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I took a bit of a break from the series for a few months, because they were starting to feel repetitive to me. I'm glad I did! Roarke and Eve seem "fresh" yet "familiar" to me. And I was anxious to see what kind of trouble they could get into now....
First, the sex scenes are getting more glossed over, which is really a bit more true-to-life, anyway, don't you think? Eve & Roarke have been married for almost 2 years now. In the last several books the sex scenes were frequent, and really rather harsh and raw. C'mon... NO woman wants it like that ALL the time, and not many men out there would even want to keep up that pace for that long. So this is more like it :) Yeah, they are still in love, yeah, the sex is still super hot, and yeah, they like to bang each other on a fairly regular basis. But we, the audience, are really just catching their afterglows now.
Something I DON'T like, that I thought was just a one-time thing that happened a few books back, and has now become something of a norm at least once in every book since, is how Eve has stopped having nightmares (that part is a good thing....) but that her dreams are now becoming somewhat prophetic.
Really? Eve? A psychic? NOT! I can appreciate the subconscious working the facts out during sleeptime (good grief, does she EVER stop working?), but there have been more than one occasion where something very small will happen or be said in her dreams that is not based on her investigation to date, and is more prophetic. Seems a bit on the campy side for our practical-no-nonsense Lieutenant....
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
This was great. There was so much humor along with the suspense. I just love all of the characters. The voices and accents are perfect. I don't ever want to run out of the "IN DEATH" series.
Thank you both. You are wonderful.
I have mixed feelings about this one. I love Morris and so it sucked to hear what he was going through. It was nice to have him as a larger part in the book. The story was entertaining. Susan Ericksen did a nice job as narrator.
I'm such a fan of Nora/JD Robb ~~ and even though I'd read up to the last few books, I thought I'd try them on Audio on Kindle. Wow!! Best decision EVER ~~ if anything, I've enjoyed them MORE listening to Susan Ericksen narrate stories I love. I've actually bought the entire series in Audio now, and am anxiously awaiting the next!!
I have to say that you could hear her learning her characters, and there were a few books I was dissapointed in that she used LESS of her characterization ~~ but as a whole? She just keeps getting better at it ~ and she's already excellent!!
And as far as the story? I'm never dissapointed in an In Death title, but this one was particularly good ~~ it's always more intense when there is a cop killing for Dallas to solve!
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
A truly brilliant series
If you've read a couple of these, then you know the formula. It is typical of the series; it's a fun diversion for light reading. Robb(erts) does a decent job of having the characters learn things about each other and change over the series.
Excellent Story line. I loved this book. I've listened to this whole series and Susan Erickson is the best narrator I've ever listened to. She has each character nailed perfectly. All you have to do is listen and you know which character she is portraying. I love this series and hope there's a lot more to come.