Season of the Machete

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Patterson
Narrator: Lou Diamond Phillips
Genres: Suspense, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Warner Adult
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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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…

Reviews (15)


Written by MT Audiobook addict on December 22nd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This is the worst book by James Patterson I've read. I did listen to the entire book, expecting it to didn't. I would not recommend it. Patterson's books are much better than this.


Written by Karen from Germantown, MD on January 19th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I love James Patterson, but this was not typical at all. I found it very confusing (and am still not really sure how it ended). It was hard to keep the characters straight. I stuck with it because it was James Patterson, but I think he missed the mark on this one.

Season of the Machete

Written by Cynthia of Monrovia on April 14th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Very Boring, could not get through the second cd, story line moving very slow.

Season of the Machete

Written by tyra on July 31st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 0/5

couldn't keep up with the story as it was all over the place. I couldn't finish

Season of the Machette

Written by angela jones on June 19th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Not my favorite. Did not have the suspense that I am used to with James Patterson.

Really Bad

Written by Anonymous from Lyons, IL on June 2nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This book is really really hard to follow. It's extremely brutal. I didn't even finish it. I'm glad James Patterson learned from his mistakes with this one because I know his books get better after this mess.


Written by Cindy from Forney, TX on April 24th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Very disappointing. Not up to Patterson standards. Did not even finish.


Written by Connie Musial from Waukesha, WI on April 21st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I have read most all of Patterson's books and enjoyed all but this one. The beginning was a real turn off with the switching back and forth from the diary to the past events. It took time to realize what was happening. I almost gave up and frankly it would have been no loss if I had.

Season of the Machete

Written by Anonymous on January 29th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Peter McDonald is the only witness in the series of seeming terrorist actions on a Caribbean Island. The problem is that Peter saw a white man in what authorities believe is a exclusively black revolution. It turns out that the mafia has started a violent revolution so they could start casino businesses up in the Caribbean. What? Yeah, that is what I thought when I figured out that is what all the murders were about. That really does not seem logical in any way what so ever. McDonald is flat, dull, and boring as a hero. Not that Damian and Carrie Rose were any better as the two lead killers. The diary entries gave us a look into what life is like from their point of view, but I found them to be extremely vain and self centered; yes, genuine traits of sociopaths, but not engrossing at all. This is an early James Patterson book, and ladies and gentlemen, we are a long way from the later Alex Cross books.

Season of Machete

Written by Mary Anne Evo on November 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Always enjoy James Patterson. This was a bit too gory and descriptive for me, but I kept listening.

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.