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Postmortem Audiobook

Postmortem: A Scarpetta Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Four young women have been found murdered—tortured and strangled in their own beds—all victims of the same brilliant monster. Using a skilled hand and the latest technology in forensic medicine, Kay Scarpetta begins the process of gathering the microscopic clues the latest battered body has to give.

©1990 Patricia D. Cornwell (P)1993 Recorded Books, LLC

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    John Johnston 09-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good but a little slow"

    a good book but it slowed down a bit and I found it difficult to get back to

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    Brandy A 09-17-16
    Brandy A 09-17-16
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    It's very strange having a character in your mind from previous reads and then hearing somebody else's conception. I always saw Wesley as quieter and with a deeper, slower voice - basically like someone who has seen it all and doesn't get excited about anything anymore.

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    MorningGlory 09-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Didn't make it past Ch6 due to the narrator"

    A fan of Cornwell Scarpetta books but I couldn't get past the narrator on this audio book. Wesley sounded like a goofball. Moreno sounded awful too. The narrator sounded like a smoker. I hate to be that critical of someone but I finally just quit listening.

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    KELLY KINNE inyokern, california 08-29-16
    KELLY KINNE inyokern, california 08-29-16
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    "What is everybody's problem?"

    The story is good for passing the time. And I love C J Critt's voice. Ever since the Stephanie Plumm series. It's soothing. So put on your big girl/boy pants and suck it up.

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    James Oswego, IL, United States 08-24-16
    James Oswego, IL, United States 08-24-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Great story, great narration"

    I'm very glad this is a continuing series as I greatly enjoyed it. I really liked the characters (with the exception of the niece Lucy who I wanted to smack) and it's nice to see a strong female protagonist. Moreno is also a wicked good character, just love him. The narrator was also excellent and she just heightened the suspense of the story.

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    J.C.D. 08-23-16
    J.C.D. 08-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A STORY WELL TOLD"
    What made the experience of listening to Postmortem the most enjoyable?

    C.J. Critt did a marvelous job with the voices. She made it entertaining and believable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kate Scarpetta - she a hard-working, driven woman who still find time for her irritating family.


    Have you listened to any of C. J. Critt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I believe she does the Janet Ivanovich books. Two entirely different writers/books yet she seems at ease with both.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A WOMAN AT HOME ALONE IS IN SERIOUS DANGER


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    TVNerd95 07-26-16
    TVNerd95 07-26-16 Member Since 2016

    I listen as I commute everyday and travel for work.

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    "Good but not great"

    I really did enjoy listening to this book so much that I couldn't wait to get back in the car and finish it but once it was over I kept thinking did I really like it that much or was I just ready for it to be over. I am torn on this one. I just can't make up mind on this one which is why I gave it 3 stars.

    I found the bad guy very amazing up until the end and then I found him to be very underwhelming. I did love the science (well my idea of science) on both sides -- the computer side and the medical side. I also found her niece very annoying and felt they were tiptoeing around her about everything so she wouldn't get upset.

    The narrator did a good job on the book and the characters and I have to admit I have heard other books in this series but I felt the author kept the characteristics of the characters that I enjoyed in some of the later books. They sounded like the characters I already knew except the character of Benton which I found this version different than all the other versions I have listened to.

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    Kay United States 07-02-16
    Kay United States 07-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator kills the story"

    Do yourself a favor, if you are starting the series READ this book. The narrator makes some key characters extremely difficult to listen to.

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    badfish 06-30-16
    badfish 06-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A+"

    what a good listen...have read and listened to many Patrica Cornwell and will listen to many more.

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    Chad P. 06-26-16
    Chad P. 06-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very enjoyable story that builds the characters "

    A Very enjoyable story that builds the characters for future Scarlett stories. Be sure to read or listen to more.

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