Trade Ed. Random House Audio 1999
CS ISBN 0375404155 $25.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0375406611 $29.95 Five CDs
With each letter of the alphabet, Sue Grafton gives listeners a deeper look at the life of mystery heroine Kinsey Millhone. This installemnt in the series treats listeners to the intricate tale of Kinsey's first husband, as well as an unsolved murder that will have a significant effect on her current life. Judy Kaye excels at the rough-and-tumble characterization she gives to Kinsey. There's a natural combination of savvy private eye and stand-up comedienne inherent in her portrayal. On the other hand, the gruff scavenger comes across as somewhat cartoonish. Still, it suits the tone of the piece as a whole. Overall, Kaye handles Grafton's text with infectious energy that carries the story along smoothly. R.A.P. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 00]
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