I love this series and couldn't wait to hear this one on tape. It's the first I've "read" this way. I'm not sure if it was because I listened to it rather than read it, but I had a hard time following the plot. I almost gave up, but I'm glad I didn't. I do enjoy reading about Kinsey's adventures.
I had trouble getting all the pieces in place. There was several things going on and it was easy to lose track. I'm going to have to listen to it again to get it all sorted out.
A very good listen, made better by the tones from Judy Kaye who makes me believe she really IS Kinsey Millhone. A simple shoplifting goes awry, and Kinsey's in the middle of it. An array of characters to keep track of, but it all makes sense and comes to an unexpected close. Can't wait for what W's gonna stand for.
They are exactly the same! To listen to the story you get the benefits of hearing the different characters voices.
The Vengeance that Nora gets
I love all of the Kinsey Millone books.
The story was good, different from the usual crime.
The narration was a bit too fast - I had trouble keeping up with the story as it whizzed by.I tried the slower speed, but that was WAY TOO slow.
The ending when the "bad" guy gets the girl and the new life. The way Grafton writes it's so easy to identify with the so-called "bad" characters, but you can truely seee how they think and can put yourself in their shoes. Sometimes it's ok for the "bad' guy to get the girl and walk off (or fly) into the sunset.
Judy's voice had become so identifyable with Kinsey for me that even if I read the book her voice would be in my mind. It's just a perfect fit.
No extremem reactions. Just another well written book with just the right amount of surprises that are typical for Grafton and Kinsey.
The best thing about Judy Grafton's audiobooks is the reader. She can say just about anything and it's funny. I really enjoy the way she tells the story. I've listened to most of them.
The ending was ok.
My favorite scene was when Kinsey was posing as a public employee in a uniform on the street while doing surveillance.
There were a a lot of funny lines.
The story was ok. What makes it fun is the Kinsey character and the reader.
I would not recommend this book to a friend. I was not drawn in by the story or the narrator.
I don't think I'll try another Grafton novel. The narration made the story seem simple and ordinary.
The narration made the characters seem cartoonish.
Only because I could knit whilst I was listening. Otherwise 15 hours is a long time to spend on a book.
I prefer my own voices for the characters in a novel. I am not sure audio books are for me.
Sue Grafton does it again with a great story with familiar characters. Looking forward to her next adventure for Kinsey.
Kinsey - she has that tough yet feminine qualities and does what is right.
Judy Kaye is one of the best performers on audio. Her Kinsey brings the character to life.
I have read all the other books written by Sue Grafton. I have always liked her books, but this one was a big disappointment. The plot dragged on and on without much action or keep the reader transfixed in wanting to turn the page. It lacks much action or sleuthing by the protagonist. The big climactic scene didn’t seem logical or realistic. Sue has written better books. I hope her next one has a better plot.
She has written better books and based on that I would give her one more opportunity to listen to in hope it will be better than this one.
Consistence in a performance and I really like her.
Less subordinate character development
Not too much. Her performance was fine but I've colored her with the same brush with which I view the story.
Arrrrrg. Way too much character development and not enough story. Way too much inane, tedious and banal conversation between subordinate players. It was like watching tennis (back and forth, back and forth). I remember thinking this is like the soap operas broadcast on afternoon TV. When Kinsey was central to the action things were fine and reasonably enjoyable, but once Grafton shifted focus to other characters, for an entire, long winded, chapter at a time, my mind started to wander. I say again - arrrrrrg.