NO- I like James Patterson, but the new sexier version of his stories is more like reading a romance novel since he brought in the female co-authors.
The movie would definitely lend itself to the explicit sex scenes, which I find detract not add to the story line...so probably not.
Have Patterson drop the female co-authors and go back to doing what he does best...writing great books.
In the next year.
The narrator is fine.
Disappointment in the production.
Yeah, here's my real review: Lindsay Boxer, SFPD homicide detective, and her friends use their influence and jobs to solve a couple of intertwined crime sprees. One is a serial killer targeting women and their children and another is a cat burglar targeting wealthy homes safe deposit boxed. Mildly entertaining audio read. I can no longer actually read this series because the written work is just uninspiring. But, listening it whilst I drive around is okay. It isn't in depth, so thinking required. The plot isn't complicated, nor are the characters. The women are very three dimensional. The story reads(listens) like a TV script. The largest drawback with listening is they have made the series into a "production". That means there is a lot of mood music and intermittent sound effects like bombs, gunfire etc. It's really draws away from the story, not enhance it. I wish they would cut that crap out. Another annoying issue is the book is told partially in first person by the main character, partially in third person, omniscient narrator and partially third person in the criminal heads. It doesn't flow very well. There is a lot of sex in this one to. Not sure why. Guess that suppose to appeal to more audiences.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
This book has no depth. The crimes seem to be written for shock value rather than to build suspense. The ending seemed to be written in such a way to entice readers to pick up #10 in the series which is a turn off for me. I want a tightly suspenseful novel, written by Mr Patterson, which is what you get in the earliest novels of the series. But this trend towards writing collaborations has diminished the impact of this series. The characters are more cartoon than real. The stories are simplistic. And the narrator doesn't delineate the different characters enough.
I thought this story lacked some of pizzaz of the previous stories in this series. Though entertaining and worth the listen, it just wasn't as good as others. I would still recommend the listen, tho.
Ms. Mccormick does a great job reading and conveying the emotions of the story.
The story made me laugh and cry, anxious and happy. A full range of emotions.
The Women's Murder Club series of books is great! I've only got two more to go and have #12 on my wish list. Can't wait until it's out!!! I feel as if I know the characters personally. Great job Mr. Patterson! Thanks for the great listen.
I would say the entire Women's Murder Club series is top-knotch in my book.....The storylines are great, and the narration is PERFECTO!!
Lindsey is my favorite, but she does a great job with ALL of them, as far as I'm concerned.
If I had the time, absolutely.
I'm a fan of Patterson because I can get through the books quickly but it provides a lot of entertainment. When reading I can't put it down. When listening, I'm looking for excuses to stay in the car to listen for just a few more minutes.
Yes, because it is a good listen and you pick up even more with more listens.
They get the bad guy
You get the benefits of the different characters.
The whole series is very good
Fun, fast paced
With the usual twists and turns of the Women's Murder Club, this book fits nicely within the series. A nice number of red herrings and twists and turns.
She add a feminine voice that is strong and believable. It wouldn't have been any fun with Betty White reading it.
No. I usually do not listen or read a book more than one.
She adds drama, which is very good
Good beach book!