Of number-one New York Times best-selling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." With only two letters left, Grafton's many devoted readers and listeners will share that sentiment.
X: The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss.
X: The shortest entry in Webster's Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science, medicine, and religion. The most graphically dramatic letter. Notoriously tricky to pronounce: think xylophone.
X: The 24th letter in the English alphabet.
Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no traces of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.
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"I've been ripped off!"
At the book's end I hear "This ABRIDGED book was performed by"...I PAID FOR UNABRIDGED!
I have gone back and checked both the audio and my purchase. At times the book wasn't making sense, but I thought it was because I was stopping and starting hours or days later. Now I find out it was because it was abridged- shortened. I'm ticked! Good story, wish I would have heard it all!
"Hard to follow"
I listen for a couple of hours every day. I usually have no trouble following a plot, but this one was very difficult for me to follow. I don't know if it was the story or the narrator, but I recommend you read this book rather than listening.
I have read or listened to all of the other Milhone books. This one was hard to follow on Audible.
Judy Kaye did a great job of capturing the wit, charm, and determined spirit of Kinsey. I HATE that we are nearing the end of the alphabet...this was another interesting case with its unexpected connections and colorful characters.
"waited for it !!!!!!"
really wanted to love X because i waited for it. but was diappointed with story and tired of narrator's drone.
"Author and narrator"
Sue Grafton is my favorite author. I have been listening to her stories since 1990 and always anticipate the next book. Judy Kaye is perfect. I am so glad she has read every book to me!!! Thank you to Sue
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