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Murder House

Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Therese Plummer
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

No. 7 Ocean Drive is a multimillion-dollar beachfront house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series of depraved killings that have never been solved.

Neglected, empty and rumoured to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance.

Detective Jenna Murphy has moved to the area to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, Jenna becomes involved in a case that at first seems open and shut, but reveals more secrets than she could possibly imagine.

As more bodies surface and Jenna is drawn deeper into the dark history of No. 7, she must risk her own life to expose the truth - before the Murder House claims another victim.

©2015 James Patterson (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks (UK)

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Painful

The language is tortured and the acting is grossly overplayed. I tried to push through hoping it would get better. It’s a train wreck of a novel. Jenna Murphy is gullible, stereotyped and galling. Don’t get this book.

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Enjoyed this book. About to hear it again.

Prefered the female narrator. Male took a little bit to get used to. Immediately going back to listening again. May not be everyone's cup of tea but I loved it, especially the ending.

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loved it

very engaging. easy to get immersed and into it. I really enjoyed the female narrator too.

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  • Kelly
  • Mandurah, Australia
  • 13-02-2016

Enjoyed it but probably wouldn't read again

Let me first say I enjoyed this book. I've read alot of Patterson's early work but got bored of the series, so when I saw he released a stand alone novel I was keen to give it a go. I listened until the end determined to know who did it. I found it predictable and saw the ending coming but still enjoyed seeing how it all was resolved. I found the main female character to be very frustrated and found myself talking out loud at times (lots of "no dont do that"!). At times I thought about giving up and finding a new book but I felt compelled to keep going just to see i'd guessed correctly (I did). I don't think I could listen again but overall a decent whodunnit story with enough twists and turns to keep you wondering and thinking.

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Murder house

Awesome book good twists and turns. Really enjoyed it and would recommend to others good read

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Love James Patteson

This is a typical James Patteson book. Fabulous, fabulous , fabulous ... Lots of twists and turns, and just when you think you have it figured .. Bam, he surprises you.
Also the narration is top class ...
Definitely recommend ..

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Twisty turny!

What did you like most about Murder House?

I liked that I could listen to it while doing housework.

What did you like best about this story?

I like how it kept me guessing.

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My goodreads updates.0% "Just started, but hooked already! :)"40.0% "It seems like there could be a good twist!"55.0% "Did I just guess the twist?"85.0% "An hour & a half to go, have my views changed??"

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  • Bryson A. Lopez
  • 29-09-2015

Great listen.

Narration was great. Story was interesting and some good twists. But some might call it predictable.

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  • Jessica
  • 27-09-2015

I was so excited to finally listen to this!

This story will keep you guessing. Just when you think you have it figured out-another twist! Great listen for a road trip, a lazy weekend or doing work around the house. Enjoy! We did!!!!

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  • Really4me
  • 11-10-2015

Patterson once again spins intriguing story

Fast read, and if you like mysteries like I do you'll like this. I did guess who done it fairly early on but it still kept me intrigued.

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  • Jordan
  • 08-10-2015

Gripping!

This kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. This book kept me guessing from start to finish and I couldn't put it down. Narration was really well done as well.

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  • Kristinn
  • 04-10-2015

Just Keep Guessing!!

I loved this book. I love the James Patterson books! This one had so many twists and turns and certainly kept me guessing! Not only did it keep me guessing but it kept me on the edge of my seat. Great narrator as well! Another good one from Mr. Patterson!

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  • Pat
  • 03-10-2015

well written but predictable

Would you listen to Murder House again? Why?

no, uhh I know who did it now...

Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder and Therese Plummer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Really enjoyed the narration and would try a book based on their narration.

Any additional comments?

I hate courtroom dramas. I hate books where someone is falsely charged with a crime. They are just obvious time consumers and a lazy way to move the story along.This book had both. Fortunately, it also had a good story after these, then of course they had to throw it all in again. I made it through,tho. In the end it was worth the credit, but a bit of a disappointment.

