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  • Delusion In Death: In Death, Book 35

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1717)
    Performance
    (1502)
    Story
    (1486)

    It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving. Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.

    Lisa says: "Robb, Dallas & Ericksen - what a Fantastic Combo"
    "Eve & Roarke NEVER get boring..."
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    Where does Delusion In Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top...not only is JD Robb aka Nora Roberts truly an artist with her words, but Susan Ericksen makes the characters of Robbs In Death series come ALIVE. I'd been reading this series since the day the first book, Naked In Death, came out...then two years ago I was talked into trying them in audio. I loved them so much I now own them ALL, again, in audio, and even when reading them now, I hear the characters in Ericksen's depiction of them.


    What other book might you compare Delusion In Death to and why?

    Hmmmm....that's tough. Nobody writes like Nora...but the closest series I'd have to compare it to would have to be Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isle's...as while there IS a romance in this series, the romance isn't the focus...the cases are. Eve Dallas IS. How she handles & solves her cases, how she immerses herself into the lives of the dead, and how she has gone from having nobody in her life to being surrounded by those that care about her...and those she cares about.


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings the characters to life! Peabody & McNabb are two of my favorites. She gives Peabody that slightly naive, youngish, but far from dumb lovable voice...and McNabb that cute, funny lol voice...and Roarke! For a woman to be doing his sexy accent and pulling it off?? Kudos! And she does an excellent job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!! And I almost did, lol. Took me 2, but I listened to 8 hours of it in 1 day!


    Any additional comments?

    This one seemed shorter than the last, but no less satisfying...it tackles a threat that we all know is up close and personal every day, terrorism. There were some things I wanted to know from the last book, but as this is a series, and we don't get to see each and every character in every book, hopefully we'll get more in the next. We got to the meat and potatoes of this case quickly, and Eve & Roarke were doing the digging themselves for the most part. So it was pretty awesome!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Vanished

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kendra Elliot
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
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    When an 11-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn't waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling to pieces - he's related to the victim, and his longtime confidential informant has just been murdered.

    Amazon Customer says: "Listening to thus audio book was a painful experie"
    "Another edge of your seat read and GREAT listen!"
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    Kendra Elliot just gets better and BETTER! In this one Detective Mason Callahan's life is unraveling right in front of his eyes ~ his son's step sister has been kidnapped, one of his confidential informants has come up dead....even the dog that's not his dog has dissapeared. And out of all the people who he thinks he could count on it's actually FBI Special Agent Ava McLane, a woman he's just met ~ but a woman he's drawn to in spite of his life spiraling out of his control.

    Oh, what a wicked, wicked web Ms. Elliot has woven for us! LOL, I'm totally one of those people who looks for red herrings and guesses whodunnit all through my books, and she had me hopping in this one: and I had NO clue!! The plot is tight and intense, the characters are likable and believable ~ even Mason's ex wife & her whole scenario ~ just a great read for us suspense lovers!

    As for the audio this one takes a different approach than most; with both a male and a female narrator, who switch up chapters. It took me a few chapters to get used to the rhythm, but it totally worked with this book and kept me riveted until the last second. Both narrators were very good!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sensual Surrender: The Serafina: Sin City Series

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding, Ryan Hudson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
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    (13)
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    (13)

    I'm ready to move on. Please don't search for me. Please just let me go. Ellie.The note on the kitchen table shatters Jay Wentworth's world into bits. Ellie is his lover, his soul mate, his best friend...she's the woman who stood by him through the aftermath of a horrible explosion, the woman he's planning to propose to. He'd do anything for her…except let her go. With his fierce protectiveness kicked into overdrive, he teams up with Ellie's Hotel Serafina boss, billionaire Wyatt Christiansen, to find her.

    Book Nook Nuts says: "Elle & Jay's Story is Oh so sweet"
    "Love Katie Reus's writing, and this delivers!!"
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    I'm loving the Sin City series...and this audio book just delivered totally! What I'd call novella length it gives us a complete story with all the emotions & romance us lovers of the genre want, without compromising a thing for the shorter length.

    It actually picks ups with the hero, Jay, and his heroine, Ellie, having been lovers for about a year. They're completly into one another ~ but Ellie has a past she's not exactly been keeping a secret from Jay, but that she's never bothered to share, either. And that past has come back to haunt her; in the form of an Ex from long ago who wants Ellie to either give him inside info from the Hotel Serafina ( where she's executive assistant for Wyat Christensen, the owner ) or he'll reveal all to not only Jay, but her boss, Wyatt.

