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1st to Die Audiobook

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

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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.

©2001 James Patterson (P)2012 Headline Digital

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    Lesley Dumfries, United Kingdom 24/08/2012
    Lesley Dumfries, United Kingdom 24/08/2012
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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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Caroline Newtown, United Kingdom 09/04/2013
    Caroline Newtown, United Kingdom 09/04/2013 Member Since 2012
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diana 04/08/2016
    Diana 04/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "The most irritating narrator"

    Enjoyed the story but found the "breathy" "gulping" narrator extremely irritating and ruined the whole experience. I would of loved to listen to more but I will read the next few books instead

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jessica 20/04/2016
    jessica 20/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Loud inhaling!"

    It's all I can hear now! It's never really happened before. The book is good, it's a shame.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Miss 20/03/2016
    Miss 20/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved the book, hated the narrator!"
    What did you like most about 1st to Die?

    Great book ! had me gripped, although I actually managed to guess some of the narrative, but got a nice twist at the end.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Hated the narrator - she actually made me feel sick - with the weird slurping and slapping of lips when talking. *shudder* wish i'd read the review before downloading - as I want to listen to more - but I can't have her doing that again. Why didn't the person editing say something!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pam 13/07/2015
    Pam 13/07/2015
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    "Loved it"

    Absolutely loved Pat Stars narration of the book, good story well told, looking forward to reading more from the series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MAVIS Bideford, United Kingdom 10/06/2015
    MAVIS Bideford, United Kingdom 10/06/2015 Member Since 2009
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    "shame about the narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of 1st to Die to be better than the print version?

    only use audible


    Have you listened to any of Pat Star’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    As the heading says, shame about the narrator. I found her continual swallowing (it sounded as if she was slurping a drink) very annoying and off putting. If the story had not been so good I would have given up after the 3rd chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, gripping to the end as expected from James Patterson. The introduction of the characters was very normal. Would have been better to have got the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie 18/05/2015
    Natalie 18/05/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "James Patterson at his best"

    Great James Patterson mystery, keeps you guessing until the end! Likeable characters with good development which adds to the plot

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine Alnwick, Northumberland, United Kingdom 12/05/2015
    Catherine Alnwick, Northumberland, United Kingdom 12/05/2015 Member Since 2009
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    "Appallingly narrated"
    Would you try another book written by James Patterson or narrated by Pat Star?

    I love James Patterson's books, but who on earth choose this woman to narrate it? She constantly makes wet noises with her mouth, takes deep breaths and runs out of breath in the middle of sentances. I am only 2 hours into it, intrigued by the story but don't know if I can put up with the cringe-worthy speech. Totally unconvincing character voices too. I am astounded that such a popular novelist allowed his book to be so mangled! As one of your many visually impaired readers I don't even have the choice of reading it any other way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story


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

    NEVER


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    I don't watch films


    Any additional comments?

    Re-record it with a better narrator - please

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zoe 13/04/2015
    Zoe 13/04/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story but the narrator is distracting"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story was really good, well written and flows nicely. I have to agree with earlier reviews though, the narrators swallowing and lipsmacking is really off-putting especially near the end. My ears would focus on it and I'd miss parts of the story. It does make me reluctant to download another, these books might have to be read instead of heard!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The storyline


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator!


    Was 1st to Die worth the listening time?

    Yes purely for an introduction to the women's murder club


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Nikki
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    29/08/12
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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
  • Corliss
    18/05/16
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    "Good story. Annoying reader"

    This is a great story but the reader was so annoying - too much saliva! She kept smacking & swallowing throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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