My work prevents me from sitting and reading a good book, but Audible gave me that back!
I really enjoyed listening to this first in a series. It is amazing to me that just 20 years ago there was no such thing as a "cell phone". So much has changed in such a short number of years. I definitely will purchase the next two books and see if I enjoy these as much as I enjoyed this first book.
Is the writer that hung up on smoking, or does she believe that that much reference to cigarettes is really needed? I felt like I was in a smog filled room the entire time I was listening to it. It seemed like you couldn't get from one page to the next without a lighter, cigarette, match, or long, drawn out drag showing up. I don't care if they want to make the characters have vices, addictions, whatever, but it was nearly every character, and she beat the subject to death, like it was a personal soapbox.
liked the first of the series, but after this one, I don't think I'll be going back for more
She was ok, but the personalities could have shown through with better narration
It inspired me to not take up smoking again. Sheesh!
Only to see how times have changed. This is in the paranoid first days of AIDS. And virtually no technology.
Unfortunately, I never really care about finding the killer. Curious, yes. But the ending was not satisfying.
I have heard this narrator many times before. Her cadence is the similar to all the other stories [yawn]. The good thing is her character voices are well varied so it's an easy listen.
Sure...but it will be a while before I bother down loading the next in the series.
I enjoyed this very much. The plot and characterizations are well developed. I understand the criticisms of the narrator. She does indeed take pauses sometime, and it takes getting used to. I think it's usually when the thought is changing, and not when a tight dialog is going on. Her tones of voices are very different for the different characters.
With regards to the story - one question has been bugging me... how does the answering machine work if the electricity is out? I mean, I know a corded telephone will work with no electricity, but how can you listen to the voice on the answering machine by candlelight and then say the lights are still out?
Mark appearing in her hotel room in Key West and claiming to be Scarpetta's husband
It was comfortable. It was easy to put when necessary but it kept calling me back.
Just an enjoyable book.