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  • Alone

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,410
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,881
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,874

As a sniper with the elite Massachusetts State Police SWAT Team, Bobby Dodge saved a woman and her young son by shooting her armed husband. But vicious rumors begin to circulate the next morning when Bobby loses his gun and his privileges. It turns out the dead man was the son of a prominent Boston judge and had accused his wife of poisoning their son.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, annoying characterizations.

  • By Jacqueline Dolata on 03-06-13

Horrific

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

Worst narration I have ever listened to, could not finish😢😢will have to read this one for sure👍Story was ok

  • Treachery In Death

  • In Death, Book 32
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,392

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Treachery in Death

  • By Jean on 03-10-11

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

Love the series, Susan Erickson is Eve Dallas👍👍One of the most captivating and enthralling stories to date❤️❤️

  • A Twist of the Knife

  • A Novel
  • By: Becky Masterman
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn, now happily settled in Tucson, doesn't visit her family in Florida much. But her former partner on the force, Laura Coleman - a woman whose life she has saved and who has saved her life in turn - is living there now. So when Laura calls about a case that is not going well, Brigid doesn't hesitate to get on a plane. On leave from the Bureau, Laura has been volunteering for a legal group trying to prove the innocence of a man who is on death row for killing his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Mighty Quinn

  • By StarKayak on 07-13-18

Riveting story

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

Another excellent book in the Bridget Quinn series, that keeps you on your toes in anticipation for what is around the corner. The narrator Suzanne Toren is one of my all times favorites and brings every character to life. Please bring on the next in the series👍

  • Those Who Save Us

  • By: Jenna Blum
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

Trudy, a college history professor, is collecting oral histories from World War II survivors (both German and Jewish). Her mother, Anna, refuses to talk to her, but Anna's story is revealed in flashback. She conducted an affair with a Jewish baker who was summarily killed. Afterward, Anna caught the eye of a high-ranking Nazi officer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done

  • By DIANE on 09-07-10

Tragic recollections from war torn Germany

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

Brilliantly written, horror stories of a woman and her daughter during the Reich. Just to survive from one day to next, forced into unspeakable acts. Recollections of the daughter trying to find answers from her mother and a mother never wanting to admit those horrific times in Germany. The narration by Suzanne Toren, brilliant, captivating with the accents spot on. Listened to her many times, each performance first class all the way.

  • Memory in Death

  • In Death, Book 22
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,864
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513

Eve Dallas is one tough cop. She's got no problem dealing with a holiday reveler in a red suit who plunges 37 stories and gives new meaning to the term "sidewalk Santa". But when she gets back to the station and Trudy Lombard shows up, it's all Eve can do to hold it together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christmas Eve

  • By Carol on 11-12-11

Another winner👍

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Another winner for sure. Like the delving into Eve's personal story and the journey she and Rourke travel. All the other characters have continued their relationships with the LT, funny, smart, giving and taking. As always Susan Erickson is Lt Dallas😉

  • Baby Love

  • By: Catherine Anderson
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

With her infant son clutched to her breast, Maggie Stanley flees for her life. She has abandoned everything else to escape her abusive family. Ragged and hung-over, Rafe Kendricks is also on the run, trying to erase memories of the accident that killed his wife and child. Maggie and Rafe meet in a moment of mutual need, but soon the young woman will find that Rafe is not who he appears to be. Baby Love is a moving story of the heart and its capacity for love and trust.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Generic and predictable...

  • By Shrimpy on 02-15-07

Heart Warming

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

Loved this story, the narrator Suzanne Toren, one of my favorites, brings all the people to life.

  • Imitation in Death

  • In Death, Book 17
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,021

Summer, 2059. A man wearing a cape and a top hat approaches a prostitute on a dark, New York City street. Minutes later, the woman is dead. Left at the scene is a letter addressed to Lieutenant Eve Dallas, inviting her to play his game and unveil his identity. He signs it, "Jack."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Saga Continues

  • By Holly Helscher on 11-20-08

Brillance Once Again

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

Another winner in the series. A great delving into the personality of Lt Eve Dallas and her very troubled childhood. Susan Erickson is that character.

  • Portrait in Death

  • In Death, book 16
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,642
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,631

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. And that these photos were taken after she had been murdered. Now Dallas is on the trail of a killer who's a perfectionist and an artist. He carefully observes and records his victim's every move.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Precious Peabody Perfection

  • By Music Lover on 07-20-13

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

Another winner by JD Robb, brilliantly narrated by Susan Ericksen. She is Lt Eve Dallas👍

  • High Noon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941

Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration and story - worth the credit

  • By Shannon Hobbs on 01-28-12

The Very Best

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

WOW, what a thriller from the beginning to the end.....great story, human characters with such deep feelings about life and love and respect. The narration by my favorite Susan Ericksen brings the story to full circle. She never ceases to amaze me with her abilities to bring a book to life. Many thanks Nora Roberts and Susan Ericksen.

  • Phantom Waltz

  • By: Catherine Anderson
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

The first time wealthy rancher Ryan Kendrick sees Bethany Coulter, he falls in love. She shares his passion for horses and can light up a room with her smile. She is perfect in every way - except a riding accident years ago has confined her to a wheelchair. Bethany is convinced that she will never marry or bear children. Now Ryan wants to change her mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By w.a.m. on 05-20-08

Family and love

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

Good story but totally ruined by the horrible narration😢 Should have used the original narrator 👍

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