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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Cornwell Narrator: Becky Ann Baker Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN:
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Patricia Cornwell's novels of big-city police have taken this classic genre to a new level. Move over, Carl Hiaasen, you've got company, the San Francisco Examiner warned. Patricia Cornwell has switched to Hiaasen's world of black humor and nearly conquers it. USA Today concurred: Cornwell has coined a new penny. With Isle of Dogs, Cornwell outdoes herself with a wry tale of life and turmoil behind the blue wall.

Chaos breaks loose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, warning that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric Isle of Tangier, 14 miles off the coast of Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay, responds by declaring war on its own state. Judy Hammer, newly installed as the superintendent of the Virginia State Police, and Andy Brazil, a state trooper and Hammer's right hand and confidant, find themselves at their wits' end as they try to protect the public from the politicians, and vice versa, in this pitch-perfect, darkly comic romp. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/1/2013

    " Not bad, for a VERY light read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wordwanderlust | 7/8/2012

    " Sometimes love happens, especially when you no longer believe in it. What a dreamy thought, don't you think? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daffodil | 5/9/2012

    " Humorous and sexy. I just had difficulty with how long it took Sky to realize that in trying to please her mother and not live her life for a man, she was actually not living her own life but the one her mother wanted. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 5/13/2011

    " I think Cornwell should stick to Scarpetta "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzeesg | 5/10/2011

    " I LOVE Patricia Cornwell and have read other Judy Hammer books, but this one, dunno, premise was rather ludicrous and just could not get into it, even after 2 weeks. Very disappointed. I mean, a character with the name of Unique First??? no, doesn't work for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Roland | 5/6/2011

    " Former library book which NOBODY checked out. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Manuela | 3/14/2011

    " Variante sul tema decisamente inutile ed infantile, di cui non sentivamo di certo la mancanza.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/28/2011

    " A very good fictional book to lose yourself in on a rainy afternoon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leta | 2/11/2011

    " While I like the historical information, the narrative just seems silly to me. I can't think of Cornwell writing in what seems to me a slapstick humor manner. Disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 1/18/2011

    " Although this is considered one of Cornwell's least well-written books, I throughly enjoyed. I lived in the area she described and yes, it is exactly like that. I just don't think you can appreciate it,untill you've dealt with the society she portrays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathie | 12/29/2010

    " While good, it was a difficult read. Hard to make sense of it most of the time. Had to go back and re-read several times. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paula | 11/29/2010

    " worst Patricia Cornwell I've read to date "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/28/2010

    " Again, not as good as the Scarpetta series, but it is worth reading and is enjoyable! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 11/5/2010

    " It was a humorous crime novel, parodying the State of Virginia, its governor, and state police.
    Clever, but a mixed genre I almost quit on twice. Too light. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 10/25/2010

    " If the 421 pages were 42.1 pages the short story would have been interesting and probably enjoyable. The tale wasn't bad. It was just the extra 90% of junk words to make it a sizable & sellable as a novel [the writing was novel]. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arlene | 10/6/2010

    " Don't bother reading this mystery by Patricia Cornwell. This is just a bad read - no likable or believable charactors, no direction, too many unrelated subplots, etc. There is a feeble attempt of comedy but it bombs. I cannot think of anything good to say about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgia | 8/27/2010

    " We listened to this book on a long road trip. I had no idea Patricia Cornwell could be so funny. Completely preposterous and implausible but certainly kept our attention on the long drive. "

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About the Author
Author Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. It is the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year. She has since gone on to become a #1 New York Times bestselling author, with some of her more recent bestsellers including The Bone Bed, Red Mist, Port Mortuary, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed. To date, Cornwell’s books have sold more than 100 million copies in thirty-six languages in over 120 countries. Her character Dr. Kay Scarpetta won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. When not writing from her home in Boston, Cornwell tirelessly researches cutting-edge forensic technologies to include in her work.

About the Narrator

Becky Ann Baker, narrator and actress, has received critics’ praise for her readings of books by such authors as Stephen King, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Iris Johansen, and Karin Slaughter. She has performed in numerous roles on Broadway, starring in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins. Her many television credits include Girls, Smash, and Nurse Jackie, and her film credits include Spider-Man 3, The Discoverers, and Hope Springs.