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Scarpetta
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  • 1

    Postmortem: Kay Scarpetta, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Lindsay Crouse
    Overall
    (14)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia. Three women have died, brutalised and strangled in their own bedrooms. There is no pattern: the killer appears to strike at random, but always early on Saturday mornings.

    Kelly says: "Disappointing listen"
    Disappointing listen

    Don't bother with the abridged version. It's very short, lacks the depth and development you would expect in a novel like this. I didn't feel emotiona..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 26 2011 by Kelly (Mandurah, Australia)
  • 2

    Body of Evidence: Kay Scarpetta, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Lindsay Crouse
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    (0)
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    Someone is stalking Beryl Madison. Someone who spies on her and makes threatening, obscene phone-calls. Terrified, Beryl flees to Key West, but eventually she must return to her Richmond home. The very night she arrives, Beryl inexplicably invites her killer in.

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  • 3

    All That Remains: Kay Scarpetta, Book 3

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
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    (2)
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    (1)
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    (0)

    When the bodies of young courting couples start turning up in remote woodland areas, Dr Kay Scarpetta's task as chief medical examiner is made more difficult by the effects of the elements. Eight times she must write that the cause of death is undetermined. But when the latest girl to go missing turns out to be the daughter of one of the most powerful women in America, Kay finds herself prey to political pressure. As she starts to investigate, she finds that vital evidence is being withheld.

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  • 4

    Cruel and Unusual: A Kay Scarpetta Novel

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
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    (2)
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    (0)
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    (1)

    When convicted killer Ronnie Joe Waddell is executed in Virginia's electric chair, he becomes what should be a routine case for Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta. But after Waddell's execution, everyone connected to him begins to die - including a member of Scarpetta's staff. When crucial records disappear from her files, Scarpetta comes under fire for incomeptence. Caught in a web of political intrigue, she must fight to free herself from murderous insinuations and threats to her own life.

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  • 5

    The Body Farm

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jill Eikenberry
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Little Emily Steiner left a church meeting late one afternoon and strolled toward home along a lakeside path; a week later, her nude body was discovered, bound in blaze-orange duct tape. Called by the North Carolina authorities, forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta recognizes similarities to the gruesome work of a serial killer who has long eluded the FBI.

    Dominique says: "Most enjoyable"
    Most enjoyable

    So far I've enjoyed all her book. I would listen to it again. I listen to my audio books while power walking and driving..I look forward to listienin..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2012 by Dominique (STATEN ISLAND, NY, United States)
  • 6

    From Potter's Field

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta, hero of The Body Farm, is back. When a nude female is found propped against a fountain in Central Park, Scarpetta instantly recognizes the signature of serial killer Temple Brooks Gault. Gault sends taunting messages as his butchery continues, moving terrifyingly closer to Scarpetta herself.

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  • 7

    Cause of Death (Unabridged)

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  • 8

    Unnatural Exposure (Unabridged)

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  • 9

    Point of Origin: Kay Scarpetta, Book 9

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Joan Allen
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    Carrie Grethen, partner in crime to William Temple Gault, has escaped from prison. Before she does so, she sends Kay Scarpetta a message that makes it all too clear she blames her for Gault's death, and has specific, if cryptic, plans for revenge. Wary and quite shaken, Scarpetta still has to get on with an investigation into the death of an unknown female in a fire that has destroyed the isolated farmhouse home of her erstwhile political boss.

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  • 10

    Black Notice: Kay Scarpetta, Book 10

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Roberta Maxwell
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    While Lucy Farinelli goes undercover in Miami to bring down a notorious criminal cartel, Dr Kay Scarpetta and Pete Marino discover a body in a cargo ship recently arrived from Belgium at Virginia's Deep Water Terminal in Richmond. Scarpetta's post mortem reveals neither a cause of death nor an identification. So the victim's personal effects and an odd tattoo take Scarpetta on a hunt for information that eventually leads her and Marino to Interpol's headquarters in Lyon.

