All That Remains : Scarpetta

  • by Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by C. J. Critt
  • Series: Scarpetta
  • 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A serial killer is stalking Virginia’s young lovers, taking their lives and taunting police with a single clue: a jack of hearts. For two years, the meaning of this card has eluded FBI investigators. But as Scarpetta begins searching the victims’ remains for microscopic clues, she begins to suspect that someone in the FBI knows more about the murderer.

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Good early one...

It's good to remember how good these early Scarpetta books are, before the dreadful Lucy co-opted the series with her myriad of woes. "All That Remains" has Scarpetta at her best -- dedicated to her job, interesting with her cooking skills, open and friendly -- and most of all, being nice to Marino -- as compared to latter books, where she openly makes fun of him. I suppose Patricia Cornwell took a lot of heat from her feminist friends, for her early books like this that had Marino as a "good' character, in spite of his rough exterior. Too bad Cornwell caved in. I like Marino, always have. And in this book, you can see why.

Interesting, too, to hear this book read -- first time for me, although I've probably read it twice, maybe more. For Scarpetta fans, we know that Benton Wesley continues to play a major role throughout this series. In print, he seems like an okay-enough guy, maybe as good a counterpart for Kay as any man could be. But hearing how narrator C. J. Critt renders him, the voice she gives him, he comes across as a total loser as a human, friend or certainly love interest -- he sounds cold, nasty and self-absorbed. No criticism of Miz Critt intended -- her interpretation is just as valid as mine. It was just interesting to see this character in a very different way.

Good listen. I enjoyed it.
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- karen

Glad I didn't skip this one!

Would you consider the audio edition of All That Remains to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version.


What was one of the most memorable moments of All That Remains?

Serious character development of peripheral characters- some cute Moreno moments.


What does C. J. Critt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoy her reading if Moreno and his New York accent.


Any additional comments?

I'm so glad I didn't let other reviews sway me from purchasing this book. I'm going through the Scarpetta series for the first time and other readers had me worried. I have no idea what they were talking about! This story is smart, twisty, and dark like the pervious Kay novels.

Abby Turnbull returns. Additionally, we learn a lot more about Moreno and Wesley in this installment.I enjoyed the whole story and it definitely kept me listening, waiting to see whodunit.

For anyone reading the whole series, I can't imagine not including this book in the lineup! Worth the listen.

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- Joseph

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-14-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books