V. I. Warshawski
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  • 1

    Indemnity Only

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    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    In this gripping adventure - the first V.I. Warshawski mystery - America’s top private eye is tossed into a dangerous adventure when a seemingly straightforward assignment becomes complicated and deadly. Hired by a man who calls himself John Thayer, V.I.’s assignment is to find Thayer’s son Peter’s missing girlfriend. But when V.I. finds young Peter’s dead body instead, her client disappears.

    Geoffrey Kragen says: "Back to the Beginning"
    Back to the Beginning

    Many of us have been reading/listening to Ms. Paretsky' novels for years. It was great to be able to go back and hear it all from the beginning for th..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2011 by Geoffrey Kragen ()
  • 2

    Deadlock: A V.I. Warshawski Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    Deadlock, V. I. Warshawski’s second case, involves the huge Great Lakes shipping industry. Once again the subject is murder - this time the “accidental death” of Boom-Boom Warshawski, an ex-hockey star and V. I.’s beloved cousin, who fell - or was pushed - off a rain-slicked pier on Chicago’s busy waterfront. Convinced that Boom-Boom was in fact killed because of information he had uncovered about criminal doings on the shipping lines, V. I. begins a long and frustrating search for her cousin’s murderer.

    Amazon Customer says: "Loving V.I."
    Loving V.I.

    Book 2 is just as good as book one. Your attention is riveted by everyone in the story. Having just found these books so many years after they were ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2012 by Amazon Customer (TULSA, OK, United States)
  • 3

    Killing Orders: V. I. Warshawski #3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    Killing Orders, V.I. Warshawski’s third adventure, starts when her great-aunt Rosa summons the detective to her cold suburban home. Rosa made V.I.’s childhood miserable and the detective resents the command to help her aunt prove she didn't embezzle five million dollars from a local Dominican priory.

    Laura says: "AwEsOmE!"
    AwEsOmE!

    I LOVE SUSAN ERICKSAN!! I HAVE YET TO LISTEN TO A BOOK THAT SHE HAS READ THAT I HAVENT ENJOYED! SHE DOES AN AWESOME JOB. SARA PARETSKY KEEPS YOU ON TH..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 06 2010 by Laura (Palestine, TX, United States)
  • 4

    Bitter Medicine: V. I. Warshawski #4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski knows from the start that Consuelo Alvarado's baby is trouble. Consuelo is 16. Diabetic. And the daughter of a friend. When she goes into labor too early, even V. I.'s wild drive to get her to the hospital can't save either Consuelo or her child.

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  • 5

    Blood Shot: V.I. Warshawski, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    V.I. Warshawski isn't crazy about going back to her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise is something she always keeps. Caroline, a childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem - after 25 years she wants V.I. to find the father she never knew. But when V.I. starts probing into the past, she not only finds out where all the bodies are buried - she stumbles onto a very new corpse. Now she's stirring up a deadly mix of big business and chemical corruption that may become a toxic shock....

    Jennifer says: "What I like about Paretsky is at its best"
    What I like about Paretsky is at its best

    Each character, the growing and changing relationships of VI, how VI came to be who she is, and how other significant characters came to be who they a..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 20 2012 by Jennifer (Santa Cruz, US, Canada)
  • 6

    Burn Marks

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  • 7

    Guardian Angel: V. I. Warshawski, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    Racine Avenue is going upscale — bad news for hand-to-mouth residents like V. I. Warshawski. As tax bills skyrocket, newcomers pressure old inhabitants into fixing up their homes or moving out. To the yuppies on the block the worst eyesore belongs to old Hattie Frizell, whose yard is “returning to native prairie, complete with hubcaps.” Their block club wants her and her five dogs gone.V. I. and Hattie have a relationship of sorts: one of those five dogs gave V. I.’s dog Peppy an unwelcome litter.

    Jean says: "Lots of suspense"
    Lots of suspense

    This is the seventh book in the Warshawski series and was published in 1992. I noticed there were no cell phones, Vic was always looking for a pay ph..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2014 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 8

    Tunnel Vision: A V.I. Warshawski Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Shannon Engemann
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    Stubbornness has landed private eye V.I. Warshawski in big trouble at her Chicago office. With her grand old Loop building set to be razed, she's become a hold-out tenant amid frayed wiring and scary, empty corridors. Then she finds a homeless woman with three kids in the basement, and before she can rescue them, they disappear. Worst of all, she's been implicated in a murder after the body of Deirdre Messenger, a prominent lawyer's wife, turns up sprawled across her desk.

