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
I would recommend This book it was very exciting.
The story line was fantastice the charaters were very realistice and the book brought their human vulnerabilities
I loved the character Benton
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.
Slow start, fast finish. Characters lack development to make them real or at least so we imagine
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.
What can I say, all Cornwell's books read or listen well. The series is a great series and well worth the listen/read.
It was but a struggle
Not really. It was rather predictible and the end was flat
Not at all.
Check out the Narrator
I like Patricia Cornwell and was anxious to hear my first audiobook. Sadly, I was disappointed by the narration.
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?
It was somewhere in the middle. It was a good story, but the narrator and end/beginning of chapters editing drove me nuts! the breathing of the narrator was obnoxious and the chapter would end and you would here a snippet of the next one before they would edit in a (way to long) pause, then start the next chapter. Many times I thought my ipod had turned off.
The suspense and the forensics were interesting and the only thing that got me through this horrible performance. I will probably read the other books in this series rather than listen because of the narrator.
Not if I can help it. It was horrible and they obviously had not done any research into how the names of machines and procedures were said and pronounced. AFIS was not said as a word, but rather constantly spelled out and even just watching one episode of CSI would have told the narrator that it is never said as that way. The breathing and slow reading was really disinteresting and as a result I found myself zoning out instead of listening to the story in my ear.
Don't bother with the audio book of this. Read the hard copy or skip this series because of the narrator. I wish I could get my money back for this one.
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