The underlying story was good - although it lacked much of the creativity of Wicked - spending a inordinate amount of text belaboring the same issues, sometimes verbatim, rather than letting the storytelling bring the points to life for the author. The most unfortuante aspect of this Audiobook was reader's (author's) inadequate character voices and tendency to emphasize the wrong place in sentences. It frequently made it difficult to follow the story, and I'm still not sure I followed it.
The pervasive theme for the last 3 books from this series has been angst. In each book the characters have become progressively angrier and the dialogue is more tinged with bitterness. More time is spent describing how angry everyone is than is spent on the actual mystery of the novel. It may be time for Ms. Cornwell to retire Kay Scarpetta and her cohorts.
After listening to half the book there appeared to be no real story to sink your teeth into, and I gave up caring what happened to the characters, and stopped listening.
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