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Indemnity Only Audiobook

Indemnity Only

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Publisher's Summary

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. Her efforts to track down her client and learn his true identity take her deep into a labyrinth of fraud and violence.

By the time V.I. figures out the answers she is in a race to find the missing young woman - before the murderers do.

©1991 Sara Paretsky (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    m rainwater 09-29-17
    m rainwater 09-29-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome!"

    This is my first V.I. Story and I loved it. Searching for more to read/listen to. And I love Susan Ericksen as the narrator, she never lets me down!

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    Ruth B. 08-14-17
    Ruth B. 08-14-17
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    "Read the books years ago. Audio is even better"

    I have been trying to find a good new series for a few months. I just noticed that several of the older books in the series have my favourite narrator now. Susan Erickson did a great job with this one!
    I lived in Chicago in the late 1970s. Some of the street travel was like a trip down memory lane. I think this was probably one of the first series of books that I followed. Now I am looking forward to hearing the whole series in audio format. Just wish they all have Susan Erickson as the narrator.

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    historian 05-19-17
    historian 05-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "well done"

    story is great. It leaves you guessing right to the end. highly recommend it. audio is worth it.

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    Richard R 06-24-16
    Richard R 06-24-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Bad Story, Awful Reading"
    What would have made Indemnity Only better?

    Ok, the story is silly. Lots of old detective novels have thin plots and unbelievable characters. You sort of know that going in if you're buying Paretsky's early stories. But the narration by Susan Ericksen is horrendous. Breathless, belligerent, every word is out of place. It's like listening to one of those satirical William Shatner acting classes where he over-emphasises every word. After an hour of this dreck, I just had to stop the madness and move on to another book.


    What could Sara Paretsky have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not written the book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

    Never. Not even if I was being water-boarded.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Indemnity Only?

    Well, all of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Can I have a refund?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Missy 03-10-16
    Missy 03-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great woman detective!"
    Any additional comments?

    V.I. Warshawski is a great character. She is such a smart aleck that she had me chuckling aloud at times. I can appreciate her sarcasm. Fantastic narration by Susan Ericksen, as always. Although I had to keep reminding my self at the beginning that I wasn't listening to an Eve Dallas story. The only thing that annoyed me as I listened was the overuse of the characters' names during conversations. I hope this was a first time author mishap that is corrected as the series goes on. I can't wait to listen to the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 05-23-15
    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 05-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Ok Story"
    Would you listen to Indemnity Only again? Why?

    Yes definitely, I kept missing stuff so I would go back. Now I'm re-listening.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Susan Ericksen?

    Yes and have. That might be the reason I can't relate to this character I keep hearing Eve Dallas.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This one needed time to digest and understand the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 02-21-14
    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 02-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "No Double Indemnity"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is my first first introduction to private eye V. I., I kook forward to another book in the series. Am interested to see how the main character develops.


    Would you recommend Indemnity Only to your friends? Why or why not?

    See above.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither


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    Evelyn Orilia, ON, Canada 10-20-13
    Evelyn Orilia, ON, Canada 10-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the book, too bad about the narrator"
    How could the performance have been better?

    Hard to believe that the narrator makes a living this way. Her voice lacks expression and it was only the fact that I enjoy the V I Warshawski books that I stuck with it. Windy City Blues had an extremely better narrator in Jean Smart


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tomw 05-07-12
    Tomw 05-07-12
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    "Good, not great, but worth the time"
    What did you love best about Indemnity Only?

    Good plot and story line.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The heroine. Most of the other characters were either not likable or corny


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

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    It was a bit too long, but the climax was worth waiting for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 04-19-12
    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 04-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not a Fan of VI"

    I decided I'm not a fan of VI - it's something about the character, I just don't believer her.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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