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Red Mist Audiobook

Red Mist

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....
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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

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    Amanda raleigh, NC, United States 03-11-12
    Amanda raleigh, NC, United States 03-11-12
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    "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.

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    Susan Estero, Florida United States 03-09-12
    Susan Estero, Florida United States 03-09-12 Member Since 2015
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    "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!!

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    Ann Burnt River, ON, Canada 03-07-12
    Ann Burnt River, ON, Canada 03-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "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.


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    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!

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    "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?

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    WDEagle 02-21-12
    WDEagle 02-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Probably the last Cornwell book I will read."
    What disappointed you about Red Mist?

    Wordy & boring.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Patricia Cornwell again?

    Probably not.<------ This from a HUGH Cornwell fan.


    What didn’t you like about Kate Burton’s performance?

    She did a good job with the material she had to work with.


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    Gaynell 02-18-12
    Gaynell 02-18-12
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    "Kay does it again."
    What made the experience of listening to Red Mist the most enjoyable?

    The reader, and the dialogue


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not one but all, I liked Mandy, the addition to the story this time, because of how she dealt with the whole thing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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



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

    Red Mist leads to Bloodlines


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Ellen DOVER, OH, United States 02-11-12
    Ellen DOVER, OH, United States 02-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Couldn't put it down"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure if the person likes this sort of read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Mist?

    The end, finding who did it.


    What about Kate Burton???s performance did you like?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I love listening to Patricia Cornwell books. I feel I know the characters.

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    Catherine Bennett Bakersfield, CA USA 02-07-12
    Catherine Bennett Bakersfield, CA USA 02-07-12
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    "Not Cornwell's best effort"
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    This story was too predictable. I figured out the couple of

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    N San Antonio, TX, United States 02-06-12
    N San Antonio, TX, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Too much prattle."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    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.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    May not download her next book unless it gets better reviews first.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    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.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Performance can only be as good as the written word, and not a lot of inflection in this reading.


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    J Livingston, TX, United States 02-06-12
    J Livingston, TX, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not Cornwell's best, but quite good."

    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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