No. While the story itself had merit, there was just too much pointless filler. Why did the attorney who made only one brief appearance strip naked in front of her new client, Kinsey? Why was it necessary to explain in excruciating detail the way a salad spinner works? And why did we have to hear "Grabber Blue" more than a trillion times? Why wasn't this book edited? Why did the author get so preachy about how how the homeless chose this way of life?
Her voice is somewhat grating and her inflections make all the characters sound sarcastic. This was not the voice I expected for Kinsey, but I eventually got used to it. It did not make me like Kinsey very much. What really distracted me the most was that all the male characters sounded like Bart Simpson.
No. This was more than enough.
Sue Grafton is a talented author, but it seems as if she is tired of Kinsey. Shouldn't Kinsey be growing as a person? We'll see what X brings.
Kinsey and Henry are like cozy friends. I'm always happy to visit with them again, but this time they were the only likeable characters. Perhaps Grafton was trying too hard to make the deadline for W. Kinsey wasn't the savvy, smart detective I'm used to and Henry's judgement was somewhat impaired.
I used to love these ABC books and Kinsey was a real pleasure to read. Author needs to get off her bandwagon and just get back to writing enjoyable books. This was a real bore as have been the last several. As soon as she started writing about causes, the stories became slow and boring. I'm not sure anything could have made this book worth the waste of time - it's only saving grace was Judy Kay's narration. She is wonderful!
Sycamore Row by John Grisham.
This storyline was too boring to get into the characters.
Please make Kinsey interesting again with the x,y,z books.
interesting but long
The epilogue was one of the best parts of the book.
Oh yes, Judy Kaye is Kinsey.
Some people have complained about how the third person narrative is tedious but it does help with the story. It tended to drag in some parts but this was one of the better books in the series.
Not her best
Not really. Was too predictable and ending a bit to quickly.
As with all of Sue Grafton books it was an enjoyable listen. However I felt this one to be a bit weak in the writing with a too quickly contrived ending.
Even though I felt this not to be one of her best, I'll still be looking forward to the next one.
I did not enjoy the narrator of this book. Words were sometimes drawn out syllable by syllable in a pronunciation that was totally contrived. The ironic, sometimes irreverent, attitude of Kinsey was lost in the stilted portrayal of the narrator. I almost stopped listening but forced myself to continue because I've read all of the other Kinsey Millhone books. I'm sure that I would have enjoyed just reading the book rather than listening to this audio version.
The way the author switched back & forth between the two characters' deaths. If it hadn't been done this way I'm not sure I would've enjoyed it.
When the boggarts got their revenge. I totally forgot abou twhat happened until they retaliated.
The sarcasm & well thought about characters in her voice, but I didn't think from her voice she was the age the main character was supposed to be. She sounded a lot older.
The end. I always like a good ending so I don't feel like I wasted my time listening;-)
No, once is enough.
It is most similar to other Kinsey Millhone novels by sue grafton. Kinsey is a very unique character.
Actually, I enjoyed the reflections and the end eulogy about the homeless.
Judy Kaye is always fabulous.
It's about time for Kinsey!
Kinsey, she works hard.....and finally for the money!
A good story line.
One of the best of the Kinsey Milhon series
Big plot twist 1/3 into the story.