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Cruel and Unusual Audiobook

Cruel and Unusual

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Publisher's Summary

When an executed murderer’s fingerprints turn up at a new crime scene, Kay Scarpetta investigates. Prepare for the kind of riveting suspense this best-selling author delivers so well.

©1993 Patricia D. Cornwell (P)1993 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Joy 10-02-13
    Joy 10-02-13
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    "Not her best work"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The narrator was pretty bad. She had two voices so all the characters ended up sounding like one of the two voices so it got a bit confusing at times. Also, while most of the story was interesting, if not slightly reminiscent of some of the authors other works, the big disappointment was the ending. It seemed like the author just got tired of writing and rushed the ending without tying everything up and showing how the different threads tied together.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Karyn 08-18-13
    Karyn 08-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Unusual is right"

    What can I say, all Cornwell's books read or listen well. The series is a great series and well worth the listen/read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gloria United States 08-27-12
    Gloria United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Exciting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend This book it was very exciting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line was fantastice the charaters were very realistice and the book brought their human vulnerabilities


    Which character – as performed by C. J. Critt – was your favorite?

    I loved the character Benton


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read the next book. I just started reading her books and each one I read I have a new appreaciation for her writing and the characters in the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Benjamin Kent Tampa 05-01-16
    Benjamin Kent Tampa 05-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "cruel and unusual"

    fun story! interesting plot. zero suspense but good none the less. reading next in line

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    George 05-06-14
    George 05-06-14
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    "Serendipity"

    Synchronicity. I was reading this book, about the execution of a black man in Virginia, when Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett's botched execution hit the news. Kay Scarpetta, in the novel, solves the crime and saves the day. Where's my next Scarpetta book?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert B. Birney 12-28-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Quick ending"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Slow start, fast finish. Characters lack development to make them real or at least so we imagine


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    drbarbw 05-11-17
    drbarbw 05-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another interesting storyline with Kay Scarpetta."

    I love the story and always look forward. to another adventure with Kay Scarpetta. I started the books out of order but it doesn't matter, still very entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Colorado Springs 05-09-17
    Kelly Colorado Springs 05-09-17

    Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.

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    "I hate the huge time lapses between books."

    OK, I like the Scarpetta series for all the same reason as the rest of you. But I really hate the huge time lapses between each volume. And this one is the worst! I actually thought I must have skipped a book when I learned some of the details of Kay's life that occurred off the page. In fact, I am kind of pissed off! Why deny the readers the journey? These types of events would be great character development. I deducted one star because the disappointment that I encountered in the first chapters never dissipated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alli Jacoby 01-10-17
    Alli Jacoby 01-10-17
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    "Great Book!!!"

    Love this book. I love the characters and the narrator! I look forward to driving to work just to hear what is coming next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Brown 11-09-16
    Linda Brown 11-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "done done done done done done done done done I am"

    I finished the book and it was a good read. Now I am trying to delete it from my device. I finished it months ago and can't remember what it is it is about

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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