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1st Case

Written by: James Patterson,Chris Tebbetts
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
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Publisher's Summary

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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about time

loved it. simply. genius is underestimated and ignored more than acknowledged. great for it be a leading lady.

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Not worth your time

I listened to about half of it but couldn’t stand to listen to the rest. Didn’t really care what happened to the characters or the story like. Total waste of time and money!

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Epic fail

I kept waiting for it to get better. It didn’t.
I thought for sure the whole book was a test of Angela’s intelligence and mettle(I could tell she was going to fail!). Then I got to the end and found out it was supposed to be serious. She didn’t fail, the book did.

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very disappointing for this author

everything about this audible was very juvenile especially the characters and the plot - tough to finish.
the representation of the FBI is quite pitiful.

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The most stupid book of this year

..the main character, supposedly a "genius", an FBI intern, acting like a 12-year-old, narrated with 7 hours of hysterical high-pitch - all in all this is the worst book I've read so far. Save your time, your brain and your ears will thank you.

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Narrator and simple plot

Narrator voice was not great and the plot was too simple needed more complexity in story

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Well done

Great story, well read by the narrator. Exciting and dramatic, I found myself encapsulated by the story

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Very good listen

Great story. Good mystery. Main character is a little much at times, but still suspenseful story keeps you listening to the last page.

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Great listen

I picked up this book because I will listen to almost anything narrated by Brittany Pressley. And this was not a disappointment. I really enjoyed the story and the narrated did a fantastic job once again.

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Very disappointing read

Weak storyline and incredibly annoying main character, which was not helped by the narration of her voice.

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