O is for Outlaw : Kinsey Millhone Mysteries

  • by Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by Judy Kaye
  • Series: Kinsey Millhone Mysteries
  • 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The call comes on a Monday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. The weekend before, he'd bought a stack of cardboard boxes. In one, there was a collection of childhood memorabilia with Kinsey's name all over it.Though she's never been one for personal possessions, curiosity is a powerful force. What she finds among the items is an old undelivered letter to her that will force her to reexamine her beliefs about the breakup of her first marriage...about the honor of her first husband...and about an old unsolved murder. It will put her life in the gravest peril.
Through 14 books, listeners have been fed short rations when it comes to Kinsey Millhone's past: a morsel here, a dollop there. You know about the aunt who raised her, the second husband who left her, the long-lost family up the California coast. But husband number one has remained a blip on the screen. Until now. "O" Is for Outlaw is a revealing excursion into Kinsey's past.

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What the Critics Say



Romantic Times Award Winner - Best PI Novel, 1999
"Grafton works with a cinematic eye, possessing a keen visual sense of detail, color, and style. The pace is fast, the crime difficult to solve." (People)

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Customer Reviews

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Liked the book, but not the recorded quality

The book is what you have come to expect with the ABC murders.

This is my first time with Judy Kaye reading the series. I am not sure I agree with her as a choice. While her characterizations are fine in general, she make Kinsey sound 50 years old and Henry sound feable.

My major gripe with this audio is the quality of the recording. The narrators pitch and voice level changed while "playing" Kinsey so much I thought there were multiple people narrating. I don't blame her, but the people who recorded the book. BAD WORK. I have grown accustom to practically unnoticed splices. I might notice a splice once or twice in a book. I noticed the splicing at least 4 or 5 times in each chapter.

This book is in a desparate need of re-recording. If this had been my first book with audible, I would probably not buy again. But there is always a bad apple in the bunch. I guess this was just one of them. Lets hope "P" is better.
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- Robin M Lowe

Tried to keep an open mind

I knew is was not going to last forever having Mary Pifier read the alpha. series (I have listed to A-O). But the choice seems so strange. I tried very hard to keep an open mind about Judy Kaye as the narrator but it is driving me crazy listening to her. Kinsey sounds old and Henry sounds like he is ready a fible old man. At one point in the recording Judy changed the way Kinsey sounded. I thought "I can make it through the change" but then she changed back.

I have loved these books so much I have been paying for the next book before my credit comes available. But I think I am going to have to go to the library to actually read the rest of the series.
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- Chris Gregory

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-23-2001
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks