Audiobook Review: 1st to Die by James Patterson

Posted February 22, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 6 Comments

Audiobook Review: 1st to Die by James PattersonSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

1st to Die by James Patterson
Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min

Date Read: February 2012

Genre: Forensic Thriller, Legal Thriller, Police Thriller, Thriller

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: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant D.A., and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle.

But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these women form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand.

The four women develop intense bonds as they pursue a killer whose crimes have stunned an entire city. Working together, they track down the most terrifying and unexpected killer they have ever encountered-before a shocking conclusion in which everything they knew turns out to be devastatingly wrong

More Information:
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Series: Women's Murder Club #1

Also by this author: 2nd Chance, The 5th Horseman
Also in this series: 2nd Chance, The 5th Horseman

Read from February 17 to 22, 2012

Read for Fun!
Overall Rating: 4.25
Mystery Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.00

First Thought when Finished: Very strong ending in 1st to Die by James Patterson ! I really loved those twists and turns.

What I Loved: I love James Patterson Mysteries and this one did not disappoint. He manages to create scenarios that seem very real and pretty frightening if you think about it hard enough. In this particular case, I loved that I had figured part of it out but not the complete story! It is fun to be blindsided by a fact.

What I Liked: I really liked all 4 gals in the Women’s Murder Club though we really only got to know 2 of them pretty well. I am pretty sure as the series plays out we will learn more about each of them.

Audio Thoughts: I looked ahead and noticed that he doesn’t have the same people reading the books (Books 1 and 2 are done by different narrators and then in book 3 he settles on a person). I thought Suzanne Toren did a pretty good job with pacing and emotion. I would listen to a book she narrated again.

Final Thoughts: If you like mysteries, I think you would like this book!

FTC Disclosure

Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
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6 responses to “Audiobook Review: 1st to Die by James Patterson


    Blogs indeed are useful in gathering knowledge spread over internet from multiple authors.But when it comes over precise topic or a novel , I feel Audio books are the best way to do it.I recently started using them and i feel they are the best medium to learn things.I had bought 7 ways to happiness last week from site and i am loving it

  2. samantha.1020

    I read this one awhile back, enjoyed it, and then never continued on with the series. I really need to get back to it as I have a hard time putting down any of this author's books. Thanks for reminding me about both this series and this author šŸ™‚

  3. Aurian

    Glad you liked it so much. For some reason, I hardly ever read male authors any more, and to start with him, he has written so much!

  4. Mary

    Audiobooks can really be hit or miss with me, especially if the reader doesn't have the pacing the way I like it (yes, I admit it, I'm picky!). But this one sounds good!

  5. Melissa (Books and T

    I wonder if there was a reason different people were chosen to read the book? Oh that makes me curious. I also love the movies Patterson books creates but haven't read one yet. I so need to do it!