Love Patricia Cornwell novels, great author. Excrutiatingly difficult to listen to narrator. I started and stopped listening to this book five separate times; finally decided to continue listening since I purchased it (gave up credits).
The entire storyline was good.
Her narration was flat except during those times when she tried emphasizing a particular exclamation which was, in my opinion, at inappropriate times.
I will not purchase anything narrated by this individual in the future.
I have read (paperback) several Scarpetta novels - and have always enjoyed them - but this narrator just ruined it for me. Monotone, monotone, monotone - get the idea. I didn't even finish it...waste of money
I generally like Patricia Cornwall books, but I simply couldn't stand listening to the reading of this book due to the voice artist's choice of readings. For example, she plays one of the major characters as a monotonic, Dan-Akroyd-in-Dragnet kind of a cop, which might be fine if he wasn't also the protaganoist's lover and needed to show some sensitivity on occassion. Other voices are similary stereotypical and don't display any depth of characters. Normally a lover of audiobooks, this is the first time I've had to stop listening because the reading was SO bad.
I enjoyed this book as I enjoy all Patricia Cornwell's books. I hate listening to CJ Critt. She makes Benton sound stiff and constipated! She frequently pronounces medical terms incorrectly. I prefer Kate Reading to read.
I haven't finished this book yet but I am not liking the reader. One of the few times that I find the reader is distracting me from the book: unnatural pauses in the reading, lack of animation in the voices of the characters. Even missed the opportunity to do NY accents. I admit to not being a huge fan of Cornwell anyway but the performance is making it that much more difficult to finish.