Bitter Medicine (Abridged) Audiobook, by Sara Paretsky Play Audiobook Sample

Bitter Medicine (Abridged) Audiobook

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Read By: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The V. I. Warshawski Series Release Date: March 2006 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781423300113

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

12

Longest Chapter Length:

43:05 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

22:15 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

30:41 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

27

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Publisher Description

Private eye V.I. Warshawski finds herself up against rampant corruption in the city of Chicago in the fourth novel in Sara Paretsky's New York Times bestselling series.

V.I. Warshawski knows her friend Consuelo's pregnancy is already risky—she's sixteen and diabetic—but when the baby arrives prematurely, suddenly two lives are at stake. Despite V.I.'s efforts to provide Consuelo with proper care, both mother and daughter die in the local hospital. Suspecting malpractice, V. I. begins an investigation—and a reluctant romance with an ER doctor. But deadly complications arise when a series of vicious murders and an attack on a women's clinic lead her to suspect a cold-blooded cover-up. And if V.I. isn't careful, she just might have delivered her final case...

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"The more I read Paretsky, the more I come to agree with the blurb on the cover: "No one, male or female, writes better P.I. books than Paretsky." I have to agree. It was well-spaced, well-plotted, and the puzzle pieces all fit together beautifully. On to the next one!"

— February (5 out of 5 stars)

Bitter Medicine Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Meh. A fairly interesting story with a wry protagonist but the details were sort of skimmed over sometimes. Some developments came smack dab out of the blue! The romance felt kind of weak as an element of the story and the characters sort of sounded the same...The plot may have pulled me in, but the writing didn't. "

    — Shay, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I hate this book. I hate the cheap and meaningless cynicism that infuses every line. I hate the sneering self-righteous superiority of the protagonist. I hate the stupid plot points, such as staging a riot in order to steal a medical file which would have more effectively been stolen by a burglary, which the protagonist failed to understand is the reason for the riot though I did, and surely most readers must, instantly. I hate the one sided-politics that renders complex arguments simple and casts people on the wrong side as villains and those on the right side as virtuous. This is a cheap, sloganistic, mean spirited excuse for a book with preposterous plot. Cast your eyes anywhere else. "

    — Mike, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " With a love for the city of Chicago and private detective stories, Sara Paretsky was suggested to me as an author I would enjoy reading. Bitter Medicine was good and I will definitely seek more Sara Paretsky books to read. "

    — Caren, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Another author I tried for 2013. Kind of a dittzie detective who acts tough. Do not need to read another of hers! "

    — Christine, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A mystery that is also a fun read "

    — Jim, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like the mystery detective as a fighter for social justice. "

    — Kaethe, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very good--enjoying this series more and more as I go on. "

    — Sara, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I like her books because it's like sitting down and watching a crime show, it's a quick read, and keeps my attention. "

    — Pam, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This one was too easy to figure out, but it was still fairly enjoyable. "

    — Petula, 1/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I get a kick out of the heroine, V.I. She is smart, makes mistakes and always goes where she shouldn't! "

    — Valerie, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " An oldie but goodie: V.I. Warshawski on the case, solving crimes involving a medical center. The villains were a bit unconvincing but the characters are old favorites and I learned how the detective came upon her dog Peppy. "

    — Barbara, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " VI Washawski gets into so much trouble, and I have to keep reading to get her out. "

    — Ruth, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It's often nice to go back and revisit the earlier installments in a series. In this one, VI Warshawski takes on pro-life fanatics and the medical-industrial complex. It has the trademark wisecracking, but really misses the historical depth that Paretsky has developed over her career. "

    — Laura, 9/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " love these books, read this in one afternoon. "

    — Andra, 9/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another VI novel with the suspense that Paretsky builds. Usually when I pick up a VI novel, I don't put it down at all. This was the case with Bitter Medicine. "

    — Jessica, 5/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good stuff, will deffo read more Paretsky. "

    — Supriya, 5/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Paretsky puts V.I. through the wringer again. Some dark moments and uncomfortable truths. Loved it! "

    — King, 2/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I gave up on this one. Just couldn't get into it. After about a hundred pages I still hadn't developed any concern for any of the characters. Time to move on. "

    — Kathyhillard, 8/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Vic Warshawski, Paretsky's PI, investigates Chicago's private hospital system. A young teen and unborn child die in the hospital and corruption and doctors' involvements. Not my favorite of this author's books. "

    — Jeri, 5/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is my first Sara Paretsky novel. I really enjoyed it. It took me a while to get her rhythm and to 'get' the FMC, VI Warshawski. It was a fun, suspenseful, enjoyable read. Thank you, Sara Paretsky. "

    — Bill, 11/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Four stars may be overdoing it. I like her V.I. Warshawski mysteries, but "Bleeding Kansas" was SO EXCELLENT that I'm now not completely satisfied with V.I. "

    — Ellen, 10/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Got hooked on Paretsky and have enjoyed them all "

    — Jess, 10/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Love VI. what can i say "

    — Sherri, 5/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I love these books. Powerful. I'll start the next one tonight. "

    — Katherine, 4/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Paretsky continues to evolve V.I.'s character Good plot. "

    — Mailmanr5, 3/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Got hooked on Paretsky and have enjoyed them all "

    — Jess, 9/19/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " An oldie but goodie: V.I. Warshawski on the case, solving crimes involving a medical center. The villains were a bit unconvincing but the characters are old favorites and I learned how the detective came upon her dog Peppy. "

    — Barbara, 7/18/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I like her books because it's like sitting down and watching a crime show, it's a quick read, and keeps my attention. "

    — Pam, 7/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Listened to the audio version - VI Warshawski books make good audio books - not hard to follow and move along fast enough to keep your interest. "

    — Stacey, 5/20/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This one was too easy to figure out, but it was still fairly enjoyable. "

    — Petula, 5/4/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " With a love for the city of Chicago and private detective stories, Sara Paretsky was suggested to me as an author I would enjoy reading. Bitter Medicine was good and I will definitely seek more Sara Paretsky books to read. "

    — Caren, 1/9/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Banging beginning, fantastic end, but I thought the pace dragged in the middle. Otherwise, this would be a 5-star book. "

    — Rachel, 1/6/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Why did I stop reading the V.I. Warshawski books? I love her, I love the Chicago setting, and I love Sara Paretsky. "

    — Rachel, 1/3/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Available at BBC Radio 7. My first Paretsky´s book. "

    — Laura, 11/22/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good stuff, will deffo read more Paretsky. "

    — Supriya, 11/16/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " VI Washawski gets into so much trouble, and I have to keep reading to get her out. "

    — Ruth, 8/15/2009

About Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous previous novels, including the renowned V. I. Warshawski series, of which Blacklist won the Dagger Award. She is one of only four living writers to have received both the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and is also the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award given by the British Crime Writers’ Association. She is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel.

About Sandra Burr

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.