Should have been titled "S is for Slow" or "T is for Tedious"
Published in 2004 by Random House Audio
Read by Judy Kaye
Duration: 11 hours, 33 minutes
"Occasionally I'm simply a minor character in someone else's play." -Kinsey Millhone.
is for Ricochet" really is an appropriate title for this one since,
like a misfired bullet that bounces around and hits uninvolved
bystanders, Kinsey gets caught up in a client's mess and nearly gets
get me wrong - the reader (Judy Kaye) does a tremendous job of giving
each individual character a distinct voice and she captures Kinsey's
wisecracking side perfectly, but this story cannot be saved by a great
presentation. It is too slow and it should have been about one-half as
long. I listen to audiobooks as a diversion as I drive. Many times I had
to turn this "diversion" off so I would not fall asleep and careen off
the road. It is not saved by the fact that the book does pick up the
pace at the end - all that did was make me wonder why we had to lollygag
through the first 80% of the book.
I rate this audiobook 2 stars out of 5.
Reviewed on September 22, 2007.
"We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read." - Jules Verne
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