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1st to Die: The Women's Murder Club, Book 1 | [James Patterson]

1st to Die: The Women's Murder Club, Book 1

The 1st novel in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. As the only woman homicide inspector in San Francisco, Lindsay Boxer has to be tough. But nothing she has seen prepares her for the horror of the honeymoon murders, when a brutal maniac begins viciously slaughtering newlywed couples on their wedding nights. Lindsay is sickened by the deaths, but her determination to bring the murderer to justice is threatened by her own personal tragedy.
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Publisher's Summary

The 1st novel in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. As the only woman homicide inspector in San Francisco, Lindsay Boxer has to be tough. But nothing she has seen prepares her for the horror of the honeymoon murders, when a brutal maniac begins viciously slaughtering newlywed couples on their wedding nights. Lindsay is sickened by the deaths, but her determination to bring the murderer to justice is threatened by her own personal tragedy. So she turns to Claire, a leading coroner, Cindy, a journalist and Jill, a top attorney, for help with both her crises, and the Women's Murder Club is born.

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    Nikki bayswater north, Australia 08-29-12
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    "My first James Patterson and now a fan !"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend the book without a doubt. It was my first James Patterson (obviously I've been living under a rock or something) and it was really good. The pace was good, story was interesting and not overly predictable.


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

    For fans of Lee Child / Jack Reacher I'd give it a go. Its not of the same quality but its not a bad example of the thriller genre.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I was really distracted by the narrator. Parts were really over dramatised and the pretend sobbing just made me cringe. The pausing was inappropriate and she seemed to punctuate with loud breaths and mouth sounds. I would avoid purchasing another with her narrating.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall it was a good read. The writer didn't quite nail the women's friendships that were detailed within the story but its not distracting and I'd like to see how the concept of the club unfolds throughout the rest of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Lesley
    Dumfries, United Kingdom
    8/24/12
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    "Great Story, Shame about the Narrator"

    James Patterson writes a brilliant story that keeps you gripped. The narrator though is off putting with the constant pausing for breath and swallowing saliva is making me think twice about downloading the other murder club books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    Newtown, United Kingdom
    4/9/13
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    "1st to Die: The Women's Murder Club, Book 1"

    A good story, well written. Excellent characters. As with all audio books, different narrators have different styles. I find once I become used to the narrator, I can lose my self in the book very easily. I shall be looking to download the next in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • peregrine
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    5/25/14
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    "Unrivalled suspense"
    Where does 1st to Die rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I want to listen to the next in series!


    Any additional comments?

    I've just discovered James Patterson, he is a true Master of suspense. I love the way he weaves small details into the plot line and links them at later stages of the story with subtlety and innuendo . I am totally hooked on this author, his work is meticulously researched on a micro level and yet the broader pace isn't bogged down and boring but shows flourishes and twists and turns that aren't expected. Love this book!!
    Pat Star's performance was mesmerising, and totally convincing. In some audio books the narrator takes the stage and one can't focus on the story but not so with Pat Star.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny
    BRIGHTON, United Kingdom
    3/3/14
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    "Doesn't quite live up to the potential"

    I have listened to the 'Private' series which I enjoyed, although found it contained a lot of unecessary detail. I doubt I would listen to another in the 'Women's murder club' series. The idea of women coming together to solve crimes is a good one however it is let down by the constant reference to women being underempowered, although none of them are in any of the story. The romantic storyline is very cheesy and detracts from the core storyline. I actually skipped a few of the love scenes.

    The narration is appaling and ruined the listening experience. There is a constant noise of swallowing and slurping which I found almost unbearable. The character depictions were clear but the noise inbetween words was too distracting to make any further judgements.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    TADWORTH, United Kingdom
    8/14/14
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    "Well written, badly read"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Partly, the story was quite good. The "twist" was well signposted and nicely delivered, if a little hurried.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The heavy breathing and mouth slurping got very bad toward the end. Sounded like the narrator was sucking a sweet or had loose dentures? In the end, I used a speaker and covered it with a blanket so it muffled the mouth noises while allowing me to still hear the words.

    On a positive note, the narrator managed to have distinct and consistent voices for each character so you knew who was speaking.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    8/6/14
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    "not the best murder club book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting was the introduction of the characters, least interesting was the odd chapter of no sigfificance


    Would you be willing to try another one of Pat Star’s performances?

    Would rather not if I had a choice


    Was 1st to Die worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Performance was annoying at times. Once I recognised a habit in the narration it stood out a mile and spoiled the overall performance

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • susan
    7/5/14
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    "Take a drink!"
    Would you try another book written by James Patterson or narrated by Pat Star?

    At the end, the narrator seemed to have a dry mouth and you could hear every swallow and catch of the tongue, especially when using head phones! I was going to quit listening to it with half an hour to go as it was really annoying.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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