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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,558 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The V. I. Warshawski Series Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781455822645
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In this gripping adventure — the first V.I. Warshawski mystery — America’s top private eye is tossed into a dangerous adventure when a seemingly straightforward assignment becomes complicated and deadly. Hired by a man who calls himself John Thayer, V.I.’s assignment is to find Thayer’s son Peter’s missing girlfriend. But when V.I. Finds young Peter’s dead body instead, her client disappears. Her efforts to track down her client and learn his true identity take her deep into a labyrinth of fraud and violence. By the time V.I. figures out the answers, she is in a race to find the missing young woman—before the murderers do. Praise for the audio edition of Body Work: "Susan Ericksen’s portrayal of Chicago private investigator V.I. Warshawski is pitch-perfect." — AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner Praise for the audio edition of Hardball: “…narrator Susan Ericksen … ramps up the excitement in the story with a memorable voice that is intense and breathless. She’s equally convincing as a gangbanger, a gentle nun, a kindly neighbor, and a stroke victim. Each character shines as an individual, making this one of the best Sara Paretsky productions ever.” — AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa in Ohio | 2/9/2014

    " I think I would look at this book differently if I would of read it in the 80's when it was first published. I have personal issues with some of the crazy decisions VI makes with her life and found a few things implausible but could of worked in 1982. Many people have recommended this series to me since I enjoy Sue Grafton series. I don't see many things that are the same between V I and Kinsey. I think VI runs with a rougher crowd, takes too many risks with her life and uses people to get her answers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suz | 1/25/2014

    " I began reading the novels after seeing the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 1/24/2014

    " This is a great mystery novel and a great Chicago novel; Chicago is one of my favorite cities and Paretsky brings it to life here. I can't wait to read the next V.I. Warshawski novel! I didn't think a private eye could surpass Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie, but I think VIc has done it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Dykstra | 1/22/2014

    " This was a very god book. Love V.I. Great character. Looking forward to reading the other books in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stewart | 1/21/2014

    " I took this one out of the library to see what a vi warshawski novel was all about. Most of the novel still seems relevant although some of the dialog is stuck in the 70s. A number of the characters in the novel were very cliched -- the rich snobs, the dopey gangsters and the feminists. The story itself was a good read and the writing was decent. Tough to recommend this one strongly though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 V.T. Davy | 1/21/2014

    " Enjoyable and different take on the detective novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K | 1/19/2014

    " this first of the V. I. series was really good, think paretsky has gotten better as she's developed the character. these books are always winners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni T | 1/18/2014

    " Real, true grit female P.I. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 1/13/2014

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4.5 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Sweetland | 1/9/2014

    " As always, an excellent read - characters we've grown to know and care about, doing extraordinary things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 12/9/2013

    " This was a re-read for me - but it was just what I needed yesterday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Bentley | 12/5/2013

    " Fun read. Have read some VI mysteries in past but this was fun to read the first book on its 30 year anniversary "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Slone | 11/28/2013

    " I'd read this already, but this is when I have the date for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Triss | 8/18/2013

    " If you want to read Sarah Paretsky, this is her best. The heroine tries to wipe her vomit off of her attacker in the car...very funny scene, one of the funniest in literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 7/26/2013

    " Excellent 1st book to an excellent series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 7/19/2013

    " Good private investigator who is a woman. Story flows, very fast read, you get caught up in the events of the story that you don,t want to put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon Helfrich | 3/17/2013

    " It was a dated tough female detective novel. V.I. was not as interesting as the supporting characters. First in the series, did not inspire me or the other book discussion members to keep reading the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/14/2012

    " I am a Paretsky fan--especially enjoy the V.I. Warshawski series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 11/8/2012

    " Not bad, but not engaging enough to make me start this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francine | 9/10/2012

    " Been too long since I read it but I generally have liked all of Sara Paretsky's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Laschenski | 4/24/2012

    " Sara is great as only - V.I Warshawski's first appearance! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 4/5/2012

    " Eventually all series mysteries pall, but Warshawski is a fun and intriguing character, and the Chicago setting is great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dalene | 3/28/2012

    " I decided to read Sara Paretsky because Stieg Larson who wrote The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo listed her as one of his favorite authors. Not a bad P.I. Detective Mystery book. Will see how a few others check out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margo | 2/21/2012

    " As usual, a great read with lots of action and some humour. Am really enjoying this author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 2/19/2012

    " I don't often read light fiction but this is a fun romp with a plucky, witty female detective in a good example of its genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaisa | 2/2/2012

    " Funny to read the first V.I. book, after reading most of the later book. =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 12/4/2011

    " Talk about super woman. Funny to read because it's before everyone had a cell phone and a home computer. How did we ever function? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naseebeh | 11/26/2011

    " I have read many of this author's books---enjoy the genre-private female detective-in the Chicago area "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 10/31/2011

    " Pretty good first novel. Think I'm hooked into the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/29/2011

    " Been a long time since I've read Paretsky and thought it would be good to go back and start over before resuming the series.

    V.I. is a good character. This is definitely a first book, but the story is compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 9/23/2011

    " What's that annoying buzz in my head? Annoyance throughout the duration for not knowing the meaning of the word "indemnity?" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaisa | 9/22/2011

    " Funny to read the first V.I. book, after reading most of the later book. =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 February | 9/12/2011

    " It took a bit to get into the book, but tough-as-nuts older female detective V.I. grew on me. I look forward to reading the numerous books left in this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 8/21/2011

    " Not usually a fan of V. I. But I really liked this one. She seemed more human, more real, more approachable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin | 7/30/2011

    " Great start to the Warshawski novels. It really gets going in the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ubalstecha | 7/27/2011

    " Good start to the series, those slightly dated now with its references to broads and dames. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sallyaslibrarian | 7/23/2011

    " Very enjoyable. Liked V.I. as a character & will read more in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 1/17/2011

    " I don't often read light fiction but this is a fun romp with a plucky, witty female detective in a good example of its genre. "

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About the Author
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.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.