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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,590 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Kathleen Turner, Martin Shaw, Adjoa Andoh, Lorelei King Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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Feisty Chicago private eye Vic 'V.I.' Warshawski is used to getting mixed up in complicated cases. But when three million dollars in share certificates are stolen from a Dominican priory, she really doesn't want to get involved. Because agreeing to investigate would mean doing a favour for Aunt Rosa, the priory's treasurer, and Vic has never forgiven Rosa for something she did a long time ago. Against her better judgement, Vic gets drawn in, only to be suddenly called off the case. But she doesn't give up easily and, despite a campaign of intimidation against her, starts to uncover a massive conspiracy involving the Mafia and the Catholic church... .

Starring Kathleen Turner as V.I. Warshawski and with a star cast including Martin Shaw, Adjoa Andoh, and Lorelei King, this gripping drama will appeal to all fans of Sara Paretsky's hard-boiled heroine.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Somyajeet | 2/14/2014

    " A well paced detective novel to read with a female character in the lead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 2/6/2014

    " I didn't think of it before, but Wasrshawski is a proto-Buffy. She is, after all, a private detective who loves fancy shoes, but is tough enough for her job. Further musing suggests that the crime genre has always been accepting of women who were both tough and feminine. There is, after all, Nancy Drew, (Kick-Ass) Girl Detective [the Kick-Ass is silent]. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mahrie Glab | 1/30/2014

    " Another familiar character, problems, complications, and no easy fixes. V.I. muddles through better than most but her world is not perfect. However, her outcomes are reasonable and realistic. Mystery readers should enjoy this older one of Sara Paretsky's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianna | 1/29/2014

    " I have read some of this several times over the years. It's a great series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/27/2014

    " It's surprising how interesting a mystery about financial fraud can be in the hands of Sara Paretsky. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Missmath144 | 1/25/2014

    " Every year or two I feel like a Paretsky book, but halfway through I decide (once again) that I really don't like her protagonist. She is a rude, very opinionated character, which doesn't always bother me in characters in other books, but in these it does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/13/2014

    " I enjoy this series, especially since it is set in Chicago...I remember some of the places she writes about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 catechism | 1/9/2014

    " I'm really torn about these books. The mysteries are complicated without being opaque, the prose is solid, and I'm a sucker for anything set in Chicago. On the other hand, the rampant condescending sexism hurled Warshawski's way is so grating that I can't stand to read the scenes with, for example, Bobby Mallory. I realize that that's part of the point, that those characters are small-minded idiots and Warshawski is awesome and above it all, but I really, REALLY hate reading about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janine | 1/9/2014

    " Chicago hard and quick paced read. Paretsky is great. The implausible thing is the way she drives from one end of Chicago to another multiple times each day, and still has time to take care of business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson | 12/13/2013

    " All the V.I. Warshawski novels are fun mysteries set in Chicago. They are fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 11/7/2013

    " It was just okay for me. The plot was a dull but I was able to get through it. There just seemed like there was a little too much going on. The newer books in this series are a better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerwin Jn | 10/22/2013

    " VI does it again !!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 10/18/2013

    " Very good plot. Her 3rd book in series & V.I.'s character is developing nicely. Spenser-like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoAnn Ainsworth | 10/7/2013

    " Well written, action packed. Kept me glued. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Supriya | 9/27/2013

    " Early-ish Paretsky, and very good indeed: it's even crisper than her usual and VI is at her best here. If it weren't for the pastede-on ending with her mother's mysterious secret I would have kicked this up to four stars, but I can't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 9/13/2013

    " I love all of Sarah Paretsky's VI Warshawsky series. I thinking have finally read them all. I just love a good crime book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 5/17/2013

    " I enjoy all Sara Partsky books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 4/23/2013

    " Read this out of order, so it didn't have the appeal of her later books. V.I. does get into a lot of trouble! True to form.....acid thrown at her, apt burned........how many times has that happened? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kam | 10/1/2012

    " I want to read more Paretsky. She has an interesting main character and I loved reading about Chicago. I also heard Ms. Paretsky speak at the Rosamund Gifford Lecture Series in Syracuse, NY. She was great! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 2/29/2012

    " Audio -- it was read like a play but the story lacked any intensity "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 2/10/2012

    " One of her better books. I thoroughly enjoy these, but I have to admit they become fairly predictable after reading a few. Whether that's because of insight into the author's mind or blandness, I can't say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tink | 12/25/2011

    " Once again, all the story lines nicely woven together. A "good read." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leslie | 11/23/2011

    " makes molasses look zippy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nordia | 9/14/2011

    " Paretsky at her sharpest. Minimalistic, spot-on, tight plot. The sarcastically feisty Warshawski still holds her stand and street cred way back from her hayday's in the 80's. One of Paretsky's novels which are always worth a re-read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/7/2011

    " I had a hard time getting through this one for some reason. It didn't seem as interesting as the other VI novels, and I felt like it got bogged down in the details quite a bit. I actually found that I had a hard time understanding some of the connections between people. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 5/2/2011

    " Audio -- it was read like a play but the story lacked any intensity "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 4/16/2011

    " Any heroine who rolls out of bed, checks her running clothes for freshness, before sliding them on and heading out for her morning run with her doggie is my type girl. Even though it's first person, V.I.'s voice is one I believe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 1/27/2011

    " It was just okay for me. The plot was a dull but I was able to get through it. There just seemed like there was a little too much going on. The newer books in this series are a better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bmkeene | 11/29/2010

    " Paretsky is always a light and interesting read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leslie Erin | 8/29/2010

    " Ugh. If Paretsky spent as much time on the dialogue and plot as she does describing exactly what the main character is wearing, I'm sure this would be a much better book. Read it in two days, and it still feels like a waste of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 5/10/2010

    " Read this out of order, so it didn't have the appeal of her later books. V.I. does get into a lot of trouble! True to form.....acid thrown at her, apt burned........how many times has that happened? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kam | 3/25/2010

    " I want to read more Paretsky. She has an interesting main character and I loved reading about Chicago. I also heard Ms. Paretsky speak at the Rosamund Gifford Lecture Series in Syracuse, NY. She was great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 7/9/2009

    " Sara Paretsky is the best--as a wannabe writer, I don't know how she does it: the intricacy of the plot, the attention to detail, the sense of being in V.I.'s world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Missmath144 | 7/1/2009

    " Every year or two I feel like a Paretsky book, but halfway through I decide (once again) that I really don't like her protagonist. She is a rude, very opinionated character, which doesn't always bother me in characters in other books, but in these it does. "

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Author Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction. She is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel.