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A is for Alibi Audiobook

A is for Alibi: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

This is the first in the popular series featuring California investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop who likes her work...and who works strictly alone!
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Publisher's Summary

When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. Plenty of people had reason to want him dead. But the police thought his wife Nikki , with motive, access and opportunity, was the #1 suspect. The jury thought so too.

Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki hires Kinsey Millhone, a gutsy P.I., to find the real killer. The trail is cold, but Kinsey finds a lead that brings her face-to-face with the murderer!

This is the first in the popular series featuring California investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop who likes her work...and who works strictly alone!

Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.

©1982 Sue Grafton; (P)1993 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Grafton has created a woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner....Smart, well-paced and very funny." (Newsweek)

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    J. Sherry Monterey, CA USA 10-28-09
    J. Sherry Monterey, CA USA 10-28-09 Member Since 2008
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    "A is for Alibi"

    This was an interesting story with a mediocre reading.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Felicia The Geeky Blogger 03-16-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Kinsey is one tough cookie!"

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    What I Loved: Kinsey is one tough cookie! She is very much someone I would want on my side in an investigation. I like that she is PI and not a cop that gives her a little bit more room to work things out in the Kinsey way. She is whip smart, tough, and yet flawed in the "independent, opinionated, little bit defensive" kind of way. I really liked all her personality quirks. The case itself was pretty good too. I had part of it figured out early but there were a couple of twists that I did not see coming. The pacing was perfect and worked well with the tempo of the book.

    What I Liked: I really liked all the women that she met in the book. They were each multi-dimensional, savvy, not predictable, and fun to read.

    Complaints: None

    Audiobook Review: Narrated by Mary Peiffer, she does a fantastic job of portraying Kinsey. I thought she did a good job on the male voices too though they were not quite as good as the females. Her reading pace was very good and she was easy to understand.

    Why I gave it a 4: The story, audio, and characters were all very well done. I could see myself re-reading this story in the future.

    Who I would recommend this too: Fans of Mystery/Thrillers (though I am fairly certain I am behind the curve on falling in love with this series).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Keri Southfield, MI, United States 12-21-10
    Keri Southfield, MI, United States 12-21-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Booooooooooo-rrrriiiinnnnngggg"

    I think the title sums it up. Many hard boiled detective stories give the details...But the details usually help you connect to the main character, or provide you with some perspective into the case. This book gives LOTS of details that are of minimal interest to the reader.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Bossier City, LA, United States 01-23-10
    Edward Bossier City, LA, United States 01-23-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Took some getting used to"

    This is my first Sue Grafton/alphabet novels. I had to really work to get used to her writing style. She seemed to put an emphasis on explaining details that didn't seem to pertain to the storyline. I will try another to see if it is my kind of book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Arthur 12-29-09
    Arthur 12-29-09
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    "Meh"

    Narrator makes me fall asleep. Boring.
    Also, what monkey chopped this audio book into chapters? Completely arbitrary breaks. I guess the logical chapter breaks is too sensible.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 12-30-06
    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 12-30-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Not Totally Awful"

    This wasn't the most stimulating thriller I have ever read, but it was entertaining. I would put it in the category of "beach fare." I will purchase others in the series and hope they get a little more stimulating. If not, then I know not to expect great literature.

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    Amazon Customer 01-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book! A page-turner all the way through!"

    Great character development. Learn more and more about Kinsey with each book! Can't wait for the next one!

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    Larjane Broken Arrow, OK, US 12-19-15
    Larjane Broken Arrow, OK, US 12-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The endings always make me draw a breath!"

    Plots and people roaming around until the end. I was not interested in anyone in particular until the end.

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    WmPowellFan 12-11-15
    WmPowellFan 12-11-15
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    "Wonderful Book, But the Narration..."

    I envy readers discovering Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone series for the first time, and having just finished X, I'm starting the alphabet again. (I really dread Z, because this character, whom I've always thought of as a female Magnum PI, feels like a friend.)

    A is for Alibi is well-crafted, the characters well drawn, the deadpan humor engaging.

    But I don't like the narrator. There's something artificial and stilted about her voice.

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    J.C.D. 12-01-15
    J.C.D. 12-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF ENJOYABLE MYSTERIES"
    Where does A is for Alibi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    IT'S IN THE TOP 15% OF ALL AUDIOBOOKS.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    YES. IT WAS INTERESTING TO WATCH THE WAY KINSEY MILLHONE FOUND CLUES, DEVELOPED THEM THEN FIGURED OUT THE WHOLE STORY.


    Have you listened to any of Mary Peiffer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NO. I THINK SHE DID A GOOD JOB.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I wanted to but couldn't do it. But I sure listened to it almost non-stop.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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