I enjoy sue Grafton's books. But, try as I might, I cannot listen to Judy Kaye reading them. Mary Pfeiffer seems to read with the author -- enjoys the spirit of these books while Judy Kaye does not. Disappointing.
And disappointing, also, that Audible does not have more of this series available (in unabridged form).
Ms Grafton is a talented craftsperson weaving a thoughtful, interesting story that kept us guessing and wanting more stories.
Judy Kaye's narration is splendid and added depth, texture and drama to the novel.
We will be purchasing more of these works.
I am a big Sue Grafton fan and always get the next book as soon as it is available. She must be getting tired though because this book lacks the charm of the previous books in the series. I hope she gets her groove back before V so I won't become a victim.
I've read all of hers before in print, this is the first Audible. Horribly tedious & time-wasting detailing of totally non-essential information, with holes in the plot not filled in by the conclusion. Probably the Abridged Version would have been better! She's lost her touch. Do the earlier ones, A-K, you'll like them. She's beating her family problems to death here and we're all tired of Rosie by now. Henry is interesting but she's wasted his character in this one. I'm sorry I ever started it as an Audible, at least with a printed version I could have skimmed & finished in about an hour. Yes, it was that loaded with non-essential info.
Once again the author and the reader do not disappoint. If you like these mysteries, they are a great listen, easy to follow when you are driving, and not so intense you plow into a truck.
I had a hard time not listening because it was so interesting and it kept my attention through the entire book. I felt like I was right there in every chapter right to the end. Sue Grafton is one of my favorite authors and I have listened to all of the alaphabet books.
If you are a Kinsey fan, then you will love this one. True, the subplots are gone into with some detail & a bit more editing could have been done, but I enjoyed the way everything came together & concluded. I wasn't bothered that Kinsey's personal life was light on detail, as we know her so well & other books have focused on this, actually quite a lot of "gaps" are filled in about her past in this one. Narrator's voice didn't fit with how I have imagined Kinsey, but I got used to her.
If you have never read/listened to these before then you may well be disappointed with U as you do need to really know Kinsey as a character. Start with A and go from there, the abridged versions will be fine.
I did not realize there was an abridged version of this book or I would have purchased it. Ms. Grafton got caught up in details that had nothing to do with the storyline. Loved Judy Kaye's narration.
This one is a stand out. With many personal things going on in the background, mysteries to be solved, lives changing over personal choices, lies, murder, love . . . it's a definite must read!
Like Patricia I was afraid to purchase based on the negative reviews but decided to go ahead. I've read or listened to the whole series and I really enjoyed this one. "heavy dose of anti-drinking sentiment" ...... huh????? Of course, this style of mystery is not for everyone. If you enjoy Kinsey....take the plunge.