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Red Mist | [Patricia Cornwell]

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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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

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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"
    Any additional comments?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    Teddy 02-03-12
    Teddy 02-03-12
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    "Story Grade B, Narration Grade D+"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    Would you recommend Red Mist to your friends? Why or why not?

    If you're driving in your car with nothing better to listen to, give this a try.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    One of the least inspiring narrators I've heard. Mispronounced words drove me crazy. E.g., saline was pronounced


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rebecca mt. pleasant, SC, United States 02-02-12
    rebecca mt. pleasant, SC, United States 02-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "narrator is needed"
    Would you try another book from Patricia Cornwell and/or Kate Burton?

    I've always loved PC's books, but I just don't like this reader.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I found myself drifting at times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gina 01-31-12
    Gina 01-31-12
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    "Naration Ruined the Book!"
    What didn’t you like about Kate Burton’s performance?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa M. 01-31-12
    Lisa M. 01-31-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "great listen."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    absolutely. i found this extremely interesting.


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

    dr. scarpetta's relationship with morelli.


    What about Kate Burton’s performance did you like?

    she was pleasant to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    anything about kay and lucy's relationship.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachael 01-28-12
    Rachael 01-28-12

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    "Better than her last. Awful narration."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    in printed format


    How could the performance have been better?

    much. She sounded like a bitter, mean older woman and drained the life out of what was a pretty good mystery.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sandra orrick, missouri, United States 01-24-12
    sandra orrick, missouri, United States 01-24-12
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    "Disappointed in Patricia Cornwall."
    Where does Red Mist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Would you recommend Red Mist to your friends? Why or why not?

    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.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was very dry and lacking any flavor in the reading. No emotion and structure was poor in the reading.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No which i find very disappointing. nothing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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