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    Black Notice

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Roberta Maxwell
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Patricia Cornwell delivers a high-stakes Kay Scarpetta novel with an intrigue that will take Kay an ocean's length from home. The nightmare begins when a cargo ship arriving from Belgium at Richmond's Deep Water Terminal is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway.

    Frederick says: "What a great storyteller Patricia Cornwell is."
    What a great storyteller Patricia Cornwell is.

    Like all of her other books, Patricia Cornwell knows how to tell a story and build suspense.

    Reviewed on December 14 2011 by Frederick (WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, United States)
  • 11

    The Last Precinct: Kay Scarpetta, Book 11

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Roberta Maxwell
    Overall
    (3)
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    (0)
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    Physically and psychologically bruised by her encounter with the killer Chandonne, Dr Kay Scarpetta has to leave her home in the hands of the police team investigating the attack. She finds shelter with an old friend, Anna Zenner, but it is not the haven of security she needs when she discovers that Anna has been sub- poenaed to appear before a Grand Jury which is investigating Scarpetta for murder.

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    The Last Precinct

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Roberta Maxwell
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    We enter The Last Precinct through the reverberating aftershocks of Black Notice, inconceivably finding Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner, Kay Scarpetta, an object of suspicion and criminal investigation. The nightmare on Scarpetta's doorstep continues as she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past.

    Jean says: "The Last Precinct"
    The Last Precinct

    Roberta Maxwell did a good job reading this book with the Southern and New York accents. I have read most of Cornwell's series but had been looking f..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 03 2010 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 12

    Blow Fly

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (5)
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    (0)
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    Dr Kay Scarpetta has left Virginia in quest of peace but instead finds herself drawn into baffling, horrific murders in Florida, where she becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the shock of her life.

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    Blow Fly

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCorming
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    In Blow Fly, Kay Scarpetta stands at the threshold of a new life after her work as Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner has come to a jarring end. At the close of The Last Precinct, she knew she would have to leave Richmond if she were to find any peace. So she packed up her belongings and set out for Florida. Now she must unravel a conspiracy with an international reach and confront the shock of her life, a blow that will force her to question all she holds dear.

    Tamela says: "Disappointing ...."
    Disappointing ....

    Having read each book in the Scarpetta series, I found this one to be a disappointment. The plot seemed contrived with surprising twists worthy of a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 14 2004 by Tamela (Verona, VA, United States)
  • 13

    Trace: Kay Scarpetta, Book 13

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
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    Since Postmortem garnered critical acclaim and a record-breaking five awards for a first crime novel, the Scarpetta novels have often been imitated, but never bettered. Against her own judgement and the advice of Benton Wesley and her niece, Lucy, Scarpetta agrees to return to Virginia as a consultant pathologist on a case involving the death of a 14-year-old girl.

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    Trace: A Scarpetta Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    In Trace, Kay Scarpetta travels to Richmond, Virginia, at the odd behest of the recently appointed Chief Medical Examiner, who claims that he needs her help to solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected: her former lab is in the final stages of demolition; the inept chief isn't the one who requested her after all; her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won't reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent meddles with the case.

    Susan says: "Not Up to Scarpetta Standards"
    Not Up to Scarpetta Standards

    Please don't let this novel prevent you from trying others in the Kay Scarpetta series. I admit, this was a disappointing novel. Very little suspens..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 15 2005 by Susan (Richland, WA USA)
  • 14

    Predator: Kay Scarpetta, Book 14

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Mary Stuart Masterson
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    Florida is full of human predators, and they all give Dr. Kay Scarpetta the opportunity and the means to do what she does best, persuading the dead to speak to her. And in Boston, Benton Wesley is working on a secret case involving convicted killers. It is a project which gives Scarpetta deep disquiet, as does the behaviour of her niece, Lucy, who is spending too much time in cheap bars looking for casual pick-ups.

