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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,340 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Lou Diamond Phillips Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN: 9781594835117
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Cool and glamorous, they appear to be a successful couple on a holiday. Yet Damian and Carrie Rose are psychopathic murderers for hire. On this picture-perfect vacation island, their target is Peter Macdonald, a dashing young American who forsakes a life of leisure to confront cold-blooded terror. But when they clash in a shocking endgame, a hideous truth will emerge—one that can destroy them all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In Season of the Machete, actor Lou Diamond Phillips does an outstanding job presenting complex accents and distinctive characterizations, both male and female. His steady tone adds greatly to this story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The audio presentation is well matched to the pace of the action with sound effects, eerie music, and Lou Diamond Phillips’ excellent performance. The versatile actor can voice characters and suggest with a low-pitched, ominous tone that murder and mayhem are about to occur. If you like action...enhanced by a good production, you’ll like this.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don | 2/20/2014

    " I tried to like it, and I enjoyed the storyline, but this was pretty bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate H | 2/19/2014

    " I am normally a fan of James Patterson, but I just could not get into this one. I didn't not connect with the main characters and I almost felt like I had to think about what was going on. I did read it on a plane so maybe that had something to do with it? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ashley Leonard | 2/17/2014

    " one of the most confusing books I have read. I was more interested in just finishing the book than what it even was about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mick | 2/13/2014

    " I prefer the Alex Cross series. People getting whacked and hacked with a machete while their on a gorgeous island vacation...no, no, no. In this suspenseful thriller, I like Patterson's writtng style more than what he has written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stacey | 2/11/2014

    " Not enjoying this one..... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin | 2/8/2014

    " Horrible... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Roseline Hernandez | 2/6/2014

    " I couldn't get into this book at all. Not one of his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Baratta | 2/1/2014

    " Really one of his earlier novels. Good reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ty Hutchinson | 1/26/2014

    " Interesting plot. Fast paced as usual. Couple of times it got confusing towards the end but reading a bit further usually cleared it up. Nice multiple twists at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 1/18/2014

    " I am a big James Patterson fan so I thought I'd start at the beginning of his career and I gotta say he improved immensely over the years. This was definitely not one of his best. it was kind of boring and took me a long time to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 1/15/2014

    " Do not read this book if you're taking a Carribean cruise. What a great adventure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barqueen | 12/31/2013

    " this was a wierd book for Patterson. I thought it was just okay. Was glad when I finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 12/22/2013

    " Confusing, not as good as the series books. Ending is a cliff hanger. Is there a sequel? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith Nichols | 12/18/2013

    " Didn't really care for this book... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pumpkin1966 | 12/13/2013

    " I tried and tried to get through this book but it went no where. I had to walk away from it. Terrible. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Davin | 12/11/2013

    " The only Patterson book I struggled to finish. I just did not like it and I like everything Patterson writes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Dunlap | 12/4/2013

    " too bloody...even for Patterson "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 12/2/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 3 stars "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roni | 9/23/2013

    " decided not to read it, didnt ant to read about people being butchered, not a holiday read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 8/14/2013

    " Not his best...haven't read a great James Patterson in a while...this one just was not along the lines of the great "oh wow" endings that I have come to associate with his books... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Macjest | 7/30/2013

    " I couldn't believe how awful this was. The best I can say for it is that I managed to finish it. There were several times I wanted to pitch it across the room. The dialogue was horrible and the sentence structure was choppy. It's hard to believe that his writing gets better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kandice | 5/31/2013

    " This seemed a lot meatier than his usual offering, but was still a super-quick read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 5/22/2013

    " Too violet for my taste. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maureen | 5/4/2013

    " What a waste of time. The book only became exciting near the end. Don't waste your time. You are not missing anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 1/7/2013

    " Book about two contract murders named the Roses that takes place in the Caribbean and the havic they commit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shana | 12/23/2012

    " This is not the typical James Patterson that we all know and love. Don't read it, you won't be missing a thing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joan | 8/22/2012

    " not interesting at all. I abandoned it after 50 or so pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 6/26/2012

    " Not my favorite Patterson. Probably because it isn't Alex Cross, but any Patterson is worth reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 6/2/2012

    " Little to political and twisted for my liking. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 4/27/2012

    " Season of the Machete by James Patterson (1995) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 3/23/2012

    " Unlike most James Patterson books, I never really got into this book. I still finished it, but didn't care for the writing style. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/4/2012

    " Did not like this as much as most of James Patterson's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allie | 12/10/2011

    " This was the first James Patterson book I read a while ago, since then, I've been hooked. By the way, this book is really grusome, but interesting! :] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellenjsmellen | 6/12/2011

    " I can't believe I never read this Patterson book, one of his earliest. Very quick, flowing novel. This book slightly introduces John Sampson, Alex Cross' best friend. Anybody who read this caught that? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 4/18/2011

    " One of the few James Patterson books that I didn't feel. Too many characters to try and keep track of. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ryan | 3/10/2011

    " With so many underdeveloped characters and so much jumping around, this was a poorly executed story. I now expect bad from Patterson but this was really bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 2/21/2011

    " This book was the main reason I began reading Patterson!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cmasciovecchio | 1/9/2011

    " too gorey, didn't finish the book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 11/17/2010

    " Do not read this book if you're taking a Carribean cruise. What a great adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pedro | 10/4/2010

    " You can definitely see why several of his movies have been adapted to the theatre. He is a skilled storyteller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 9/15/2010

    " I must say that I loved this book. It really got me started on my James Patterson kick. However, I have spoken with numerous others who really didn't like this book, so this book can go either way for the reader..It is a Patterson stand alone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christi | 9/11/2010

    " This was definitely not one of my favorite Patterson novels. I listened to the book on CD during a road trip...and it was just ok... i didn't get my normal feeling of "maybe I should drive just a little longer so I can hear what happens next!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 8/21/2010

    " Book about two contract murders named the Roses that takes place in the Caribbean and the havic they commit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roger | 7/24/2010

    " My least favorite James Patterson Novel! This book was difficult to follow and nearly impossible to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 5/25/2010

    " Amazing book!!! One of his firsts and one of my top picks! "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrator

Lou Diamond Phillips is an accomplished actor with numerous film, television, and theater credits. Among his films are La Bamba, Young Guns, and Young Guns II.