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From Potters Field
    A Scarpetta Novel
    
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        Patricia Cornwell
    
    


    
    
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        C. J. Critt
    
    


    
    Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    438 ratings
    Overall 4.2
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  • A Scarpetta Novel
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

An unidentified nude female sits propped against a fountain in Central Park. There are no signs of struggle. When Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues Benton Wesley and Pete Marino arrive on the scene, they instantly recognize the signature of serial killer Temple Brooks Gault. Scarpetta, on assignment with the FBI, visits the New York City morgue on Christmas morning, where she must use her forensic expertise to give a name to the nameless - a difficult task. But as she sorts through conflicting forensic clues, Gault claims his next victim.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Never ending torture

  • By Joel H. Williams on 01-31-15

Reader is a distraction

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-11

I haven't finished this book yet but I am not liking the reader. One of the few times that I find the reader is distracting me from the book: unnatural pauses in the reading, lack of animation in the voices of the characters. Even missed the opportunity to do NY accents. I admit to not being a huge fan of Cornwell anyway but the performance is making it that much more difficult to finish.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Spartan Gold

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,471
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,462

Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's "lost cellar." Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action Packed Treasure Hunt

  • By Deepseabc on 03-06-11

Rather Tedious

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-10

I had a hard time finishing this one. I found the characters completely uninteresting. A wealthy couple running around the world playing amateur archeologist with their macbook and iphone (lots of apple product placement references in the book). Yeah right. Some of the historical references were interesting although I admit that I didn't double check them to see if they were real. The plot is not terribly complicated--a linear treasure hunt story. Personally I did not feel very entertained at the conclusion. I was happy that it was finally over. Don't think I'll be reading any more of this series at least.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • A Mad Dog and Englishman Mystery
  • By: J. M. Hayes
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Attending the Yaqui tribe's Easter Ceremonies in Tucson should be a dream come true for a Cheyenne-wannabe-shaman like Mad Dog. But immediately after his arrival, he is accused of being a witch. Moments later a policeman is murdered, and suddenly Mad Dog is the target of a city-wide manhunt. Mad Dog's niece, Heather English, comes to Tucson to try to arrange a peaceful surrender or clear her uncle by finding the real killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun way to make the miles pass

  • By Patroo on 04-13-10

Entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-09

We enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting. Although it was fairly well plotted the writing was somewhat light hearted for a mystery. Kind of a cross between comedy and mystery. Some of the ideas (like the main plot device) would have been interesting to explore in depth but this not a book you can take too seriously.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful