The new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's #1 bestselling crime writer.
Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it.
©2011 Patricia Cornwell (P)2011 Penguin Audio
Sure if the person likes this sort of read.
The end, finding who did it.
I'm not sure I like the way she reads, it sounds like Kay is angry all the time and it just goes bang bang bang with facts, maybe too many facts, too much info.
I love listening to Patricia Cornwell books. I feel I know the characters.
Not completely satisfied with Patricia Cornwell's last two books, really. Red Mist went on way too long in meaningless dialog, but not as bad as her prior book.
May not download her next book unless it gets better reviews first.
Way too much mental dialog going on in Scarpetta's mind. And not wanting to give away anything in the book to whomever might want to listen, the Scarpetta's character took on 'blame' for something she couldn't have changed. I'd alway's considered the Scarpetta character to be practical, and reacting more like a real person would in a like position, so I was greatly disappointed this time.
Performance can only be as good as the written word, and not a lot of inflection in this reading.
I'm a big fan of Patricia Cornwell. Her books are always a good read (or listen). This one is probably not her best, but who cares? It's still way up there in terms of whodunit entertainment, with believable events and characters.
Plot was intriguing, although sometimes it got bogged down because there are too many things going on at once. The ego of Kay sometimes gets in the way...everything is always caused by her acts or omissions, at least in her mind.
If you're driving in your car with nothing better to listen to, give this a try.
One of the least inspiring narrators I've heard. Mispronounced words drove me crazy. E.g., saline was pronounced
I've always loved PC's books, but I just don't like this reader.
I found myself drifting at times.
When Cornwell's books were narrated by C.J. Critt and Kate Reading they were fun, lively, and you really connected with the characters. With Kate Burton's monotoned narration you get none of that. I gave up after an hour; I just couldn't stand it any longer. The characters I had come to love over the years were gone, replaced with these boring drab characters. The narration in this book just ruined it for me, and as a result I never connected with the story.
The authors need to learn that narration is VERY important in audiobooks. It's like an extra, very important, character added to the book. It just stinks when they change narrators in a series because it changes the feel of all the characters. This is one of those cases where cheaper is not always better.
absolutely. i found this extremely interesting.
dr. scarpetta's relationship with morelli.
she was pleasant to listen to.
anything about kay and lucy's relationship.
in printed format
much. She sounded like a bitter, mean older woman and drained the life out of what was a pretty good mystery.
Red Mist was a disappointment with the narrator of the book. Very droll and lacking in flavor. Will have to read the book to see if Patricia 'Cornwall dropped the ball or it was just the narrator. Would rank RED MIST low on audiobooks that i have listened to, 2.
Not at this time. I will read the book first before deciding that as I quite enjoy reading the Kay Scarpetta series and Patricia Cornwall as an author.
The narrator was very dry and lacking any flavor in the reading. No emotion and structure was poor in the reading.
No which i find very disappointing. nothing.
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