to secure funds for a new state-of-the-art library in the heart of the city he now calls home.

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Author Bio: Gayle Lynds

Author Bio: Gayle Lynds

Gayle Lynds is the bestselling, award-winning author of several international espionage thrillers, including Masquerade, The Last Spymaster, and The Book of Spies. A member of the Association for Intelligence Officers, she is cofounder (with David Morrell) of the International Thriller Writers. She lives in Westbrook, Maine.

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Author Bio: Michael Koryta

Author Bio: Michael Koryta

Michael Koryta is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels, most recently Rise the Dark. His previous novels—including Last Words, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and So Cold The River—were New York Times notable books, national bestsellers, and have been nominated for numerous awards, including having won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Koryta is a former private investigator and newspaper reporter. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and Camden, Maine.

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Author Bio: Andrew Gross

Author Bio: Andrew Gross

Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Blue Zone and The Dark Tide and coauthor with James Patterson of five number-one bestsellers. He has degrees from Middlebury College and Columbia University and lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife Lynn. They have three children.

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Author Bio: David Morrell

Author Bio: David Morrell

David Morrell is one of America’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers, with more than eighteen million copies of his books in print. His thrillers have been translated into twenty-two languages and turned into record-breaking films and top-rated television miniseries. His 1972 debut novel, First Blood, became the basis for the Rambo films. A former professor of American literature at the University of Iowa, he now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Author Bio: Peter James

Author Bio: Peter James

Peter James is the international bestselling author of the Roy Grace series with more than thirteen million copies sold all over the world. His novels have been translated into thirty-four languages and three have been filmed. All his novels reflect his deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in-depth research. He lives in England.

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Author Bio: Lara Adrian

Author Bio: Lara Adrian

Lara Adrian is the author of the Midnight Breed series. Her new releases regularly appear on key bestseller lists including the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon.com. There are more than two million copies of the Midnight Breed series in print in the United States. She lives with her husband in New England.

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Author Bio: Diana Gabaldon

Author Bio: Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon is the beloved author of seven New York Times bestselling novels in the series that began with Outlander, including Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and An Echo in the Bone. In 1997 she received the RT Award for Innovative Historical Romance.

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Author Bio: Steve Berry

Author Bio: Steve Berry

Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen Cotton Malone and four stand-alone novels. He has twenty-five million books in print, translated into forty languages. He is an emeritus member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its copresident.

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Author Bio: Nelson DeMille

Author Bio: Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in New York City. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His first major novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, is still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He attended Hofstra University, where he received a degree in political science and history. He is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, The Gate House, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. He also coauthored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers. A member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa, he holds honorary doctorates from Hofstra University, Long Island University, and Dowling College.

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Author Bio: Eric Van Lustbader

Author Bio: Eric Van Lustbader

Eric Van Lustbader is the author of more than twenty-five bestselling novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Ninja and The Testament. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages. He has also written several novels in Robert Ludlum’s highly successful Bourne series, including The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Betrayal, The Bourne Sanction, and others. Before turning to writing full-time, he enjoyed a highly successful career in the New York City public school system, where he holds licenses in both elementary and early childhood education. 

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Author Bio: Val McDermid

Author Bio: Val McDermid

Val McDermid was a journalist for sixteen years and is now a full-time writer living in South Manchester. Among her awards are the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year for The Mermaids Singing. Her novel A Place of Execution won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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Author Bio: C. J. Box

Author Bio: C. J. Box

C. J. Box is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the Joe Pickett series. He has also written short stories and essays. Open Season was a 2001 New York Times Notable Book, and his works have won the Anthony Award, France’s Prix Calibre 38, the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and the Edgar Award and have been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His novels have been translated into twenty-five languages.

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Author Bio: Charlaine Harris

Author Bio: Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling mystery author and editor. She has written a number of successful mystery and urban fantasy series, including the Aurora Teagarden series, the Harper Connelly series, and the Shakespeare series, among others. The first book in Harris’ Southern Vampire series, Dead until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001; the series is also the basis for the hit HBO series True Blood. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, and the International Crime Writers Association. Currently, Harris lives in Magnolia, Arkansas.

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Author Bio: Lisa Jackson

Author Bio: Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous series and stand-alone works. She has written over eighty-five novels, primarily in the romance and suspense genres. She won the RT Book Reviews Award for best romantic suspense novel in 2007. She also coauthors the Colony series with Nancy Bush.

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Author Bio: J. A. Jance

Author Bio: J. A. Jance

J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, and a number of novels featuring the Walker family. Before becoming an author, she worked as a librarian and teacher on a Native American reservation.

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Author Bio: Karin Slaughter

Author Bio: Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of over a dozen thrillers, including the Will Trent and Grant County series. A longtime resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 15.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English