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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)

What Members Say

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    Christine 12-03-12
    Christine 12-03-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun Story, Narration Lacks"
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    This was my first Sue Grafton and I enjoyed the main character, Kinsey Millhone. I thought the story was interesting and picked up pace a lot towards the end.

    But, I don't think the narrator is suited for this character. Even as someone who is relatively unfamiliar with the series I felt like something was missing. I think I'll read the rest of the titles if this same narrator has done the rest of the series.

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    Linda United States 12-03-12
    Linda United States 12-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Terribly boring"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I can't imagine who might enjoy this book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None I could identify. Mindless nonsense.


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    Michael DUBLIN, TX, United States 11-13-12
    Michael DUBLIN, TX, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good Read"

    Sue Grafton creates the character Kinsey Milhone with not much parallel to her own life, and I do enjoy Kinsey's point of view on a lot of subjects. Her sarcasm and wit offers humor on some subjects that may need it to break things up. I started in the middle of the alphabet series with "R is for Ricochet", and have committed myself to read the entire series.
    Judy Kaye is the better narrator of the alphabet series because she has the ability to deliver Kinsey's personality to the reader. Mary Peiffer on the other hand gets the job done while lacking the delivery of Kinsey Milhone. For myself I haven't ran across a narrarator that I could not adjust to--Frank Muller being the most difficult.
    As it has been said the most important part of a book is the story, it is always about the story. Sue Grafton writes these private eye stories beginning with "A is for Alphbet" that are easy to follow, which is what is fiction is all about. A book that takes us a away and to a place that we can relax and enjoy, not a place that is complexed and hard to figure out. No matter what case Kinsey has taken on it is sure to be an enjoyable story.

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    Steven Pittsboro, NC, United States 11-12-12
    Steven Pittsboro, NC, United States 11-12-12
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    "Wasted Credit......"
    What would have made A is for Alibi better?

    If it was't written. Or Maybe because it was the first book.....I may try a newer book to compare this book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sue Grafton again?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    DONA 09-07-12
    DONA 09-07-12
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    "A is the First letter"

    A is the first letter of the ABC's and this book reads like a first attempt. It plods along, not so captivating. Other books in the series are more exciting, I promise.

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    Kay 09-05-12
    Kay 09-05-12
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    "Enjoyed it."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had heard "D is for Deadbeat" and really enjoyed it. So, I thought I would go to the beginning of the series and read the rest of the series in order. I'm not sure that was really necessary, but I'm sticking to it.
    I enjoyed this book. The plot was a bit predictable to me, but I liked it anyway. I was able to visualize easily and it kept me interested through all but the very end of the book.
    The narrator is absolutely great. I look forward to hearing more stories read by her.


    If you’ve listened to books by Sue Grafton before, how does this one compare?

    In my opinion, not as good as others, but it's enjoyable.


    Was A is for Alibi worth the listening time?

    Yes


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    Donna Houston, TX, United States 08-26-12
    Donna Houston, TX, United States 08-26-12
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    "Not my cup of tea"

    If you like police procedurals then you will like this. I usually read cozy mysteries. I thought I would try something new since I was caught up on all of my other authors. It's not my kind of book so I don't have much to say. The narrator did a good job reading what was a good story. It just wasn't my cup of tea.

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    Deb K Dublin, OH, United States 06-18-12
    Deb K Dublin, OH, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2014
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    "good mystery read for women even if it is "old""
    Would you listen to A is for Alibi again? Why?

    yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kinsey Millhone as she is a strong female character but full of flaws like a real person.


    What about Mary Peiffer’s performance did you like?

    good reader. Nice voice. No extraneous noises and portrays different characters well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Paul United States 05-06-12
    Paul United States 05-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I Wish I Could Listen to This on My Kindle & MP3 !"
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    I Wish I Could Listen to This on both My Kindle Touch & My Philips Go Gear Vibe MP3 !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lyn Monmouth Beach, NJ, United States 04-30-12
    lyn Monmouth Beach, NJ, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2015
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    "The reader makes all the difference"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    i listen while I walk ...but the reader is the key Judy Kaye captures the character of Kinsey so wonderfully...Mary Peiffer reads dull ..drone like


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sue Grafton? Why or why not?

    yes if ready by J Kaye


    What didn’t you like about Mary Peiffer’s performance?

    VERY POOR


    Do you think A is for Alibi needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    well in a sense all of the alphabet books are the follow up... I entered the series at the end of alphabet - S is for Silence - Sue Grafton gets more better as the letters progress and Judy Kaye is the BEST!!!!


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