James Patterson had a great thing going with the Murder Club, but he has not used it to its fullest in the last two releases. The plot is weak and doesn't keep you dying to hear the next chapter.
I have only given up on 3 books over the last four years. This was one. It wasn't the writing, which was dreadful. Or the story, which was trite. It was the product placements. By the 50% point of the book I had counted over 40 product "mentions". Audible should have a category of "Shamelessly commercial" so that we can avoid this @#@#%$##.
I enjoyed this audiobook and have only one minor complaint. It concerns the Japanese characters, which I feel are unnatural. For whatever reason they have been based on Chinese characters in movies such as JOY LUCK CLUB. In the real world, Japanese are not like Chinese! I have lived in Japan for almost 30 years and have not yet met Keiko's mother.
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4 out of 5 Hearts
Great Narration - Slow-paced Story
In this fifth installment of James Patterson's Women's Murder Club, The 5th Horseman, we find Lindsay in the middle of some gruesome, and mysterious happenings even at the hospital. Somewhat slower paced than the previous installments, it is still a great addition to the series. We even have a new member in the Women's Murder Club.
Well-written with descriptive scenarios twisting and embarking on Great Narration - Slow-paced Story journey that I found to be intense and suspenseful, they grabbed my heart with a déjà vu feeling... Been there.. done that! Heart wrenching!!
I Love the world though, I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area... Identifiable! Makes it all
the more pleasurable. IMHO!
Carolyn McCormick is quite a narrator, I enjoy listening to her voice differentiations between the characters. How she can keep them straight is beyond me. You Go Girl!
All on all, I found this to be a 4 out of 5 Hearts. Bring on #6💥The 6th Target.
write what you know and if you don't know ask. This author writes that a chacter fell unconscious and her protagonist felt for a carotid while checking the second hand on her watch. in an emergency don't check your watch when you're checking to see if someone has a pulse and a doctor can't diagnose an unconscious patient with a DIA if the patient is still unconscious. an unconscious patient is by definition not having a transient ischemic attack. you can't even diagnose a stroke in a patient who is unconscious on arrival to the ER. if the author is this bad with the medical part of the story how believable can he be with the police part the story?
I love the twists and turns all the books have taken so far. I love the fact that each book builds on itself and you get to feel like you know each character and are a friend.
I enjoy Caollyn's voice sometimes people have a voice that just doesn't fit with the story.
Yes, but unfortunately life doesn't let you do that.
I found many simple facts about how hospital's work so incorrect it was hard to listen to the book. Little details that were incorrect that could have been prevented if there was even the slightest bit of research.
I was disappointed in the end as well. The story just seemed to stop...