Wordy, the book was too wordy and it dragged on and on to the point that I was getting bored with the subject matter
The ones where there was interaction with the homeless people
There could have been more distinction in the voices of the characters. I had a hard time distinguishing the characters In conversations.
No it pretty much killed the time on my commute to and from work.
I wanted to know more about Pearl and Dandy? How did they get to be homeless?
Sensational, spell binding, Grafton keeps you entertained from beginning to end
She has a style of her own. It truly would do no justice to compare her style with others.
When Ann showed up unannounced. I almost fell over.
W for wasted
Keep up the great stupendous work. I am ready for the next. Book
I did not enjoy the narrator for this book at all. At one point I even considered discontinuing the audio version and obtaining the written version instead. Part of my dissatisfaction may be that I am used to earlier books by Sue Grafton, which are narrated by Mary Pfeiffer. To me, her (Ms. Pfeiffer’s) rendition of Kinsey Millhone is dead on. In addition to this, though, I did not enjoy Judy Kaye’s portrayal of the male characters. To me their voices sounded kind of “squawking” or “whining”, and they all sounded similar. Finally, for some parts of the narration, it was difficult to tell the distinction between Kinsey’s thoughts and her spoken word. I think Ms. Kaye is an articulate narrator, and she appears to be very popular as noted by many of the other reviewers of this book, but I will likely not get any more Sue Grafton books that are narrated by her.
I gave this book an overall 3 star, mainly because of the narration, but also because the details given in some parts of the story seemed to drag on. I usually enjoy these details by Sue Grafton because the images and sensations I get from them are so real (like the McDonald's lunches/dinners!), but some details in this current book were a little too drawn out for me.
I love Sue Grafton's books, though, and will definitely be getting the remaining ones in the series (what comes after Z ???) whether in written format or audio.
I like Kinsey Millhone but if this book is anything to go by, I don’t think her author Sue Grafton will be able to finish out the alphabet.
The story starts out well eough but soon bogs down into a lacklustre grind. Huge amount of padding, characters that aren’t credible, unengaging situations - all the signs of an author that seems bored with her story but is determined to churn out a book.
Where's the tension?
I lost interest. A first for me with this series. Plan to return it.
Book was too long. An abridged version might be better. Too much attention to details that did not add to the story.
I have listened to or read all in the series.
excellent job portraying the character
No. Not one of her better efforts.
The story was predictable. Nice to know that Kinsey will now have a retirement income. Please return to story formats that include less extraneous details.
I love this series and appreciate the consistency of writing and plotting over all. Performance was not the best for my taste due to the amateurish, girly girly voicing for the Anna cousin character. It was jarring and did not belong. Sometimes when these Audible books try to "act out" the dialog they blow it. Would have been better left as a straighforward naration and straightforward reading.
Yes. This book along with all the rest of her alphabet.
All of her other ones.
Her inflections puts the listener right there in the action.
Yes but I showed constraint and made it last a week.
Say something about yourself!
One no need to know how to make a cheese sandwich which take about 5 minutes in this book. Way too many times in this book she goes way too much description of an event or memory.
Not at all but I'll read all reviews before finishing this series.
She always does a good job.
Too many to mention.
For the professional Kinsey looks pretty awful most of the time in the last several books. She is active in criminal activities and then complains about what she has done. Like I said before after N it been all down hill.
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
Oh yes, I love Sue Grafton and Kinsey's books. If you love a good mystery set in the present (almost), this is a great series. W is one of her best books of late. Grafton does an excelent job of weaving 3 stories together into one. At first you haven't a clue as to how these story lines tie into each other, but you find yourself hooked to read more. As you do, you begin to think you may know how the tie in will be, but not so sure. It is not until the end of the book do you have the whole story and are satisfied with the ending. There are not many writers out there who can hook you into such a complexed story.
It is always Kinsey. I just love the way she thinks.
Judy brings all the characters alive and for a reader she makes you feel less guilty for listening to Grafton's books rather than reading them.
How Grafton brought you a new understanding of the Homeless people. Even Kinsey's mind and bias were changed.
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.