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Richard

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  • The Bone Bed: Scarpetta, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (887)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (739)

    A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over 2,000 miles away, in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist's disappearance is connected to a series of crimes - much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.

    G. House Sr. says: "A tedious disappointment - Don't Bother!"
    "Drudgery"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Bone Bed?

    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.


    What could Patricia Cornwell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    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.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Silent Partner

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stephen Frey
    • Narrated By Norma Lana
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Summoned under mysterious circumstances to meet Jake Lawrence, one of the world's richest entrepreneurs, Angela Day may be on the threshold of a brighter future. But accepting the reclusive billionaire's tempting deal means taking a great risk. For with enormous wealth and power comes the ultimate price tag: enemies everywhere have marked the man for death. And anyone close to him, namely Angela Day, is fair game.

    WW says: "Really enjoyed this book"
    "Left Wing Rhetoric"
    Overall

    It was like listening to a sermon from a naive lefty. Couldn't get through it all...

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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