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    Predator

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Mary Stuart Masterson
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing with the National Forensic Academy in Florida, takes charge of a case that stretches from steamy Florida to snowbound Boston, one as unnerving as any she has ever faced. The teasing psychological clues lead Scarpetta and her team, Pete Marino, Benton Wesley, and Lucy Farinelli, to suspect that they are hunting someone with a cunning and malevolent mind whose secrets have kept them in the shadows, until now.

    Nina says: "Did"
    Did

    I don't know the answer because Audible doesn't have the unabridged version. But this is lousy. You can tell where bits of the book are gone because ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2005 by Nina (Arlington, VA, USA)
  • 15

    Book of the Dead: Kay Scarpetta, Book 15

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Mary Stuart Masterson
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Fresh from her battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it's time for a change of pace. Moving to Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, offering expert crime scene investigation and autopsies to communities lacking access to modern technology. It seems like an ideal situation, until the murders and violent deaths begin.

    Yumna says: "Excellent narration, keeps you tuned!"
    Excellent narration, keeps you tuned!

    The beginning of this book is utterly gripping, and then slightly dips and drags for the most part until the end, where the story comes together quite..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 02 2012 by Yumna (Sandton, South Africa)
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    Book of the Dead

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Mary Stuart Masterson
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (8)

    Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it's time for a change of pace. Moving to Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, one in which she and her colleagues, including Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy, offer expert crime-scene investigation and autopsy services to communities lacking local access to competent death investigation and modern technology.

    Linnea says: "Awesome Classic Cornwall"
    Awesome Classic Cornwall

    This is classic Scarpetta,,,,, can't wait for the next one!!!!

    Reviewed on June 12 2008 by Linnea (Watherford, MI, USA)
  • 16

    Scarpetta: Kay Scarpetta, Book 16

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Mary Stuart Masterson
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Leaving behind her forensic pathology practice in South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta takes up an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured patient in a psychiatric ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk - and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard.

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    Scarpetta

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Mary Stuart Masterson
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (8)

    Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk - and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard.

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  • 17

    The Scarpetta Factor: Kay Scarpetta, Book 17

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    It is the week before Christmas. The effects of the credit crunch have prompted Dr Kay Scarpetta to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. But in no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of dramatic and unsettling events. She is asked live on air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead.

    Raymond says: ""Don't waste your time..........""
    "Don't waste your time.........."

    If you DON'T read a book this year........make sure it's THIS one !

    Reviewed on November 11 2009 by Raymond ()
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    The Scarpetta Factor

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta - despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN - to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events.

    Mary says: "why did I buy?"
    why did I buy?

    After the last book that was a total waste, I thought the old Cornwell would come back. This has got to be the worst waste of time and money.
    P..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2010 by Mary (El Paso, TX, United States)
  • 18

    Port Mortuary

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Kay Scarpetta has been training at the Dover Port Mortuary, mastering the art of ‘virtual autopsy’ - a groundbreaking procedure that could soon revolutionise forensic science. And it is not too long before these new skills urgently need to be put into practice. A young man drops dead, apparently from a heart condition, eerily close to Scarpetta’s home.

    Jennie says: "Not one of her best!"
    Not one of her best!

    While I have read and enjoyed all of Patricia Cornwall's books through the years this was a disappointment as an audiobook. It may have been due to th..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 23 2011 by Jennie (Newtown, new south wales, Australia)
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    Port Mortuary: A Scarpetta Novel

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (21)

    In this fast-paced story, a treacherous path from Scarpetta's past merges with the high tech highway she now finds herself on. We travel back to the beginning of her professional career, when she enlisted in the Air Force to pay off her medical school debt and found herself ensnared in a gruesome case of what seemed to be vicious, racially motivated hate crimes against two Americans in South Africa.

    Dana says: "Not my favorite Patricia Cornwell Book"
    Not my favorite Patricia Cornwell Book

    This story was not very captivating. It did not hold my interest like many other Cornwell books. The story line was pretty stale and not at all what I..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 09 2014 by Dana (CLEMSON, SC, United States)