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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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    Kristine L. Memmott Salt Lake City, UT USA 09-27-12
    Kristine L. Memmott Salt Lake City, UT USA 09-27-12 Member Since 2016

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    "This is my first James Patterson listen..."
    Would you listen to 1st to Die again? Why?

    Yes. I multi task when listening and lose some of the story so know I would pick up things I missed.


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

    I enjoyed the full read. Easy to listen to.


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

    No it was split up over a couple days while driving.


    Any additional comments?

    My husband is not a reader and does not enjoy books. He is now hooked on audible and is always wanting to discuss the stories even before I have gotten to them. Makes me excited that he is loving literature.

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    Amazon Customer 09-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "interesting"
    If you could sum up 1st to Die in three words, what would they be?

    character driven mystery


    Any additional comments?

    sexual violence is difficult to read. Characters were dynamic though. It's a toss up.

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    gdary 08-30-12
    gdary 08-30-12

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    "Wonderful!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love James Patterson's Alex Cross. Now, I love the Women's Murder Club as well!


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

    when I understood the title of the book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when the final reveal takes place


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

    made me laugh and also cry


    Any additional comments?

    recommend it highly

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    James UPPER DARBY, PA, United States 08-30-12
    James UPPER DARBY, PA, United States 08-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Twists & Turns"
    If you could sum up 1st to Die in three words, what would they be?

    Suprise, Suprise, Suprise


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The bad guy. Can't think of his name because I am into another book. Sorry


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

    I am new to Audile books and love them.


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    Rashelle 08-28-12
    Rashelle 08-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Listen"
    Where does 1st to Die rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    About the middle. It was a decent story and it was easy to listen to and follow.


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

    Some of the time - not always.


    What three words best describe Suzanne Toren’s voice?

    Whiny. Annoying. Irritating


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a bad book. A little cheesy in parts. The book was predictable but had a few twists in it so that was nice.

    It wasn't a book that I couldn't put down but it was definitely one I wanted to finish.

    Really nice that there wasn't a lot of sex or a lot of swear words.

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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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