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Bitter Medicine Audiobook

Bitter Medicine: V. I. Warshawski #4

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Soon V.I. is investigating possible malpractice at the emergency room - and falling for a doctor who works there. Mixing business and love is always bad medicine, but V.I. finds herself listening to her heart, not her head. And when a brutal murder and the violent destruction of a woman's clinic put her at the center of a very dirty conspiracy, justice may be the only remedy for a hurt that cuts deep...and chills right to the bone.

©2010 Sara Paretsky (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Paretsky is still the best....She doesn't pull punches." (The Washington Post Book World)

"The plot [is] fast moving, the dialogue snappy, the premise for murder persuasive. This novel hasn't a single snag in its springs." (Chicago Sun-Times)

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    Bruce Fort Pierce, FL, United States 06-14-17
    Bruce Fort Pierce, FL, United States 06-14-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Just"

    Could never connect with either the plot or any of the characters. Seemed dated and boring

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    historian 08-06-17
    historian 08-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    loved it loved loved it!!!! as always a great book to listen to while on the road.

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    SophiaMarie 04-14-17
    SophiaMarie 04-14-17 Member Since 2009

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    "An early look at V. I."

    The influence of the times in which this book was written are well reflected in the story. The sarcastic wit of Vic is hard to listen to throughout an entire book. the later " alphabet" books that Paretsky wrote reflect a more mature detective and one you might enjoy knowing, more than this earlier version of an immature sarcastic feminist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J.C.D. 03-03-17
    J.C.D. 03-03-17 Member Since 2014
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    "AN INTRIGUING TALE OF MEDICAL COVER-UP"
    What made the experience of listening to Bitter Medicine the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was excellent. She made the listener part of the story.


    What other book might you compare Bitter Medicine to and why?

    Other V.I. Warshawsky books.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Susan Ericksen always does a remarkable job. Whether she's reading J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas series or Sara Paretsky's stories, she makes the work interesting and engaging.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The dog - any heartstrings or tearjerk moment always seems to be about the dog. The poor thing knew his master was dead and just laid on the driveway next to the road.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 06-02-15
    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 06-02-15 Member Since 2013

    Tiger Rose

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    "NOT THAT GOOD"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Stick to just a few storylines and make them less tedious. It took forever to finish this book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Not a whole lot was interesting. It starts to get interesting then there's too much melodrama in the reading. Whining more than usua in this onel.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The reader gets too melodramatic in parts. This totally detracts from the story. (When you could find the story.) That whole macho chic thing isn't working.


    Did Bitter Medicine inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, rethink buying several books in a series I know nothing about. It was foolish of me. The story kept dragging along to the point that I didn't realize that I started the next book #5 and still didn't know what happened in #4. #5 may be my last from this author and reader.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    S 11-22-16
    S 11-22-16 Member Since 2011
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    "done"

    Good
    Johnny Depp you are not a V the best y the office and will

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