Speed Date Audiobook Review: The 5th Horseman by James Patterson #SeriouslySeries #TBRTipping

Posted April 11, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 12 Comments

Speed Date Audiobook Review: The 5th Horseman by James Patterson #SeriouslySeries #TBRTippingSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

The 5th Horseman by James Patterson
Narrator: Carolyn McCormack

Date Read: March 2013

Genre: Mystery

It is a wild race against time as Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, attorney Yuki Castellano, lead an investigation into a string of mysterious patient deaths--and reveal a hospital administration determined to shield its reputation at all costs. And while the hospital wages an explosive court battle that grips the entire nation, the Women's Murder Club hunts for a merciless killer among its esteemed medical staff. The newest addition to the top selling new mystery series takes the Women's Murder Club to the most terrifying heights of suspense they have yet to encounter. THE 5TH HORSEMAN proves once again that James Patterson is "the page-turningest author in the game right now " (San Francisco Chronicle)

More Information:
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Series: Women's Murder Club #5

Also by this author: 1st to Die, 2nd Chance
Also in this series: 1st to Die, 2nd Chance

Speed Date Review

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Read on March 31, 2013
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.00
Character Rating: 4.00

Audio Rating: 3.50 (Not part of the overall Rating)


First Thought When Finished: Seriously, this series has a bad case of the “to many cases” ADD!

First Date: I love the gals of the Women Murders Club so it was great to see them again. I like that they are drawing the lawyer closer and really embracing their roles. I love their dinners!

Second Date: How many cases do you need in a book? This has got to be one of the most annoying things about this series. There is just too much going on and something always has to give.

Third Date: Another quick wrap up *Sigh* I am hoping the next book just focuses on one case instead of two. I don’t think it will but a girl can hope.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Carolyn McCormack/Running Time 8 hrs and 5 mins

Carolyn did a fine job but the music additions kill me every time. This is the last one I have on audio so I will probably be switching to print after this one.

Final Thoughts: I love the characters but the series is not wowing me like it did in the beginning.


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12 responses to “Speed Date Audiobook Review: The 5th Horseman by James Patterson #SeriouslySeries #TBRTipping

  1. I was offered book 5 and 6 for free, but they really did not appeal to me. So glad I said no, as your review does not make me want to start reading this series.

  2. I SO agree with you. Instead of getting one really intense case that kind of unnerves you, you get two or three or four cases that makes the book fly. Normally a fast paced book is a good thing but in the less than 300 pages you get it leaves very little time for plot or character development.

    With that being said, I will no doubt buy and inhale the next book.

  3. It’s been forever since I’ve read a James Patterson book. I probably should have put this series and the Alex Cross series on my Seriously Series list but the last book I read by him turned me off. It had nothing to do with the writing or the story progression but it was more the subject matter. I’ll go back to him eventually. After all, I have an entire small bookshelf dedicated entirely to JP, but I’m still not quite ready yet. *sigh*

  4. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with James Patterson. Too many cases is the worst! He needs to focus and maybe slow down a little! πŸ™‚

    Carolyn McCormick narrated the Hunger Games (I finally convinced the BF to “read” them with me, but he would only do audio), and I thought she did a great job. But music is always an unfortunate addition to an audiobook. Great review!

  5. It seems that a lot of his books are like this. The first ones are good, but the latter ones just don’t read as well. I’m wondering if he has others writing his stuff later in the series so he can go on to other things? I don’t know if that is true, but it makes you wonder…

  6. I know what you mean about way too much going on as I just went through that with Trapped. It really makes the read less fun when there is too much going on.

  7. I enjoyed the first couple of this series but then they just got to be too much alike so I just stopped. While I did enjoy the group of women characters, I just am not a big fan of Patterson himself. He annoys me. I hate that he farms out his stories to other people (even though it’s made him a boatload of money and made his name even bigger). He makes me cranky and the poor books get neglected by me because his name is on them. *sigh*

  8. Felicia, I have to tell you something. I’ve never read a James Patterson book! I KNOW! I don’t think I’ll be starting with this series though, I don’t like that there are 239428093 cases happening in one book. That always frustrates me because there’s usually just one I really want to stick with and I resent having to read all the others when I just want to get back to the one. πŸ™

  9. This is another author that I have a love/hate relationship with. Some books I read and close them and go Wow just WoW and others I think the man has lost his mojo and is just kicking out mediocre shit. Wonderful review Flea:)