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1st Case

Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cheri Furr
  • 2020-08-03

A book for Gen-x’ers, Not Mature Adults

Having read and loved MAMY James Patterson books, this was a big disappointment. Worst narration ever, from a lilting, choppy little girl’s voice, it hardly sounded like a supposed MIT genius. Perhaps Patterson just put his name on it and let his partner do all the writing.

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  • Marie
  • 2020-08-03

Great book!

Very fast paced and holds the attention all the way through. Really Thoroughly enjoyable book.

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  • Brenda Chambers
  • 2020-08-02

couldn't put it down, super intense

what a great book. talk about intensity, I say on the edge of my seat thru the whole book. More twists and turns than a roller coaster.

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  • Diane M. Schumacher
  • 2020-08-01

Another James Patterson series to watch out for

I watch out for James Patterson’s books and a new series is always an especially wonderful treat! This one was a 7 hour read. It kept my interest all the way through as a great mystery does and should but it didn’t have my claws in the ceiling with total suspense. I’ve already had one stroke, I don’t want another.
If you are looking for a great new mystery/suspense read, you this is it! Enjoy it!