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
The narrator was overly-dramatic and annoying mispronounced many, many words throughout the entire novel.
Stop being so damned dramatic and learn the proper ways to say medical terminology!
The book itself is great, as expected. However, I will never listen to a book with this narrator again.
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.
No, I love murder, thrillers, and intrigue, but I won't buy another Patricia Cornwell book.
No, I think she added to the anger.
Tone it down an notch!!
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.
Avid audio book listener with over 1600 books in my library!
Not sure it was boring
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.
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.
Most of them
Can I get my money back?
Wordy & boring.
Probably not.<------ This from a HUGH Cornwell fan.
She did a good job with the material she had to work with.
The reader, and the dialogue
Not one but all, I liked Mandy, the addition to the story this time, because of how she dealt with the whole thing.
Going into the Jordan bedroom through the pictures taken with the 1st investigation.Kay had an opportunity to see everything and be open about the murder,
She had that moment when she realized all that blood but one small drop made the difference
Red Mist leads to Bloodlines
As always Patricia Cornwell shines with Kay. There was a lot going on in this book that could of be muddled but she held it all together with one bloodline.
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.
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