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Linda

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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
    (1715)
    Performance
    (1501)
    Story
    (1485)

    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"
    "After 35 novels-the In Death series still thrills"
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    What did you love best about Delusion In Death?

    As always, Susan Ericksen's narration is the best. I have listened to all the novels and I can't imagine any other voices for the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Delusion In Death?

    The twist that I never saw coming.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene in restaurant


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

    Yes- and I did (almost). It kept me up til the wee hours.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Black Arts: Jane Yellowrock, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (978)
    Performance
    (902)
    Story
    (900)

    When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy - one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

    Maureen says: "Another great book. Go Faith!"
    "One of the best Urban Fantasies out there"
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    After 7 books, the Jane Yellowrock series remains fresh and imaginative. I was particularly liked Black Arts, because Jane makes real progress toward acceptance of who and what she is. The battle scenes are fabulous and Leo, the Master of New Orleans, remains the character I love to hate (except when I don't)! He always keeps me guessing. I think there is much more to this series and hope it will keep going for a long time. Kristine Hvam's narration is spot-on, especially in the voice of Beast.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1464)
    Performance
    (1312)
    Story
    (1324)

    For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

    Patricia says: "Violence vs. Sentiment"
    "Another home run in a "fave" series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Thankless in Death the most enjoyable?

    Performance


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

    I could hardly wait for Eve to catch the perp- this is one villain that I truly wanted to see finished. I think I hated him more than any of her previous villains and that's saying something!


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

    I think Susan Ericksen is the voice for all the characters. I no longer read the books and just enjoy her performance.


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

    Eve's interaction with Nixie at end of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the book focused a little too much on the villain. I would have enjoyed more interaction with Eve's friends and family. I do appreciate the way Robb has a horrific scene and follows it with something lighter. It gives you a chance to breathe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rift Walker: Vampire Empire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (206)

    Set in a postapocalyptic world, this tale of courage, sacrifice, and heroism takes place against the backdrop of an age of steam and rational humanism, where the social elite have rejected religion and spiritualism as nothing more than quaint superstition. Brutal Vampire Clans rule half the world, keeping human herds for food, and Princess Adele, heir to the throne of Equatoria, is faced with grim choices. War is imminent and her marriage to the odious Senator Clark of America will cement an alliance uniting the Equatorian Empire and the American Republic.

    Roberta says: "Buzzy and Marsters Hit Another Homerun!"
    "Worth the Wait"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Rift Walker to be better than the print version?

    I actually waited for the audio version despite the very long wait for it and have not read the print version.


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

    I always enjoy James Marsters narrations- with some minor caveats. There were a couple of mispronunciations in the book that really bothered me. He handles the multiple voices very well otherwise.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fury's Kiss: Midnight's Daughter, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Karen Chance
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (175)

    Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty. So when she wakes up in a strange scientific lab with a strange man standing over her, her first instinct is to take his head off. Luckily, the man is actually the master vampire Louis-Cesare, so he's not an easy kill. It turns out that Dory had been working with a Vampire Senate task force on the smuggling of magical items and weaponry out of Faerie when she was captured and brought to the lab.

    omnireader says: "The word for Fury's Kiss is....awesome"
    "The word for Fury's Kiss is....awesome"
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    What did you love best about Fury's Kiss?

    I loved the non-stop action and character development. No one plots action as well as Karen Chance.


    What other book might you compare Fury's Kiss to and why?

    I would compare this to the other Midnight's Daughter books and the Cassie Palmer series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the scene when Ray and Dory go shopping for "supplies" for the fae. Laugh out loud funny.


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

    I think it has to be the final scene between Louis-Cesar and Dory.


    Any additional comments?

    It has taken me a while to get used to Joyce Bean's narration of this series, particularly the voice of Mircea, as well as other male voices. The exception is the voice of Ray, which I think she gets just right.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Garment of Shadows: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin, Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (389)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (341)

    In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north.

    connie says: "for this series fan, a disappointment"
    "Russell and Holmes are back on track on Garment of"
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    What made the experience of listening to Garment of Shadows the most enjoyable?

    A return to the more adventure based story that I like most in this series


    What did you like best about this story?

    The adventure and learning something about a part of history that I knew nothing about and Laurie King's descriptive prose.


    Have you listened to any of Jenny Sterlin and Robert Ian McKenzie ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have listened to all the audio books narrated by Jenny Sterlin in the Holmes- Russell novels. Robert Ian MacKenzie is new to me, and I didn't quite see the point of going to a dual voice production. That being said, I found his voice nicely nuanced and resonant. I don't usually care much for multi-voice but Garment of Shadows was well done.


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

    Yes, and I almost did!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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