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rootedwomon, Eugene Oregon

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  • Fire Sale: V. I. Warshawski, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    V. I. Warshawski may have left her old South Chicago neighborhood, but she learns that she cannot escape it. When V. I. takes over coaching duties of the girls' basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms, who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes.

    rootedwomon, Eugene Oregon says: "Fire Sale Review"
    "Fire Sale Review"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fire Sale to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the book, so I cannot say.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    V.I. is my fav; and the reason I purchased the novel.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Though I'm sure the reader did her best, (she also had to contend w/ the fact that Kathy Bates has also narrated Ms. Paretsky's V.I. books), I would recommend that she give V.I. back her "teeth". Her vocal personification of V.I.'s character is just too girly-girl to be believed. Also, it might be good for her to listen back to Jean Smart's rendition of this series' characters. I felt that the subtleties and nuances of the various accents was missing.


    Any additional comments?

    Offer more books in this series w/ Jean Smart as the narrator, if that is possible. :0)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tunnel Vision: A V.I. Warshawski Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Shannon Engemann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Stubbornness has landed private eye V.I. Warshawski in big trouble at her Chicago office. With her grand old Loop building set to be razed, she's become a hold-out tenant amid frayed wiring and scary, empty corridors. Then she finds a homeless woman with three kids in the basement, and before she can rescue them, they disappear. Worst of all, she's been implicated in a murder after the body of Deirdre Messenger, a prominent lawyer's wife, turns up sprawled across her desk.

    Shaliali says: "What a Shame"
    "Review of Tunnel Vision"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There were places where the plot wandered a bit, but as per her usual style, one is compelled to keep with it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tunnel Vision?

    I'd rather not say, b/c I'd be giving away the plot of a mystery!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Shannon Engemann?

    No. Unfortunately, she read in the same voice for 90% of the story. I have to say, Jean Smart will always be Vic W. to me.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I'd probably wait for Netflix.


    Any additional comments?

    Can someone find out if Jean Smart will read more of these stories?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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