Every now and then I read a comment on the "In Death" series where the reviewer has a negative comment on Susan Ericksen's narration. This baffles me. Ms. Ericksen IS Eve, Roarke, Peabody, etc. I would NEVER want another narrator for this series.
I enjoy Nora Roberts/J D Robb's writing and I love Ms. Ericksen's narration. Please, don't listen to the negative comments. Listen to one of the books and make the decision yourself. I don't think you will regret it.
27 of 27 people found this review helpful
I can't imagine anyone else reading the In Death books. Susan Ericksen is great, in my opinion and, after what seems like tons of books in the series she IS the voice of Dallas, Roarke, Peabody (my favorite), the commander and everyone else. The stories are so entertaining and fun to listen to, I wish J.D. Robb could write more of them. When she writes as Nora Roberts, the books don't send me but this series is one of my very favorites.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
I just discovered JD Robb's "In Death" series of books not long ago. I'm in book hog heaven! I started with book one and am working my way up the list. As soon as I finish one I move on to the next.
I love the characters. A good plot will fall flat if you don't like the main characters. All of Robb's characters are fleshed out, warts and all.
Susan Ericksen is irreplaceable as the narrator. She does an excellent job.
I highly recommend all of the "In Death" books for a great whodunnit escape in fantasy.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
The plot is as good as ever. Susan Erikson's performance on the different characters were excellent. I love the voice for Rourke with his Irish accent. Eve Dallas as usual got her man. I like how the crime is solved. I am still catching up with the few books in the series that I have not bought yet. I enjoyed the series so far and will continue to follow up.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I am at a loss to come up with enough superlatives for J.D. Robb (author) and Susan Ericksen (narrator)!! There are "scenes" in this one that I played for friends, out of context, because they are so PERFECTLY staged. I would point out that that alone should tell you a LOT!! You can't HAVE such scenes if you are not thoroughly engrossed in the story and have a big investment in the characters!!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Great story line with relationship stress. Different to hear Roarks possessiveness come out and their egos go to battle. I love the way they work through problems no matter what comes their way. And the interdepartmental stress has Eve showing her colors throughout the story.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Love watching Peabody come into her own, but Dallas and Roark in this book are the best yet. Their dynamic personalities struggle, tangle and resolve beautifully!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
loved it! I couldn't stop listening to it! I love the banter between the characters and the dynamics of Eve and Roarkes relationship.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
With the media awareness of #metoo, and similar themes of sexual harassment and abuse, I found this a difficult book to finish. Roarke always takes what he wants, and Eve is generally a willing partner in their sexual encounters, but there is a scene in this that is not only rough sex, but crosses my personal line into marital rape. The main plot became overshadowed by this, and my reaction to the story is colored darkly by ir.
What made the experience of listening to Judgment in Death the most enjoyable?
THE WHOLE BOOK HAS A GREAT STORY
What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I WISH BUT ALL OF THE DEATH BOOKS TAKE A WHILE TO READ AS THEY CAN BE A VERY IN DEPTH
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would but only if they had read or listened to the previous ones.
Any additional comments?
This wasn't my favourite In Death book just because a Eve and Roarke spend most of the book in a fight which disturbs me. I think it was necessary for the plot and development but I like them to be close so that's why it wasn't my favourite but still a good story.