We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
12th of Never Audiobook

12th of Never

Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career. A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he's convinced is real.
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

Publisher's Summary

It's the 12th book of the Women's Murder Club series, and it's finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor - while two killers are on the loose.

Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career.

A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he's convinced is real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in - and it fits the professor's description to the last detail.

Lindsay doesn't have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when Lindsay is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life.

©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (1021 )
5 star
 (459)
4 star
 (322)
3 star
 (164)
2 star
 (42)
1 star
 (34)
Overall
4.1 (866 )
5 star
 (390)
4 star
 (262)
3 star
 (143)
2 star
 (31)
1 star
 (40)
Story
4.2 (859 )
5 star
 (428)
4 star
 (270)
3 star
 (117)
2 star
 (25)
1 star
 (19)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kelly Colorado Springs 08-18-13
    Kelly Colorado Springs 08-18-13 Member Since 2016

    Reading allows me to travel through time, to visit the world's unique and stunning places, to become somebody I am not... It is glorious.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    56
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    132
    127
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    9
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I wish I could say I liked it."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have always loved the characters of the WMC. I look forward to following their stories. But this book was not good. The story was disjointed; the character development poor. When Lindsey left her newborn baby girl alone in the hospital it infuriated me. It wasnt realistic. There were characters who moved on from broken relationships too quickly. There were few interactions between the four women. I found myself angry with Mr Patterson for letting his fans down. It seemed that he and his publisher were more worried about putting a book out "on time" than they were about writing and publishing a quality mystery book for the fans of the WMC series.


    Has 12th of Never turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. But I may leave this series. There are too many good books out there to waste my time and money on any more sub-par books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Daniel Kennewick, Washington, United States 08-05-13
    Daniel Kennewick, Washington, United States 08-05-13 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "MD 20/20"

    Books should be like a fine wine, getting only more complex the longer they are open, and have time to breath. My only conclusion is there must be a market for cheap wine, just like there is for poor writing. So if you are a connoisseur of cheap wine you may enjoy this swill. Shame on me for even spending my money on this, should have waited for more reviews.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Laura Philadelphia, PA, United States 08-03-13
    Laura Philadelphia, PA, United States 08-03-13 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    36
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    37
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nice Addition to Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of 12th of Never to be better than the print version?

    I do not know. I think I would have enjoyed reading the print version.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot kept me involved. I liked the different story lines


    Did January LaVoy do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Her voicing of Lindsay was good. I did not like Yuki's voice. The voice of one of the killers made my skin crawl. I liked Carolyn McCormick's narration better.







    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction. I thought the storyline with Lindsay's baby was poignant. Lindsay is my reason for following this series. I am not really interested in the other three woman.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommended only if you have followed the whole series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ida 07-17-13
    Ida 07-17-13 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    89
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    110
    77
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    8
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pay Attention to the Previous Reviews and Comments"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Maxine Paetro and/or January LaVoy?

    Not sure...I have not been pleased with books that are co-authored with James Patterson. I would compare the collaboration to that of dental hygienist and a dentist. The hygienist does the most work and the doctor briefly checks the work and passes you on. This is how I perceive the Patterson-Paetro collaborations. The stories are not up to the Patterson quality. I would probably not purchase another book from James Patterson and Maxine Paetro and/or January LaVoy. I would check the book out from the library first and review it prior to making a purchase.


    Has 12th of Never turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This has not detered me from books of this genre. However, books in this particular series will be suspect.


    Have you listened to any of January LaVoy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think this is the first narration that I have experienced from January LaVoy. In my opinion she was not bad.


    Did 12th of Never inspire you to do anything?

    absolutely nothing!!


    Any additional comments?

    Perhaps this series has run its course. What else can happen to these characters? Murder investigations are plentiful. These stories are becoming predictable and somewhat boring. With Lindsey being married and now a mother, her edge as an officer will suffer. Joe has become an accessory and "damn-it-doll" being beat up constantly. The other characters have also lost their interesting edge. Time to let these ladies move on.. and quietly disappear to literary heaven.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Martha Orosz Fairfield, CT USA 07-13-13
    Martha Orosz Fairfield, CT USA 07-13-13 Member Since 2010

    Accounting Wizard

    HELPFUL VOTES
    45
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    314
    30
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Keep them Coming!"

    This has been a great series and continues to be. I love a series with the return of key characters and the addition of new one. Love the way the characters evolve and change and grow, it's like an old friend when a new book comes out. Try these books you'll for sure like them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sharon United States 07-02-13
    Sharon United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    64
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    165
    151
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This series gets better and better!"

    Women's Murder Club is by far my favorite James Patterson series. Patterson and Paetro write so well together. The stories of these four women continue to entertain. Five stars all the way!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gayle 06-29-13
    Gayle 06-29-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    135
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    147
    100
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    28
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "AWESOME!!!"

    I've read all the books in this series and I think this is my favorite so far! Definitely an interesting story that pulls you right in from the start.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    BluBumbleB 06-25-13
    BluBumbleB 06-25-13 Member Since 2016

    Audible OBSESSED!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    598
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    321
    311
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    199
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Patterson & Paetro, a great combination!"

    I'm a huge fan of James Patterson, but, especially the WMC series. I have not been disappointed with any of the books so far. This one was much shorter in length than the others in the series, but, it was jammed pack full of action and drama. There are multiple plots and all of the characters continue to interest me as various life changes occur. I'm still a fan of the original narrator Carolyn Mccormick but January LaVoy does a good job. All in all, as the story progressed it became quite the nailbiter. Forever a James Patterson fan, I think all his books are credit worthy! I hope that there is a thirteenth book coming soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vicki Salem, oregon, United States 06-06-13
    Vicki Salem, oregon, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Please write the story alone James Patterson"
    What did you like best about 12th of Never? What did you like least?

    I absolutely love James Patterson. That being said..... I think he should write the stories alone. I find that they become disjointed. The Woman's Murder Club books are my favorite of his although I've read all his others. The 12th of Never was disappointing, too many unrealistic things going on. No mother .. Not even Lindsay would leave her baby in the hospital and go to work. And Clare never mentions Rosie or her family. There's too many things left out that would have made the story not only more realistic butentertaining.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It's made me question future Murder Club books from James Patterson. And that is very disappointing.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I've not only read but listened to all of the Woman's Murder club series. And from the moment the narrator spoke I was disappointed. I can hear Lindsay in my head and changing narrator's was distracting. Before each new book I re listen to the whole series.Hopefully the 13th will find what was missing in the 12th.


    Could you see 12th of Never being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I totally loved the tv series and was disappointed when it wasn't continued.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not saying that parts of the book weren't enjoyable. But, it was too disjointed in some ways. Things could have been better. That whole scene with Lindsay outside of her apartment running into Joe's ex partner was like a footnote. Nothing more was mentioned.
    Why was she there? Did she tell Joe? Is she going to pop up in weird places for no reason?
    I'm making this sound too negative. I love this series. I love the plots and characters. This one just short changed us. And I really didn't like the narrator at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James United States 05-18-13
    James United States 05-18-13 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very disappointed in this book."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Some continuity, the Joe and Lindsay story line was not good at at all.


    What character would you cut from 12th of Never?

    The lawyer


    Any additional comments?

    I won't spend money on another Murder Club Mystery, will wait to check it out at the library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.