Typical of Sue Grafton just a fun listen.
One of Sue Grafton's best
She's awesome. I like having the same narrator for each book.
Loved the end was even a bit romantic.
Fun book to listen to, entertaining.
Yes! Ms. Kaye has Kinsey down to a science. As always, the story is funny and suspenseful.
Yes.. you find yourself hoping, early on, that the "bad guy" has a happy ending!
She knows this series well. It's almost as if she is not 'reading'... just telling a good story!
The end... just the way I wanted it!
I have listened to most of the Kinsey Millhone series in the audible form. Judy Kaye remains the definitive choice for the main character, as she gets the sardonic character of Millhone and delivers it with wry style. Even better here, though, Grafton and Kaye are back up to form after a couple less stellar efforts, and have even brought something new.
I've enjoyed much in the series, but a few more recent entries seemed to miss the mark in full balance in the delivery, cutting the story short too quickly after a larger build up or not working to a satisfying balance. Here, the introduction of a changing point of view with a couple other main characters was nicely woven in with Kinsey's main narrative. All of them nicely maneuvered to a nicely blended end, and Kinsey's story, and the wrap up and epilogue, which have seemed rushed chopped in other recent efforts, here played out very nicely.
I listened to the 15 hours of the book over a week of traveling back and forth, and many of the segments were interesting on their own, while whetting our appetite for the ongoing story. The enjoyment of the story wasn't fully in the concluding moments, but was interesting listening throughout each of the individual episodes leading up to the climax.
Very deftly written and delivered.
The Millhone character remains the reason to read the series, but the Nora and Dante characters were interesting fresh perspectives that added a new seasoning to the story's delivery. Grafton has tried the multiple perspective a few times recently, but these two new extensions used for this story were both very compelling reads of their own. Using the point of view of two other characters offered up three richly detailed stories in one.
Judy Kaye remains the consummate Kinsey Millhone. I even "hear" her voice when I actually read the printed books. Her nuances for the main character are dead on. Her extent for the other characters is then an added bonus. She just as deftly delivers something unique for the other two characters whose story is told here in first person point-of-view. In mixed dialogue scenes she usually does nicely between characters, but with full chapters here, it allows us to hear it to greater extent. Nice little touches distinguish each of the characters, while her delivery is consistent and vibrant throughout.
In the unabridged form to which I listened the book goes on for 15-plus hours. It worked very nicely as an accompaniment to an hour-long commute and a couple other trips over about a weeks time. The story line covers about that same amount of time, and several of the chapters offer little mini-stories self-contained in their own chapters while added bits and pieces to the flow of the overall plot line. As such, it worked really well in segments, though I admit I may have then lingered a bit more in the final setting as it became apparent it was wrapping up its story threads.
I think all is said above. This is instantly a solid recommendation as one of the best of late in this enjoyable series.
I probably would, although I usually listen so intently on the first time around I usually don't listen again to the same story for awhile, but this was good enough to keep on hand.
the plot seemed to keep growing and going in a different direction every time I thought I had it figured out.
I always enjoy how Kinsey is performed.
Another home run hit suspense, with our favorite private eye by Sue Grafton
I enjoyed this book and waiting for W is for ........?
I love anything Sue Grafton has written, she is smart and witty and her dialogue makes me laugh out loud. She is my favorite author.
Kinsey Millhone. She is smart and fiercely independent - I admire both.
When she does the voice of the Hungarian bar owner, she is right on with her accent - very, very funny.
Well, I know that won't happen because Sue Grafton is dead set against her books being made into movies - another fact that I admire greatly.
The book is great, but using audible and the Sansa fuze is like living in a nightmare - I find it all very difficult to figure out, both downloading the books to the device and the finding the book once it's on the device - I may return it for an iPod, despite the high price tag, I'm assuming it's a lot more user friendly.
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.