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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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    C. Mansfield Idaho 10-03-15
    C. Mansfield Idaho 10-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book, but they get so much better as you read them"

    I read the last 3 that have been out before I decided to start at the beginning. Huge difference... But that's what twenty years of developing a character does.. Sue has perfected Kinsey now, but it is nice to start from the beginning and see where it started. They need to redo the narration on this tho. Very outdated and couldn't stand it for the first bit. The rest of the time I just tolerated her.

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    Elizabeth 08-30-15
    Elizabeth 08-30-15
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    "She's not Judy Kaye!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    We were unable to finish listening to this book. We've gotten used to hearing Judy Kaye narrate Sue Grafton's books and this narrator just didn't fit. Ms. Grafton's writing has improved over the years, A is for Alibi just wasn't as good as her later books. Might still go back and read the series because I like them in general. T is for Trespass I my favorite.


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    Julie Chicagoland Area 07-08-15
    Julie Chicagoland Area 07-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Predictabke story and uninspiring narration."

    I would probably have been kinder on my rating of this book had the narration not been so unbelievably boring .

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    Joyce Tisaj 05-13-15
    Joyce Tisaj 05-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Narration horrible"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I read most of this series years ago and thought I go through them again. I couldn't finish. The narrator was not good. There is no inflection or passion to her reading. It was read like a news report.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sue Grafton again?

    Yes but not by this narrator.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If the narrator paused or put some excitment into her reading, it would help.


    What character would you cut from A is for Alibi?

    It was hard to follow.


    Any additional comments?

    I will pick up the later Sue Grafton books with a different narrator.

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    Pamela T. Becker 03-27-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Don't like story or narrator"
    Any additional comments?

    narrator didn't know how to pronounce California cities or any word with a "ll".....story was not riveting

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    Amazon Customer 02-08-15
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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 Listener 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"
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    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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