What are you listening to? (Audiobooks)
I really enjoy listening to Susan Ericksen perform the audio editions. She enfuses a personality that aligns with my idea of these characters. It has been a nervous summer for me as I have used Audiobookstand to purchase many of the In Death’s. They were the outlet for Brilliance Audio who had the audio publishing contract. With JD Robb’s change of publisher, the audio publishing is changing as well. Audiobookstand is closing business on July 31 (not because of Nora, I’m sure). Fortunately for us, Susan Ericksen will remain as performer. Thank you, Nora, for negotiating that with the new publisher. I’m not an Amazon fan, but they are the outlet to whom I was referred. See my sad face. I anxiously await my last Audiobookstand order of Devoted, Echos and Secrets.
Ericksen is the best, I agree. It would be weird hearing the books narrated by anyone else at this point. I don’t 100% agree with every voice/accent for every character, but she’s still amazing at it.
This might not be a popular opinion, but I would still love to see GraphicAudio do a dramatised adaptation of the books. It would give the In Death series a movie without being a movie. For the record, if Nora still preferred having Ericsson on a dramatised adaptation, GraphicAudio actually works out a way where the narrator can voice one or two of the characters.
Emma by Jane Austen
Emma Woodhouse prides herself on being a gifted matchmaker—even if she doesn’t always choose wisely for her friends and almost misses her own Mr. Right. The accomplished cast and sumptuous sound design bring the novel’s iconic characters (noble Mr. Knightley, sly Frank Churchill, gentle Miss Bates, and, of course, the delightful, exasperating Emma) and 19th-century British society to vivid life.
Lou Prophet, Bounty Hunter: The Devil and Lou Prophet
Call him man-hunter, tracker, or bounty hunter. As long as the cash was cold and the trail was hot, Lou Prophet would run his quarry into the ground before giving up the chase. He loved his work – it kept him in wine and women, and was never, ever dull. And his newest job sounds particularly attractive…
Her name is Lola Diamond. She’s a showgirl, a chanteuse, and a prime witness in a murder trial that’s going on without her. Prophet is supposed to find her and “escort” her to the courthouse, whether she likes it or not. But even as Prophet and his lovely charge battle each other, some very dangerous men are moving to make sure the pair never reach the courthouse alive. And Lou Prophet is about to find out that even the best hunter can become someone else’s prey…
Came to the San Francisco Bay Area to spend the holidays season with family. Couldn’t bring my entire audio JDR collection with me so trying to space out the four I cramed into my suitcase: Obssesion, Apprentice, Devoted and Secrets In Death. I am also trying to finish the series by Yuval Noah Harari (the new darling author of the techie world):
Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind
It’s taken me back to my college days and the History of Western Civilization class I slogged through. But now updated to include a view from the not so cheap seats. There are two more books that expand from this one to his view of where we are going. The author recently said he can’t understand why “silicon valley” loves him when his books are not looking favorably on how their technology is affecting our future. Since JDR has so aptly projected some of our future, I am checking out the non-fiction side. Wish me luck.
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