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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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    Toni 04-30-12
    Toni 04-30-12 Member Since 2009
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    "New to Patterson"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Enjoyed getting to know the characters. Kept me guessing 'who done it' until the end.


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    Amazon Customer 04-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Love the idea of women solving crimes"
    Where does 1st to Die rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    in the top 20


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

    I have listened to all the Womens murder club books I think the reader makes a big diffrents in wether i want to keep listening to a book


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

    I listen as offten as i can


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Folsom, CA, United States 04-17-12
    Mary Folsom, CA, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Predictable, unnecessary vulgar romance novel."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I was looking for a detective mystery suspense, but got a predictable romance novel with a female lead on female deaths done by a female with graphic descriptions of female mutilations and sexuality. Needless to say, my intended long car ride with my 18 year old daughter while listening to an enjoyable detective mystery was more than uncomfortable for me as a mom. Luckily she slept and I turned it off at the raunchy part. She could predict everything before it happened, also.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson again?

    Well, I have in the past, but will avoid his work from now on.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jana VOORHEESVILLE, NY, United States 04-15-12
    Jana VOORHEESVILLE, NY, United States 04-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Seriously disappointing."

    Hated the narrator, hated the tone of the book, hated the way the female characters were written. This book was such a disappointment - I couldn't even finish it. The narrator and the narration were incredibly grating and the writing was just awful. Don't waste your time or money.

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    Thomas LEWISTON, IDAHO, United States 04-04-12
    Thomas LEWISTON, IDAHO, United States 04-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good book that kept me entertained"

    I read several reviews of this book that were written by people that called the story predictable or stated that they always knew what was going to happen next. All I can say to that is that they are a bunch smarter than I am, be cause I found myself being surprised several times during this story. Maybe that's why Patterson is so popular. I thought the narration was exemplary. Will I get any more books in this series? I don't know, but that's only because there are so many books and so little time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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