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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Rita Mae Brown, co-writer of the wildly popular Mrs. Murphy mystery series, weaves a captivating tale from her foxhunting series. The New Year's Day festivities of the Jefferson Hunt are about to pick up when a promising Harvard Law School alum is found stabbed to death. As the investigation proceeds, those searching for the truth realize they might not survive to enjoy the next New Year's festivities.
©2003 Rita Mae Brown; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Judith
  • Lewisville, TX, USA
  • 09-04-04

Where's the mystery?

If you like foxhunting, hounds, foxes, lyrical descriptions, dialogue between animals and learning about how a fox hunt operates from the viewpoint of all (and I mean ALL) the participants, this book is for you. If you are looking for a good mystery, forget this one. About halfway through, about the only thing mysterious that had happened was a couple of deaths (by hemlock!) of people we hadn't even met, and even the main character was only mildly interested in what happened to them at that point. The ultimate trap for the villain was pretty exciting, though. Also, the author narrated this one -- always a mistake, I think. She was a bit mechanical. Barbara Rosenblat or another professional could have livened this one up considerably.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Richard
  • Edenton, VA, United States
  • 11-06-07

Writer Narrator

Rita Mae Brown should stick to writing and go back to paying a professional to bring her books to life. I'll never purchase another of her books if she continues to read them. Many writers think they can better tell their story and I haven't found any of them that can do justice to their books like the professional can.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Karen
  • Bates City, MO, United States
  • 02-20-11

This was a first!

Not only was the author's "narration" of this vaguely interesting story dull, she actually stops, goes back and corrects herself, mid-sentence, several times. She also becomes slow and halting, even within dialogue, when the wording becomes difficult. It was all very distracting and I stopped listening after a few hours.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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UGH!

It was hard for me to give even 1 star. I loved all the other Rita Mae Brown books but this is the first I wanted to get my point back. Sorry Rita I cannot even stand her voice. Keep writing the Mrs. Murphy ones, please.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Karyn
  • Glen Burnie, MD, USA
  • 01-24-05

Just totally boring

It might have been better if someone else had read the book, but I doubt it. It also seems that like 3/4 of the way through the book, the author decides that "Oh, I have a mystery here, so I'd better wrap this up!" I'd pass on this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I don't think I'll be able to finish this one!

The narration is so bad that it's painful to listen to. Just because someone can write a book is no reason to believe they should read it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Poor narration

I have long enjoyed Rita Mae's stories but I will never buy another that she narrates. You can hear her take a breath and actually swallow. Annoying beyond belief. I could not get past chapter 2. Extremely disappointed.

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Read the reviews before you use a point!!

What would have made Full Cry better?

I can't think of anything that would have made this better. It was awful.

Would you ever listen to anything by Rita Mae Brown again?

No!!!!

Would you be willing to try another one of Rita Mae Brown’s performances?

No!!!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Full Cry?

At least the first hour and 1/2, but that was as far as I could stand to listen. There was nothing there but boring description of the hunt from all (and I mean all) points of view.

Any additional comments?

Her other books have to be better than this one. Otherwise, how has she managed to sell any books at all. Please read the other reviews, I agree with all the ones that did not like this book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Stupendous story for anyone who loves foxhunting!

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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kimber
  • Beaver Falls, PA, United States
  • 08-10-04

Full Cry

totally enjoyable
kept you interested
loved the animals point of view

0 of 2 people found this review helpful