K. Jaye Frazer
The "Women's Murder Club" series is getting better as it progresses. The "club" is still more of a few separate stories of women who socialize with each other often but do not really work together to solve mysteries a la Holmes and Watson. Only the SFPD cop Lindsey Boxer and the San Francisco Coroner, her best friend Claire, really work together. The others are just meeting for drinks and getting threatened by evil criminals.
Yuki, the replacement for criminal attorney Jill, who was killed by one the psychopaths chased by Lindsey, is becoming a strong character in the group. She is now working for the government at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Her cases tend to parallel or mix with the cases being solved by Officer Boxer.
Cop Lindsey Boxer is the lead character still, and we are entangled in her affair with Joe, a Federal Cop who has decided finally to move in with Lindsey in San Francisco. At the same time, Lindsey is having a flirtation with her partner at SFPD, Robert Cochlan. I am not thrilled by her sex life being included in the books. I prefer the mysteries without sex. I don't mind them having spouses or boy or girlfriends, but I can live without them.
The Box Set includes what would equal the 4th, 5th, and 6th of the series, so I will not go into the plots at any length. The reading continues to be strong and entertaining, with a nice scratchy voice in the low alto range. I use these books to fall asleep to, as I find homicide and sociopaths relaxing.
I had hoped the random music and strange sound effects were phenomena exclusive to the third audio book in the Women's Murder Club series. Apparently not, as book four appears to be laced with them as well. I am only about an hour in, but I cannot wade the rest of the way through it.
I think James Patterson writes a good mystery, however, even though the Women's Murder Club is a good series, the individual books are not worth the money because they're too short. At least, in this box set, I got almost 24 hours of listening time. Won't spend my money on any more of this series unless they knocked the price down.
Lindsay, however, all the women in the club make it a good read.
She has a good voice. Wish in these books they did have a male voice for the male parts.
I was upset over the death of the little boy in The Fifth Horseman. It didn't move me in a good way.
As I wrote in the above, this Women's Murder Club series is good, just not worth the money for the individual audio books.
I like reading Patterson and enjoy his books.
The editing of this abridged version is HORRIBLE. It leaves huge holes in the story and skips around.
story line and writing I liked but had a hard time really following the story due to the editing
Ms. McCormick does a fine job in the narration of these stories and she really seems to know her characters well
I don't know- probably not
I tried to read these about a year ago and put it down. Just recently I'm tiring to read them again. But to be honest I probably won't even finish the first story and wish I could return it.
Characters that are less two-dimensional, and realistic dialog.
No, It hasn't turned off the author either. I've read quite a few of his books and enjoyed them
She just needed better material. I actually bought this book as an experiment because I enjoyed her reading of the Hunger Games books.
Not that I noticed, but I couldn't finish it.