I'm a big fan of Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries -- especially the later ones narrated by Judy Kaye. Sometimes they're just fun to listen to even if the story doesn't hang together in a credible way. This one works on all levels: a good suspenseful story, a nice assortment of red herrings, and a conclusion that makes the whole thing worth listening to.
The story is interesting, I didn't solve it immediately.
Too much description. Felt like it was written to make it easy to cast for a movie. Character description is great, but the weather report, hair style and color, clothes, room descriptions etc. were a bit over done.
As above, a movie or TV show seem to be the author's aim.
No real memorable moments. Classic Sue Grafton.
It was three cases at once. Never a dull moment, and you couldn't tell
I am glad to see the quality of this recording was a great improvement over O is for outlaw. I only noticed one major slicing issue, but hey I get that from my Jim Dale recordings every now and then too.
I would like to point out to those that continue to state that it is abhorable that Kinsey has no cell phone or computer. Remember, this the early to mid 1980s. Mobile phones (no such thing as a cell) are huge and bulky and few people have them. In addition, they are expensive. Something our frugal Ms. Milhone would never consider. Ditto for computers. I don't see her spending $2000 - $5000 for a personal computer, when her Smith Corona does just fine.
I've listened to all of Grafton's stories. I really like listening to them. It is like visiting old friends. As you follow the mystery you can see how everyone is getting along.
I enjoyed the story, but half way through was wishing I had bought the abridged edition (something I never do). There were a few too many details about room decor, food, scenery, clothing, etc. I kept wishing I could skip ahead to get to the point of the paragraph. That said, the story kept my attention and kept me guessing till the end.
I have listened to over 250 books in the last 10 years. I tend to listen to certain authors and try to read all their books. I listen while exercising and driving which makes the time past enjoyable.
There is too much irrelevant dialogue that does not have any implication to the plot. It is well read by Judy Kaye.