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J Is for Judgment Audiobook

J Is for Judgment: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Once again, Kinsey Millhone, America's favorite female P.I., embroils herself in a complex and entertaining Alphabet Murder Mystery.

When Wendell Jaffe, mastermind of a real-estate scam, disappeared at sea, no body was found. Now, five years later, he's declared legally dead, and California Fidelity has to pay up on his life insurance policy, to the tune of half-a-million dollars. Soon after, the tune slides off-key when Jaffe is spotted in Mexico and Fidelity hires Kinsey Millhone to sort things out. Oddly enough, Kinsey's investigation of the con man's past triggers a surprising inquiry into her own family history. And, as the two stories intertwine, our favorite P.I. finds herself facing dangerous consequences.

Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.

©1993 Sue Grafton; (P)1993 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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    John Parker 02-03-15
    John Parker 02-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A worthwhile addition to the series."

    I enjoy this series, even if some of Kinsey's behavior is inconsistent. I really like Mary Pfeiffer's narration. These are always a great palate cleanser between heavier stuff like Clancy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Simone 06-23-12
    Simone 06-23-12 Member Since 2017

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    "Reliable"

    I like this series. Always interesting and never a let-down.

    I also like her slightly sarcastic style - makes me smile.

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    R. Tippets 03-28-17
    R. Tippets 03-28-17 Member Since 2012
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    "One of her best."

    I've read the preceding books in the series - and found them a good way to unwind at the end of the day, throughout the week - or weeks. This one I fnished in a couple of days and was sad to see (hear) it end. I played it every chance I got. I didn't predict who the killer was, but it also wasn't a case of there was no way you could've seen it coming - I realized that I should at least have suspected the person (except that I'm not actively trying to solve the case - I'm enjoying the tale). Kinsey's suspisions seem natural for an experienced detective (in my non-detective opinion).

    regarding narration: I think I am a picky person as far as narrators go- I've quit unfinished books from being so irritated by the voice actor - and not purchased others. I actually think I have some auditory sensitivity that makes more easily annoyed than most. I like this narrator. She has a good voice for narration, and I can easily distinguish changes in characters - without the male voices sounding weird or creepy. She's subtle and her voice is pleasant.

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    S. Carn 09-18-16
    S. Carn 09-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    Story and performance on par with A - I, but many production errors. Several places with repeated text, awkward chapter breaks. Story is still followable, but the production causes a minor irritation in an otherwise enjoyable listening experience.

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    Lindsey 07-29-16
    Lindsey 07-29-16
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    "Great Book"

    This one had me trying to figure out who the killer was, great story and well read

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    Michael 04-06-16
    Michael 04-06-16
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    I love this series and this book is no exception. The narrator was great and brought the story to life!

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    ZEE 03-19-16
    ZEE 03-19-16
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    "Great story"

    loved the story. Sue grafton always delivers. kept ypu guessing until the end of the book.

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    Murray 07-29-15
    Murray 07-29-15 Member Since 2008

    Psychology and Biology nerd. Chemistry enthusiast. Fan of good research-based science books, comedies and crime.

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    "Another outstanding Kinsey Milhone"

    This is another outstanding Sue Grafton novel. This book (which I originally read as a paperback) really manages to cover a range of aspects of the case as well as begin a thread about Kinsey herself. Grafton lays out parallels between the case and Kinsey's own life in a very open way that respects the intelligence that we associate with her narrator and would have felt forced if not overt. Great book.

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    Pamela Shackelford APO, AE, US 01-26-15
    Pamela Shackelford APO, AE, US 01-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great listen"

    Reliable Kinsie novel straight forward and clearly written my go to and glad for it will listen to the next in series

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    Toni Groton, CT, United States 01-25-14
    Toni Groton, CT, United States 01-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    Would you try another book from Sue Grafton and/or Mary Peiffer?

    Never Mary Peiffer!!!!!! She totally put me to sleep.


    What could Sue Grafton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Please don't have Mary Peiffer perform any more of Sue Grafton's books. Judy Kaye is the only Kinsey I want to hear. Had I realized that it wasn't her performing this audio book, I would not have purchased it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mary Peiffer’s performances?

    I have no desire to try any of her performances. I know that may sound harsh because it's the first time I've experienced her performance, but it just turned me off.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I honestly don't know. I only made it through the first 2 chapters, and with great difficulty. I couldn't tolerate Mary Peiffer's character-less (don't think that's really a word) voice. That doesn't happen very often, and it's never happened to me with ANY of Sue Grafton's books until this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Judy Kaye is the only performer that I think brings this series to life. I can tell you honestly, that I will not purchase any other audio books of this series unless she is the one performing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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