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3rd Degree Audiobook

3rd Degree: The Women's Murder Club

Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found; and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled.
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Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found; and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled.

Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind by the killer. Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner's office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is committing these murders, and why they are intent on killing someone every three days.

Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women's Murder Club.

©2004 James Patterson. All rights reserved; (P)2004 Time Warner Audiobooks, a division of the Time Warner Book Group

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    "Not My Favorite"

    Not my favorite in this series. A good book overall, the plot was just not something I was interested in.

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    Tessa Hafer 03-14-15
    Tessa Hafer 03-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good, but cheesy music"

    I liked the story and the narrator, but I didn't care for the cheesy little music clips in the background in certain moments of the story.

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    Verl Speer 03-04-15
    Verl Speer 03-04-15
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    "couldn't stop listening"

    like eating popcorn.. can't stop listening. good entertainment from a master story teller. I like the strong females
    downloading the next book now

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    kellBella 01-28-15
    kellBella 01-28-15
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    "Enjoyed it"

    I enjoy the women's murder club very much. This was another good addition to the series.

    The narrative was good, some cheesy music here & there and the mystery went deeper than expected.

    I'd recommend this series

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    Linda United States 01-04-15
    Linda United States 01-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Favorite book ever'"

    I have all books by James Patterson on Audible. I listen to them all everyday ❤️
    3rd degree is my favorite. It's the beginning of Joe and Lindsay's love affair

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    Kelly Krenkel 07-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Distracting effects"
    Would you listen to 3rd Degree again? Why?

    Maybe, The music and sound effects were very distracting to me. I would have enjoyed the performance more if it would have been just a narrator.


    Did Carolyn McCormick do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    It was difficult to tell the difference between characters during conversations between Clair, Lindsay and Cindy. Also, Jill either does or does not have a southern accent... the in between accent is confusing.


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    Louis 07-21-14
    Louis 07-21-14
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    "couldn't get into it"

    I have enjoyed James Patterson before, so I am pretty sure its not him as much as it is the narrator. I just can't put my finger it on it but I tried it three times and not to much luck, I gave it one star because I didn't get far enough to to rate it,

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    Ronald E. Weiss Chateau Saxon, New Jerse 04-29-14
    Ronald E. Weiss Chateau Saxon, New Jerse 04-29-14 Member Since 2005

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    "What Trash"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Andrew Gross and/or Carolyn McCormick?

    I am a long time James Patterson reader and Audible listener. I am a fan of Alex Cross and his many challenges. I first listened to this book on tape and that was years ago. I should have taken notes. I remember the opening scene, the explosion and the mayhem and I thought that it might be a winner to listen to again. Once into it, I could not believe that I ever liked it. The characters are unreal and not worthy of Patterson, but worse than that is the preaching: The author/s are hell bent to proselytize in issues such as healthcare and such. Then there is the dialogue. Does anyone believe that women speak or think the way the author/s portray? I could not get bast the first few chapters. I should ask for my money back... Saxon


    What could James Patterson and Andrew Gross have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Figure out how people really talk and think. The author/s seem to out of touch with reality. The heroine, a supposedly hard-nosed member of the law is pathetic. And think about it: she takes her cases to a bunch of other women that belong to the "Women's Murder Club coffee klatch. Is any of this believable?


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narrator did a good job. She related the text as written.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment!


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    Tom C 12-16-12
    Tom C 12-16-12
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    "Getting on track"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This is much better than the first two. Not a bad place to start the series. You won't miss anything memorable from the first two.


    Would you be willing to try another book from James Patterson and Andrew Gross ? Why or why not?

    Already have.


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

    I have hearing loss from the war so some of the background "mood" music wiped out the narration. Also some of the soft or lispy voices were hard to follow.


    Was 3rd Degree worth the listening time?

    Yes


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    Candice sunset beach, NC, United States 11-28-12
    Candice sunset beach, NC, United States 11-28-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they like the series.


    Any additional comments?

    I was upset with one of the twists, so early in the series too. I just hope Patterson makes the outcome good in the next books. Not to big on the sound effects used, but other than that it was a good book. I like the reader, have listened to her on a few other books. Some people say she's monotone and doesn't change characters well, but in this book she did good. The story line was really good, with suspense. Like I said in the beginning, it has a few twists with one being very unexpected. All in all a good "read". Love the series.

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