Susan Ericksen narrating J. D. Robb's Indulgence in Death

Indulgence In Death J. D. Robb

Susan Ericksen reading the Audiobook Indulgence in Death
Susan Ericksen
Author J. D. Robb
Also writes as Nora Roberts

Indulgence In Death
J. D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
12 hours 52 minutes
Brilliance Audio

Susan Ericksen is a fantastic narrator, her rendition of the In Death series by J. D. Robb is just so outstanding. Her genial voice has a wide range of variations. She reads the texts part well and captures the personality of the tetchy, hard core, Lt. Eve Dallas. I love her rendition of Dallas's side kick Peabody. She powerfully portrays the youthful, hip, fun loving Mavis, and paired with Robb's precise descriptions you can form a good image of them. You can't help but enjoy listening to Susan Ericksen as the well written stories unfold. Susan Ericksen exactly captures each person and gives them life and form. Indulgence in Death is Number 31 in the series.

Lt. Eve Dallas and her husband Rourke, take part of their anniversary vacation to visit Ireland so Rourke can see his family. Eve is not so sure she likes the country and her thoughts are as always out of the norm. As in "what are these damn bushes, and why are they here?" Rourke tells her "they're fuchsia, lovely aren't they."  but Eve thinks to herself they remind her of a massacre, possibly by farm animals" Eve is a city gal through and through. Susan Ericksen absolutely captures the Irish brogue of Rourke and the cantankerous nature of Eve.

Wherever Eve goes, so goes a murder, of course they don't have an idyllic time in rural Ireland. Eve has to almost teach the local police how to investigate a murder when a body is found in the woods. When they return home, straight away Eve has two murders that seem connected. One is a limo driver shot in the neck with a crossbow and the other a high priced hooker with a bayonet in her heart. Eve can't figure out what the motives are but she does put it together in a thrilling hang onto your hat fashion.

I highly recommend that you start with the first in the series, Naked in Death and read through the series so you can see how all the characters develop. In this book Eve and Rourke have been married for two years. So you will miss their courtship and marriage as well as their pasts. New York to Dallas is due out Sept. of 2011 which will be number 33 in the series. I really like the futuristic setting with it's faux foods and amazing vehicles. A lot of humor makes this an especially fun series to listen to. Susan Ericksen maximizes the pleasure.


Anonymous said...

I, too, love Susan Ericksen's narration of the "in death" series. however, I am currently listening to "Seduction in Death". Susan has changed Peabody's voice so that it is difficult to distinguish it from Eve's. Anyone know why the change?

Anonymous said...

Actually all of her voices are out of character in Seduction :( very disappointing. Her voice is very flat, and I had trouble telling the characters apart. I hope the next book is back to her usual brilliance.

Anonymous said...

That is why I did this search! Trying to figure out why she changed peabodys voice???

tal said...

Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought so. Really weird to listen to.

Anonymous said...

I miss PEABODY!!! It just isn't the same, but I am sure I will get through it....sniff.

Unknown said...

I'm coming to this discussion late but thought I would help by explaining that Susan did numerous in death books before inventing the new distinct voice for Peabody. I believe some of the new releases of early books have had the Peabody voice updated so if you are hearing a version where the female voice are similar then you are probably listening to an old edition.
Hope that helps.