    In an attempt to shield everyone from repercussions of her past Ellie tries to just dissapear ~ but things don't go quite as planned, and she's got a lot of shoring up w/ Jay after her little stunt and not trusting him.

    LOVED it! The narration is excellent ~ it has both a man and a woman narrating, alternating POV from chapter to chapter, and it SO worked for me! I loved that she didn't try to build the whole relationship in the novella, but gave us background for the players, and built us up to where they currently are in their relationship.

    I'm such a fan of Katie's books, and love that she continues to write books I not only love, but that as soon as I'm done I'm off to search out the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Surrender: The Serafina: Sin City Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Ryan Hudson
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    Sierra hit it off with Hayden from the moment they met. The dangerously sexy, tattooed ex-SEAL is one of the best friends she’s ever had - and the main star in her wildest fantasies. But he doesn’t see her that way. And she’d die of embarrassment if he found out she was still a virgin. When an attacker targets Sierra, Hayden’s protective instincts go into overdrive. With the attraction between them burning out of control, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her and convince her they’re meant to be together.

    Kelly says: "Great start to a new series"
    "GREAT listen! I <3 Katie Reus's books!!"
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    I so enjoyed this read/listen! It's short, but Ms. Reus packed it with emotion and action. Hayden and Sierra are co workers who have formed a great friendship ~ although BOTH of them want more, neither is willing to take that first step. That is until Sierra is in danger...and Hayden firmly positions himself as her body...guard.

    I loved it! I'd read it already, but love listening to reads I've enjoyed, and found the narration fabulous, the story fast paced and filled with sexy times (Oh, YEAH, yum!) Ms. Reus is totally an auto buy for me! I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Concealed in Death: In Death Series, Book 38

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1620)
    Performance
    (1467)
    Story
    (1471)

    In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

    amazonian says: "Don't Read "In Death" LISTEN to it!"
    "STILL a favorite series!!"
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    This is one of my absolute favorite series in Audio; It’s a winning combination of a fabulous author with an amazing narrator. I’d read every book in this series up unitl a few years ago, then I fell a few behind. So I thought what the heck, I’ll try one in Audio and catch back up. I wound up buying EVERY single book in audio just listen to Susan Ericksen breath new life into these characters for me! She’s THAT good! She’s built personality into the voices of each character and you can SEE their faces while you’re listening. LOVE it!



    Nora Roberts, aka J.D. Robb, changes the tone of the In Death books often. If you’re a fan, you know exactly what I mean. While each book focuses on a case, some books will make you laugh, some will you leave you shaking your head at humanity, and some will really just make you sad. For me this was one of the Makes Me Sad cases.



    Roarke has just purchased an older building that he has plans of restoring. Taking a personal interest he’s there when the demolition begins ~ and the bodies are found sealed into false walls. For he wife Lt. Eve Dallas the bodies of the young girls found are HER’s. She always takes a personal interest in the dead…they now belong to her. This case in particular touches her on a deep level, as these girls were orphans, abused, children who started life under the worst of circumstances in most of the cases; and Eve can so relate. She’d begun her life that, only unlike these girls she’d had the chance to build something else in her life. And she’s determined to find out who stole that chance from these girls…



    This one focus’s hard on the relationship between Eve and Roarke, and Eve’s relationship with her bestie Mavis Freestone. It’s been great to see Eve open up and accept people and love into her life throughout the series, and we really get to see the contrast between the now and what once was in this one. While it left a lingering sadness on me for Eve, Roarke and Mavis, I loved every second of this story. Couldn’t quit listening!



    I will say that if you’re new to this series this isn’t the place to start.



    While I believe you’d totally enjoy the story you’d miss so much of the full series arc that runs through that you couldn’t possibly enjoy it as much as you SHOULD. There are some in this series that are stand alone. This isn’t one!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Darkness Awakened, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (38)
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    (37)

    As leader of one of the fiercest werewolf packs in the south, Finn Stavros is in full battle mode 24/7. He has no choice - he's one of the few beings strong enough to fight the Akkadian demons, whose mysterious escape from hell threatens the entire world. With the battle turning bloodier by the second, Finn is ready for anything...until his vampire long lost love shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, sending his heart into a tailspin.

    Dawn says: "Great book and good audio performance!"
    "GREAT listen! Great story & Awesome narration!!"
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    ***



    Werewolf Finn Stavros and Vampire Lyra Marius defied the confines of their races and fell in love – 17 years ago. Only Finn, scared for Lyra’s safety, cut the relationship off while he fought and won the Alpha position in his pack. He began searching for her as soon as he became Alpha, and has been searching ever since, with no luck…until she shows up on his pack’s doorstep, desperate for help.





