C.J. Critt's narration absolutely RUINS the listening experience. She reads too slowly and takes unnatural pauses. Every time Marino's voice joins the story, I hear a Jersey 'Soprano' saying "Fuhgetaboutit!"
Critt's characterization of Benton Wesley is clearly a parody of Don Adams' comic characterization of 'Agent 82' in "Get Smart." WHY ON EARTH did Critt choose this voice for a serious (and major) character in a crime-mystery novel? It completely pulled me out and broke up the story for me each and every time Wesley appeared.
Kept hoping it would get better, but finally had to stop listening.
The captivating story itself, sans narration, compelled me to get the Kindle version, which I read in one five-hour sitting. Could NOT put it down!!! One of the BEST in Cornwell's "Scarpetta" series!
Audible, I would LOVE to hear a *decent* narration of this book, which has become one of my favorites of Cornwell's.
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