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Dust Audiobook
Dust
Written by: 
Patricia Cornwell
Narrated by: 
Kate Reading
Dust Audiobook

Dust: Kay Scarpetta, Book 21

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After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Exhausted and ill, she's recovering at home when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. The victim, a graduate student named Gail Shipman, is oddly draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike. A preliminary examination in the sea of red mud where the body has been left also reveals a bizarre residue that fluoresces blood red, emerald green, and sapphire blue.

Physical evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer. The cases all connect and yet seem to conflict. Gail Shipman was murdered for financial gain - or was she? It will require the usual ensemble of characters to find out the truth, including Scarpetta's sidekick Pete Marino, who has undergone a drastic change in his life that places him center stage in a Cambridge investigation that puts everyone at risk.

©2013 Patricia Cornwell (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Nakie Williams Georgia 08-04-15
    Nakie Williams Georgia 08-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it until the dawn."

    I really enjoyed the ambiance and environment of the story. the character playing and the buildup of the main character Benton was really good. I only wish that the plot would have stayed true to Scarpetta series.

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    tammy 06-29-15
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    "A little disappointed.."

    I typically cannot wait for another Kay Scarpetta book to come out & then I proceed to finish it within days. However, this book didn't affect me that way. The plot seemed repetitive, the story line was slow & the ending was anticlimatic. The narrator, Kate Reading, was amazing, however. I'll listen to anything she narrated.

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    Sally Phoenix, AZ, United States 06-02-15
    Sally Phoenix, AZ, United States 06-02-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Cannot recommend"

    A very disappointing performance--the essence the primary characters in the Scarpetta series were altered.


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    Lindsay 04-30-15
    Lindsay 04-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, lame accents."

    I had a really hard time getting past the ridiculous accents the narrator chose. Would have preferred a straight reading over this "performance."

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    Nancy W Zeiger 04-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A bit much"

    A bit OVER flowery verbage for verbage sake. I'd cut...a lot! Description of smells & plants are only important as they relate to plot.

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    Henry H. Wulsin 04-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Dusty but Good"

    The beginning was riveting but the ending was rushed. The final for the villains didn't fit the nature of their crimes.

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    Musica 04-15-15
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    "Disappointing"

    I usually love the books in this series but I had a hard time listening to it without being easily distracted. I struggled to get through it.

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    William 02-27-15
    William 02-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "BILLDON32"

    jaw drooping heart pounding stop thrills best one yet
    and Scarpetta truly shines in dust

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    Gabrielle 02-20-15
    Gabrielle 02-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "It hangs together"

    Far fetched as most but plausible enough not to frustrate and to listen to the end. Larger than life characters.

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    Andy 02-18-15
    Andy 02-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good story telling"

    however the eternal conflict between Mariano and Scarpetta is tiresome and caused me anxiety and is so formula driven- same with Kay and Benton and niece

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