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1st Case

Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Genius programmer Angela Hoot has always been at the top of her class. Now she's at the bottom of the FBI food chain - until her first case threatens everyone around her.

Angela's graduate school days at MIT come to an abrupt end when she uses her hacking skills on another student's computer. Yet her mentor, Eve Abajian, arranges a new beginning for her - as an intern in FBI's Boston field office. Her new supervisor, Assistant Special Agent in Charge William Keats, one of only two agents in the Northeast to make his rank before the age of 30, sees in Angela a fellow prodigy. But Angela's skills come with a natural curiosity, which is also a dangerous liability. 

With little training, Angela is quickly plunged into a tough case: tracking murderous brothers who go by the Poet and the Engineer. When Keats tells her to "watch and listen", Angela's mind kicks into overdrive. The obsessive thinking that earned her As on campus can prove fatal in the field. 

©2020 James Patterson (P)2020 Hachette Audio

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I couldn't put it down. Leaves the reader always wanting more. Thank You! Love how it turned out .

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  • Frances
  • 2020-07-28

very frustrating

A new series is the catch and maybe an excellent one for the 20 something generation... especially with the lead being so young. what I found frustrating was her behavior. The story itself was pretty good. It will be interesting to see what happens at Quantico... she will hopefully become more tolerable as her character develops.

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  • mark malark
  • 2020-07-31

2 hours I can't get back.

I struggled to get through this book, if I had a dollar for every book that gets 4 1/2 stars and ends up not being very good, I'd have many dollars.

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  • jsnipes
  • 2020-07-29

Exciting, but meh

I liked it, but kind of in the way you like a candy. Short sugar burst, no substance. I finished the book in one day - so it’s exciting. But, there’s zero substance. And maybe that’s ok 🤷🏽‍♂️. Characters are 2 dimensional, just names on paper. I can’t even remember who the hero was, that’s how forgettable it is. But hey, it was a fun candy. I wish there was more depth.

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  • thiswomanswork1
  • 2020-07-31

Weak Ending

I really enjoyed the plot. It was engaging and the narrator kept me interested. However, the ending was very disappointing. I had a, "that was it??" moment. Very underwhelming. It feels unfinished. It should've been more to why the antagonists did these things.

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  • Jean Otte Reahm
  • 2020-08-01

Total waste of time.

Voiced by a Valley Girl meets juvenile genius character based on a very unlikely premise.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-07-31

1st Case Ending

Thought the ending was a bit rushed and left out some vital info. Didn’t care for some of the characters’ traits in the story.

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  • wes perry
  • 2020-09-06

Sorriest book he’s ever written

This is the worst Patterson book he has authored, don’t waste your time or money. The plot is weak and the main character is weak It was disappointing

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  • Crystal
  • 2020-09-05

good read

narration is fluid. she describes the situation without over acting. I found her voice calming.

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  • Neal R. Becker
  • 2020-10-18

Wonderful addition to the Patterson collection

Hooked me right at the beginning. storyline was well developed and believable. Do wish the ending wasn't so predictable. But all-in-all a good read

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  • Noodle Faye
  • 2020-10-23

Pins and needles throughout

I was on pins and needles throughout wondering how things were going to turn out.