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Roger

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  • Blacklist: V. I. Warshawski, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    This is a story of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations - secrets political, social, sexual, financial: all of them with the power to kill. Eager for something physical to do in the spirit-exhausting wake of 9/11, V.I. accepts a request from an old client to check up on an empty family mansion; subsequently surprises an intruder in the dark; and, giving chase, topples into a pond. Grasping for something to hold on to, her fingers close around a lifeless human hand.

    Roger N. Bryan says: "BOOOORING!"
    "BOOOORING!"
    Overall

    Here's an audiobook that really needs to be abridged to separate the story from hours of superfluous blather about the "McCarthy Era." I appreciated the occasional jab at the stupidity of the Patriot Act, but hours spent reliving the (fictitious in the audiobook) trials of the House Unamerican Activities Committee -- boooring, and not much to do with the underlying (and I do mean underlying) story. The story itself is OK (not great) but it's so broken up by McCarthy-stuff, and there are so many characters/names, that you lose track of who's doing what to whom -- to the point you don't really care. Save your money -- Audible has lots of better audiobooks to choose from.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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