    Lyra has a secret she’s afraid to share with Finn, a secret that cost her her position in her Coven, and resulted in her building a life with her daughter in the human world. Now her daughter has been kidnapped, and Finn is the only person she can turn to for help.





    Someone is releasing Akkadian demons, and Lyra is fearful they’re trying to use her daughter to fulfill an old prophecy…a prophecy she’s not told the full truth about. But it only takes their eyes meeting for them both to realize feelings are still there, the WANT is still there.





    I really liked Lyra – she’s built a life as a single mother for herself and her daughter, and she’s done it with no help from family OR friends. She comes across as a strong, likeable woman whose goal to this point has been raising her daughter. Now the very center of her world is being threatened and she’s willing to ask for help from a man she believes didn’t want her. I liked the way Lyra and Finn interact – while this isn’t a long story, I felt like the past relationship worked perfectly for them to fall for one another so quickly. Not once did Katie Reus lose the perspective of Lyra’s daughter being the focal point of the story.





    Finn’s focus has been his pack – and finding Lyra. He’s never been able to find another woman who even tempted him…Vampire or not, she’s the woman for him. And he’s all in to help her find her daughter, no matter the cost. He’s strong, sexy and more than willing to show his pack that Lyra is the woman for him. There’s lots of sexy, smokin’ moments!





    This was a great sexy shifter story!


    LOVED the narration – I’m not always a fan of a male narrator, but he does a great job with the female voices AND the male voices. And WOW, Katie Reus teases us with a brief glimpse of a sexy Dragon shifter…Grrrr…can’t wait for that one!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alone: A Bone Secrets Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kendra Elliot
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (113)

    One rainy night in the woods outside of Portland, Dr. Victoria Peres is called to the site of a strange and haunting crime scene. Six beautiful young girls — all in white dresses and arranged in a perfect circle — have been left for dead. Only one girl, fighting for her life at a nearby hospital, has survived the carnage. Stranger still, the crime is an exact replica of a decades-old cold case. Things only get more complicated when Medical Examiner Seth Rutledge, Victoria’s first love, arrives on the scene.

    Craig Morgan says: "Narrator's Chronic Mispronunciation Distracts"
    "Fabulous narration for a GREAT story!"
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    This was a total WIN for me for on both the story front and the narration. Tanya Eby is a fabulous narrator ~ I wish she'd done this whole series! There have been 4 stories in this series so far ~ Chilled, Hidden, Buried and Alone ~ and all 4 have had different narrators. That pretty much drives me crazy, lol, as we see cross over characters.

    Dr. Victoria Peres is a forensic bone Doc ~ she's with the medical examiner when he's called out late to a chilling scene where 5 girls are dead, and 1 barely clings to life. She's appalled ~ and surprised when the first love her life shows up on scene, Seth Rutledge. She's surprised to find that he's trying for her retiring boss's job...and that he's going through a divorce fromt he woman he'd left her for so many years ago.

    The detail of the crimes in Ms. Elliot's books are eerily real to read about ~ and her characterization is so life like you KNOW the people you're reading about. I loved the interaction between Seth and Victoria ~ it was believable and had you rooting for Seth, who'd done what he thought was the only right thing there was to do, and Victoria who's guard has never quite went down since their relationship was over.

    Ms. Elliot threw a few red herrings in there to fool me and make me think I knew whodunnit ~ and even when you DID know who it was to doubt it, lol.

    Just an all around fabulous listen I'd recommend to any suspense fans!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • No One to Trust: Red Stone Security Series

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Pyper Down
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (29)
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    (29)

    Computer security specialist Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother Benny. When his risky lifestyle finally lands him in harm's way, Elizabeth finds herself dragged into the dangerous underworld with him and into the cross hairs of one of Miami's death-dealing drug lords. Only after her ex-boyfriend saves her does she realize she might have no choice but to depend on the one man she has tried so desperately to forget.

    Kelly says: "Learn to Trust"
    "GREAT listen ~ <3 this series!"
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    I love the Red Stone Security Series, and this short just added to my love. Katie Reus did a fantastic job packing a ton of romance and action in. Porter Caldwell is one of brothers that runs The Red Stone Security Agency; he's been crazy about Elizabeth Martinez since he met her, and they'd actually dated ~ until he dared to question her support of her brother, who through his addictions & habits has put Lizzy in danger on more than one occasion. Lizzy showed him the door fast; there'd be no questions or comments about her brother.

