We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Red Mist Audiobook

Red Mist

Regular Price:$31.50
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (1452 )
5 star
 (517)
4 star
 (499)
3 star
 (292)
2 star
 (78)
1 star
 (66)
Overall
3.9 (1187 )
5 star
 (440)
4 star
 (392)
3 star
 (230)
2 star
 (64)
1 star
 (61)
Story
4.0 (1179 )
5 star
 (479)
4 star
 (383)
3 star
 (201)
2 star
 (59)
1 star
 (57)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Sunny Everson Boston, MA 04-29-12
    Sunny Everson Boston, MA 04-29-12 Member Since 2011

    Diva

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    73
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Superb"

    I really enjoyed Kate Burton as narrator. Her cadence is absolutely on point and so are the different voices she employs. I also enjoy the fact that the science of forensics that is described doesn't go on and on, infinitum -- just enough.
    This novel isn't as graphically gory as some, and the story is carried by the characters and the mystery that Kay Scarpetta falls into, when she is trying to divine some clearer understanding of why Jack, whom she had mentored and employed for so many years had gone off the deep end, and then ended up dead. And I adore Marino! He is indeed a character unto himself!
    Some are critical of Cornwell and think that Scarpetta's stories are all the same. I disagree. Different characters tell different stories and I can't imagine me not continuing to be a Kay Scarpetta fan. When a work has me talking back to the characters, five stars are in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Wesley L. Linscott Sebring, FL, United States 04-17-12
    Wesley L. Linscott Sebring, FL, United States 04-17-12 Listener Since 2008

    Wes

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So-so"
    Would you try another book from Patricia Cornwell and/or Kate Burton?

    I have read or listened to all of Cornwell's Scarpetta series, and I will continue to do so. I hope another narrator will be used for subsequent audio books.


    If you’ve listened to books by Patricia Cornwell before, how does this one compare?

    I have read or listened to all of the Scarpetta series. This story was not as good as some of the earlier ones, but better than some of the more recent ones. I much preferred the narrator(s) on some of the previous books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I really don't like this narrator. She doesn't give Scarpetta enough personality! I noticed several words mispronounced, and there were places where editing was too obvious. Also, why put in the strange sounds, chords, etc., in the narration? They are annoying and obnoxious!


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed the entire Scarpetta series, although I liked the earlier ones better. The excitement isn't there as much in the more recent books. In my opinion, Scarpetta's more mature personality needs some work. I also wish that Cornwell would reduce or limit the seemingly elitist, upper class snobbery which seems to be evident in her books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Beverly ORANGE, TEXAS, United States 04-07-12
    Beverly ORANGE, TEXAS, United States 04-07-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Uh oh !!!"

    I have loved all the Patricia Cornwell books until this one. It is not up to par. I found it mildly boring due to all the drawn out explaining of unnecessary details. Mostly medical details , seemed to drone on and on for no good reason. I will look forward to the next book and hope that this one was just a fluke. This is the first one by Patricia Cornwell that I have found tedious.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sookie Northwestern Minnesota - United States 04-02-12
    Sookie Northwestern Minnesota - United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A good conclusion to the previous book."
    What did you like best about this story?

    I always enjoy a good Kay Scarpetta... however she sounds so depressed these days - nothing ever seems to be well for her!


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

    She is enjoyable to listen to... tells the story the way it is, and she has built very good character distinction.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mary Fernandez 03-17-12 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "even worse than before"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    not so much detail, both medical and techical. Also, even speaking as Scarpetta the character brings out her numerous flaws that have intensified in herself. The sold Scarpetta mysteriess have long dissappeared and now the boring, boring stories have lost the magic


    What could Patricia Cornwell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    more mystery and less boredom, Boring, booorrriiinnnggg


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Burton?

    Don't know, but her reading of a bad book does not make her a bad narrator


    What character would you cut from Red Mist?

    Lucy


    Any additional comments?

    will not make the mistake again thinking new books by Cornwell will be as interesting as the first and will not waste my money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Walter M. United States 03-11-12
    Walter M. United States 03-11-12 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Talkity talk talk talk"
    Would you listen to Red Mist again? Why?

    I probably wouldn't listen to this story again. I find I'm a bit fatigued with the characters--they've matured and Cornwell is more focused now on their mental states rather than developing the action. Sometimes I'm irritated with all the details of their high-end, consumerist lifestyles. Scarpetta comes off as a complete elitist snob and the author apologizes for it constantly. I can only assume this facet of Kay is a reflection of Cornwell's own life and she feels compelled to brag about it too much in her characterization of Kay.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The descriptions of the old south make me want to plan a southern vacation touring historic homes.


    What aspect of Kate Burton’s performance would you have changed?

    Kate did a decent job of narration although there were a a few technical glitches and yes--she did mispronounce some key words.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The dialog and the monlogue


    Any additional comments?

    It was predictable--someone's out to get Kay Scarpetta. I wish Cornwell would write a story with twists and turns without it being life and death for the ME Kay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amanda raleigh, NC, United States 03-11-12
    Amanda raleigh, NC, United States 03-11-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved the book itself, but..."
    Would you listen to Red Mist again? Why?

    The narrator was overly-dramatic and annoying mispronounced many, many words throughout the entire novel.


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

    Yes


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Stop being so damned dramatic and learn the proper ways to say medical terminology!


    Any additional comments?

    The book itself is great, as expected. However, I will never listen to a book with this narrator again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan Estero, Florida United States 03-09-12
    Susan Estero, Florida United States 03-09-12 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I hated this book"
    What disappointed you about Red Mist?

    I have read the entire series and this book and her last seem like different authors. Kay is always so angry. I got about half way through and decided it wasn't worth my time.


    Has Red Mist turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I love murder, thrillers, and intrigue, but I won't buy another Patricia Cornwell book.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kate Burton?

    No, I think she added to the anger.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Red Mist?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    Tone it down an notch!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ann 03-07-12
    Ann 03-07-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    135
    31
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Somewhat dissappointing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No I liked the continuation of characters that I have known for many years, but standing alone I would not have enjoyed it much. There was a surprising conclusion which I enjoyed.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Patricia Cornwell again?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jenny Orlando, FL, United States 03-05-12
    Jenny Orlando, FL, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2012

    Avid audio book listener with over 1600 books in my library!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    48
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    506
    39
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Huge Disappoinment"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure it was boring


    What could Patricia Cornwell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It seems Patricia has lost her touch. Kay Scarpetta has become droll and irritating. Her ego is borderline obnoxious and she has no personality. I have read all of her books and this one is the worst. The story line did not even come close to keeping my interest. I started and stopped the book on several occasions. Patricia will have to give Kay an entire new make-over and her plots will have to be a little more thrilling for me to read another one of her books.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Burton’s performances?

    I have not problem with Kate's performance. She is a great narrator. It was what she had to work with that I had a problem with.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Red Mist?

    Most of them


    Any additional comments?

    Can I get my money back?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.