    Shaliali says: "What a Shame"
    What a Shame

    I listened to one of the Paretsky novels read by Jean Smart, and was so pleased with my first experience with this author that I decided to try this n..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 20 2008 by Shaliali (Sevierville, TN, United States)
  • 9

    Hard Time: A V.I. Warshawski Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Jean Smart
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    What secrets hide behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment industry? V.I. Warshawski is about to find out. Her friend, reporter Murray Ryerson, has just landed a plum job as host of a Global Entertainment network television show. On her way home from the party celebrating the event, V.I. stops to help a woman lying in the street. Her Good Samaritan act exposes dark truths, and suddenly V.I. finds herself playing a game she can only win by staying alive.

    Ron says: "Excellence Marred By Poor Technology"
    Excellence Marred By Poor Technology

    This is a rip-roaring "V.I." novel read with versatility and passion by Jean Smart, but the microphone bumps and shifts in sound quality knocked this ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2010 by Ron (Sherman Oaks, CA, United States)
  • 10

    Total Recall

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    In Total Recall, Sara Paretsky brings together several disparate plots in one gripping story. This powerfully suspenseful novel confronts the machinations of a vast and corrupt industry that trades on the victims of Nazi terrorism; the strange and dubious phenomenon of "recovered memory;" and a personal story that brings V. I. Warshawski into the long-buried past of her dearest friend and mentor, Dr. Lotty Herschel.

    Amazon Customer says: "My favorite Sara Paretsky"
    My favorite Sara Paretsky

    I found this story to be emotionally satisfying, believable and gripping to the end. I have listened to it many times. This seems to me to be a deepe..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 02 2008 by Amazon Customer (TX USA)
  • 11

    Blacklist: V. I. Warshawski, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    This is a story of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations - secrets political, social, sexual, financial: all of them with the power to kill. Eager for something physical to do in the spirit-exhausting wake of 9/11, V.I. accepts a request from an old client to check up on an empty family mansion; subsequently surprises an intruder in the dark; and, giving chase, topples into a pond. Grasping for something to hold on to, her fingers close around a lifeless human hand.

    Roger N. Bryan says: "BOOOORING!"
    BOOOORING!

    Here's an audiobook that really needs to be abridged to separate the story from hours of superfluous blather about the "McCarthy Era." I appreciated t..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 06 2009 by Roger N. Bryan (Ooltewah, TN USA)
  • 12

    Fire Sale: V. I. Warshawski, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    V. I. Warshawski may have left her old South Chicago neighborhood, but she learns that she cannot escape it. When V. I. takes over coaching duties of the girls' basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms, who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes.

    rootedwomon, Eugene Oregon says: "Fire Sale Review"
    Fire Sale Review

    I have not read the book, so I cannot say.

    Reviewed on May 30 2012 by rootedwomon, Eugene Oregon (United States)
  • 13

    Hardball

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    When V. I. Warshawski is asked to find Lamont Gadsden, a man who's been missing for four decades, a search that she figured would be futile turns lethal. Old skeletons from the city's racially charged history, as well as haunting family secrets - her own and those of the elderly sisters who hired her - rise up to brush her back from the plate with a vengeance. To complicate matters, Petra, a young cousin whom V.I. has never met, arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign.

    Eva Gannon says: "Weak Start, Strong End"
    Weak Start, Strong End

    The first five hours of this audiobook find VI mawkishly wallowing in her memories. It's so boring I almost stopped listening. I'm glad I didn't. The ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 05 2010 by Eva Gannon (Chicago, Illinois, US)
  • 14

    Body Work: A V. I. Warshawski Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    V.I. has been visiting Club Gouge, Chicago’s edgiest nightspot, where a woman known as the Body Artist turns her naked body into a canvas for the audience to paint on. The show attracts all kinds of people, from a menacing off-duty cop to Ukrainian mobsters and Iraq war vets - and V.I.’s impetuous cousin, Petra. A tormented young painter shows up, too, and the intricate designs she creates on the Body Artist drive one of the vets into a violent rage.

    Eva Gannon says: "VI Grows Up"
    VI Grows Up

    In this book, a soldier suffering from PTSD after three tours of duty in Iraq/Afghanistan, is accused of murder. VI is hired by the parents to clear h..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 05 2010 by Eva Gannon (Chicago, Illinois, US)
  • 15

    Breakdown: A V. I. Warshawski Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in Chicago’s Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying. The girls include daughters of some of Chicago’s most powerful families.

    Jean says: "Another interesting story from Paretsky"
    Another interesting story from Paretsky

    Susan Ericksen did a good job narrating the story and giving just the right amount of the flip attitude of V. I. Warshawski. Paretsky gives us a bit ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 13 2012 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 16

    Critical Mass: VI Warshawski, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    V. I. Warshawski’s closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty’s daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who in turn summons V. I. to help. The daughter’s troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan, and England to develop the first atomic bomb.

    S. Sarabasha says: "POWERFUL"
    POWERFUL

    This book is not for the faint of heart. It tells in graphic detail what happened to Jews in Nazi Germany and elsewhere during that period. This boo..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 12 2013 by S. Sarabasha (West Danby, NY USA)