Love the series, but this one seemed to lack the same thrill to keep listening.
Honestly? SNOBBISH. If the stories weren't so interesting, I might revert back to the paperbacks I also bought of the same series.
This plot was disappointing and implausible.
I have read several reviews mentioning the bad reader - I'm afraid it's true. The lady that reads this book I'm sure is very nice but does not do well as an audio book reader. The inappropriate voice inflections, mispronunciations and general dullness is very distracting.
The characters have always been written as very skilled and experienced professionals. In this particular story the main characters leaped to irrational and unwarranted conclusions several times during the story, which was disappointing. It's been a while since I have read a Kay Scarpetta novel, but I remember really liking them. In this story character Kay was overly emotional, selfish and irrational. Not the Scarpetta novels I remember - maybe I have moved past these? Not sure.
Nothing - I'm sorry but I thought she was a terrible reader. I would not get another book she reads.
What a great story line. Not one of her strongest endings but this writer continues to beguile her readers as we follow the body trail to the irresistible ending. I'm behind in the series and can't wait to read the next installment. In looking ahead I noticed that Point of Origin is not on the audible list. Please hurry and add this one. I'll be there by next week. :)
Compared to the rest this one is about a 7.
She does a pretty good Marino
When will Point of Origin be added?
The story is entertaining and holds the attention for the most part. dragging only in a few places. There ARE a couple holes in the plot but nothing too bad or beyond the implicit requirement to suspend a certain bit of skepticism common to most fiction.
You'd be better off reading this one though, as the performance of C.J. Critt is grating to say the least. She is ponderous through expository portions and especially any technical descriptions. Her renditions of the dialogue make Kay Scarpetta sound like a 1940's "dame" combined with a sexpot, instead of a contemporary, accomplished doctor and CME. Scarpetta's niece Lucy, a 24 year old highly intelligent FBI Agent, sounds like a spoiled 14 year old. And C.J. seems to have zero clue as to how to portray any of the male characters. Skip this listen and get the book. The voices in your imagination will be much more satisfying.
After several tries I finally got through this good story. The narrator needs to find other work or maybe a gallon or two of black coffee before work. It ruins the... suspense when one... pauses every third... word for no... apparent reason.
The narrator of this book is just too irritating for words. I could barely get through the first half hour. I'll try it again, but I just don't know if I can tolerate the reader to get to the story.
I love books! They have always added so much to my world. Between being a busy mom, having a demanding career, and keeping my household running smoothly, I have zero free time to just sit and read a book. Audible allows me to keep up with my reading (or "reading") while I'm working or driving or cooking or cleaning the house. I enjoy that so much - I love Audible!
I am a big fan of the Scarpetta series and am working my way through the books in order. I loved the story here, but the narrator's voice was not well suited to the character and was annoying at times. I really hope that there is a different narrator for future books in this series!
When I listened to the sample, I liked the lilt of the reader's voice. But a half hour into the book I wished I could make her read faster! I plodded along to the end of the story, but found that just not much was going on with the main plot. The story branched out into several mini-tales which were uninteresting to me and made me think I should have bought the unabridged version this time around. The forensics aspect was interesting enough which is why I'm giving this two stars, but I was never on the edge of my seat.