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  • Gabby
  • 02-10-2015

This is no doubt one of James Patterson's Best

You well never believe what happens. And a hen you do, you're wrong! Waited Years.

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  • Richard
  • 29-09-2015

One of Patterson's Best!

I really liked the plot of this book! I wasn't sure who did it until the very end!

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  • dkg
  • 06-08-2018

Good Story

This is one of my favorite books, I’ve listened to it several times over the years! Highly recommended.

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  • Marcus
  • 22-12-2016

GREAT! GRIPPING FROM THE BEGINNING TO END!

Couldn't stop listening. The readers kept it interesting and the story line kept you bound to your seat!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-10-2015

Brilliant

What made the experience of listening to Murder House the most enjoyable?

Brilliant book, James Patterson kept me guessing right to the end, I kept swapping around to who I thought did it and what the ending would be! I almost burnt the dinner because I wanted to listen to the end. I have to be honest I do fast forward the really gruesome bits but don't feel I miss out on the plot.

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I used to read JP booked all time until Swimsuit which I found too gruesome it put me off reading any other of JP's books but now I have found the audio versions it is great you just ff any bits you don't want to listen to. Murder House exceeded my expectations.

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  • Emma Thomas
  • 06-10-2015

Fantastic

What a brilliant book keeps you hooked and guessing from start to end. Would definitely recommend xxxx

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  • Caz
  • 25-07-2016

not bad yarn

am entertaining tale of murder & intrigue the dialogue was more like a play but overall good

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  • Michelle
  • 06-11-2017

Don't be put off by the initial male narrative

The initial male voice along with over the top dramatic music almost made me ditch this one. Glad I stayed with it though, the music is only for a couple of moments during the introduction and while I still really couldn't take to the male narrator he doesn't play a massive part and the female one is excellent. The story itself is good, although I guessed the twist it didn't ruin it for me. Overall I would recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-10-2016

Brilliant book

First book I listened to and was an easy listen. Definitely recommend as the twists and turns had you thinking.

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  • Sandypants
  • 23-09-2016

Murder house

great read, kept you on the edge, Loved the twist at the end expected one of the twist 's but not the other! The narrator was great though out too!

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  • Mimi
  • 16-09-2016

Excellent!

Would you listen to Murder House again? Why?

Yes I would, and I probably will one day. Excellent story, wonderful narration.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder House?

It is hard to point out just one.

Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder and Therese Plummer ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I never listened to any of Jay Snyder and Therese Plummer performance before, but I would really love to in the future. My favorite is Jay Snyder now. I love him so much I will listen to books I have never heard of just because he is reading them to me. Therese Plummer - I really like her narration as well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oh yes! I finished it in two days.

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  • Mr
  • 02-02-2016

Slow at first but then had me gripped

Little slow and jumpy at start but once characters are set and founded it becomes quite a gripping book. Another success from my favourite author and his co-writers.

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  • Jessica Telesford
  • 05-09-2019

gripping!

what a story!! loved it! The narrators did an amazing job! the story takes twists I didn't see coming!

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  • Miss L
  • 29-08-2019

A Good Story, But ...

I really was excited to download this story from Audible. I’m a huge fan of several of James Patterson’s books and I find his stories absorbing.
I enjoyed the story very much but there is one minor detail that I know is fussy but I just can’t get over, the female character repeats the phrase “I say” after almost every sentence she speaks. I know it’s a small issue but after investing over eight hours into listening to this story, by the end I was half mad with hearing it. To the point where it irritated me so much that it lessened the impact of the finale.

The story itself was absolutely brilliant and I loved the twists and turns but it just goes to prove that if one little thing (in this case so small it’s embarrassing) annoys you and distracts your attention then all the enjoyment gets sucked out of it. I’ll return to my standard favourites of Patterson’s, First To Die, Violets Are Blue and Honeymoon.

Sadly, this book will be returned to audible as I know I can’t bare to listen to it again.

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