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  • Loyalty in Death: In Death, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1189)
    Performance
    (790)
    Story
    (782)

    An unknown bomber is stalking New York City. He is sending Eve Dallas taunting letters promising to wreak mass terror and destruction among the "corrupt masses". And when his cruel web of deceit and destruction threatens those she cares for most, Eve fights back. It's her city...it's her job...and it's hitting too close to home. Now, in a race against a ticking clock, Eve must make the pieces fit - before the city falls.

    Shelly says: "arizona"
    "this was fast paced and well developed story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this audiobook, Susan Erickson has developed the reading for each character, where I can follow the story so well that it is like watching a movie, I can see the characters, which also gives compliment to the writer, J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts). She keeps me reading her books because of how the characters are so interesting and each unique in their own way.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Loyalty in Death?

    The endings are always the best for me and this one was no exception, because I did not figure the 'who done it' until it was about to be revealed.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    I like the way Susan can give something special to each character and no one is overbearing on another.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were parts in this story that made me laugh, especially with Peabody and McNabb and their blooming relationship.


    Any additional comments?

    I truly enjoy the Death series, when I can't get them on audio, I read the hard copy and still enjoy them, but reading is much easier after getting to know the characters on audio.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • If This Isn't Nice, What Is: Advice for the Young

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Scott Brick
    Overall
    (978)
    Performance
    (842)
    Story
    (839)

    Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut’s words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers and listeners of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony".

    Joseph Warren says: "Witty Humor and Priceless Insight"
    "not very exciting"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was a little boring, but I kept listening hoping it would get better. It a little too one way of thinking, had some humor but not in tune with the wide variety of cultures in the world today.


    Has If This Isn't Nice, What Is turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No not really, it had some good points and ideas that other books of this genre may be advantageous to listen to.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The reader had a sense of humor.


    Could you see If This Isn't Nice, What Is being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, no plot for a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    Too much bragging about Indiana and Illinois

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moonlight Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (751)
    Performance
    (557)
    Story
    (553)

    This 10th novel in Robyn Carr’s New York Times best-selling series features scruffy-looking ex-Navy gynecologist Aiden Riordan and prickly lawyer Erin Foley. While each just wants to get away from it all for the summer, a bear scare, a bizarre concussion, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity thrust them together and kindle an unlikely romance. Then Aiden’s scheming ex-wife shows up.

    Judy says: "Like Catching Up With Old Friends!"
    "A cute story, sort of a love story with humor"
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    What made the experience of listening to Moonlight Road the most enjoyable?

    The humor and unpredictable twists throughout the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the characters and the humor and the bond between the characters


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    at first I did not like her voice but I got used to it and it was a good performance.


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

    Yes, the way the story ended with recognition of love and everything that had gone haywire in the story all straightened out.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Treachery In Death: In Death, Book 32

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2022)
    Performance
    (1293)
    Story
    (1289)

    In a New York City fifty years in the future, Detective Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law - including the ones sworn to uphold it. Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a brutal, senseless crime - an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. And for the first time, Peabody is primary detective on the case, which means she has to get used to a new level of authority and responsibility. Good thing she learned the ropes from a master like Eve. But after rounding up the perps, Peabody stumbles upon a much trickier situation.

    Jean says: "Treachery in Death"
    "This was one the most action packed and thrilling"
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    What did you love best about Treachery In Death?

    I really liked Peabody being the main focus and the suspense and story and the different turns and twists throughout the story.


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

    As a matter of fact J D Robb wrote another story about cops, I can't remember the name but in that book there were bad cops, judges, mayors, lawyers that Lt Dallas had to expose and bring down.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    I like how she has the mood and personality of each character so well defined that I could just listen and know who was talking and just easily follow the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    When cops have to prove their loyalty verses honesty and cross the so called blue line to preserve their integrity, sparks may fly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Education of Little Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Forrest Carter
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (230)

    After his parents die, five-year-old Little Tree goes to live with his grandparents in their cabin deep in the Tennessee mountain hollows. Granpa instructs the boy in the ancient wisdom of “The Way” of honoring nature’s subtle balance. Even when he faces racism and the white authorities try to take him from his grandparents, Little Tree’s understanding and humor sustain him.

    Nancy says: "Comfort food"
    "A realistic and entertaining look from a child"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Education of Little Tree the most enjoyable?

    It had humor as well as true emotion that could make me cry as much as I got to laugh. I really liked the story told from a child's point of view as he understood the world to be. I like the story approach to the Indian culture with a little background history being fit into the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the grandfather was my favorite because he was such a strong character where his words didn't matter, but the story would not have been the same without him.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Woodman – was your favorite?

    Little Tree was best performed, it had to be the most difficult to develop how to tell the story in the character of the child growing older and more aware.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, it continuously made me laugh and often made me cry because of how it was told in kind of matter of fact way but I could feel the meaning behind the words.


    Any additional comments?

    I was not sure if I would enjoy the book at first glance, but I was hooked after the first few minutes into the reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5)

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (597)
    Performance
    (446)
    Story
    (454)

    Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law.

    trish says: "If you've read or listened to Big Jack don't buy!"
    "I really liked how this book was put together"
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    What made the experience of listening to Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5) the most enjoyable?

