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D is for Deadbeat

A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
Series: Kinsey Millhone Mysteries, Book 4
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (758 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He calls himself Alvin Limardo, and the job he has for Kinsey is cut-and-dried: locate a kid who's done him a favor and pass on a check for $25,000. Stiffed for the retainer, Kinsey finds out Limardo's real name is John Daggett...ex-con, ex-liar, ex-alcoholic, currently dead.

The cops call it an accident but Kinsey differs. Look at his life! A lot of people hated him, from much-abused wives, to drug dealers out big money, to the families of five people he killed driving drunk. In short, Daggett wasn't popular.

Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.
©1987 Sue Grafton (P)1993 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"A heads-up delight." (Detroit News)

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narrator not great love series

I love this series but this narrator is not great. would be better with different one. I like Kinsey and the stories are good. this one ended in a way I never saw coming.

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Completely hooked!

I am completely enamored by this author's style, plot and main character. As one who rarely reads fiction, this series has taken me by surprise. Moving on to "E".

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Great writing, terrible narrative.

The writing of Sue Grafton is great. I have read her books and thoroughly enjoyed them. I was hoping to find a new level of enjoyment with audible. It's too bad they used the narrator. All the character voices were the same and there was no joy or inflection in her voice when things should have been up beat or funny nor did she use intensity for when things should have been. I used this book to fall asleep to.

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D is for "dud"

As a fan of Sue Grafton's alphabet series -- particularly the later books read by Judy Kaye -- I consider this one a waste of time and money. The story is a snore, and I was ready to quit long before I learned "who dunnit." I stuck with it and was not rewarded for my efforts. Mary Peiffer's wooden, ho-hum reading doesn't help.

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good book

I love listening to these books. it helps me get through middle of the night feeding of my twins. I can focus on the story and stay awake but don't have to think hard to follow the story.

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Good Read

Always like Sue Grafton. Good books for listening in car.
Easy to follow, not too many characters.. usually a good twist.

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Enjoyed

Enjoyed the book. I commute, so I listened while driving. Tad slow in the middle, but not horrible slow. I did get dome characters confused, lost who was who, but than again, I was driving, I probably drifted!!

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Love Kinsey Millhone

These stories are always great. They pull you in and don't let go until it's over. Look forward to the next one.

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love the book

I couldn't stop listening to it had it done less than a day. great book.

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D is for: Don’t Read My Review

…not because I didn’t like the book – I liked it a lot - but because my review won’t tell you anything about the story.

If you are already a fan, you don’t need my help; you already know the series is great.

I am driving through the last few titles I haven’t read to get caught up with the series: K, S, A, T, C, Q, U, L, N, V, M, R, J, I, P, A (again), B, and D done. E, F, G, H, and O to go!

W is already on pre-order.

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