I agree....Susan Erikson is a master of voices and she really makes the characters come to life for me. Being a linguist helps her in her craft and oh my, she is good at her craft.
The book is superb. I can't wait for NY2Dallas
Don't often review but appreciate those who do and want to save someone a bad read. Think I got this book on a $5 sale and that was too much. Yes, this sounds harsh but the characters, storyline and narrator are ANNOYING! I'm a big fan of Michael Connelly and was looking for a new series - this is not it and don't think I can even finish this book - something I've never done before, and I've listened to hundreds of audio books.
This is one of the best in the series. The plot was exciting, suspenseful and gripping.
This narrator is absolutely the BEST! I am amazed at how much I get into it and always know who is speaking. Her breadth of voices is astounding.
Yes, this is an excellent installment!
Some action but too much talking, preaching, and mutual admiration between the characters.
She's an excellent reader and interpreter of the story.
boredom and impatience
I must live in a different world from most of the rest of the reviewers.... The narrator’s style and exaggerated character interpretations grated on me. The interaction of the characters, and the characters themselves, seemed clichéd. The plot was reasonably well thought out, but the execution seemed to feed on bitchy female behavior. The three main female characters just didn't pan out as well-developed, mature women - despite many attempts to portray them as that. Pulling hair, indeed. The author needed to go there?
This is just not my kind of book. The narrator was pretty good but the storyline was so plain and simple. No twists no turns. Very predictable and I didn't like the voice of Peabody. I was sorry I waisted the credit!
This is the third that I have listened to in the "in Death" series. So far, this seems to be the story with the fewest "steamy" blah-blahs between Roarke and Eve... which is fine with me. >;-) I also liked the increased roles of other characters surrounding the main ones and the development of the "evil" bad girl. Some of the futuristic technology (remember, this is 50 years into the future) was a bit too "convenient" to bolster the storyline, but it was forgivable. I thought the over and over "cannonizing" of cops was a bit over the top but, again, not overly annoying.
Regarding Susan's read... as always, I think she is really good and I love the different voices- especially Peabody and the chief. However, it was absolutely noticable how much slower she read this story... why?? I tried to use the player's faster playback mode, but made her sound like a chipmonk. It didn't "drive me crazy", but I agree with others that she should speed it up to her pace of the others.
Avid audio book listener with over 1600 books in my library!
J.D. Robb and narrator Susan Ericksen continue to amaze me!! With each and every "In Death" book Robb continuously keeps your attention and is so consistent with involving most if not all of the main characters. The evolution of the characters is so much fun! Susan Ericksen never falters with the voices of the characters. It amazes me how perfect she becomes each one! Fantastic!!!
I love the way J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) builds the case and weaves the story. Susan Ericksen is perfect, as always. You can tell exactly who is talking through the characters and "voices" Susan gives them. She brings life to the story line. I have the entire series and have listened to all of them numerous times. My only complaint is that new stories do not come out quickly enough. It's a great read!
Great story, very interesting to see Eve take on one of her own. But that problem I've discussed before in these reviews, of Susan Ericksen's reading speed slowdown is making me crazy. Please, Susan... you are a great reader. I love the rendition of the characters through you and yours is the only voice I want to hear in the Eve Dallas series, but PLEASE go back to the reading speed you have used all along in the early books in this series. You do not need to slow down to be understood. You were understood when you read at the normal speed. Thanks. I'll hang in there. I love the series. This book would have been more stars if it had been the normal speed.