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.
I Wish I Could Listen to This on both My Kindle Touch & My Philips Go Gear Vibe MP3 !
I love this series, I have read/listened to these for seems like 20 years, since A is for alibi...
I look forward to each and Judy is Kinsey. I hope there are dozens more of these and that Judy continues to be Kinsey.
The character Kinsey is developed so well, she is a good friend. In each book Kinsey who is a private detective, solves a hard care, sharing her life as she does.
You have to try one of these.
One of the better books I've read, but I always wait for this series - she combines some mystery with a good story, and Kinsie brings it some humor... I related with her!
I don't remember any of the alphabet stories that I was disappointed with so far!
What will we do when the Z is published... will she be done???
Drop some of the story lines! I have read or listened to all of the alphabet books by Sue Grafton, but honestly, I had a difficult time finishing this one. It's disappointing. Too many story lines going on and I lost track easily of who is doing what to whom! I don't remember ever getting sidetracked with her books before. I have at minimum a 45 minute drive twice a day over beautiful, but boring country roads. I listen at minimum 2 long books a month, with a couple days of music sprinkled in. With this book, however; I couldn't keep all the story lines straight in my head and found myself wanting to make a phone call or put on...heaven forbid...the radio. The book started out good, but I found myself wondering how/if it would tie together, and in the end, wondered why all the little sub-stories. To make the book longer?
Absolutely not! Not from this author either. I'll be back.
In the first part...the shoplifting.
Hated the description of the coyote dying in the trap. Had to fast forward through the graphic description as found myself with tears in my eyes...not good while driving 60 mph on a country highway.
I am a true Sue Grafton/Judy Kaye fan! I hope Ms Grafton gets as much pleasure writing about Kinsey as we get listening to her "adventures". Am hoping the alphabet continues!! Ms Kaye puts so much life to Kinsey! The allready wonderful tale is only made better with her narration!