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Chaos Audiobook

Chaos

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Publisher's Summary

Number one New York Times best-selling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the 24th engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

©2016 Cornwell Entertainment, Inc. (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

Praise for Patricia Cornwell and the Kay Scarpetta novels:
"Cutting-edge." (Sun)
"A pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thriller." (BBC)
"America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction." (The Times)
"Devilishly clever." (Sunday Times)
"She is a brilliant writer and I was absolutely gripped." (Mail on Sunday)
"The top gun in this field." (Daily Telegraph)
"Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns" (Mirror)
"The Agatha Christie of the DNA age." (Express)
"One of the best crime writers writing today." (Guardian)
"Few writers match Patricia Cornwell when it comes to writing crime and her latest Scarpetta novel is one of her best." (Daily Express)
"When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell." (New York Times)
"Dazzling.... After reading Cornwell's thriller, most others will pale in comparison." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
"Magnificent plotting, masterful writing, and marvelous suspense." ( Booklist)
"Cornwell's instincts are dead-on." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"Cornwell remains a master of the genre, instilling in readers an appetite that only she can satisfy." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Ms. Sally A. Herbert Carshalton, Surrey 08/12/2016
    Ms. Sally A. Herbert Carshalton, Surrey 08/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Time to kill off Kay Scarpetta... Dull Book."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know who would enjoy this book. Patricia Cornwell's books used to be gripping and just so hard to put down.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Patricia Cornwell again?

    I am losing interest in Patricia Cornwall's books as the Kay Scarpitta series that I was addicted to for many years has become so dull. Overly detailed and really not worth the effort of listening to.


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

    Most of them!


    Any additional comments?

    Time to kill off / retire Kay Scarpitta as it is always the same type of ending. The books are too hung up on intricate details that are unnecessary and it just drags on and on!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 16/11/2016

    Ligs

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    "Oh, Dear!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Most of it!


    What was most disappointing about Patricia Cornwell’s story?

    Rehashing the past yet again.


    What aspect of Susan Ericksen’s performance might you have changed?

    Too intense and toneless


    Was Chaos worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Shame this series has degenerated into a Scarpetta Soap Opera

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richmond 06/11/2016
    Richmond 06/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointed Chaos"

    Have always been a Cornwell fan but found myself bored by this recent story. Thoroughly enjoyed her early books but feel there's less to the recent ones with a lot of time on incidental details.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pat G. 03/11/2016
    Pat G. 03/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard to listen"

    I am an ardent fan of Patrica Cornwell but this book was nothing but unnecessary words and descriptions that made it hard to listen to would sooner of had shorter book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs L Lloyd 24/10/2016
    Mrs L Lloyd 24/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Dire, excruciatingly boring"

    The story just keeps veering off the point by the continual addition of excruciatingly detailed unnecessary addition of trivial detail. just when you think (HOPE) that the story is going to move on we are provided with background information relating to people, past situations, etc etc. It's frustrating and painful to listen to. I couldn't finish the story.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    AB 16/01/2017
    AB 16/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't bother!"

    I can't believe they even bothered publishing this, Patricia Cromwell has truly lost the plot

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 22/12/2016
    Stephen 22/12/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Long and wordy"

    Not the best and not a patch on the early books. Not rushing to get the next one.
    Shame really

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    Margarete LondonUnited Kingdom 09/12/2016
    Margarete LondonUnited Kingdom 09/12/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Chaos?

    Story took forever to progress. Far far too much harping on about the past, but in an annoyingly elliptical manner. Readers of her books will already be familiar with the characters, but new readers will not be efficiently informed of the past history.


    What could Patricia Cornwell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Get to the point and stop having such obtuse dialogue


    Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

    No, not at all. She reads in a flat tone with no ability to differentiate between characters


    Any additional comments?

    The denouement when it came was rushed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Isis UK 08/12/2016
    Isis UK 08/12/2016

    isissa1

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    "Not bad"

    Another adventure by this author which is a not bad. Good read for next to the bed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joanne 07/12/2016
    Joanne 07/12/2016
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    "Disappointing"

    Had enough of the same villain with a tenuous murder linked back to them. Also this reader of the story is not a patch on Lorelei King, very flat & difficult to engage with

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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