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A is for Alibi Audiobook

A is for Alibi: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

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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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    "slow and drawn out"

    struggled to get through it. I stubbornly finished it hoping it would pick up the pace. best part of the book was the last chapter.

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    M. Blackstock Forest Hills,NN 06-10-14
    M. Blackstock Forest Hills,NN 06-10-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Good entertainment but not great literature"
    If you’ve listened to books by Sue Grafton before, how does this one compare?

    I liked Knitting Yarns much better


    Any additional comments?

    This is fast moving, and fun to read but will not "change" you as really great literature can. Still, sometimes we all need a little fluff.

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    Wendy 03-21-14
    Wendy 03-21-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Yuck"
    What would have made A is for Alibi better?

    Needs better distinction in the reading between characters, sometimes I had no idea who was talking!


    Has A is for Alibi turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Very disappointing, I thought it would have been better after reading the reviews. Predictable and not very well read.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mary Peiffer’s performances?

    Probably not.


    What character would you cut from A is for Alibi?

    Sharon


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes the details dragged on and I got lost in why they were needed. Seriously, I do not care what street the charactor drove on to get to Reno!

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    Judith Mashburn Saint Helena SC 03-21-14
    Judith Mashburn Saint Helena SC 03-21-14 Member Since 2008
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    "My least favorite of all the Kinsey Milhone books"

    The story was interesting, but the performance was mediocre. Several times I had no idea which character was speaking.

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    Deborah 03-12-14
    Deborah 03-12-14
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    "Horrible Narration"
    Any additional comments?

    I used to read Sue Grafton's A-Z books several years ago and always enjoyed them. I have really been enjoying audible books, so I thought I would try the first one, since it had been so long since I read it the first time. All I can say from here is that the narration ruined the book. I'll go back to reading if this narrator does any more.

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    JR 11-22-13
    JR 11-22-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Too much setup"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The book is almost finished and I finally got happy because something was finally happening. Giving more beef early on.


    What could Sue Grafton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Getting to the point early and less setup would make this a better listen.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I am not sure. This was my first listen from this author and I am afraid to continue on to "B".


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointed - I wanted to be hanging at the edge of my seat with each chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    No - I think I will return this and get something else. I would not have used a token or paid money for this audio book.

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    Tupelo Honey 11-14-13

    My mom taught me to read when i was 3 and i've been reading ever since. I LOVE to read and now 'listen' to books.

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    "Miss G ALWAYS rates 5 Stars"
    What made the experience of listening to A is for Alibi the most enjoyable?

    I just love Kinsey


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A is for Alibi?

    Kinsey in the trash can


    What about Mary Peiffer’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to


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

    Would love to do that with any of her books, time permitting. Really wish her early books were as long as her later ones


    Any additional comments?

    I'm hoping to get ALL of the Alphabet Series (that is if Miss G ever COMPLETES it!!) I have all of them in hardbacks (to 'W' so far) and I can't wait to have all of them in audiobooks ... Then on my iPad!!! Whoooo hoooo!!!!

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    Amazon Customer Birmingham, AL, United States 07-25-13
    Amazon Customer Birmingham, AL, United States 07-25-13 Member Since 2012

    Love all mysteries!

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    "Who can't fall for the "Kinsey" books!"
    Where does A is for Alibi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I actually went back to re-listen to the this in this series. I love them all! Will listen to them all over again and again!


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    Judith 03-18-13
    Judith 03-18-13
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    "An ok book, nothing great"
    Would you try another book from Sue Grafton and/or Mary Peiffer?

    The story-line was pretty good but I disliked the reader. Low monotone voice, essentially no difference in character's voices.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Better reader


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Peiffer?

    Someone like CJ Critt. Lots of expression with different sounds for different characters


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

    Possibly


    Any additional comments?

    Good narration makes all the difference in listening enjoyment. It takes a very talented actor to bring the story to life.

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    jenifer golden lake, ON, Canada 03-04-13
    jenifer golden lake, ON, Canada 03-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "best because the first"

    It's as fresh and sassy as it was back in the 20th century. Plus it's fun to see things when she's telling you things for the first time: the car, the lifestyle, the back story. And a tricky ending brought off well. We owe Sue Grafton a great debt for taking up this challenge and scoring with all 26 books. .

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