Though she's never been one for personal possessions, curiosity is a powerful force. What she finds among the items is an old undelivered letter to her that will force her to reexamine her beliefs about the breakup of her first marriage...about the honor of her first husband...and about an old unsolved murder. It will put her life in the gravest peril.
Through 14 books, listeners have been fed short rations when it comes to Kinsey Millhone's past: a morsel here, a dollop there. You know about the aunt who raised her, the second husband who left her, the long-lost family up the California coast. But husband number one has remained a blip on the screen. Until now. "O" Is for Outlaw is a revealing excursion into Kinsey's past.
©1999; by Sue Grafton; (P)1999 Random House, Inc.
"Grafton works with a cinematic eye, possessing a keen visual sense of detail, color, and style. The pace is fast, the crime difficult to solve." (People)
So shocked to here a different voice . it changed the characters so much. Kensie instead of sounding a young energetic positive person now sounds like a 50 something chain smoker. And Henry aged 20 years, not at all as he is described. Big disappointment. I loved the books up to this point. They were fun to listen to and now they have a depressing tone.
The narrator makess a great book even better. She has done them alll so far so it would be weird to hear someone else. When I read the alphabet books I hear Judy's voice in my head.
I absolutely do not like Judy Kaye. Her voice for Henry sounds like a whispering leprechaun. I really wish there was a way to get someone else to read the rest of this series.
I might have to find something else to listen to because it is horrible to listen to even though I love Sue Grafton and this series.
I got maybe 30 minutes in to this and just gave up. The narrator's voice is so wildly different than the previous narrator that it completely breaks immersion. Clearly no attempt was made to find at least a passably similar narrator. I just couldn't get past the change long enough to pay attention to the story. It completely changes the tone and character of the novel.
No. A-N are great. I will recommend against any book with this narrator now, however. Not only did it spoil this series, it's spoiled this narrator for me as well.
The original narrator, Mary Peiffer.
I'm sure Sue Grafton's novel is great. I gave it 3 stars since I've no way of knowing. I'll be looking in to reading the remaining novels rather than listening to them.
I had been buying this series in groups of 3 books for my convenience. As it turns out, I bought MNO together. By the time I got to O, it was too late to return it. That's the only reason I didn't return this book.
Sue Grafton has done it again. Another great novel! Looking forward to the next one. One of my very favorite authors.
I love the Kinsey Millhone Mysteries
I had to get used to a new reader.
I did not like the voice she used for Henry, Kinsey's landlord
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