Blow Fly

Narrated by: Kate Reading
Series: Scarpetta, Book 12
Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (444 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Twelfth Dr. Kay Scarpetta Novel

Dr. Kay Scarpetta has left Virginia in search 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.

©2003 Cornwell Entertainment, Inc. (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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So long and drawn out.

I haven’t read the Scarletta series in awhile so I was a little lost almost immediately; I imagine anyone who has never read the series would be completely lost. The book was long, often boring, and all over the map. Odd to me so many people liked it given how patchy it was. It starts out going one way, with a new character, but just as soon as that character development begins she is completely forgotten about and all these other back stories take precedent. Probably one of the worst books I’ve listened to all year. Narrator was good though, I’ll give it that much.

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The reading and the story were great.
The problem I have with this recording is there are at least 4, 10 second overlays where they were edited together. One of the worst editing jobs I've heard from audible.

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great story

Very intense. kept me on the edge of my seat. couldn't wait to listen to more!!

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Anticlimactic

I was waiting for the story to reach its peak. But it ended before it got really interesting. I will try another title sometime.

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Superb !!

I am hooked on Patricia Cornwell !! Great book. I love Kay Scarpetta and Marino. Those two make a great team. I look forward to the next novel. I Sure hope it's as good as this one.

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WOW

At first I was so annoyed by the beginning of this book and Cornwell's change in style from her previous books (this one bounced around constantly to different perspectives, rather than primarily focusing on Scarpetta) but once I got through the beginning I could not put it down. it was an incredible and extraordinary book and her talent is beyond words.

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Another great one.

I have listened to 12 or 13 now and look forward to the next one .

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Rereading the older books

Where does Blow Fly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Blow Fly is excellent just as the previous Scarpetta books have been.

What other book might you compare Blow Fly to and why?

Can't compare it to any other book outside of Patricia Corwell's Scarpetta collection.

What does Kate Reading bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brings the characters to life and gives them personality. It allows you to form connections to the characters. I don't listen to the Scarpetta series if Kate Reading is not the reader. I will read the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely.

Any additional comments?

The previous Scarpetta series that were not read by Kate Reading should be redone with her narrating.

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Another Great One!

In typical Scarpetta fashion, this one keeps you on your toes. It also continues to delve more into the psyche of Scarpetta, Marino, Luc,, and other beloved characters in only a way Cornwell can do. I highly recommend this one, Kate Reading is a great narrator, once again proving her worth to Scarpetta fans!

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one of her best ones so far

Awesome story line and always leaving a iffy hanger for next book. Can't wait to read the next one!