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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,864 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro Narrator: Carolyn McCormick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Women’s Murder Club Series Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9781594834974
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A young mother is recuperating in a San Francisco hospital when she is suddenly gasping for breath. The call button fails to bring help in time. The hospital’s doctors, some of the best in the nation, are completely mystified by her death. How did this happen? 

This is not the first such case at the hospital. Just as patients are about to be released with a clean bill of health, their conditions take a devastating turn for the worse. Could these cases be appalling coincidences? Or is a maniac playing God with people’s lives?

It’s 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 these 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. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This latest book will be gobbled up quickly.”

    Library Journal

  • “Carolyn McCormack’s performance is superb. Her ability to capture the essence of each of the main characters is impressive; her skill at fleshing out even minor characters is rare. Her spirit, enthusiasm, and emotional involvement help the novel…Overall, McCormack’s ability to keep each moment fresh and alive makes this program a real treat for the listener.”

    AudioFile

  • “In their most gripping case yet, James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club convenes to track down a killer who hides among healers. A powerful hospital and courtroom thriller.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “The numerically titled Womens Murder Club novels by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro are becoming an institution. The solid storytelling, engaging characters and, perhaps most importantly, the anything-can-happen plot lines have made each of the books in this series a notation on the must-read lists of hordes of readers. The 5th Horseman is no exception.”

    BookReporter.com

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chet | 2/10/2014

    " A Women's Murder Club page-turning thriller as good or better than the others. Yuki makes a fine addition to the club. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For | 2/9/2014

    " This book is pretty typical for the "murder by numbers" style of writing that James Patterson's co-authors have become so familiar with. It's pretty much like all of the other books in the series, neither clearly better nor worse. The villains have never had much depth to them, and this tale is no different. The protagonists are a bit more static in this book than in previous ones; Clare and Cindy play pretty small roles, Lindsay stays fairly stable, and Yuki's role as the replacement lawyer becomes more solidified. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 2/4/2014

    " I'm hooked on this series. This too was a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene Grant | 1/24/2014

    " Good quick reads "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 1/19/2014

    " Listening on my iPod. Watch the language "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/19/2014

    " The Women's Murder Club series is a great series. Lindsay Boxer is a fun detective/lieutenant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 1/6/2014

    " I love that Lindsey is actually staying with Joe...I have finished this book yet, but I hope they end up getting married. Sad that her first love died trying to save her and give her back up....but that's from the first book of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Anne | 1/5/2014

    " A series of books - I started with # 4 and am filling in - when I can find them. I have 1, 2, & 3 on order right now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Simon nguyen | 1/4/2014

    " fast read but the building of characters was just too little. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Britney Finch | 12/15/2013

    " I love all the womens murdrer club books. Lindsay is one of my favorite fictional characters, she is really spunky. And of course I always love a good murder mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 11/30/2013

    " Not the best in the series but a decent vacation read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 11/7/2013

    " I Loved this book. I highly recommend it. It kept you on your seat until the very end. A very good read. I can't wait to read the next one in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 10/29/2013

    " Still a good read, but the least favorite of the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 10/15/2013

    " I'm in the process of reading all the women's club murder series. I have enjoyed all of them so far. No exceptions! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Potter | 9/21/2013

    " Great - as usual! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 9/9/2013

    " FAntastic!! Just the perfect amount of action, suspence and intrigue! I love the Women's Murder Club! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dara | 8/31/2013

    " Good book, a bit confusing in parts, but Mr Patterson is a kick ass writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 4/30/2013

    " Fast-paced story with backdrop a series of patient murders in a hospital. Short, short chapters which made this an "easy to tote" late summer read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 4/6/2013

    " Was hoping this women's murder club book would be better! I had difficulty picking it up to continue the read... I'm glad I don't spend big bucks on my books! (Yard/Garage sales) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 3/15/2013

    " Another great Patterson book in the series. Just wishes the ending would have cleared up on terms of how they figured out who the Night Stalker was in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry Barber | 11/24/2012

    " I enjoy the Women's Murder Club books for a quick, easy time between appointments and meetings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louanne Winkle | 9/12/2012

    " I really enjoyed the double mystery of this book. Another good installment of the Women's Murder Club. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 6/30/2012

    " I like the books that are coauthored by Maxine Paetro. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bev Scott | 6/16/2012

    " Really enjoyed this book. The complexity of the plot Added to the intensity. Looking forward to # 6 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (Mel) Osborne | 4/28/2012

    " shows exceptional writing skills when you don't see something happening in a book until it happens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Okamoto | 3/5/2012

    " Fast reading book. Fun! Not very deep, ..but kept my interest throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 1/19/2012

    " Typical Patterson...couldn't put it down. Of course I was "living" in the hospital while reading the hospital killer thriller :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 1/9/2012

    " re-read this one and enjoyed it just as much the second time around. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Zonaira | 11/14/2011

    " the most pathetic mystery novel I ever read, just had to drag myself through it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Farren Bogar | 9/14/2011

    " This one had me crying a little bit! He always keeps you guessing and wanting more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherill | 5/21/2011

    " So far this is my least favorite of the series. I don't like the newest character Yuki. It may be b/c I like Jill much better. I read this book in one day, but was still easily distracted from it. I just didn't like this one as much as the previous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 5/18/2011

    " Good thriller and not as irritating as some of the other in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/6/2011

    " This one took a little longer to read, but it was definitely worth it and a good part of the Women's Murder Club series. Maxine Paetro and Patterson are a good team who put each of their combined knowledge into these characters and situations! Love this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. It was entertaining enough but, she still acts too girly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jem | 4/7/2011

    " I really liked the story! Can't wait to read the next book of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 3/27/2011

    " This series just gets better and better. I really enjoyed this one, especially the twist I did not see coming at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 3/27/2011

    " Like the first four of the Women's Murder club series, I had no idea who could possibly be the person behind all of the murders going onat the hospital. It really kept me in suspense throughout the entired book & they do not even tell you who it is until the last 2 or 3 pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 3/1/2011

    " A very good book if you like to read crime mysteries. It has two investigations going on at the same time. One who is playing God with people's lives in a hospital. And the other killing young women. Also some court drama. Some pretty good surprises at the end. One that really I least exspected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gin | 2/18/2011

    " went to start this book ... and hey ... i've already read it :) good book "

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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

Carolyn McCormick has appeared in the films A Simple Twist of Fate and Enemy Mine. She has appeared on television as Dr. Olivit in Law & Order for more than a decade and as a guest on The Practice and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her Broadway credits include roles in The Dinner Party and Private Lives.