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Read By: Carolyn McCormick Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Women’s Murder Club Series Release Date: August 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781594833106

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

110

Longest Chapter Length:

07:00 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:24 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

03:40 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

434

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Publisher Description

Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A townhouse 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, and another message is found as well. Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner's office, Assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is committing these murders and why the killer is intent on murdering someone every three days.

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

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"I have read all the Womens Murder Club books to date and have enjoyed them too maybe not as much as the Cross Books but almost. The charecters include women of power and prestige and they are well respected in their communities. A good read and can enjoy no matter of your sex. Almost as good as Agatha Chrisie."

— Larry (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried…There’s no stopping his imagination.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “A solid thriller.”

    — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
  • “Another page-turner from the masters of the very short chapter with a surprise twist. In a word: thrilling.”

    — Herald Sun (Australia)
  • “From the start, Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series has felt like high-concept TV with a smart edge, featuring an appealing and reliable cast of four female crime busters who race along byzantine plot lines humming with blood and sex, romance and heartbreak. But Patterson is an author who will detonate readers’ presumptions for the sake of story, and in the series’ third installment, the prolific author, working with frequent collaborator Gross, defies expectations in a shocking way. Readers will love him for it…There’s a calculated feel to all that happens, but clever manipulation of an audience serves Patterson as well as it served Hitchcock: his fans will only clamor for more.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Carolyn McCormick’s performance strikes the right balance of professionalism and horror in Boxer’s first-person account. McCormick portrays the detective as both detached investigator and sensitive woman, those qualities fighting for dominance in each area of her life. Other characters also receive careful attention, with a light touch of regional accent here and there to polish their personalities. Occasional muted sound effects and musical interludes enhance the performance.”

    — AudioFile
  • “James Patterson has evolved and refined a medium of his own: the crime thriller that moves faster than a book but not quite as fast as an hour of television. Does it keep you reading? I found I couldn’t stop, in an obsessive-compulsive way.”

    — Sydney Morning Herald

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today bestseller

3rd Degree Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.85294117647059 out of 53.85294117647059 out of 53.85294117647059 out of 53.85294117647059 out of 53.85294117647059 out of 5 (3.85)
5 Stars: 9
4 Stars: 13
3 Stars: 10
2 Stars: 2
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 (4.50)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 (4.50)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Michelle Mallette, 3/11/2024
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    — theron shamgochian, 9/2/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Gerald Eskilsen, 12/27/2018
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " So off to number 4 and I can't listen to them fast enough. I listen while I drive to and from work and hate to be interrupted by getting home! "

    — Cheryl, 2/21/2018
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Wow. Depressing. "

    — Naomi, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Hokey writing, mindless reading. I think this will be the last I read of this series. "

    — Katie, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Ah a little sad, but still kick ass, I flew through this one fast. "

    — Catalina, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " so far in the last 2 weeks i have read the 1st three "women's murder club" books..i have enjoyed them all..off to #4! "

    — Andie, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I have liked each of his books in the series more and more. "

    — C, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I would probably give this 3.5 stars if possible... Was a little better than the last one I read in this series. "

    — Arica, 1/23/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great addition to the series. So far all of these just have so many twists and just keep me wanting more. There is a great tragedy in this one..I wont give it away. "

    — Alicia, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " WOW, I always forget how much I like his books until I read them. I love these characters in this series. I started this book around 1030 tonight and finished it less than 4 hours later, thanx to a quiet night at work. This was definitely a page turner. "

    — Kylene, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I decided to get caught up on this series and decided to start with this one. Very good and I will leave my rating at 4 stars!! "

    — Linda, 11/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked this. Very easy to read and I read almost all of it in two sittings. I love it when I can finish reading a book before I forget who the characters are. "

    — Diane, 9/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Again, good book but too much swearing. There was a scene where you knew they had sex but it wasn't too detailed. "

    — Liz, 9/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " No 3. the best in the series so far! "

    — Patrick, 9/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The James Patterson series is the only series I've read where I cared more for the characters than the egotistical author. "

    — Christopher, 2/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " love theres "

    — Alexis, 7/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Book #14 read in 2007 "

    — Melissa, 6/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved this book better than 2nd chance. It was just as good as 1st to die...now I'm reading 4th of July "

    — Mireille, 6/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " My second read of the Women's Murder Club series. Didn't like it as much as 4th of July. I think it was because of the terrorism theme. Going to go back and start with number 1 of the series now. "

    — Theresa, 4/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great again and again! "

    — Annette, 11/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Perfectly fine suspense thriller. "

    — Nita, 8/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Going through a light reading phase--good cop mystery writer that features women characters. Fast and easy--got to like that. "

    — Martha, 8/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Felt not as good as one and two, but good. "

    — Roberta, 5/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " best one so far in the series "

    — Stefany, 4/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the book in the series that really draws you in and you can't wait until the next one. "

    — Regina, 12/6/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book,,best of the first three "

    — Rob, 7/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " OMG!!! The ending!!! I kept waiting for it to be a mistake!! "

    — Terric853, 4/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " james patterson=my god of mystery. i love this series because of it's amazing twisty plots lines and the amazing women at the center of this series "

    — Danielle, 3/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Just about done with this book. There are just as many twists in this as the other 2 books. The voice of the book did change from the first and second book to this one. I guess that's what you get when you co-author a book. I still think it's pretty good. "

    — Shannon, 3/18/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Better than the 2nd, not as good as the first. I twist made my jaw drop. "

    — Jill, 1/30/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked the first and second books better. The villains and their motives for killing people were described in more detail. With this third book it just fell short. "

    — Nic, 11/28/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Patterson did it again, great book, keeps you interested from beginning to end. "

    — Mirsa, 5/28/2009

About the Authors

James Patterson is the most popular storyteller of our time. He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and received an Edgar Award, nine Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Blue Zone and The Dark Tide and coauthor with James Patterson of five number-one bestsellers. He has degrees from Middlebury College and Columbia University and lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife Lynn. They have three children.

About Carolyn McCormick

Carolyn McCormick has appeared in the films A Simple Twist of Fate and Enemy Mine. She has appeared on television as Dr. Olivit in Law & Order for more than a decade and as a guest on The Practice and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her Broadway credits include roles in The Dinner Party and Private Lives. Her audiobook narration has won her three AudioFile Earphones Awards.