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What disappointed you about Chaos?
I haven't listened to a book by Patricia Cornwell in several years so I decided to give this one a chance. What a disappointment. The same self-centered arrogant star--Kay Scarpetta--who apparently does not have the sense to get out of the hot sunshine! And the same angst ridden cohort of characters. Tired plot lines--cyber-bullying and child abduction. And the occasional references to global warning and the general homophobic population.
Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?
The performance by Susan Ericksen was not at fault. She had terrible material.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
What a waste of my time and money.
20 of 21 people found this review helpful
I used to LOVE the books in this series. This one didn't get started until many many chapters in and only held my attention for short periods. There were some interesting ideas in the book but it was not expertly developed as in earlier novels.
I'm pretty sure the narrator is different and sometimes that kills an otherwise good book, so that could be part of the problem. In this audiobook Scarpetta comes of as a whinny, man-obsessed, home-wrecker and not the strong brilliant professional woman I remember from earlier books. The narrator did a much better job of representing multiple characters without sounding ridiculous like some narrators so I'm reluctant to blame it on a bad narrator.
I really wanted to like the book, but I didn't. Clearly some reviewers enjoyed it, but I'm with the other reviewers who didn't. I don't review many books and I'm doing it to hopefully save some people a lost credit.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful