Burlington, ON, Canada | Member Since 2008
The story was fluid and kept me engaged throughout. Scott Brick's performance was, as always, rock solid.
Scott Brick is one of my "go-to" narrators when I'm aimless and looking for something new to listen to. I enjoy his work, his ability to truly differentiate characters and his seamless transitions. He can take a mediocre work and make it good - when given a great story, he makes it epic.
Although a little slow to start, with a 13 hour shift in front of me, the book didn't make it to Day-2 - I devour audio books, and this one has made the rare jump to the list of books I'll listen to more than once.
As a professional driver, I use audio books for my entertainment, as commercial radio (and even satellite radio now) just bore me. I've now tried three different times to "get into" this book, and just can't do it.
I'm sure there's a reason why Kate Burton has taken over reading the series. I'm sure that Kate Burton is a good performer, but her reading here is too monotonous, with little to any change in tone and inflection to differentiate characters (it actually gets to the point where you can't tell who's supposed to be speaking). Uninspired is the best I can say about this performance.
Kay Scarpetta's character has gone to a dark place (fine) but the book gets tediously over-melodramatic and musical track added to the reading is annoying at best.
If you *have* to get this book because it's a new Scarpetta, wait for your local library to get an audio version and borrow it. This is this *first* time I've been disappointed with a purchase from Audible (and I've been a customer for a number of years now).
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