    Until once again Lizzy becomes the target of a ruthless drug dealer through her brother ~ and this time Porter is having none of it. As Porter and Katie dodge gang members hunting her down, shootings & threats it quickly becomes apparent to both of them they are meant to be together ~ and to Porter no cost is too high. Or is it?

    GREAT novealla ~ action packed with sizzling love scenes, this one has it all!

    The narration was excellent, and left me wanting more ~ I'm looking forward the next installement of The Red Stone Security Series in audio!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Possession: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Eric Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (488)
    Performance
    (459)
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    When Cait Douglass resolves to get over her broken heart, throw off her inhibitions, and start really living, she's unprepared for the two sensual men who cross her path. Torn between them, she doesn't know which to choose - or what kind of dire consequences could follow. Jim Heron, fallen angel and reluctant savior, is ahead in the war, but he puts everything at risk when he seeks to make a deal with the devil - literally.

    Katheryne says: "Definitely a Game Changer"
    "The War is heating up...."
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    I feel like I've been waiting on this FOREVER! And it was so...bittersweet to be back w/ Jim and the gang in this one. No deets from me, but I'll just say this wasn't my favorite Angel book so far ~ I finished this book worried about Jim, not fully satisfied w/ love story, and felt like it REALLY ended on an abrupt note. Yup, I get it ~ it'll keep us coming back for more. But like w/ the BDB this one just wasn't as satisfying for me as they used to be. Davina was even a little dissapointing in this one, seems like she's softening up ~ or is just so distracted by her obsession w/ Jim that's she's losing focus on the War.

    The narration was EXCELLENT! I adore the way Eric Dove does Jim, AD, and in this case Duke.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Wreck

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
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    (35)
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    Carly Holbrook and Brian Westbury are weeks away from their high school graduation. The young couple plans to marry before they head to college, and their future seems bright with promise. Everything changes one spring night when their six closest friends, including Brian's younger brother, are killed in a fiery car accident that Carly and Brian witness. The trauma leaves Carly unable to speak, and Brian is forced to make unimaginable decisions about a future that once seemed so certain. With Carly incapable of going forward with their plans, Brian leaves home - and Carly - for good.

    Kindle Customer says: "Emotionally wrenching...FANTASTIC writing!!"
    "Emotionally wrenching...FANTASTIC writing!!"
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    I LOVED this book! What a beautiful, tragic, moving story. Marie Force truly knows how to play on your emotions, taking you to the lowest low and bringing you back to pinnacle. This is a love story with a HUGE whodunnit, but it also covers the impact that the wreck (the tradgedy that spurns the whodunnit) has on not just hero/heroine, but the community, the families of those involved...but in such a great way you're contstantly immersed in the story. I didn't want to turn this one for a second, I just wanted the story keep going. The narration was fabulous!!
    Nothing about this wasn't a WIN!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Giving Chase: Chase Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lauren Dane
    • Narrated By Aletha George
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (168)
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    (170)

    Some small towns grow really good-looking men! This is the case with the four Chase brothers. The homegrown hotties are on the wish list of every single woman in town and Maggie Wright is no exception. Maggie has finally had it with the men she's been dating but a spilled plate of chili cheese fries drops Shane Chase right into her lap. The sheriff is hot stuff but was burned by a former fiancée and is quite happy to play the field. After Shane's skittishness sends him out the door, Maggie realizes that Kyle Chase has had his eye on her from the start.

    CAROLYN says: "WELL.... THE CHASE BROTHERS DON'T NEED TO CHASE ME"
    "Just a great listen!!"
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    I'd read the Chase books before, but it's been a few years ~ and Oh, I SO enjoying getting to know the Chase brothers again in Book 1, Giving Chase! I'm not even going to go into a whole drawn out review, but what I AM going to tell you is that one of the reasons I love Lauren Dane's writing so very much is because of the sticky situations, tough circumstances, and just plain hard choices she chooses to tackle in her book. In this book Maggie starts out dating and starting to fall for one Chase brother, Shane (who has been totally burned) who leaves her swinging in the wind, and ends up falling for another brother, the adorable and oh, so sexy Kyle. She's totally not a ho, but we all know that's running through your head, right? Ms. Dane totally takes it on, and aces it! And after Maggie gets attacked, Ms. Dane AGAIN tackles the tough subject of how women feel after this, if on a small scale. I just overall love that her heroines are not in your face, but they ARE up front and real about life.

    And I really loved the narrator for this book, she totally brought the characters to life for me!
    I'm thrilled to be getting to know the Chase's again, and if you're an audio fan and you haven't picked this series up before, let me recommend you get it!
    I see that all the books are slated to come out pretty quickly, and I can't wait to get them ALL!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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