    The unique way that the past was tied to the future, I really enjoyed how it fit together, when at first I thought that the first part Remember When was going to be boring, it turned out to a nice little mystery, a little action and a touch of romance. Then it tied into Big Jack and was really very well done, I enjoyed both parts.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Big Jack, because he was the bad good guy and was strong in both books.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, this one was a better performance because she had to develop several different characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    not sure


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • V Is for Vengeance: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1375)
    Performance
    (1133)
    Story
    (1126)

    A woman with a murky past who kills herself-or was it murder? A dying old man cared for by the son he pummeled mercilessly. A lovely woman whose life is about to splinter into a thousand fragments. A professional shoplifting ring racking up millions in stolen goods. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband, rich and powerful. A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt thinking he can beat the system. A lonely widower mourning the death of his lover, desperate for answers that may be worse than the pain of his loss.

    Gayle says: "Worth The Wait!"
    "Nice to listen to another Sue Grafton/Judy Kaye"
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    Would you listen to V Is for Vengeance again? Why?

    I probably would, although I usually listen so intently on the first time around I usually don't listen again to the same story for awhile, but this was good enough to keep on hand.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    the plot seemed to keep growing and going in a different direction every time I thought I had it figured out.


    What about Judy Kaye’s performance did you like?

    I always enjoy how Kinsey is performed.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Another home run hit suspense, with our favorite private eye by Sue Grafton


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book and waiting for W is for ........?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Haunted in Death: In Death, Book 22.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (407)
    Story
    (408)

    Number 12 is an urban legend in 2060 New York City. The hot club in the 1960s, it is now reported to be haunted...and cursed. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called there to investigate the apparent murder of Radcliff Hopkins, its new owner and the grandson of the man who made Number 12 a cultural icon.

    Pagan Picnic says: "You'll hate yourself in the morning"
    "This was a little different, but I enjoyed"
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    What did you love best about Haunted in Death?

    I best liked this book because it was a little different and I especially liked the ending where eve had a confrontation killer and the writer left kind of a hint that just maybe there could be something unexplainable, even if there was no such thing as ghosts.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the humor and I like the suspense throughout the whole story.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I listen to several of Susan Ericksen's performances and this one was really outstanding, the character that tried to portray as a ghost was transformed for person to ghost so smoothly that I could actually visualize the scene.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh several times, my funniest moment was when Peabody was afraid to go into the haunted building and Eve made fun of her and then later Eve teases Roark when he expresses his belief in the building be haunted with ghosts.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fun book with a good twist at the ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chasing Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1856)
    Performance
    (1316)
    Story
    (1328)

    Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But there’s also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday.

    M. Davis says: "Another winner by Roberts!"
    "A pleasure to read"
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    What made the experience of listening to Chasing Fire the most enjoyable?

    This was a refreshing story and I enjoyed it more than I thought that I would, it was like a love story and also dramatic, made tears come to my eyes, while at the same time a smile that it had a good ending.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rowan was the favorite because she was the main character that the author gave us the most information, so I got to know her the best. Rowan was strong but had her weaknesses which made her seem real.


    What about Rebecca Lowman’s performance did you like?

    I like the way the narrator distinguished the reading of each character and the read the narration portion was read so that it didn't disrupt with the flow of the story.


    Who was the most memorable character of Chasing Fire and why?

    For some reason I remember the character that died in the story, because the death made such an impact on how the story ended.


    Any additional comments?

    I ordered this book for something different to read and I at first I thought it was going to be boring because it was different and the narrator was not familiar to me, but I ended up enjoying the book and hated to see it end and I enjoyed the way that it was read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Portrait in Death: In Death, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (749)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (462)

    After a tip from a reporter, Eve Dallas finds the body of a young woman in a Delancey Street dumpster. Just hours before, the news station had mysteriously received a portfolio of professional portraits of the woman. The photos seemed to be nothing out of the ordinary for any pretty young woman starting a modeling career - except that she wasn't a model.

    Judy says: "You can' t go wrong with this series"
    "This book was great, a little different"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, this book gives some deeper insight into the characters and has more humor than some of the previous books. An overall good story, I always enjoy the murder cases and the investigation process.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Next to Eve, Peabody is my favorite.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    I enjoy all the characters because of the way Susan Ericksen can go from each character so smoothly that I can distinguish each one. Eve is the overall best.


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

    Yes and I finished it in a couple of days.


    Any additional comments?

    I can never wait to start the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Witness in Death: In Death, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1190)
    Performance
    (750)
    Story
    (753)

    Opening night at New York's New Globe Theater turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death center stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high profile, celebrity homicide on her hands. Not only is she lead detective, she's also a witness - and when the press discovers that her husband owns the theater, there's more media spotlight than either can handle.

    Liz says: "Another good Dallas"
    "This was fun and different kind of pace."
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    What made the experience of listening to Witness in Death the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed seeing Eve showing a little different kind of emotion and her relationship with all the other characters. I enjoyed how the story unfolded with so many suspects.


    What did you like best about this story?

    As usual I enjoyed the ending being revealed only at the near end. I also like the relationship between Eve and Roarke.


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

    Susan Ericksen brings life to the characters and when I read the book, I can put her voice in my mind as read after listening to the audios for so many other books. I think she has each character distinguished to a perfect match.


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

    Yes, I almost finished this one in a couple of days and couldn't wait to start the next book.


    Any additional comments?

    I am trying to go back and strat from the first book and read in order, but to keep the audio and reading going I often have to skip around, but I won't stop until the all have been read, then I might start again...I hope the Death series keep coming out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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