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  • Dark in Death

  • In Death, Book 46
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,772
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,383

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just a bit too BORING for me.

  • By Elisabeth on 02-02-18

Losing Interest in writing this series?

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This is the first time I felt disappointment by a book in this series. While the copycat plot was an interesting MO; this felt like lazy writing to me. This book felt predictable and watered down. There was no character progress and the characters felt blah--as though Roberts' heart wasn't in it. It felt like she was just going through the motions.

Has Dark in Death turned you off from other books in this genre?

It also felt like Roberts was using the author (I forget her name) as a mouthpiece to break the fourth wall and address more rabid fans of her books who take her work far too much to heart.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

Her performance was stellar as always.

Could you see Dark in Death being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

I think, in future, I will borrow future installments of this series from my local library before I use up a credit.

  • Echoes in Death

  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,928
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,391

After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband - and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 02-18-17

Loved It But Could do without the parallels to Eve

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It shows how much Eve and Roarke have grown as a couple.

What did you like best about this story?

Eve and Roarke's relationship.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

She gives each character their own "voice" so to speak.

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

No, not really other than the issues I have listed below.

Any additional comments?

While I love this series because the supporting characters are just as fleshed out as the main characters; I do have one complaint. I wish that Nora would take a break from rape/sex related murders that are parallel to Eve's past. Regular readers of this series know that she has had a rough childhood and yes, part of the reason why we love her as the main character is how she has worked to overcome that.

The last few installments (excluding the most recent, Apprentice in Death) have been laden with having sexual assault which parallel to Eve's past. I'd just like to have a break from that, that's all.

  • Devoted in Death

  • In Death, Book 41
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,533

Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated while Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma, and now that his sentence has been served they don't ever intend to part again. Ella-Loo's got dreams. And Darryl believes there are better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them. So they hit the road, and when their car breaks down in Arkansas, they make plans to take someone else's. Then things get messy and they wind up killing someone - an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eve & Roarke face the worst yet

  • By Indydog on 09-19-15

Feels Like Robb "Devoted" her Full Attention!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-15

What did you love best about Devoted in Death?

I loved that it felt like J.D. Robb really took her time with this installment. The perps were fleshed out and "real". I loved that she explored the sadistic fetishes some people have and the extremes they might go to for what they think is loved.

What other book might you compare Devoted in Death to and why?

I can't think of any.

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

Roarke, she does such a good job with his brogue.

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

No, I didn't. The most I did was roll my eyes for the perpetrators' delusions of grandeur.

Any additional comments?

Nope.

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  • The Phantom of the Opera

  • By: Gaston Leroux
  • Narrated by: Henry Butler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Gaston Leroux's phenomenal novel, which inspired the hit Broadway musical, remains one of the most original suspense stories ever written. Erik, a brilliant but hideously disfigured musical genius, lives in the basement of Paris's National Academy of Music, where he haunts the opera crowd in his mask and fancy clothes. A haunting tale of obsession, a touching story about internal beauty, and a top-notch detective drama, The Phantom of the Opera is a remarkable novel, narrated to perfection by Henry Butler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration of one of my favorite books ever

  • By Sharon on 07-17-03

What a classic masterpiece!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-15

What made the experience of listening to The Phantom of the Opera the most enjoyable?

Listening to the Old World way that people spoke to each other back in the 19th century.

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

Not really as I'd already heard this audiobook way back in the early 90's when I was still in high school. Back then, it was still on audio cassette.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many favorites but the scene on the roof of the opera house where Christine divulges to Raoul how she first met Erik.

If you could take any character from The Phantom of the Opera out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Erik, the Phantom. He's just an interesting character and probably has a stock of stories to tell from his traveling days.

Any additional comments?

People need to realize that Leroux had a background in journalism and he applies this trait to The Phantom of the Opera, using a documentary approach in the prologue and epilogue. It was a unique trait to me and I really enjoyed that aspect of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Burnt Offerings

  • An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162

Anita Blake is a vampire hunter. But when someone else sets his sights on her prey, she must save them both from the inferno.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a BLAST! Hamilton and Alexis, unstoppable!!

  • By W. on 07-11-11

Vampire Council Members are Petty and Sadistic

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's a good book even if the Vampire Council members who are so hyped up to be powerful and ominous turn out to be petty and sadistic. I guess if you're an ancient vampire you need to get your kicks somehow but the vampires in this book made me roll my eyes.

Would you ever listen to anything by Laurell K. Hamilton again?

Probably not. This book was the beginning of the end for me. Richard was my favorite character and you start to see his steady decline.

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

Yes. She does very well with the accents and giving each character a "voice"

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

Vampires are Sadists

  • Seventh Grave and No Body

  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,345
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,082

Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she's ever known about him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny As Always!

  • By Hassan on 10-28-14

Charley Needs to Grow Up!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-14

Where does Seventh Grave and No Body rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's mid-way down the list.

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

Predictable but interesting.

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

Hmm, not sure.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

I don't know if I'm going to continue with this series. The humor seems forced at times and others? I was rolling my eyes. Charley hasn't really matured much and if I was Reyes, I would leave her and her antics behind. She doesn't seem to learn from her mistakes.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Sixth Grave on the Edge

  • Charley Davidson, Book 6
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,304

Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow - but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim-reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This book could change EVERYTHING!

  • By RabidReads on 05-21-14

Good but could be better without so many sub-plots

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

Reviewed: 05-21-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Sixth Grave on the Edge to be better than the print version?

