I really enjoy a good 'Mystery/Thriller' but the narrator can cause me, at times, to not listen to what might have been a really good story.
Too....much....talking! Very long-winded, not enough, if any, action. I am forcing myself to finish this book to see if anything EVER happens.
The trash can where I put it.
I was impressed with the constant repeat of the same
The performance was also superficial and monotone. Given the material she had to work with I am not aware how it could have been better. How could
Well, I always knew not to eat cans of food that are swollen - there is nothing else to say.
I am so very sorry I used my money to make this purchase.
I've stayed with Patricia Cornwell and Dr. Kay Scarpetta for all of these years....it's time to quit. I bought the kindle version of the last book and only read it all the way through out of past loyalty. It was awful. This one is just as bad. Too much stream of consciousness for a character that has less and less of a personality. Kay has become bitter...self-pitying, making huge issues out of nothing. I don't associate with those kinds of people in real life. Why would I want to do that in a book? I'm done. Patricia Cornwell should also be done with this series.
No. Only this author.
Well, maybe I have read to many Scarpetta stories. Many parts I liked as I always like the way Cornwell writes but the details of the crime etc are becoming lengthy and technical and they drag on forever that the story gets lost. And, I lost interest as well.
I figured it out.
I think it became tedious. I wanted more story line and less technical description. But, I always hope Cornwell will thrill me with each book. I think I will give it a rest for awhile.
I've read or listened to all of Cornwell's books. Somewhere along the line, I felt her story lines were lacking. I think I heard more of the original Cornwell in this book. I liked it a lot better then some of her other recent books.
I was shocked at one of the key deaths in the book. I won't say who, but I definitely wasn't expecting it. I put it together around the same time Scarpetta did.
I was disappointed in the audio. I could tell when the narrator's recordings were cut and pasted together. There was a difference in volume and "tone" (I'm not sure what else to call it). What I mean is that the narrator's voice sounded different on and off throughout the story. Sometimes she sounded closer to the mike or like she was recording in a fishbowl or something. I hate rating the Performance so low because I don't think it was Burton's fault, but more the way her recordings were edited and put together.
The 1st book in several years that reminds us why we loved Scarpetta, not all the way back but well on the way.
The moment during an autopsy when Scarpetta realizes something is amiss with Jamie's failure to show up.
The old Kay. I just got sick of her niece and all her problems. Always complaining about Moreno, in the old days he saved her a lot of times and now he is some kind of enemy.
I don't know.
Narrator was just fine. Not exciting but fine.
I don't know I couldn't finish it.
Read her old books they were much better,.
I found the book slow to start & it never really picked up. Plot so so
The author should go back to the her first books when the case not the lead chacter was more importants.
Maybe time to give some of the secondary characters more emphasis as the lead seems to have allienated most of them from the start of these books
Typical Patricia Cornwell. The story line is wonderful, but "super Lucy" irks me in all her books. Thanks goodness she had a minmal part in this book.
The relationship between The GA medical examiner and Kay. Colin was a true southern gentleman.
no too dramatic
Not really. I enjoyed it, but could put it down and pickup where I left off.
The main characters have become completely intolerable. Listening to Kay Scarpetta had me cringing and constantly thinking, then saying outloud "come on! ugh just shut up". I had forgotten why I had not read the book before this but was reminded within the first minutes. It sounds like the characters have all become paranoid with unrealistic-even with willing suspension of disbelief- interactions and ridiculous behaviors. Patricia Cornwell may want to get some therapy as her writing has completely deteriorated into a self loathing and repetive manifesto of psychosis. I hope she kills Kay, Marino, Lucy and Benton off to end their miserable existences and it sounds like they hope so too.
What a waste of time and money. Avoid this book!
I would listen to her earlier work.
Made me explore other authors.