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1st to Die Audiobook

1st to Die: The Women's Murder Club

There's a killer on the loose in San Francisco, and he's stalking newlyweds. When the usual procedures to stop him don't work, four women, each holding a piece of the puzzle, form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case. 1st to Die is the start of a new series of crime thrillers from James Patterson.
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Publisher's Summary

Four women - four friends - share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each one holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant D.A., and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle.


But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these women form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand.


1st to Die is the start of a blazingly fast-paced and sensationally entertaining new series of crime thrillers.

©2001 by James Patterson; All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks

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    SoCal Gal 03-21-12
    SoCal Gal 03-21-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't Put It Down"

    I really enjoyed this book. It had suspense, likable and creepy characters, good relationships between the characters, including romance. There was plenty going on to keep my attention from beginning to end. I found myself reaching for my book a few minutes after putting it down. I just had to know who dun it!

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    Anthony lakeland, FL, United States 03-19-12
    Anthony lakeland, FL, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Not his best."
    What would have made 1st to Die better?

    Felt like I was reading a newspaper account of a series of crimes.


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson’s story?

    Just never made me want to keep listening to get to the next chapter. no excitement or anticipation. Never felt like any of the characters were real.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was ok, just did not grab me.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 1st to Die?

    Stupid story line, stupid ending.


    Any additional comments?

    I have liked James Patterson in the past, this was just boring.

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    Fiona Mississauga, ON, Canada 03-19-12
    Fiona Mississauga, ON, Canada 03-19-12 Member Since 2009

    I LOVE Audible

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    "trite"

    BORING... I am surprised that James Patterson has written such a (yawn) boring story. There are quite a few 'racy' bits in this story, but they were not feminine at all. James should stick to what he knows, thinking like a man. Unfortunately I had to finish the story, because I started listening to it (that is why It got 2 starts, if I cant finish, it only gets one)

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    Beatha Memphis, TN, United States 03-15-12
    Beatha Memphis, TN, United States 03-15-12
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    "Five Star Winner"
    Would you listen to 1st to Die again? Why?

    No. I only listen to my books once. They put me to sleep if I listen more than that.


    What other book might you compare 1st to Die to and why?

    Cat and Mouse


    What does Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The right amount of enthusiasm and realistic action through here ability to read and capture the audience.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Good question, I don't know.


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    Zondra Irving, TX, United States 03-14-12
    Zondra Irving, TX, United States 03-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Horrible Narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The plot was full of twists which I enjoyed but the chemistry between the group of women seemed forced. I felt the Narrator did a terrible job and will not download any other books in this series because of her.


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    Michele Idledale, CO, United States 03-12-12
    Michele Idledale, CO, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    "twists and turns...kept me wanting more"
    What about Suzanne Toren???s performance did you like?

    She did a great job with the


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

    I did cry often..and laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed it very much

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    Debbie Randallstown, MD, United States 03-12-12
    Debbie Randallstown, MD, United States 03-12-12
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    "Kept my constant attention"
    What made the experience of listening to 1st to Die the most enjoyable?

    I have a part time job cleaning and really it passes the time being able to listen to the books while I clean


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 1st to Die?

    the murders...gruesome!


    Which character – as performed by Suzanne Toren – was your favorite?

    I liked the main character, but I also liked Claire the medical examiner as well as the reporter


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the main characters love was shot at the end


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    colleen hurricane, ut, United States 03-12-12
    colleen hurricane, ut, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Twists and turns..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of 1st to Die to be better than the print version?

    didn't read it,


    What did you like best about this story?

    the way it kept me thinking I knew what was going to happen next


    What does Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A womans voice


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when one of the characters died.


    Any additional comments?

    just when i thought I knew what was going to happen, it changed

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    Donna O. United States 03-07-12
    Donna O. United States 03-07-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great"
    Would you consider the audio edition of 1st to Die to be better than the print version?

    I can't find time to sit and read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it shows women as strong.


    What does Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Expression


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes couldn't wate to get back to the book.


    Any additional comments?

    This brought me back to reading. Thanks

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    Patricia Hepzibah, WV, United States 03-06-12
    Patricia Hepzibah, WV, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Finally listened to the first one."
    Where does 1st to Die rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranks in the top 10.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is hard to choose a favorite they are all really good.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the girls get together to discuss the different clues that each have come up with.


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

    Neither, but I was sad when Raleigh died, they made a good pair. I loved they way they had his family include Lindsay.


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