Not necessarily, no. That's a subjective question.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sixth Grave on the Edge?

Reyes calling Charley out on many of her flaws that drive me nuts.

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

Yes. This series is better than Briggs' Mercy Thompson books. Not as many male characters.

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

Charley helping out Amber and Quentin.

Any additional comments?


Okay, don't get me wrong, I love this series. I think my biggest bone of contention with Charley is that she takes too much on at once and doesn't think things through. Gratefully, Reyes tells her as much in this book.

Actually, maybe Charley's having too much on her plate in one book isn't her fault but that of her author. She often puts too many side-plots in. For example, in this book you have 8 different things going on. I can't really call them sub-plots because a couple of them are solved quickly but still!

Metaphorically, this book was a big, gnarled knot of yarn that you have to carefully untangle until things get ironed out. While Jones does a good job of not leaving loose ends (unless you count cliff hangers) I just wish that she would hold back a few of the longer sub-plots for future books.

The other thing? While I love Charley's sense of humor and sarcasm? Sometimes, it was a bit too .. I don't know, contrived? Almost like Jones is trying a little too hard to keep the humor rolling?

I know these bones of contention make it sound like I don't like the book but these points stuck out like a sore thumb at me. I'm curious as to whether or not anyone else had the same issues.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Goddess Interrupted

  • A Goddess Test Novel, Book 2
  • By: Aimée Carter
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • kate

  • By PG rob on 07-03-18

Consider Yourself Warned: Kate is annoying!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, I would because it's part of a series and Kate's issues aside? Interesting information comes to play in regards to the other characters.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Seeing and meeting Persephone.

What about Brittany Pressley’s performance did you like?

She does a good job at females and a decent job of voicing the males.

Do you think Goddess Interrupted needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, we need to know what happens.

Any additional comments?

Kate needs to mature .. fast!

  • The Goddess Legacy

  • Goddess Test, Book 2.5
  • By: Aimée Carter
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aime Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving, and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series has been one of my favorites by far

  • By Anonymous User on 11-27-17

As Olympus Turns

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

Reviewed: 05-09-14

What made the experience of listening to The Goddess Legacy the most enjoyable?

Hearing the perspectives from the major players' perspectives and not having to listen Kate's inner monologue.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hades--even with the self-loathing--which is definitely understandable. He doesn't have the go that his brothers have.

Which scene was your favorite?

The talk between Hades and Persephone. That's all I say in the interest of avoiding spoilers.

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

Yeah. It took me a day to complete.

Any additional comments?

Hera, Aphrodite, Persephone, Hermes and Hades

There are all Greek Gods that we are familiar with. However, the third book in the Goddess Test series does a pretty good job of fleshing them out. So good, in fact, that it made me muse what separates us mortals from the Gods, if they are just as prone to "human" emotions such as jealousy, loneliness, despair and hatred?

When I finished the previous book, Goddess Interrupted, I was torn between frustration at Aimee Carter for depicting the Greek Pantheon as petty, jealous Gods. Heck, part of the reason why I had to pull away from the Dark Hunter series is because my vision of Artemis was tainted. But no, Carter's depiction of Hera aka Calliope, makes Kenyon's Artemis look like a child throwing a tantrum when she doesn't get her way.

In Legacy, Carter gives us the four different POVs from each characters' perspectives. She gives us their motivation for their deeds in the events from Goddess Test up to Interrupted. She does a decent job of fleshing out their characters (without all the abuse and turmoil that the Dark Hunters series has) and shows that even though they are immortal, powerful, beings? They still have feelings.

Due to the way Persephone was depicted in Interrupted, I didn't like Carter's depiction of her. She appeared as petty, selfish and conniving. She's that girl in high school that you can't stand and want to slap so hard that she goes flying against the opposite wall. Yet, when we get her take on what happened, you can sympathize with her.

The only God I cannot reconcile with is Zeus. He's depicted as egotistical, possessive, over-bearing and shrewd. I don't care if he has good reasons for what he does, I just don't like him.

As for the writing? Carter does seem to improve with each book but man, Kate? She is annoying and sometimes dense. She seems incapable of viewing the big picture before she reacts. Which leads her to do REALLY stupid things!!!

My favorite character is Hades. I love how he doesn't speak using colloquialisms or contractions. He's very formal. He sort of reminds me of Vincent Valentine with the brooding, self-hatred thing he's got going on. Yet, he's the most rational out of all them. He has less of an ego and I like that.


  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,054

Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE FOG OF ANGER

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 06-08-16

Extremely well developed characters!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-14

What made the experience of listening to The Shining the most enjoyable?

Yes it was. While it starts off a little on the slow side, the reader soon realizes that they will be taken on a journey of the various character's internal thoughts and emotions regarding the other characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shining?

The hedge animals. That's all I'm going to say. Oh and Mr. Halloran was a very sympathetic character.

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

No, I haven't this is my first listening experience with him as a narrator.

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

Suspense is the best word for it. The fact that I was listening to this book during a Nor'easter here in NY did add to the ambience. The way King writes and the way Mr. Scott narrates the internal dialogue of the character, I felt I was truly inside the characters' heads.

Any additional comments?

While the book did feel slow moving, I encourage prospective listeners to hang in there because King is building a psychological/emotional foundation for the three members of the Torrance family .. .then when they move into the hotel, you start to feel it unravel.