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  • Taken in Death

  • In Death, Book 37.5
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190

Two young children disappear from their East Side home in New York City, their nanny killed in cold blood. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas begins to unravel the crime scene and search for Henry and Gala MacDermit, she's drawn into the twisted mind of a kidnapper who will stop at nothing to take revenge. Horrific threats concerning the brother and sister hit far too close to home for Eve, drawing her back into memories of her own tortured childhood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Was she in a hurry?

  • By Patricia on 09-27-13

Taken in Death

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

It’s interesting that these shorter books always deal with a magic type element. Not typically something I enjoy but since Eve and I’m along the same wavelength, it makes it enjoyable. Another great one!

  • Thankless in Death

  • In Death, Book 37
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,173

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Violence vs. Sentiment

  • By Patricia on 09-20-13

Thankless in Death

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

This ending had me in tears! I love seeing Eve outside her element with family. The author does a great job of keeping this series fresh, the characters consistent and building each character with every book. The narrator is absolutely mag ;) Every voice is consistent and she brings every character to life!

  • Calculated in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 36
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,855

On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still a fan!

  • By Jessica on 03-03-13

Calculated in a Death

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I don’t know that I’ll get enough of this series and its’ characters. With every series, the people just become more alive and gel. The narrator does a terrific job, as normal!

  • Cruel Candy

  • Cozy Corgi Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Mildred Abbott
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Winifred Page and her corgi, Watson, move to Estes Park to hit the Reset button on life. Fred is about to open her dream bookshop, and the only challenges she anticipates are adjusting to small-town life, tourists, and living close to her lovable mother, Phyllis, and hippie stepfather, Barry. When Fred steps into her soon-to-be-bookshop for the first time, she expects dust bunnies and spiders...not the dead body in the upstairs kitchen.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun listen

  • By Cassi on 06-13-18

Cruel Candy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

If you enjoy cozy mysteries this is a set you must check out! I’ve read every book in the series and was really excited for this audio to release. It’s funny when a series you’re familiar with becomes audio, you already have these characters in your head and you have to rethink characters.

It took me a little while of this audio to get used to Fred’s character voice. I had to adjust to it but I think it gave me a different view of her. This series has a lot of voices so the narrator had her work cut out for her.

There were two voices I absolutely did not like the voices used, Katie and Gary. Gary’s creeped me out but isn’t a huge deal because even though he’s a reoccurring character, it’s not constant. The bigger issue for me is Katie’s. It was annoying and grated. She’s an important, constant character which means I’m going to hear that voice a lot in future audiobook releases.

Overall an enjoyable audiobook that I think will become more enjoyable with each audio released.

  • Delusion In Death

  • In Death, Book 35
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,899

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Robb, Dallas & Ericksen - what a Fantastic Combo

  • By Lisa on 09-17-12

Delusion in Death

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

This was a great and hard one to listen to! A fantastic job by both author and narrator!

  • Pretty Little Killers

  • The Keepers, Book 1
  • By: Rita Herron
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Still haunted by his wife's murder - and stained by the blood of avenging it - FBI special agent Hatcher McGee can't believe he's being teamed up with rookie agent Korine Davenport. She is his most guilty secret - the one-night stand who almost cost him everything. Korine has her own demons. As a child, she witnessed her father's murder, and she's spent her life waiting for the killer's return. She and Hatcher are both looking for closure, but the disturbing case that draws them together could be their last.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice start to a new series...

  • By shelley on 02-23-18

Pretty Little Killers

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

This had a great mystery that really kept you thinking. There were some things, like Korine’s father that I figured out in the prologue. I also figured out pretty quickly who the killer was for that part of the story. And the situation with Korine’s mother and brother were pretty obvious. But I didn’t figure out the second mystery in the story! The Korine/Hatcher storyline annoyed me a little bit I’m hoping it’s better in the next book. The narrator did a good job but at times it was a little confusing who was talking. I thought her Korine voice was terrific!!

  • Deadline

  • Sam Perry Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: K. A. Tracy
  • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

When a young drifter is found murdered in the desert outside of Palm Springs, the police start their investigation - but it's crime reporter Sam Perry who gets to the bottom of the story. Working her way backward to piece together the victim's mysterious life, Sam gets drawn into the seedier side of the glamorous resort town, a world of strip clubs, blackmail, and betrayal. All suspicions point toward former A-list actress and now mayoral candidate Ellen Konrad, a woman that Sam can't quite figure out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fluff

  • By Donna on 11-24-16

Deadline

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I listened to the first 75% and read the rest of it. I would recommend reading the book instead of listening to the audio. There was a lot of characters and information with the investigation and it was really hard to get that with the narration. The narrator isn’t terrible but there isn’t distinction between voices and it makes it hard to follow along with the story. Im undecided if I’ll read more of this series. I may try reading the next one before making a final decision.

  • Celebrity in Death

  • In Death, Book 34
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,602

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....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Susan Ericksen is amazing!

  • By Amy Huber on 02-22-12

Celebrity in Death

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-18

How wonderful is Susan Erickson! She does such a fantastic job with all the voices being consistent with new and old characters! And of course another great book in the series!

  • Chaos in Death

  • In Death, Book 33.5
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556

Eve Dallas is the tough lieutenant hot on his trail, but this is unlike any case she’s ever been assigned - or any killer she’s ever pursued. A police sketch based on eye-witness testimony reveals the killer has green skin, swollen red eyes, goblin ears, and a dislocated jaw-structure that defies the human form. Is it a mask? Is it make-up? Or is the explanation more sinister? Dallas faces off against multiple suspects - all of them students of medicine capable of precisely slicing the ears, noses, and eyes of the three victims.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In Death Book 33.5 - Not Robb's best, but good

  • By L. Reiner on 10-03-11

Chaos in Death

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-18

The short books are always an interesting addition to the series. They’re always filled with interesting cases.

  • New York to Dallas

  • In Death, Book 33
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,899

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another WInner!

  • By Susanne on 09-16-11

New York to Dallas

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-18

A difficult one with a rough ending. The narrator continues to do a fantastic job!