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The Midwife Murders

Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
3.6 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this psychological thriller, a missing patient raises concerns in a New York hospital, but as others start disappearing, every dark possibility becomes more and more likely.

To Senior Midwife Lucy Ryuan, pregnancy is not an unusual condition, it's her life's work. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch in a university hospital in Manhattan, her focus abruptly changes. Something has to be done, and Lucy is fearless enough to try.

Rumors begin to swirl, blaming everyone from the Russian Mafia to an underground adoption network. The feisty single mom teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to solve the case, but the truth is far more twisted than Lucy could ever have imagined.

©2020 James Patterson (P)2020 Hachette Audio

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Don't!!!!

I have read about 25 books stamped with James Patterson's blessing and have enjoyed almost everyone. This one was the exception. At no point do you warm up to the main character nor do you have enough insight into the babies and their families to care. Lucy, the lead character gripes and moans about everything, wishes she knew more than everyone else and is just a miserable person. This book does not deserve to be associated with James Patterson.

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Disappointed

Predictable, unrealistic and boring James Patterson needs an experienced investigator to guide him for one. I know this is a fiction but still needs to be somewhat realistic. Still can’t figure out the tie in to the title.

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  • Sonja K
  • 2020-08-17

No Midwife Gets Murdered

There are so many procedural errors in this book. It’s all about babies getting stolen from hospitals and no midwife is murdered. The title is misleading but I don’t know what other title would have drawn my attention. I worked labor and delivery for many years and it’s obvious that the authors had no first hand experience in an actual delivery room or with the typical birthing experience. I was disappointed on many levels. The storyline was preposterous and the details were so off and not very realistic. I don’t usually write long reviews but this book was just wrong.

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  • Kennard Family
  • 2020-08-15

Midwife Murders

I love James Patterson books, but this one is bad. Main character is so dislikable and the story scenarios are really cheesy and far fetched. It was hard to finish

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  • Jody
  • 2020-08-16

Great story with rich characters

Excellent story, and the narrator does an excellent job with the voices from different countries around the world. However, the narrator does an awful job of reading and pronouncing words correctly. For example, one baby’s name is pronounced 3 different ways in one paragraph: Tee-onna, Tay-onna, and Ty-onna. Winding (said with a long i, as in kind) is pronounced winding (said with a short i, as in win). While the mispronunciation of the baby’s name does not detract from the story, it is extremely annoying to the grammar, spelling, and correct pronunciation geeks out there. The mispronunciation of the homophone does detract from the story because it does not make sense. The way the story is written keeps the reader guessing at who the actual culprit may be. All of the characters have his/her own background story as they weave into the grand scheme of the story. At first, the story was a bit hard to get into, but once more characters were introduced, it became harder to stop listening.

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  • Susan
  • 2020-08-15

Not up to JP's Standard

Poor knowledge of Midwifery Standards of Practice. Our heroine was an incipient woman who used childish tantrums and snark to bully in stead of intelligence.

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  • Suzanne Moore
  • 2020-08-15

Mediocre Read.

I read a lot of James Patterson and this was one of the weaker collaborations. I wonder Patterson even reads these any more or just adds his name. The main character was not heroic but more annoying. And, her help with solving the mystery was severely unbelievable. I guessed at the beginning who was going to be the villain and was proved right with the last 30 minutes. Lots of details that were either unnecessary or never devoped. I finished it but was disappointed.

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  • Andrea McGuthry
  • 2020-08-13

Not believable

The main character was annoying, unbelievable, and her actions did not make sense. She was brilliant one scene and very ignorant any others scenes. It was as if the author was writing about two characters instead of one. This should not become a series. Not up JP’s standard.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-09-28

awesome

what I loved about the book was the suspense was at the very end very unsuspected ending another great Patterson book

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  • shannon smith
  • 2020-09-25

shannon smith

I think this is my favorite audiobook so far and I’ve listened to a lot...it’s really interesting I love it ❤️

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  • AGCMeme
  • 2020-08-14

Unbelievable Protagonist

I have a problem with main character who continues to make stupid, careless decisions; but everything works out in the end. Very unrealistic . I did not like Lucy.... loved the story .

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  • Michelle Bullerman
  • 2020-10-22

Not good

The story was so confusing and all over the place it was hard to listen to and definitely a struggle to finish. Not worth your money or credit.