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Cruel and Unusual Audiobook

Cruel and Unusual

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Publisher's Summary

When an executed murderer’s fingerprints turn up at a new crime scene, Kay Scarpetta investigates. Prepare for the kind of riveting suspense this best-selling author delivers so well.

©1993 Patricia D. Cornwell (P)1993 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Joy 10-02-13
    Joy 10-02-13
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    "Not her best work"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The narrator was pretty bad. She had two voices so all the characters ended up sounding like one of the two voices so it got a bit confusing at times. Also, while most of the story was interesting, if not slightly reminiscent of some of the authors other works, the big disappointment was the ending. It seemed like the author just got tired of writing and rushed the ending without tying everything up and showing how the different threads tied together.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karyn 08-18-13
    Karyn 08-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Unusual is right"

    What can I say, all Cornwell's books read or listen well. The series is a great series and well worth the listen/read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gloria United States 08-27-12
    Gloria United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Exciting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend This book it was very exciting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line was fantastice the charaters were very realistice and the book brought their human vulnerabilities


    Which character – as performed by C. J. Critt – was your favorite?

    I loved the character Benton


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read the next book. I just started reading her books and each one I read I have a new appreaciation for her writing and the characters in the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    George 05-06-14
    George 05-06-14
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    "Serendipity"

    Synchronicity. I was reading this book, about the execution of a black man in Virginia, when Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett's botched execution hit the news. Kay Scarpetta, in the novel, solves the crime and saves the day. Where's my next Scarpetta book?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert B. Birney 12-28-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Quick ending"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Slow start, fast finish. Characters lack development to make them real or at least so we imagine


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Yaya Pacific Northwest 05-29-16
    Yaya Pacific Northwest 05-29-16 Member Since 2015

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    "too much detail makes the story drag on"

    took a long time to finish because I lost interest in the technical details. long

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Benjamin Kent Tampa 05-01-16
    Benjamin Kent Tampa 05-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "cruel and unusual"

    fun story! interesting plot. zero suspense but good none the less. reading next in line

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    Regina 05-15-14
    Regina 05-15-14
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    "The Narrator was distracting"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was but a struggle


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not really. It was rather predictible and the end was flat


    Would you be willing to try another one of C. J. Critt’s performances?

    Not at all.


    Did Cruel and Unusual inspire you to do anything?

    Check out the Narrator


    Any additional comments?

    I like Patricia Cornwell and was anxious to hear my first audiobook. Sadly, I was disappointed by the narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jai 04-15-15
    Jai 04-15-15
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    "a favorite so far!"

    plot was very interesting & kept me interested from beginning to end! narration not so much.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LJM Tewksbury, MA United States 02-24-15
    LJM Tewksbury, MA United States 02-24-15
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    "If it's got to be....Let it be Scarpetta"

    Engaging in the sense that you feel as if you, too are trying to put the pieces together!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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