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S is for Silence Audiobook

S is for Silence: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again.

In the small California town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband.

But for the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter Daisy she left behind, Violet's absence has never been explained or forgotten.

Now, 34 years later, she wants the solace of closure.

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

©2005 Sue Grafton; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This novel...presents strong character portrayals, a mosaic of motives, and a stunning climax" (Booklist)

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    Kelley Colonial Beach, VA, United States 12-15-14
    Kelley Colonial Beach, VA, United States 12-15-14 Member Since 2010
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    "unabridged is the way to go"
    Any additional comments?

    I have been listening to the abridged versions narrated by Judy Kaye for years. Now that they are being offered by Audible with Judy Kaye in unabridged format, it brings so much more to the story. I may even go back and get A-R in unabridged.

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    henny regnier 09-25-14
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    "Incredibly disappointing book, makes no sense"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who doesn't care if murder mysteries make any sense at all


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sue Grafton again?

    Probably not. I really dislike the way Judy Kaye hesitates between every 2-3 words for no apparent reason. The way she reads is really irritating. Add that to the fact that this book was unbelievably stupid and made no sense at all, and this is a huge disappointment.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Judy Kaye’s performances?

    Not at all. I dislike intensely the way she reads and baseless hesitations.


    What character would you cut from S is for Silence?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    don't waste your money!!

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    Eileen Montclair, NJ, USA 06-20-10
    Eileen Montclair, NJ, USA 06-20-10
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    "Good, as expected"

    This was a good Sue Grafton book. I've read all but 1 of them over the years, and found this one to be particularly satisfying. It's what you'd expect from a good Grafton novel, with a little extra thrown in, in my view. I thought the characters were particularly well formed in this book, and enjoyed the relationships that Kinsey formed with the women involved in this small-town mystery.

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    Deborah DALE CITY, VA, United States 05-08-10
    Deborah DALE CITY, VA, United States 05-08-10 Member Since 2009
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    "I enjoyed it"

    Another good book in this series. I liked the characters and always enjoy Judy kaye.

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    Joanna B. Pinneo 12-21-09
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    "One of my favorites in the series"

    I really thought this was one of the best in the series, more developed.

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    Verna Louisville, CO, United States 08-24-08
    Verna Louisville, CO, United States 08-24-08
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    "So-so story, bad narrator"

    I've read most of Sue Grafton's books and enjoyed most of what I read, but if I had read this one first, I wouldn't have been drawn to read others. The characters are flat and the narrator makes them all sound disgusted. This book wouldn't have been a good read regardless of who narrated it, but in this case, the narrator made a bad book worse. I'll avoid any others she narrates. And I think I'll give up on Sue Grafton.

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    Melanie Wehner 04-04-07 Member Since 2017
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    "Really Good"

    I liked this story. It was fast-paced and kept you guessing as to who the culprit was. I was compelled after listening to this book to read others by the same other and am currently reading R is for Ricochet. Would recommend this book to anyone.

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    Donna Johnson City, TN, USA 03-21-06
    Donna Johnson City, TN, USA 03-21-06
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    "Best of the Kinsey Milhone mysteries"

    I've read all the Kinsey Milhone mystery series, and was beginning to get a little bored with the routine of them. S is for Silence is a refreshing change of pace, as large sections of the book are about the personalities and motives of characters from 34 years ago, who were connected to a disapperance. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and my enjoyment was increased by the excellent reader. I consider this latest addition to the "alphabet" mysteries to be the best of the Kinsey Milhone series.

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    John Morrisville, MO, USA 03-20-06
    John Morrisville, MO, USA 03-20-06
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    "She's back!"

    I have to admit, I almost didn't buy this book. I thought it would be like a few of the previous Kinsey Millhone novels, predictable and boring. But no, Grafton's back and this one makes up for quite a few stinkers. Great plot, great characters and action. A really good read (listen)start to finish!

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    Amazon Customer North Bend, OR USA 02-28-06
    Amazon Customer North Bend, OR USA 02-28-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Yet!"

    Her best story to date. Plot was believable and entertaining. I enjoyed the character's inner thoughts and actions and how Milhorn must solve the mystery without knowledge of that information we have as listeners. I can't wait for the next T is for ???

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