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Black Notice Audiobook

Black Notice

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Publisher's Summary

Following the post mortem of a stowaway that reveals neither cause of death nor identity, Dr. Kay Scarpetta travels to Paris in search of information. In Paris she is given a secret mission--one that could ruin her career.

©1999 CEI Enterprises, Inc. (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Amazon Customer 11-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "scariest book I've ever read!!"

    I couldn't put this one down. Cornwell delivers in spades with this book. Definitely on my list of favorites.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ginger Ogden, UT United States 01-08-16
    Ginger Ogden, UT United States 01-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent read."

    Quite a suspenseful tale, this one. A decomposing body in a shipping container. A shot and badly beaten and bitten corner store clerk. Interpol. And in the midst of all of this, someone is trying to ruin Dr. Scarpetta’s reputation by hacking email and by conducting an online chat “Ask Dr. Scarpetta”. Another great offering from Cornwell. 4.5 stars.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Toni Groton, CT, United States 11-23-15
    Toni Groton, CT, United States 11-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Now this is the Patricia Cornwell writing that is that is awesome"

    There was nothing I didn't like about this book. It moved, it had a point and there was more dialogue instead of the monotonous repetition. It kept my full attention. Kate Reading is excellent and she really brings the characters to life. The more recent books are nothing like this. Patricia get back to your original style. And don't forget to keep Kate Reading with you.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    lsbmurphy 07-28-16
    lsbmurphy 07-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I don't think I will listen to another one."

    The language is deplorable, the morality is that of a heathen. I was very disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    reader rat USA 03-12-16
    reader rat USA 03-12-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Interesting "read"!"
    Where does Black Notice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    From 1-10 I'd give it an 8.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marino, because the narrator did such an excellent job with his dialogue.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    Marino. She did a terrific job with his accent and intonation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I usually listen during my commute, but continued after I got home.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 04-08-16
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 04-08-16 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "C- Minus: Not Loving My First Scarpetta"

    This was my first Kay Scarpetta novel. Admittedly, my thoughts run mostly against the grain on this one -- I found the performance and writing okay, but the main character -- Kay Scarpetta -- left me cold. Where do I begin? Arrogant and self obsessed; totally dysfunctional when it comes to family (mother, sister, niece all trashed by her); as a doctor, lawyer and detective, she jumps to ill-formed conclusions at every turn; she has a male sidekick who is ill-mannered, uninformed and irrational; and in short, KS is just not a heroine for whom I could generate any empathy. In addition, the story had an abrupt, rushed ending that was very dissatisfying. "What happened???" I asked when the reader announced "The End."

    I had already purchased the next KS novel before I read this one, so perhaps my views will be different after that experience. If not, this will be the end of my KS foray.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 12-14-15
    Jennifer 12-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great novel in the Scarpetta series!!!"

    I quite enjoyed this book. I love Dr Scarpetta and all the trouble that seems to find her.
    These Scarpetta novels are the only books by Patricia Cornwell that I have read/listened to. I must say she is a brilliant novelist. I never listened to nor read any crime novels besides these and now I am addicted to them.
    This book is definitely worth a credit in my opinion. There are a couple characters in here I could have done without. I wish poor Dr Scarpetta could find some decent employees. This is the second novel in which her own staff tries an set her up. I guess it makes for good reading though. I hope other readers enjoy this as much as I did.
    Happy Listening!!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robin 08-28-16
    Robin 08-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Not her best"

    I kept waiting for the soap opera to end and the story to start. Never did.

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    BirdWoman 07-15-16
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    "Good listen"

    I like P. Cornwell's books. This one started slow for me but soon caught me. I did get lost a few times in some of the transitioning and had to listen again to gather myself.

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    Lisa 06-02-16
    Lisa 06-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but not as Great as the others."

    I love the Scarpetta series, but this one wasn't as good or intense as the others.

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