Yes, I would definately reccoment this to others. The reader is very personable and keeps her many voices seperate! I wouldn't be able to do as well as she did!
I like the way she has a different voice for each character. Helps bring them alive!
Not that I can think of right now.
The Path Between the Seas to The Great Bridge ~ Kagan's Peloponnesian War to Gaddis' Cold One ~ Mornings on Horseback to a River of Doubt ~ Tom to Huck ~ Lennie to Charley ~ Cadfael to Cross ~ Rhyme to Reacher ~ Blomkvist and Salander to Wallander and Wallander ~ Moving Cheese or Eating Frogs ~ On the Road and Into Thin Air ~ The End of History to A Short History of Everything to ... well ... everything else.
This is a new development in Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone series: a Kinsey mystery based on a real life crime. Grafton recounts the details in an afternote. Wait for it following Kinsey's formulaic "Respectfully Submitted" sign-off. The Afternote is worth a listen. So is Quarry itself.
Grafton's mysteries are usually simple, diverting pleasures ~ especially with Judy Kaye narrating. Grafton delivers here, too, but there is also an interesting "deeper" theme. As she has done haltingly in earlier novels, Grafton touches on and explores the nature of family throughout this tale. For her, as for Kinsey, family is a broad notion, encompassing traditional families (functional and not) as well as the familial relationships that develop between friends and colleagues.
Kinsey is buffeted (gently) by this recurring theme, throughout Quarry. Keep an ear out for developments in her relationships with her estranged Aunts and Cousins, with Henry (and his new friends), with Stacy and Dolan (and even the 90+ year old Dentist she visits), and with her memories of her own parents (which are explored more deeply than in the past). It is all a nice counterpoint to the more formal plot which, in turn, has its own familial components.
Of course, as the comedian Dennis Miller observes: That's just my opinion. I could be wrong. About the family theme, that is. No worries about the novel itself ~ nothing wrong there ~ it's an easy, pleasant diversion.
no I happen to like the listening more than reading
I'm enjoying all the kinsey books.
This narrator is excessive in her use of accents. Many of her characters are given screaming 'cracker' voices. Her idea of anyone over 60 yrs old is also a high pitched parody of someone about 90.
She is the worst narrator I have listened to on any audiobook making it very difficult to concentrate on the book.
This story is as good as the other Grafton ALPHABET series. The narrator does an excellent job of telling the story. It would be great if Auidble could incorporate ALL of the series that have been in print, but we can only hope that the remainder of the series will come when they reach the printed medium.
I don't understand the complaints about "too much detail" being in this book. I enjoy all the little details as she manages to keep them both on target and interesting to some extent.
This is my first Sue Grafton novel. Although I found the plot intriguing and suspenseful the novel suffers from several defects: 1) The narration does not adequately differentiate between male characters in the same scenes; 2) The author's description/obsession with food and her main character's eating habits were annoying (I polled several people about this and they all agreed) - several times she "moans" or "whimpers" when she eats something particulary "delicious"; and 3) many elements of the story line were inadequately developed and tangential to the story as a whole giving the impression of filler rather than part of the story.
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Good listening. I have read all her books and find them easy listeners.