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1st to Die Audiobook

1st to Die: The Women's Murder Club

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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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    Bonnie 08-19-12
    Bonnie 08-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fast-paced, suspenseful novel"

    A friend suggested the “11th Hour” by James Patterson. We listened to it first, got hooked and are now listening to the rest of the series in order.

    "1st to Die" is definitely a fast-paced suspenseful novel from the first page to the end. Mr. Patterson has done a masterful job developing the characters in this series. It is somewhat surprising that a man wrote it. He has a police officer, lawyer, coroner and reporter working together to solve a murder mystery. All are female and very likable and believable characters.

    The main character is Lindsey Boxer, the police officer. She not only has to find the killer, but she also is fighting a rare and potentially fatal disease. There is a romantic interest in the story but it is not overstated and gives the plot yet another twist at the very end. The murder plot is both sinister and complex and the book keep us guessing.

    We liked the short chapters from different points of view. These also allowed stopping points when it was time to turn off the lights even though we hated to stop. On to book two: “2nd Chance”.

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    Wendy VANCOUVER, WA, United States 08-19-12
    Wendy VANCOUVER, WA, United States 08-19-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Not my thing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Narrator made poor accent choices and vocal character choices


    Would you recommend 1st to Die to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'd say to read the book if you like thrillers but skip the audiobook.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Suzanne Toren’s performances?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Why use an NYC accent for a SF cop? The villain's voice was just too overblown villain-y. I didn't like the way the narrator lingered over the gruesome details. As for writing -- the author completely messed up lab results for anemia. The counts were typical of low white cell counts, but NOT low red cell counts. Such a thing would be very easy to check, he should fire his medical advisor!

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    Rita Waikoloa, HI, United States 08-14-12
    Rita Waikoloa, HI, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator's were irritating."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story is good; however I did not enjoy the narrator's voices in this book. Just a tad bit irritating.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Suzanne Toren’s performances?

    No.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


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    S. J Wunderink Henderson, NV United States 08-13-12
    S. J Wunderink Henderson, NV United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Good start to a great series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because it is a start to a great series, Patterson seems to get wound up with this book and really gets going with the subsequent books. While they REALLY don't depend on each other it is good to start with this one.


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    Rebecca Senn 08-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story but didn't like foul language"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Suzanne Toren?

    No


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

    The death of Boxer's friend


    Any additional comments?

    All the foul language was offensive and unnecessary for the story line.

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    Kathy United States 08-03-12
    Kathy United States 08-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A good effort"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book. It was little cheesy in places but it was a good read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Boxer- she is a strong woman succeeding in this man's world.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It was okay.


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

    Yes-it kept you guessing.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book and a great series-many of his later books in this series are much better.

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    Amazon Customer 07-11-12
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    "Awful"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Suzanne Toren?

    No


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Anything other than Patterson or this narrator


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She makes the female characters sound like morons.


    Any additional comments?

    I've been listening to books from Audible for three years and this book was one of the worst pieces fiction I've had the displeasure to read. The book had WAY too much going on from deadly illness, to a crazed serial killer, to the main character's sappy love life. The narrator was extremely boring and I caught myself falling asleep and just wanting it to end. I tried to keep an open mind and finished it but it did NOT get any better through the end. I'm sorry I wasted my time on this one!!

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    Susanne 06-25-12
    Susanne 06-25-12

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    "James Patterson fans will enjoy"

    James Patterson is not my favorite author but I do like to occasionally listen to an author that I have not read or listened to for awhile. It was ok. I think another reader may have made it a better overall experience.

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    Ellen DOVER, OH, United States 05-24-12
    Ellen DOVER, OH, United States 05-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fabulous"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It was like I was listing to a movie but no picture!


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

    When Chris died


    Any additional comments?

    I could not stop listening to this book and can't wait till I hear the next one.

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    Lenore Roser 05-12-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Good story; terrible narration"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    story line


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    yes


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    keeps listener intrigued


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    male and females sounded the same like Bronx mobsters


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Author has been subjected to low quality narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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