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...
Number Seven Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multimillion-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its exterior hides a horrific past....
Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher....
What happens in Monte Carlo could get you murdered....
The police can't help you. The press will destroy you. Only one place to turn: the renowned investigation company called Private....
It's the start of Hollywood on Hudson, and New York City is swept up in the glamour....
This Hollywood director committed an unspeakable crime...or did he? Find out....
A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target....
After a serious professional stumble, attorney Trevor Mann may have finally hit his stride. He's found happiness with his girlfriend, Claire Parker, a beautiful, ambitious journalist....
Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book....
The Moore family just vanished from their home without telling a soul. A last-minute vacation? A kidnapping? A run for their lives? You'll never see the truth coming....
Along Came a Spider begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the Secretary of the Treasury...
When two dead bodies are found inside a wrecked car on the Golden Gate Bridge, Detective Lindsay Boxer doubts that it will be anything as simple as a traffic accident. The scene is more gruesome than anything she has seen before. It definitely wasn’t the crash that killed these people. While Lindsay starts to piece this case together, she gets a call she wasn’t expecting. Sightings of her ex-colleague-turned-ruthless-killer Mackie Morales have been reported.
What made the experience of listening to Unlucky 13 the most enjoyable?
I love the characters - the Women's Murder Club - all of them are so unique and it's enjoyable to be part of the crew.
What did you like best about this story?
It's fast and has a furious pace that enables the reader to enjoy the storyline that keeps you on your toes.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Hold onto hats and enjoy the ride!
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
I listened on a long drive with my girlfriend, I thought I going for a crime thriller but it turned out to be a chick flick/no real character building/no real ending. Hope she picks a better one next time
Has Unlucky 13 put you off other books in this genre?
Would you listen to another book narrated by January Lavoy?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Not my favourite audio book, a crime genre story aimed at the female market, Cagney and Lacey meets Charlie's Angels. I didn't enjoy it much as found it far fetched and too rambling .
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The main story thread had a rather stupid way of killing its victims, but that was pretty much glossed over and forgotten as other story lines came to the fore and took over.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
I enjoyed the idea of pirates invading a modern day cruise ship, the author has obviously never seen the huge cruise ships of today or imagined the sheer technical impossibility of drawing up along side and boarding from small craft ( without the ships assistance ) .
Could you see Unlucky 13 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?
Oh it will be no doubt.
Any additional comments?
If you're completely devoid of logic and want to sit back and enjoy a white knuckle ride , you'll love it.
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cheesy sounds effects aside, this is a good story, easy to follow and doesn't require much thought
I was not as keen on the narrator as I have been on other books. I have not heard all of this book as I listened to it in bed and went to sleep. now I can't turn the page on this device back to where I was last listening to it.
I have been reading James Pattersons books since I was a teenager and he never fails to surprise me!
I love the women's murder club series and this one is just as good if not better!
Can't wait to start the next!
Would you try another book written by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro or narrated by January Lavoy?
Yes, but not this series.
Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro again?
yes, possibly, but not this series, far to much of a chick flick.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
Very american, and the accent did grate after a while.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Yet again, another good chapter in the women's murder club. I keep thinking they're going to run out of ideas and it will start to get trashy but there's still the thrill running through the storyline to keep you hooked. I especially like the way parts of the storyline is carried across 2 or 3 books but then that means I just want the author to write a bit quicker!!!
One of my favourite series of all time!!
Keep them coming!
Narrator's voice is perfect for the character and keeps enough interest in her vocal tones to set the emotions of the scenes. Excellent all round!
finished suddenly with only 2 of the 3 mysteries/storylines in the book solved. ive listened to the last chapters 3 times...but still I'm left up on the air. is there a chapter missing? how did they do the last belly bomb while they were in custody?