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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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3 out of 5 stars
By Nikki on 08-29-12

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Corliss on 05-18-16

Good story. Annoying reader

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

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4 out of 5 stars
By Miss on 03-20-16

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!

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Lesley on 08-24-12

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.

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Anne C. on 05-24-14

Hard to listen to

Would you try another book written by James Patterson or narrated by Pat Star?

I think the actual story has potential but unfortunately I wont be finishing the book as I find the narrator difficult to listen too. Her heavy breathing is very off putting and makes it difficult to listen to for long periods of time.

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

None really, as it is difficult to get into.

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

Not really, perhaps if she sits away from the microphone so her breathing doesn't distract from the narrating.

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

Yes, the plot is good, the characters well formed.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 01-09-18

Hard to listen to

I should have read the previous reviews before purchasing this book. The narrator is very hard to listen to. The gasping and mouth noises are very off putting. At times I couldn’t concentrate on what she was reading because of the breathing and gum smacking. Does anyone listen to these before they are released for sale?

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