EQUALE TO HER EARLIER BOOKS. LOST TRACK OF WHAT WE READ HER BOOKS FOR ON THE LAST 3. BUT NOW BACK ON TRACK. KEEP UP TH GOOD WORK.
NO I JUST LIKE WHEN SCARPETTA STARTS PUTTING TOGETHER THE PUZZLE AND FINDING THE ANSWERS. GREAT WRITING.
Very darn Good
When I figured out who the bad guy was and Scarpetta hadn't yet. I knew she was in deep trouble as she went on not fearing thie women and I knew she would have an attempt on her life!
It would depend on the author. I am unsure why she pronounce some words as she did. I certainly wouldn't listen to it because of the narrator.
High stakes thiller
I am a medical professional. The narrator pronounced several fairly common words oddly- not in any dictionary medical or otherwise that I could find (i.e. min u cha e' for minutiae.) There were others but they were nerve grating!
The first half of the book was like a beach without water. I repeatedly threatened to stop listening, but stayed with it because of all the rave reviews I'd read before I purchased it. I kept thinking it's got to "get good" sooner or later. The characters, including the heroine, seemed entirely self obsessed with needlessly long dialogue that didn't help much in the telling of the story. This is the first Scarpetta story I've encountered and it will be the last.
If I had encountered these characters in "real life" I would have walked away. Make me like at least some of the people I'm learning about. I thought the court grilling Scarpetta received was totally unrealistic. The lawyers behaviors were over the top, and I never did understand what their behavior had to do with the story.
The four plus stars this book rated when I first chose it make me wonder about the judgement of those writing the reviews. It has a lower rating now, so I guess I'm not alone in my reaction to it.
My first Cornwall audio book, bought because of interesting TV interview, but it was just so badly narrated and so full of meaningless detail that it was a turn-off.
Yes, I won't waste my time on this kind of mind anesthesia again.
I don't even think she is a very good cook...
I have read or listened to every book Patricia Cornwell has ever written. I will never listen to Kate Reading again. This is the worst narration I have ever heard. Ruins a very good book.
Usual Scarpetta excitement.
Boring monotone. Poor characterization.
With a better narrator telling the story.
Like the first few Scarpetta but they keep getting worse and this was dreadful - so many sub--'plots' - (it's hard to even consider them plots) - none came together and then the end just happened!!!!! Not a 'surprise ending" , just a "I've used up enough words and now time to publish" end).
A sensible plot just never developed.
She made the best of what she had to read.
Initially good characters to draw from but absolutely no resemblance of a story plot.
Yes, the story line was interesting, and the descriptions of scenes made me feel like I was there.
The narrator's voice was horrible. I have been an Audible member and supporter for over a year. This was by far the worst book I purchased. As much as I tried, I could not listen past the first 30 min.
voice of characters
The story was slow paced, the reader was poor and low. Hardly audible. I forced myself through the book. Thank goodness it is over!
what happen to great story writting? Has Scarpeta gotten to old? or has Patricia Cornwell run out of ideas? It's a shame. Use to be so good.