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Hillside, NJ United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Monkey's Raincoat: An Elvis Cole Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (701)
    Performance
    (389)
    Story
    (374)

    When Ellen Lang's husband disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. A quiet and seemingly submissive wife, Ellen can't even write a check without him. All she wants is to get him and her son back - no questions asked.

    John says: "Good book for the first in the series."
    "A Disappointment"
    Overall

    The book was not up to the standard set by Crais. The narrator's voice was annoying and quite a let down after Mr. Daniels. Even Evis was not up to par. Thank goodness for Pike. I almost gave up on it. I have never considered abandoning a Crais book before this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Taken: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (657)
    Performance
    (568)
    Story
    (566)

    When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn’t afraid, even though she’s gotten a phone call asking for ransom. She knows it’s a fake, that her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call only “that boy,” and that they need money: "Even smart girls do stupid things when they think a boy loves them." But she is wrong....

    R. Conley says: "One of the best"
    "Not as good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who has not read Crais


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I will read Crais again


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from Taken?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    I miss Elvis' sense of humor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • New York to Dallas: In Death, Book 33

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2105)
    Performance
    (1824)
    Story
    (1820)

    It was one of Eve Dallas’s earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. Thanks to Eve, he wound up where he belonged, removed from civilized society in Rikers. But he’s not behind bars anymore. After his escape, McQueen has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent - when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes.

    helen says: "How does she do it?"
    "A winner"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of New York to Dallas to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It needed more development.


    What about Susan Ericksen???s performance did you like?

    As always, she was great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Roak's rescue of Eve from her horrific nightmare.


    Any additional comments?

    The idea of a culprit being Eva's mother is a little unbelievable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Celebrity in Death: In Death, Book 34

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1770)
    Performance
    (1540)
    Story
    (1530)

    Her career in homicide has taken her into the darkest depths of New York City’s underground - and sometimes Lieutenant Eve Dallas feels more comfortable in those kinds of places than in the high-rise, high-society world of her billionaire husband, Roarke. But while she’s no party girl, she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating the debut of The Icove Agenda. This time it’s Eve, not Roarke, who’s a guest of honor, since the film is based on one of her famous cases. Her partner, Peabody, is practically giddy....

    Amy Huber says: "Susan Ericksen is amazing!"
    "I guess everyone can not be great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Celebrity in Death? What did you like least?

    Nothing hit be as a best. The interviews were boring. The lack of suspense a disappointment.


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. D. Robb again?

    One disappointment will not stop me from enjoying future books.


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    She is always good in character voices. Sadly, this story line makes it difficult to tell the actor from our regular Roak.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. I would see others in the series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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